Post Doctoral Research Associate in Human-Centred Privacy & Security (FTE Flexible)

London (Greater) (GB)
Closing date
15 Oct 2024

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The Department of Informatics is looking to appoint a Postdoctoral Researcher to work on a project on user experiences of online harms and their mitigation strategies, funded by the EPSRC:

The successful candidate will join King’s College London to work with Dr. Kovila Coopamootoo,, on the EPSRC-funded project “AGENCY” ( The candidate will be working at the intersection of (1) privacy and security and (2) human-computer interation or sociology.

The project will run for six months starting from the 1st of January 2024 and will investigate a particular technology-enabled online harm context (, such as in relation to Intimate Health Care, Femtech or Intimate Image Sharing. It will focus on a particular user community or population, to examine the socio-technical factors and interaction dynamics that contribute to complex harm situations or to mitigating harms.

Contact Dr. Kovila Coopamootoo at for an informal conversation about the role.

This post will be offered on a fixed-term contract either for 6 months from 1st January 2024 to 30th June 2024  at 100% FTE  OR from the 1st January 2024 to 31 December 2024 at 50% FTE). Other FTEs can be agreed by prior discussion.


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