Information Studies


Research Associate in Information Studies, AHRC-funded project - Vacancy ref. 1652027

Hours         Full-time

Salary        £34,056 - £41,163  (including £2,980 London allowance)

Application deadline: 17 July 2017

Start date: 01 September 2017

Duties and Responsibilities

We are seeking to appoint a research associate within UCL’s Department of Information Studies to join an AHRC-funded research project for 2 years, on navigating the public information rights ecology: a recordkeeping perspective on supporting information rights. This is an exciting and important piece of research.

The main purpose of this post is to undertake qualitative and participatory research activities around recordkeeping and upholding the information rights of children in care and care leavers in the public and voluntary sectors.

Key requirements

The candidate should have a doctorate in information studies or a related discipline (or be about to complete one) and an excellent record of research. Experience of high quality academic research, a subject background in information management or a related field, excellent qualitative research, analysis, writing and presentation skills are all required.

The appointment will commence on 1 September 2017. The post is funded for 24 months in the first instance.

Further details

A job description and person specification can be accessed at the bottom of this page. To apply for the vacancy please go to the UCL Jobs website - vacancy ref. 1652027.

Applications must include: a CV; an outline of applicants’ interests and relevant experience for this post and how their qualifications, experience and training meet each of the selection criteria; copies of any articles or written evidence of any other work relevant to the application; names and contact details (including telephone numbers or email addresses) of two referees (including at least one academic referee).

For informal enquiries on the post please contact Professor Elizabeth Shepherd, Director of Research, Department of Information Studies, UCL, e.shepherd@ucl.ac.uk who is the Principal Investigator for the project.

Any queries regarding the application process may be addressed to k.michaels@ucl.ac.uk.

Job description