Leverhulme Research Centre in Forensic Science - PDRA in Law and Science

University of Dundee - Leverhulme Research Centre for Forensic Science

Summary of Job Purpose and Principal Duties

48 months

The Leverhulme Research Centre for Forensic Science is a 10 year £10 Million project with the remit to disrupt positively the current forensic science ecosystem. We are seeking to explore and evaluate within a legal framework how both scientific developments and challenges can best be expressed, contextualized and understood within the courts. We are looking for a talented legal scholar with a deep understanding of the application and value of science within the criminal and civil justice systems. You will have a background in law (preferably criminal law) from one of the UK jurisdictions and a proven track record in thinking imaginatively about the application of science within the court room.

As a Post-Doctoral Research Assistant within the Leverhulme Centre you will be part of the core research team along with our Principal Investigators. You will work on innovative, inter-disciplinary research, engage in the development of collaborative research activities and provide leadership on projects to drive Forensic Science forward and generate maximum impact within the community.

Please see job description for full details.

Closing date for this post is 27 August 2017.
Additional Information

The University of Dundee is a diverse community and is committed to equality of opportunity for all by providing a supportive, flexible and inclusive working environment. We have family friendly policies (including flexible working and childcare vouchers), staff groups for LGBT and BME; and prayer room facilities.

The University of Dundee has received the Athena SWAN Bronze Award (Athena Swan) which recognises the promotion of gender equality and has made further commitment to advancing inclusive culture which supports and encourages all under-represented groups.

The University of Dundee is a Scottish Registered Charity, No. SC015096.

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