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Research Fellow

Sociology Social Policy & Criminology

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £31,406
Full Time Fixed Term (until 31/08/2023)
Closing Date:  Sunday 03 July 2022
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  1856622CC

Project “ProTechThem: Building Awareness for Safer and Technology-Savvy Sharenting”.

Research Fellow position available to a suitable researcher who can work in an interdisciplinary team bringing together the social and the computer sciences on an ESRC-funded project on risky sharenting practices (when parents or guardians share online private or potentially sensitive information of minors). The researcher will work mainly on a range of data gathering, analysis and administrative tasks, and will be involved in relevant outputs preparation.

We seek a proactive, creative and critical researcher with a strong background on social research methods. Over the duration of the project, the researcher will be involved in extraction of social media data, maintaining the database of extracted files, online questionnaires and their analysis, and digital interviews. While applicants do not need to have previous experience with all these methods, they should have previous research experience with both qualitative and quantitative research. The applicant should have a PhD or equivalent professional qualification and experience in sociology/criminology/social research methods.

This post is offered on a full-time, fixed-term basis until 31/08/2023, starting 01/10/2022 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Applications for Research Fellow positions will be considered from candidates who are working towards or nearing completion of a relevant PhD qualification. The title of Research Fellow will be applied upon successful completion of the PhD.  Prior to the qualification being awarded the title of Senior Research Assistant will be given.

Application Procedure 

You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Michelle Jose (HR Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 2750 or email  Please quote reference 1856622CC on all correspondence.

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We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.

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