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Research Associate for Digital Trust and Security
Oxford Road, Manchester

Job reference: HUM-016025

Location: Oxford Road, Manchester

Closing date (DD/MM/YYYY): 05/01/2021

Salary: £32,816 to £40,322 per annum (according to relevant experience)

Employment type: Fixed Term

Faculty/Organisation: Humanities

Division: Cathie Marsh Instit for Social Research

Hours per week: Full Time

Contract Duration: 3 years between 01 January 2021 and 31 January 2024

School / Directorate: School of Social Sciences

A Research Associate is required to work on the Privacy, Trust and Data Protection project within the Digital Trust and Security programme. The project is led by Professor Mark Elliot and the wider programme is directed by Professor Emma Barrett as one of the Digital Futures themes at the University of Manchester.

The position is tenable for three years. You will be based in the Cathie Marsh Institute for Social Research (CMI), in the School of Social Sciences. The University of Manchester values a diverse workforce and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

You will each be based in the Privacy, Trust, and Data Protection cluster, working closely with the cluster lead (Professor Mark Elliot), the strategic lead for Digital Trust and Security (Professor Emma Barrett), and other members of the DTS theme. You will work on one or more projects defined by Professor Elliot. The post is full-time, available immediately, and funded for three years. There is the possibility of extension, depending on success in obtaining funding, and post holders would be eligible for promotion to Research Fellow (Grade 7) on successful completion of probation. To join us, you will need a relevant PhD or equivalent qualification. You’ll bring to the role a relevant publication record commensurate with your career stage. You will demonstrate initiative and enthusiasm to develop a coherent vision for your project and contribute to the DTS theme more broadly and will have the ability to bring new concepts and ideas to extend intellectual understanding.

As an equal opportunities employer we welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of age, sex, gender (or gender identity), ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and transgender status.  All appointments will be made on merit.

Happy to talk flexible working.

Blended working arrangements may be considered

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies.

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Professor Mark Elliot



Name: Professor Emma Barrett


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Tel: 0161 850 2004

This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.

Please see the link below for the Further Particulars document which contains the person specification criteria.


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