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Senior Research Associate in Social Computing

School of Computing and Communications
Salary:   £31,331 to £36,298
Closing Date:   Wednesday 13 February 2013
Interview Date:   Wednesday 27 February 2013
Reference:  A638

Digital Brain Switch is a multidisciplinary, multi-institution research project led by Lancaster University and involving Royal Holloway London, the University of Kent, and the Open University. The aim of the project is to understand the impact of digital technologies on work/life balance and to investigate ways in which new digital technologies may support people to improve their work/life balance. The work at Lancaster will focus on designing, building and evaluating a social platform that will allow project participants to track their work/life behaviours and identify patterns that allow them to make changes that affect work/life balance. Lancaster will coordinate the project and the post holder is therefore expected to take a leading role in planning and coordinating research activities across the project.
The position is available within the Social Computing research group which carries out research on projects funded to the amount of over £4M. Social Computing has been identified as a key growth area within the School of Computing & Communications with recent appointments including a Lecturer in Social Computing and a Lecturer in Big Data.

This is a challenging role that offers significant growth potential for the right candidate. The project consortium includes world leading academics in their fields and thus offers excellent career progression opportunities through the network of contacts that will be built in the project. Lancaster’s School of Computing and Communications is consistently ranked in the top ten in the UK and offers a congenial and highly interactive working environment. The position would suit a researcher who enjoys the challenge of working with a team of researchers from different disciplines.

We ask you to provide an example of your previous research (a publication, or a project report) included with your application. You are also encouraged to contact Prof. Jon Whittle with a note on your motivation for this position, to initiate informal discussion (

The post is available for 22 months, from 1 May 2013.

The closing date for this job opportunity has now passed, and applications are no longer being accepted for this position

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