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Research Associate in Socio-technical cybersecurity in the workplace (digital trust and society)
Oxford Road, Manchester

Job reference: HUM-016375

Location: Oxford Road, Manchester

Closing date (DD/MM/YYYY): 31/03/2021

Salary: £32,816 to £40,322 per annum (depending on experience)

Employment type: Fixed Term

Faculty/Organisation: Humanities

Division: Alliance MBS - IMP Division

Hours per week: full time

Contract Duration: Starting as soon as possible until 31 July 2022

School / Directorate: Alliance Manchester Business School

Applications are sought for a full-time postdoctoral Research Associate to join the Digital Trust and Security team at the University of Manchester, as part of a cluster of researchers addressing the challenges of cyber security and digital trust in the workplace.

The post would suit a high-potential researcher who holds (or is very close to completing) a PhD  or equivalent in a cognate area of applied psychology, with a strong desire to pursue interdisciplinary research that simultaneously advances fundamental understanding of and applied insights into the behavioural barriers to, and enablers of, enhanced cyber security in the workplace.

The successful applicant will be excited by interdisciplinary working, innovation, and stakeholder impact, and have the academic credentials to thrive in a complex, interdisciplinary project environment.

You will be based in the Manchester Institute of Innovation Research at Alliance Manchester Business School. You will be a member of the Centre for Digital Trust and Society, which is led out of the School of Social Sciences, and will play an important role in the development of this inter-disciplinary initiative.

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.

Blended working arrangements may be considered

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Prof Gerard Hodgkinson


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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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