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MSc by Research: Investigation of the Food Sector as a low Innovation Domain.

Dec 22, 2014

MSc by Research: Investigation of the Food Sector as a low Innovation Domain.

The Centre for Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development (CEED) at IT Tralee invites applicants for a fully funded funded MSc by research.

Project: This project funded by the Institutes of Technology Ireland (IOTI) will establish innovation performance differences between the Food and Drinks Industry (considered a low innovation domain) and high technology based industries to provide a better understanding on how companies could improve innovation capabalities. A dynamic innovation model framework (technological and organisational) specifically for the Food and Drinks Industry will be developed.

Faculty: Student will be based at the Centre For Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development (CEED), Institute of Technology Tralee.

Requirements: Applications are invited from students with a background in Business, Food or Science with an interest in the area Food Business and innovation. Applicants should hold, or expect to receive; a 1st class or second class honors degree (level 8 honors degree). Excellent written and oral communications skills are essential.

Desirable: Work smart, study hard, be innovative and imaginative with a passion for research. Student will be encouraged to work independently, participate in conferences and publish their work, promote themselves and the Institute of Technology Tralee

Scholarship: will be awarded for a period of up to two years, on a full-time basis, including fees and maintenance grant of €10,000 p.a.

Closing date: Ongoing - (applications encouraged by Jan 30th): Prospective candidates should send a detailed CV, a cover letter outlining educational background and research interests, and contact details of two referees to Dr. Helena McMahon helena.mcmahon@staff.ittralee.ie and breda.odwyer@staff.ittralee.ie  . The position is available from Jan 2015. Applications will be reviewed as received and interviews held as required until the post is filled.