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Research Associate, Survey Research

The Alan Turing Institute

Location: London
Salary: £37,000 to £41,000 plus excellent benefits
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 14th January 2022
Closes: 9th February 2022
 

The Alan Turing Institute

The Alan Turing Institute is the UK’s national institute for data science and artificial intelligence whose mission is to make great leaps in data science and artificial intelligence research in order to change the world for the better.

ROLE PURPOSE

The Alan Turing Institute is kick-starting a six-month research project to study national attitudes to current and future uses of data science and AI. Focusing on the UK, the research will inform strategic priorities for the country’s research and development efforts, and will be used as evidence to underpin the development of the Institute’s long term public engagement strategy from 2023/2023 onwards. The post-holder will have full-time responsibilities for pursuing this research in collaboration with Professor Helen Margetts and Dr Cosmina Dorobantu from the Turing’s Public Policy Programme, as well as Professor Patrick Sturgis from the London School of Economics. The post-holder will also liaise at relevant times with the Head of Events and Engagement and Public Engagement Manager to ensure that the outputs of this research project inform the development of the Institute’s public engagement strategy.

This is a post-doctoral level appointment, suitable for an early career researcher with solid theoretical foundations in survey research methods as well as experience designing survey experiments and analysing the resulting data. The successful candidate will join the Public Policy Programme and will be a part of a large multidisciplinary team. The postholder will report to the Director of the Turing’s Public Policy Programme.

DUTIES AND AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY

  • Lead the identification of areas that the survey should focus on including:
    • Conducting a review of similar initiatives within the UK and beyond and ensuring that the Turing’s work in this area will complement other data collection efforts
  • Lead the design of the survey, including:
    • Conducting a review of similar initiatives within the UK and beyond and ensuring that the Turing’s work in this area will complement other data collection efforts
  • Sharing the outputs of the survey, including:
    • Conducting a review of similar initiatives within the UK and beyond and ensuring that the Turing’s work in this area will complement other data collection efforts

    Person Specification

  • PhD in a social science discipline that provides strong theoretical foundations in survey research methods and data analysis.
  • Experience of designing survey experiments and analysing the resulting data
  • Solid methodological foundations in experimental design, sampling and measurement theory, conjoint analysis, and causal inference

Please see our portal for a full breakdown of the Job Description.

Terms and Conditions

This full-time post is offered on a fixed term basis for 6 months. The annual salary range is £37,000-£41,000 plus excellent benefits, including flexible working and family friendly policies, https://www.turing.ac.uk/work-turing/why-work-turing/employee-benefits

Application procedure

Please see our jobs portal for full details on how to apply and the interview process.

Equality Diversity and Inclusion

The Alan Turing Institute is committed to creating an environment where diversity is valued and everyone is treated fairly.  In accordance with the Equality Act, we welcome applications from anyone who meets the specific criteria of the post regardless of age, disability, ethnicity, gender reassignment, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy and maternity, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.  Reasonable adjustments to the interview process can also be made for any candidates with a disability.

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