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You will be part of the collective of highly-skilled interdisciplinary researchers associated with REPHRAIN, initially from the five lead institutions, but growing further over the lifetime of the Centre as more projects and researcher/practitioners-in-residence start.

The Centre’s researchers will jointly contribute to the REPHRAIN Map that will systematically track the global challenges of preventing and/or reducing online harms for individuals and identify the gaps in our knowledge in this arena, and to the REPHRAIN Toolbox to provide real, actionable, resources for researchers, practitioners and citizens globally. Staff associated with REPHRAIN will take part in all Centre-wide activities including project specific meetings, quarterly All-Hands meetings, masterclasses, Knowledge Exchange events and REPHRAIN showcases.

Current Vacancies

Research Associate

(Fixed-term (February 2023-May 2024), full time)

The BUREAU project has a vacancy for a Research Associate who will support staff and project partners in the development of design research and delivery of data engagement activities relating to concepts in REPHRAIN to engage citizens, researchers and stakeholders in discussion about future data advice needs through the speculative concept of a Citizens Data Advice Bureau. This project aims to investigate what services and advice different groups of citizens require to remain safe online and take online privacy seriously before any harm or fraud occurs.

We’re looking for candidates with the following:

  • A PhD or equivalent professional qualification (or near completion) in interaction design, human computer interaction, social sciences (or related field)
  • Background in design processes such as participatory design, co-design, research through design (or related field)
  • Ability to generate ideas and translate technological developments into engaging concepts, methods, research prototypes or activities for lay audiences
  • Experience of planning and delivering fieldwork, user research activities, public engagement events (or similar)
  • Experience in organizing and facilitating workshops with academic as well as industry partners

Full details, including how to apply, can be found here.

Closing date: 15 December 2022