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PGR Placement - Leeds City Council & the Leeds Innovation District

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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Postgraduate Researcher (PGR) to work with the Leeds City Council and the Leeds Innovation District.

Innovation exists across the city; it is present in the traditional office core where law firms and financial services companies are adopting technology to transform their businesses, and in the Enterprise Zone where robotics and technologies are changing the face of manufacturing and logistics.

While innovation can be found across the economy, there is a natural nucleus in the north of the city centre, where major universities sit alongside one of the largest teaching hospitals in the country, and where new research talent is co-located with innovation space for high growth businesses.  In the context of Leeds City Council’s focus on inclusive growth, and the ambition to develop a compassionate city within a strong economy, Leeds City Council are interested in developing a  benchmarking quantitative analysis of the city’s innovation assets and outputs, which provides national and international comparisons and provides a template for future analysis to enable impact evaluation to be undertaken.

The placement will consist of 130 hours total. However, the placement is part time and the number of working hours per week can be agreed and are flexible. The start date is March to July 2020. Students will receive a bursary of £1,950 to cover their time and expense on the placement.

If you are interested, please send your CV, one page Cover Letter and confirmation from your supervisor that they are happy for you to undertake this placement to by 5pm on Tuesday 18th February 2020.

PGR Placement with Leeds City Council, Leeds Innovation District - Full Project Description (pdf), File Download