Research Fellow


Location: Coventry
Salary: £29,799 to £38,833 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed on: 3rd October 2017
Closes: 31st October 2017
Reference: 1684557

Fixed Term Contract until 28th February 2019

We have a great opportunity for a Research Fellow to work on the Adoption and Acceptability research stream within PETRAS Internet of Things (IoT) Security Hub. PETRAS (Privacy, Ethics, Trust, Reliability, Acceptability and Security) is the UK Research Hub for the Cyber Security of the Internet of Things and is part of the Government’s IoTUK programme.

The post is based within the University of Warwick Cyber Security Centre; a rapidly expanding multi-disciplinary centre with a wide range of projects from funders including Research Councils, Innovate UK, EC, Government, and industry. The Centre leads the cyber activity across the University of Warwick, which is an Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Research, as recognised by EPSRC and GCHQ. The Cyber Security Centre draws on experience from academics and practitioners working across a number of disciplines to address significant challenges faced in protecting digitally-controlled physical systems and the people using and inhabiting them.

You should be qualified to a PhD level in a relevant discipline area such as sociology, science and technology studies or interdisciplinary disciplines such as social informatics and have experience of qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis. A background or interest in IoT, the digital economy or social media analytics would be an advantage. You will have proven research experience and well developed communication and collaboration skills to provide the interface between industry, academic partners and the project management team. The project aims to influence policy, and previous experience of working with or willingness to reach out to policy-makers will be required for this position.

If you have not yet been awarded your PhD but are near submission or have recently submitted your PhD, any offers of employment will be made as Research Assistant on level 5 of the University grade structure (£28,936). Upon successful award of your PhD and evidence of this fact, you will be promoted to Research Fellow on the first point of the level 6 of the University grade structure (£29,799).

Full details of the duties and selection criteria for this role are found in the vacancy advert on the University of Warwick jobs page. You will be routed to this when you click on the Apply button below.