|Salary:||£34,308 to £40,931 per annum, pro rata (Grade 5)|
|Placed On:||21st March 2023|
|Closes:||18th April 2023|
We’re looking for a Research Fellow to join an ongoing 2-year £1.2million interdisciplinary research project “Fixing the Future: The Right to Repair and Equal-IoT” funded by the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council.
The project will investigate how the lack of repairability in the consumer Internet of Things (IoT) will adversely impact citizen inclusion, cybersecurity, and sustainability in the digital economy. Our programme of research explores how to build more equitable IoT devices that redress poor long-term cybersecurity, exploitative uses of data, and lacking environmental sustainability that define the current IoT.
This is an excellent opportunity to work with academics from various Universities including Edinburgh, Nottingham, Lancaster, and Napier, across a wide range of expertise (law, ethics, computing, human computer interaction, design, and digital humanities).
The project will also work closely with our project partners including repair communities (The Making Rooms, Blackburn), consumer rights groups (Which?), artists (Rachel Jacobs/Active Ingredient), government bodies (Canadian Government) and cybersecurity firms (NCC Group).
You will join our Edinburgh Napier University team to contribute to the creation of the Equal-IoT Toolkit as part of the effort to disseminate the output of the project. You will also have the opportunity to work with the wider research team in their activities to support the project as a whole.
You will be responsible for identifying and evaluating the most suitable approach for the toolkit, based on the output of the other packages.
Using your excellent research experience, you will have the opportunity to lead and develop the toolkit and collect and gather data to evaluate the effectiveness of the toolkit.
You will have the opportunity to work closely with key stakeholders to establish the toolkit as a sustainable long-term artefact.
Please note, occasional travel within the UK may be required for milestone project meetings and workshops.
For the full role profile, please click here.
What we’re looking for
This is an interdisciplinary role that will benefit someone with:
What’s in it for you?
Salary: £34,308 - £40,931 per annum, pro rata (Grade 5)
Hours: 17.5 per week
We offer a great working environment where we support ambition, recognise achievement, and offer an attractive benefits package.
For more information on our wide range of benefits, click here.
For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Dr Dimitrios Darzentas (D.Darzentas@napier.ac.uk).
Closing date: Tuesday 18 March
Interview date: Friday 28 April
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