Research Associate/Fellow in IT Law (Fixed term)

The Digital Economy is reshaping the world around us, but the very nature of this disruption to businesses, society and people demands interdisciplinary research to understand and shape how the Digital Economy matures.

EPSRC funded Horizon brings together an interdisciplinary team with expertise from a wide variety of backgrounds including computer science, engineering, law, psychology, sociology, business, social science and the arts; to address the challenge of how to promote deep personalization whilst providing control and privacy to citizens – even as we develop new blended experiences that converge traditional and digital artefacts, services and media.

We are seeking a postdoctoral law researcher with a strong background in privacy and data protection law, to provide support and research across a variety of research initiatives within Horizon. The position will require knowledge of: qualitative empirical research methods; the legal, ethical and privacy issues in use of personal data; and a track record of high quality publications, commensurate with the candidate’s level of experience.

The ideal candidate must be keen to bring their skills and experience into the interdisciplinary team addressing the overall socio-technical challenges of the future Digital Economy as well as the potential to lead their own research projects. Previous experience working across disciplines and with technologists would be beneficial.

This post will be offered on a fixed-term contract for three years. Hours of work are full-time (36.25 hours). Job share arrangements may be considered.  Closing date 6th April 2021

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