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Coordinator, Trustworthy Technologies Strategic Research Initiative (Fixed Term)

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 30 September 2020.

This position will be responsible for facilitating and fostering collaborative research and public engagement in the broad area of Trustworthy Technologies. The new University of Cambridge Trustworthy Technologies Strategic Research Initiative (TT-SRI) concerns the study of trust as it applies to technology development and use. It is inherently interdisciplinary, bringing together work on next-generation technologies and their underpinnings; the many dimensions of trust at individual, organisational and societal levels; and the legal, ethical and political frameworks impacting both trust and technology. Also relevant are disciplines where technology is increasingly applied, e.g. within finance, manufacturing, energy, transport, and medicine. Therefore, the TT-SRI is relevant to a very wide range of individuals and departments across the University. Cambridge has internationally-recognised expertise in many aspects of Trustworthy Technologies, providing a strong base. However, there are few examples of relevant collaboration, particularly across Schools, which this TT-SRI aims to nurture.

The position will be hosted at the Department of Computer Science and Technology. Working closely with the Chairs (Prof Simon Moore and Dr Jat Singh), Steering Committee and others, the post-holder will assist in developing a strategy and vision for the Trustworthy Technologies Strategic Research Initiative, and in planning and delivering the implementation of the strategy. Developing and managing relationships with stakeholders within and outside the University is an important aspect of the role, as is taking an active role in communicating and promoting the activities of the Initiative.

The ideal candidate will have familiarity of interdisciplinary research including an interest in the impact of computer technologies on society. The post holder should have strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to liaise with academic colleagues and researchers; the ability to address and communicate highly complex information to individuals and groups at all levels; excellent writing skills and experience of writing papers and reports; the ability to analyse and interpret data and to work independently. A good first degree and a general knowledge of the HE sector, particularly of the research environment, are essential. A higher degree and/or research experience and a broader cultural knowledge of the policies and procedures of the University of Cambridge would be desirable.

We also welcome applications from individuals who wish to be considered for part-time working or other flexible working arrangements.

Informal enquiries can be made by contacting

Interviews will be held during the week of 4 December 2017. We would like the successful candidate to start on the 8 January 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

You will need to upload a full curriculum vitae (CV) and a letter of application outlining your suitability for the position and any research interests you may have. You should also include the contact details of three referees. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

Please quote reference NR13878 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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