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ART/DATA/HEALTH Research Officer with specialisation in Digital Communication and Health (0.5 full-time equivalent)

School of Media

Location:  Brighton - Moulsecoomb
Salary:  £30,395 to £34,189 pro rata
Fixed Term End Date: 29/02/2020
Closing Date:  Friday 05 April 2019
Interview Date:  Thursday 02 May 2019
Reference:  AE4011-19-073

The University of Brighton, School of Media invites applications for a Research Officer that will be attached to the UKRI-AHRC Innovation Leadership Fellowship project "ART/DATA/HEALTH: Data as creative material for health and wellbeing" (http://blogs.brighton.ac.uk/artdatahealth/). The project creates an innovative and interdisciplinary process offering disadvantaged groups and the wider public new tools, at the intersections of data science with art practice, to approach two key issues in healthy aging and prevention: digital skills and health literacy.

The successful candidate will be based at the new Centre for Research Excellence 'Digital Media Cultures' at the University of Brighton (https://www.brighton.ac.uk/digital-media-cultures/index.aspx). The Centre is an interdisciplinary knowledge network spanning computing, social science, media, art and design.

You will be working in consultation with the Principal Investgator (PI) Dr Aristea Fotopoulou and as part of a team to undertake filedwork; liaise with project partners; organise participatory research workshops; manage, store and analyse fieldwork material; co-author research outputs; disseminate findings.

A high level of analytical capability, as well as the ability to communicate information clearly (in a variety of forms) are necessary. Collaborating well as part of the project team is essential. 

Ideally you will have some knowledge and/or experience and research interests in one or more of the following areas: participatory research; digital inclusion; health literacy; self tracking; datafication of health; data visualisation; arts for health and wellbeing.

As part of your application please also submit your CV and a 500-word Research Plan (the Research Plan should explain how your profile matches the project aims and objectives, as explained on the project website.) Attachments can be added on the "Additional Information" page of the online application form.

Please apply using the "Apply online" link below. Applications by email will not be accepted. 

If you have any questions please contact the PI Dr Aristea Fotopoulou (a.fotopoulou@brighton.ac.uk)

This is a 0.5 FTE fixed term post until February 2020 and we would expect the successful candidate to be in post by the beginning of June 2019. 

Interviews will be on the 2nd May 2019.

Job sharers are welcome to apply.



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

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