Research Analyst / Senior Research Analyst

Trilateral Research Ltd

Trilateral Research

Trilateral Research, a London-based enterprise, specialising in research and the provision of strategic, policy and regulatory advice on new technologies, is seeking to engage one or more Research Analysts. The candidates will be expected to work on Trilateral projects in both the public and private sectors. For more information on our projects, see

The candidate should have a sound understanding of the ethical, legal (including human rights issues) and socio-economic issues arising from artificial intelligence and big data analytics.

The post-holder will be expected to liaise with project partners and stakeholders across the EU and internationally and to deliver high quality research and project outputs in a collaborative and supportive research-intensive environment.

Specific job responsibilities include:

  • Developing case studies and scenarios focused on smart information systems in consultation with stakeholders.
  • Organising a Delphi exercise, involving the production of a questionnaire for selected AI experts and other stakeholders and synthesising their responses over two or three rounds.
  • Exploring and developing options for regulating (or not) smart information systems.
  • Carrying out empirical research and writing of deliverables. 
  • Performing research work related to current projects, writing reports and developing other deliverables as required to fulfil contractual obligations.
  • Researching and writing content for grant proposals and tender submissions.
  • Writing content for peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters, as part of projects, or as an outgrowth from projects.
  • Attending and/or presenting at conferences and workshops, involving occasional travel in Europe.


  • Candidates will have a PhD related to artificial intelligence, algorithms and/or big data analytics and/or regulation and policy development.
  • Candidates should have proven post-doctoral experience in doing case studies, scenario construction (involving stakeholders) and/or conducting Delphis.
  • Candidates should have strong, demonstrable writing skills and preferably will have already published papers in peer-reviewed journals.
  • The candidate should be based in the UK or Ireland.
  • The candidate should be able to start on 1 May 2018.

In return, you get ...

  • An competitive salary
  • Flexible working hours / remote working options
  • Competitive pension scheme
  • Childcare vouchers / Emergency Childcare

We are an Equal Opportunities employer and positively encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates, regardless of their age, sex, race, disability, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital/civil partnership status, or pregnancy and maternity. We are a Disability Confident committed and Living Wage employer.

To apply, please send your CV to:  All applications should be marked specifically as “application for SHERPA”. We will process on a rolling basis and earlier candidates will be considered first.

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