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Post Doctoral Research Assistant

Bournemouth University

Location: Bournemouth
Salary: £36,982 to £38,205 per annum with further progression opportunities to £41,732
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 28th February 2024
Closes: 6th March 2024
Job Ref: FMC347

Bournemouth University’s vision is worldwide recognition as a leading university for inspiring learning, advancing knowledge and enriching society through the fusion of education, research and practice. Our highly skilled and creative workforce is comprised of individuals drawn from a broad cross section of the globe, who reflect a variety of backgrounds, talents, perspectives and experiences. The Department of Media Production offers outstanding education, research, and industry-leading professional work. The National Centre for Computer Animation (NCCA) is the leading centre for teaching production and research in computer animation and digital effects. 

We are looking to recruit a research assistant to contribute to a research project investigating responsible AI in the context of media creation, focusing on collaboration, creativity, and representation, including concerns about copyright, job security and other ethical and legal challenges. The research is being led by an interdisciplinary team at Bournemouth University – Dr. Szilvia Ruszev, Dr. Maxine Gee, Dr. Melanie Stockton-Brown, Dr. Tom Davis, and Professor Xiaosong Yang. Collaboration partners are coming from University of Michigan–Ann Arbor (USA) and Zhejiang University (China). The position offers an excellent opportunity: to be part of an international research environment; to develop research, management, and leadership skills in a dynamically evolving and attractive research field beneficial for further academic/research career and publishing; to use the opportunity to network in an academic, industry and policy making environment. 

The Research Assistant will mainly be involved in taking a lead in the planning and organisation of the practical research events involving multiple stakeholders from academia and industry settings. Furthermore, they will evaluate and write up data from the literature review, the workshops and other project related events into the final report and outputs. 

We are looking for a proactive, self-motivated individual with excellent communication skills, problem solving abilities, attention to detail and effective team-working skills. You will have expertise (earned or close to finishing PhD degree) in Digital Studies (Cinema and Media Studies) and/or Responsible AI subject area and advance knowledge in in one of the following areas: media creation, animation, law, qualitative and quantitative research methodologies. 

This position does not meet the eligibility requirements for sponsorship under the Skilled Worker Route within the UK Visa and Immigration service’s Points Based System. Therefore, BU will not be able to sponsor individuals who require permission to work to carry out this position.   

This position is available part-time for per week or 0.65 FTE. 

This post is available on a fixed term basis for 6 months. 

For further information, or an informal discussion, please contact Dr. Szilvia Ruszev by email at sruszev@bournemouth.ac.uk. 

A detailed job description and person specification are available from our website together with an online application form. Alternatively, please email the HR Services Team at hrvacancies@bournemouth.ac.uk quoting the appropriate reference (FMC347).  

BU values and is committed to an inclusive working environment. We seek a diverse community through attracting, developing and retaining staff from different backgrounds to contribute to inspirational learning, advancing knowledge and enriching society. To support and enable our staff to achieve a balance between work and their personal lives, we will also consider proposals for flexible working or job share arrangements. 

Closing Date: (Midnight) Wednesday 6 March 2024

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