The Bartlett Development Planning Unit



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Current Vacancies

Research Fellow for Assistive Technology

Location of position: London
Grade: 7
Hours: Full Time
Salary (inclusive of London allowance): £36,028 per annum

Based in DPU’s vibrant hive of activity, a full time post-doctoral research fellow is required to work in a new £10 million UK Department for International development (DFID) funded project called AT 2030, to be led by the Global Disability Innovation Hub (GDI Hub). The AT 2030 programme focuses on Life Changing Assistive Technology for All. Its aim is to reach over 3 million people (in particular, people with disabilities), testing new approaches and backing ‘what works’ to get assistive technology (AT) to those who need it.

The post holder will join an active research environment in DPU and Leonard Cheshire, made up of PhD students, research associates, NGO programme staff and academic staff members including both disabled and no-disabled people. The post-holder will be invited to contribute to the DPU and Leonard Cheshire’s wider research and knowledge production activities.  The post holder will also be invited to be part of the network of the wider GDI Hub AT2030 partnership.

Duration of the role is for 8 months with the possibility of an extension.

Key Requirements

The successful applicant will have a PhD or equivalent practice based experience in a relevant social science discipline (e.g. social anthropology, urban studies, development studies, sociology, or disability studies) and is expected to have experience of researching diversity issues (ideally related to disability), strong critical and interdisciplinary analytical skills and capacity in managing and organising information, and writing up data is also required.

Further Details

Informal enquires about the post may be made to Mr. Julian Walker, Development Planning Unit by email: Julian.walker@ucl.ac.uk.

Enquiries about the application process and/or the Development Planning Unit may be addressed to Nkenji Okpara, Departmental Manager (n.okpara@ucl.ac.uk).

Closing Date: 8 Nov 2020
Latest time for the submission of applications: 23.00pm

Further information and applications here