UCL Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy (STEaPP)

University College London - Research Associate

UCL STEaPP is seeking an innovative scholar with interdisciplinary interests to explore the intersections between the technical and political / public policy and governance dimensions of emerging technologies to join the department.

Applications are invited for a Research Associate to investigate the international political and governance dimensions of emerging technologies that underpin the Internet of Things (including but not limited to artificial intelligence, machine learning and automation). The post holder will work with Drs Madeline Carr and Jason Blackstock, and will be based at UCL in the Department of Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy (UCL STEaPP). The post offers a unique opportunity to work in a UK wide socio-technical team to conduct research on how global cooperation and competition around new technology is developing and how that is likely to impact on the UK. The project comes with access to a wide pool of academic, industrial, and governmental stakeholders as well as wealth of exciting research in this field. Working collaboratively within this team, the applicant will produce research outputs for academic, policy, industrial and public audiences.

The position is funded until 28 February 2019 in the first instance.

To apply you must have a PhD degree in a relevant field which could include international law, international relations, public policy, international political economy or political science. You will have experience of researching emerging technologies and their implications for society, evidence of research activity (via publications, conference presentations, grants, and/or other projects, activities or recognitions) and be able to demonstrate independent research on some aspect(s) of the interface of technology with public policy.

Appointment at Grade 7 is dependent upon having been awarded a PhD; if this is not the case, initial appointment will be at research assistant Grade 6B (Salary £30,316-£31,967 per annum) with payment at Grade 7 being backdated to the date of final submission of the PhD thesis.

The appointment will be on UCL Grade 7. The salary range will be £34,635 – £41,864 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance.

UCL vacancy reference: 1702134

Applicants should apply online. To access further details about the position and how to apply please click on the ‘Apply’ button below.

For any topical issues regarding the vacancy, please contact Dr Madeline Carr at m.carr@ucl.ac.uk

Interview Date: TBC

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