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Research Fellow in Technology-Facilitated Abuse (Tech Abuse)

UCL - Computer Science

Location: London
Salary: £38,308 to £46,155
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 28th November 2022
Closes: 16th January 2023
Job Ref: B04-03073

About the role

The Research Fellow will be working as part of the UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship entitled “Revolutionising Online Safety: Tackling Technology-Facilitated Abuse to Protect Victims and Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence”. They will be associated with the “Gender and Tech” research group at UCL Computer Science.

The position involves undertaking data collection and analysis as part of the above-mentioned UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship (specifically: tech abuse perpetration and victimisation pathways) and collaborating with the line manager and other team members on the writing of academic outputs.

This post will be funded for 30 months in the first instance as of (1st May 2023)

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 £34,502- £36,348 per annum inclusive of London Allowance) with payment at Grade 7 being backdated to the date of final submission of the PhD thesis.

About you

The Research Fellow is expected to have:

  • A PhD in relevant social science discipline. However, applicants from any disciplines undertaking relevant research will be welcomed.
  • Prior knowledge of the literature on intimate partner violence (IPV), domestic abuse, and violence against women and girls (VAWG).
  • Familiarity with online harms and online safety research, industry, and policy developments.
  • Strong qualitative and quantitative research skills, including knowledge of a range of research methods to engage in high-quality research.
  • Experience of collecting, managing, analysing and presenting qualitative data, ideally in interdisciplinary settings.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Ability to work as part of a team as well as independently using own initiative.
  • Ability to travel across the UK for fieldwork and other research-related activities.

What we offer

Please use these links to find out more about UCL working life including the benefits we offer and UCL Terms and Conditions related to this job.

Our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

As London’s Global University, we know diversity fosters creativity and innovation, and we want our community to represent the diversity of the world’s talent. We are committed to equality of opportunity, to being fair and inclusive, and to being a place where we all belong. We therefore particularly encourage applications from candidates who are likely to be underrepresented in UCL’s workforce.

These include people from Black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds; disabled people; LGBTQI+ people; and for our Grade 9 and 10 roles, women. You can read more about our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion here : https://www.ucl.ac.uk/equality-diversity-inclusion/ Our department holds an Athena SWAN Silver award, in recognition of our commitment and demonstrable impact in advancing gender equality. This appointment is subject to UCL Terms and Conditions of Service for Research and Support Staff.

A job description (JD) and person specification can be accessed at the bottom of this page. To apply for the vacancy please click on the ‘Apply Now’ button below. If you have any queries regarding the vacancy or the application process, please contact Dr Leonie Maria Tanczer ().

Beginning of February 2022; online or in-person in London. A pre-application information session for interested applicants will be held on Monday, 16 January 2023 at 11:59pm (GMT). See further details in the JD.

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