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Research Fellow, Digital Futures (Ref:095)

Salary range: 
£37,474 to £43,414 per annum

We are looking for an outstanding candidate to support the development of the newly formed Digital Futures Institute at the University of Suffolk, one of four institutes at the university.  

About the post 

Based on Adastral Park, near the historic maritime town of Ipswich, only 1 hour away from central London; the Digital Futures Research Fellow will work closely with world leading researchers from BT Group PLC and support a cluster of 155 ICT companies. 

The research will focus upon addressing social challenges using sensor networks, data science modelling, immersive technologies (e.g. games and simulations) and a range of digital tools. Working with PhD students and apprentices, the postholder will support the development of Masters and Doctoral student projects and become a central resource for a network of researchers based around the university and from different disciplinary areas. 

About the post holder 

The post holder will have a computer science or cross-disciplinary technically focused background with experience of delivering high quality research outputs such as functional demonstrators and/or publications. With a PhD in a cognate area, the candidate will be comfortable in a highly technical environment and will work with data and social scientists to deliver outstanding research outcomes and to develop research applications. 

If you feel that you could make a positive contribution within this new opportunity, then we would love to hear from you. Please refer to the full job description for further details on the job details and requirement or for an informal discussion about the role, please contact Sara de Freitas (BT Professor and Director of DigiTech) - S.deFreitas@UOS.AC.UK.  

Closing date: Wednesday 7th December, 5pm 

Interview date: Friday 16th December 2022 

We are a values driven organisation, committed to ensuring we remain a beacon for aspiration and achievement, while providing a great environment to work and study.

We are committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community - a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit. We offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, staff engagement forums, campus facilities and services to support staff from different backgrounds. If you share our values and our vision, you will find a home at the University of Suffolk.

How to apply:

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  5. Attach a curriculum vitae and a covering letter setting out clearly how you meet the essential and desirable criteria for the post

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