|Salary:||£30,046 to £33,797 (pro rata if part time) per annum together with USS pension benefits|
|Placed On:||19th February 2021|
|Closes:||21st March 2021|
Hours of work: 24.5 hours per week
Contract: This is a fixed term position until 30 April 2022
Location: This position will be based at the Singleton Campus
Main Purpose of the Post
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a fixed term, part-time research assistant position in Corpus Assisted Discourse Studies within the UNICEF-funded project DRAGON-S (Developing Resistance Against Grooming Online – Spot and Shield) – see Background section below. The post-holder will work closely with the Project PI, Professor Lorenzo-Dus, and will be part of a wider dynamic team, including three other researchers, a project officer and a project risk officer.
The ideal candidate for this position is someone with substantial research experience at PhD level (pending completion will be considered too) or beyond. The successful candidate will join the DRAGON-S team for the duration of the contract, taking part in weekly meetings, and in seminars and conferences at the team’s discretion. They will have the opportunity to carry out individual research, network with project stakeholders and end user groups in Wales and internationally and, depending on their career stage, to benefit from mentoring and collaborative research work.
The DRAGON-S project is funded by the UNICEF End to Violence programme - https://www.end-violence.org/grants/swansea-university.
Based in Swansea University (Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences), and in partnership with Toulon University, DRAGON-S will develop AI/Linguistics tools that enable law enforcement to spot online grooming content in real-time. The project will also develop a learning portal and chatbot to strengthen child safeguarding professionals’ abilities to shield children from online grooming.
Project DRAGON-S welcomes applications from candidates belonging to groups that have been traditionally underrepresented in the University, including, but not limited to, women and ethnic minorities. Swansea University holds a Silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our commitment to advance gender equality in higher education. We are members of the Race Equality Charter and we are also Stonewall Scotland Diversity Champions, actively promoting LGBT equality.
Informal enquiries contact details and further information
Informal enquiries: Professor Nuria Lorenzo-Dus N.Lorenzo-Dus@Swansea.ac.uk
Shortlisting Date: TBC
Interview Date: TBC
A satisfactory DBS certificate must be provided before a start date can be confirmed
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