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Message posted on 19/01/2021

Job opportunity: 24 month Research Associate on Autonomous Systems

An open position to be based at Lancaster University that may interest some members of this list. The deadline for applications is this Friday (22nd January).

The position will be based at Lancaster’s Security Institute , and is connected to the EPSRC funded TAS Security (TAS-S ) node.

For this specific position, you should have an interest in researching autonomous system users and their organisational and cultural contexts. Along with backcasting methods, we will be conducting controversy analysis in social media so skills in digital methodologies and research experience in social media/online interactions are welcomed.

This position offers an excellent opportunity to explore basic (academic and applied) research, and to collaborate with a multi-disciplinary group of investigators in accomplishing cutting-edge research. The role will encompass:

  • Pursuit of security research.
  • Research engagement with the project’s internal and external stakeholders.
  • Participation in project workshops, seminars, dissemination and outreach events.
  • Support on reports, presentations and research proposals.

We will additionally provide PhD positions to support the Research Associate’s research.

This is a challenging and highly rewarding role for someone interested in growing their academic/applied research career, and in playing a key part in a major research effort focused on the future of the security and trustworthiness of Autonomous Systems. Further details of responsibilities are available in the job description.

For further information you can contact me at or Prof. Corinne May-Chahal (email ) or Dr Catherine Easton (email ).

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