Postdoctoral Research Fellow


Academic Development and Services
Central St Martins - King's Cross
Part time
Fixed Term
36 months

13 July 2018 23:55

30 July 2018
£37,265 - £44,708 pro rata per annum

We are seeking an outstanding, enthusiastic and ambitious postdoctoral research fellow. The research will involve working in a cross-disciplinary, international project team in organising and implementing a strategic approach to developing, co-designing and testing smart regulation approaches to reduce antimicrobial resistance in India.

You will support the UAL Principal Investigator (PI), in the fulfilment of project deliverables and work packages and to independently research, collate and document key aspects of the project and facilitate its effective and efficient delivery. You will lead the design, facilitation and documentation of workshops in India during which research findings are translated into proposals for ‘smart regulation’ to reduce antimicrobial resistance in India. You will contribute to the final outputs of the research such as guidelines for Indian state and national policy makers, as well as academic outputs such as papers in peer-reviewed journals.

The UAL Innovation Insights Hub is one of the university’s research centres and hubs, focussing on intersections between design and the arts and contemporary innovation methodologies. It is based at King’s Cross. This is an innovative building situated in a historic part of central London with facilities designed around the needs of students, enabling our teachers to deliver outstanding tuition and researchers to work creatively and collaboratively.

You will have relevant experience of working in cross-disciplinary research teams oriented towards achieving outcomes, and ideally, of working in international settings.

You will have or be close to completion of a PhD in one of these fields: design studies, participatory design, health improvement, sociology, anthropology, HCI or policy studies.

You will be able to demonstrate practical skills in participatory design in social or public policy contexts rooted in critical and contextual knowledge of government and public service design for example organising and facilitating stakeholder workshops using design methods. You will be attentive to the political and ethical implications of working in this way, including in international settings such as India, for example through familiarity with the decolonising design agenda.

If you have any queries you may contact ADS Recruitment Team via email or telephone: 020 7514 2965.

At UAL, everyone's identity matters. We are committed to creating a supportive and inclusive environment for all our diverse students, staff, and the creative and cultural sector partners with whom we engage. We aim to take every opportunity to progress equality and diversity, and celebrate the enrichment this brings to our community.

Candidates are advised to submit applications early to avoid disappointment as we reserve the right to close vacancies prior to the advertised closing date.

This opportunity is closed to applications.