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Senior Research Analyst/Research Analyst - Privacy, Ethics & Social Impact Assessment

Trilateral Research Ltd - Applied Research & Innovation Group

Location: Waterford - Ireland, Home Based
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent, Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 8th February 2019
Closes: 28th February 2019

Location: Ireland or other EU Member State, remote working options

Trilateral Research

Trilateral Research is the UK and IE-based enterprise, founded in 2004. Our team collaborates across social sciences and technology development to bring insights from each into supporting data-driven innovation. We provide research, advisory (e.g., policy) and technology development services to private and public-sector organisations.

We are currently recruiting for the Applied Research & Innovation group. The candidate will be expected to work on projects in both the public and private sectors, with a focus on social science. The successful candidate should have expertise in legal (particularly privacy and data protection), ethical and/or social considerations of ICT use across a number of sectors and issues, including (but not limited to):

  • Policing, border security and crisis and disaster management
  • Civil Drones
  • Human factors and cybersecurity, critical infrastructure protection
  • Critical infrastructure protection

Please note that expertise in only one of those sectors, or only related ones, does not preclude applicants from applying. Expertise in technology ethics, privacy-by-design (including experience with Privacy Impact Assessments) or information security would be a plus.

The post-holder will be expected to liaise with project partners and clients across the EU and internationally and deliver high-quality research and project outputs in a collaborative environment in which short and demanding deadlines are frequent. The projects include travel. The post holder will also be required to contribute to business development and experience writing tenders and proposals for research grants would be desirable.

Specific Job Responsibilities Include:

  • Performing research work related to current projects, writing reports or sections of 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.
  • Carry out empirical research and contribute to the preparation and writing of deliverables.
  • Attending and/or presenting at conferences, meetings and workshops, involving occasional travel in Europe.


  • A PhD (or near completion) or, exceptionally, a Master’s degree related to one or more of the fields mentioned above.
  • Strong, demonstrable writing skills and preferably will have already published papers in peer-reviewed journals.

In return, you get…

  • A competitive salary
  • Flexible working hours/remote working options
  • A supportive and friendly team
  • An opportunity to shape policy at EU level and beyond, technology development and advance discourse
  • A chance to engage with partners from all around Europe

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 cover letter and CV to by 28 February 2019.

All applications should be marked specifically as “Senior Research Analyst/Research Analyst - Privacy, Ethics & Social Impact Assessment”. We will process on a rolling basis and earlier candidates will be considered first.


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