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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

Senior Research Associate

Fixed-term (24 months), Full time – University of Bristol

The REPHRAIN Centre has a vacancy for the position of Senior Research Associate. The post-holder, a specialist in digital law and regulation, will work with Dr Asma Vranaki, Law Lecturer at the University of Bristol and REPHRAIN’s Policy and Regulation Lead, to support the delivery of the strand which explores the policy and regulatory implications of online harms.

The post-holder will (1) map and critically explore the national and international policy and regulatory (including legal) developments relevant to online harms and (2) analyse the potential benefits and limits of privacy-enhancing technologies (‘PETs’) in reducing or preventing such harms. The jurisdictional scope of the research will be determined at the start of the project. It is currently envisaged that jurisdictions, such as England & Wales, Europe, Canada and USA, will be considered given the salience of PETs and/or online harms in such countries.

More information, including how to apply, can be found here.