We are currently recruiting for several different roles within the company. If you are interested in helping the scientific community develop new, and better ideas please read on.
Who Are We?
We are a group of facilitators, designers, software engineers, and researchers, who focus on accelerating academic science. We are a diverse group of people, who are spread out around the world. Some of us came from academia, others from industry, and a few from performing arts. What unites us is our dual passions for science and creative problem-solving.
These two perspectives (science and creativity) are central to how we run the company. We make our decisions based upon evidence, and we are always trying to come up with new and better ideas. It should be said that ideas which make us laugh are probably accorded more significance than they deserve, but we are honest with ourselves about what makes our lives enjoyable.
We have been working in this area for nearly twenty years, and during that time we have developed a range of tools and techniques that have proved to be very effective. It is now time to expand our impact, which is why we want to recruit new colleagues.
What We Do
Knowinnovation’s mission is to accelerate scientific innovation. We believe scientific thinking, knowledge, and discoveries offer humanity a route to the best possible future. However, many of the problems that confront humanity are complex and multi-faceted. In order to solve them, we need to create interdisciplinary research communities. And, that’s where we come in. By applying the theories of deliberate creativity to the process of solving complex challenges, we help the research community create a better world for all, faster.
More specifically we:
- design problem-solving events that facilitate creative breakthroughs amongst interdisciplinary participants;
- build software tools to facilitate the exchange of interesting questions, and creative ideas;
- develop training materials and resources that teach others how to use these tools;
- work with researchers to constantly improve our tools and processes.
And we do all of this in an environmentally, and economically sustainable way.
We are looking for people who are excited about accelerating scientific innovation, crafty with an agenda, comfortable in front of the room, and who enjoy working remotely. Just to be clear about this last point, the company has always been ‘remote’. We have invested a lot of effort in making our virtual collaboration tools as effective as possible. However, if you had visions of turning up to an office every day, you will be disappointed.
We take your professional development very seriously. As a Junior Facilitator you will be assigned to a mentor who will help you learn to design and deliver the sort of events our communities need. In addition we will help you learn the core project management skills required to succeed in the federal, and academic landscapes. We look for junior facilitators that come from the world of academia and have knowledge of research development, however as a creativity company, we also welcome applicants from design, social innovation, science, entrepreneurship, tech, the arts, and more. Basically, if our description sounds intriguing, then we would like to hear from you.
Production and Delivery Tech
Knowinnovation solves problems and as part of the support team, you will be encouraged to use your technical expertise and love of a good puzzle to provide solutions for our delivery teams, clients, and participants. As a creativity company we value looking at problems in different ways. We like to explore lots of options, tinker with new gadgets, and work out how emerging technologies can support our work. Our production and delivery tech team is the glue that holds us together, allowing KI to create inclusive and interactive events. As part of the technical support team, you will be joining a small group of technology enthusiasts, all speaking different (coding) languages, with diverse expertise, spread throughout the world. We create innovative technology cornerstones that allow our teams to thrive in an ever more virtual world.
To apply for one of these positions, or to suggest one of your own, please click this link to complete our application form.