Research Assistant/Associate in Commons Technologies at Newcastle University

Newcastle University and Open Lab are looking for a Research Assistant/Associate in the context of a H2020 project on Generative European Commons Living Lab,  focusing on community technologies, digital and urban commons, social innovation, and issues of social justice in technology design and implementation.

This is a superb opportunity to work with leading academics at Newcastle University, in a world top 100 School of Computing, on the H2020 project on Generative European Commons Living Lab.

You will conduct and support wider research in collaboration with closely related projects, working collaboratively with local and international stakeholders as part of an interdisciplinary team.

Your focus will be on community technologies, digital and urban commons, social innovation, and issues of social justice in technology design and implementation.

You should be educated to MSc level in human computer interaction or a closely related discipline, with a PhD award (or nearing close to submission). You should have a demonstrable record of accomplishment of public engagement and community-based research, participatory research into digital technologies and experience of engaging communities in participatory research.

The School holds a bronze Athena SWAN award in addition to the University’s silver award in recognition of our good employment practices for the advancement of gender equality.  The University also holds the HR Excellence in Research award for our work to support the career development of our researchers, and is a member of the Euraxess initiative supporting researchers in Europe.

Please be advised that due to the minimum salary threshold of £30,000 per annum imposed by the UKVI, this post may not qualify for University sponsorship under Tier 2 of the points based system.

This is a full time, fixed term post, available for the duration of 24 months.

Informal enquiries can be made to:Dr Vasilis Vlachokyriakos via email: Vasilis.Vlachokyriakos1@ncl.ac.uk
Dr Clara Crivellaro via email: Clara.crivellaro@ncl.ac.uk

Further information can be found on these weblinks: http://openlab.ncl.ac.uk
http://www.ncl.ac.uk/computing

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