We’re Hiring! Research Officer

Applications are invited for the position of Research Officer, within the School of Law, University of Essex, to work on the Human Rights, Big Data and Technology Project.

This position will involve working closely with investigators and Senior Research Officers as well as other colleagues across the project. The researcher will conduct literature and case-law reviews in key areas related to the use of data analytics and new and emerging technologies and participate in interviews by taking notes and transcribing. The Research Officer will also help with the organisation of events.

Duties of the Role

As Research Officer, you will undertake core, practical elements of research, such as contributing to the development of data collection tools, collecting data, recording data, and identifying trends or patterns. You will also be involved in producing papers, articles, reports or other publications as appropriate to career stage and discipline norms; and contribute to knowledge exchange activities within the wider academic community and other activities designed to ensure that appropriate impact of the research (outside academia) is achieved.

A full list of duties can be found within the job pack.

Qualifications and Skills Required

The successful candidate will hold a relevant Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate subject and/or Professional experience and/or practice in the fields of Human Rights and/or Big Data and AI and will have evidence of a developing research agenda.

You will have experience of using qualitative and/ or quantitative research methods and undertaking administrative tasks. In addition, strong communication skills, both written and verbal and the ability to work independently, and as part of a team as required are essential for this post.

Further Information 
The job pack, which contains a full job description and person specification, which outlines the full duties, skills, qualifications and experience needed for this role plus more information relating to the post is available here.