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Research Manager - Vaasan ammattikorkeakoulu

Open position in VAMK Design Centre MUOVA

Research Manager, two-year fixed term position

Design Centre MUOVA is a design unit of Vaasa University of Applied Sciences for research, development and innovation. Since 1988 MUOVA is dedicated to support international competitiveness of companies through design. MUOVA focuses on design thinking, product and service design related to digitalisation, sustainable development and entrepreneurship.

MUOVA’s excellence is in the combination of cross-disciplinary research and creative methods for supporting innovation and transformation of business. MUOVAs multidisciplinary team consists of experienced experts and researchers in design, business and ICT. Our strong collaboration with companies, research and educational institutes takes place at international, national, and regional levels.

We are strengthening our team with a new key person. We are looking for a research manager responsible for planning, managing and implementing RDI projects related to design for innovation. The projects are related to competitiveness, digitalisation, and sustainability. This is a two-year fixed term position.

Main responsibilities
- Applying for new RDI projects
- Building RDI networks for establishing new projects
- Managing RDI projects and cooperation with business and RDI partners
- Active publishing and dissemination of project results

Qualifications
- Suitable Doctoral Degree (Art´s, Economics, Science)
- Experience in project planning and management
- Core competences in design for digitalisation or sustainability / user-centered development of products, services or systems
- Innovative, proactive and participative way of working

We offer you an international and inspiring work community and flexible working conditions. We support the well-being and competence development of our staff.

The negotiable starting date is December 1st 2022. Conditions of employment according to the General collective agreement for the private teaching sector. A six-month trial period is applied. Contractual salary, give your salary request in the application. We provide possibility to hybrid or multi-location work.

Apply by submitting your application and CV in Kuntarekry by 7th October 2022. Please attach also link to your LinkedIn -profile. We will interview the applicants already during the application period.

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Contact

Annika Hissa, Director, Design Centre MUOVA Tel. +358 50 568 5863, annika.hissa@vamk.fi

About us

Vaasan ammattikorkeakoulu

Design Centre MUOVA is a design unit of Vaasa University of Applied Sciences for research, development and innovation. Since 1988 MUOVA is dedicated to support international competitiveness of companies through design. MUOVA focuses on design thinking, product and service design related to digitalisation, sustainable development and entrepreneurship.


Address: Wolffintie 36 F 11, 65200 Vaasa

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