15 April 2021


Grade 6 from £30,942 - £31,865 pro rata


School of Social Sciences and Humanities -Communication and Media

Part-time (0.5FTE) and Fixed-Term from 1 June 2021 – 31 October 2021

The School of Social Sciences and Humanities are seeking to appoint a Research Associate to work with Dr Lise Jaillant, Senior Lecturer in Digital Humanities, on a project which engages with policy makers to improve the preservation, access and usability of born-digital archives.

The UK Government’s National Data Strategy (2020) emphasises the importance of policy makers learning from experience and of external users being able to hold government to account. The proliferation of documents and emails that have only ever existed in digital form (“born digital”) poses new challenges for government in preserving a collective memory. This includes issues of preservation and storage but also of access respectful of privacy and data protection.

The successful candidate will work closely with Dr Jaillant to deliver the project, which aims to engage with policy makers; facilitate evidence-based discussion; and connect policy makers with scholars and archivists.

The successful applicant will be an experienced researcher with postgraduate training and a background in social sciences or humanities. Experience in qualitative date collection and analysis is essential, along with excellent written communication and event organisation skills.


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