|Placed On:||3rd October 2023|
|Closes:||31st October 2023|
The School of Law We are seeking an excellent research assistant on a fixed-term basis from 2 January 2024 to 31 December 2024. The successful candidate will work on a study of FemTech, which refers to technological apps and devices tracking women’s reproductive data while aiming to advance their health and wellbeing. The research is funded through a Leverhulme Trust research project grant and aims to develop an empirically grounded comprehensive study of FemTech surveillance and address the regulatory challenges this presents. We are seeking a researcher with a strong background in law and technology and socio-legal studies, and preferably in feminist jurisprudence, medical ethics and law or surveillance studies to join the core team for this research project. The successful candidate will work closely with the Principal Investigator (PI) Dr Maria Tzanou and the Co-Investigator (Co-I) Professor Tsachi Keren-Paz both based at the University of Sheffield.
The research project combines interdisciplinary doctrinal research and empirical analysis and aims to: empirically investigate surveillance, data collection and sharing practices by FemTech actors and the extent that these practices are transparent; develop an understanding of egalitarian data privacy law and feminist data justice that deals with the gendered distribution of costs and benefits of data protection; investigate the scope of regulation and available remedies under data protection, privacy and private law; and, evaluate new regulatory approaches based on understanding of FemTech’s harms as embodied, rather than being merely data centered and of commercial data harvesting as (arguably) research with human subjects.
The successful candidate will be located in the School of Law and be a part of the Sheffield Institute of International and European Law (SCIEL) and the Sheffield Institute of Corporate and Commercial Law (SICCL). They will be expected to work at the Law School campus at least two days a week.
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