Research Fellow – Cybercriminality

London (Central), London (Greater) (GB)
19 Jun 2020
End of advertisement period
05 Jul 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Research Fellow – Cybercriminality
Starting at £40,608 inclusive of London Weighting pro rata + excellent benefits including generous annual leave and flexible working

Fixed term contract until end of April 2023
Stratford Campus, London

Do you have a relevant PhD, ideally, some cybercrime research experience, plus a real desire to be part of an exciting pan European consortium that’s been awarded a multi-million Euro EU Horizon 2020 project? Then join the University of East London as a Research Fellow – Cybercriminality and you could soon be playing your part in a research project that is the first of its kind.

As a careers-led university, we’re dedicated to supporting our students to develop the skills, emotional intelligence and creativity needed to thrive in a constantly changing world. The project is headed up by two high profile individuals within the cyber crime sector – Professor Julia Davidson and Associate Professor Mary Aiken - both of whom will be acting as lead investigators in the consortium. This is a very exciting opportunity to join them at the cutting edge of cybercriminality research and explore the drivers of cybercriminality amongst young people on a large scale.

As well as providing oversight and undertaking research duties on a project exploring pathways into and drivers of cybercrime funded by the EU (CC Driver), we’ll rely on you to prepare linked research bids and develop publications too. Indeed, this genuinely key role comes with responsibility for the broad managerial oversight of the University Project Work Package (WP), plus the opportunity to contribute to other important WPs. As well as ensuring the project meets deadlines and that all deliverables are met, you’ll have managerial responsibility for a Project Research Assistant.

You’ll also, in consultation with University’s Lead Researchers, contribute to the design of the CC Driver project, plan and carry out project fieldwork, literature review, data collection, data analysis and other associated tasks. And, when it comes to helping to generate high-quality research reports, publications or presentations  or maintaining project data in accordance with GDPR data protection requirements, again, we’ll count on you to deliver.

A proactive independent senior researcher with the skills to attract future research funding, a PhD in a relevant field, which must include some criminology, sociology and/or psychology, is essential. You’ll also need recent project management experience gained in a research team environment. Adept at designing and undertaking quantitative and qualitative research projects, you have strong statistical skills and high level quantitative (and preferably qualitative) data analysis expertise using SPSS. What’s more, you’re flexible and adaptive, with the interpersonal, networking and communication skills it takes to operate at the highest level, have a positive approach to working on substantial projects and the ability to manage a Research Assistant.

At the University of East London, we aim to attract and retain the best possible staff and offer a working environment at the heart of a dynamic region with excellent transport links. You can look forward to a warm, sincere welcome, genuine camaraderie and mobility in an institution led with passion, visibility and purpose. Your impact, resilience and sense of collegiality will directly contribute to the University’s future and those of the students whose lives you will touch and change forever.

We also offer a great range of benefits including pension, family friendly policies and an on-site nursery and gym at our Docklands Campus.

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