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Reference: 70741

Date Added: 16 April 2019
Closing Date: 3 May 2019

Job Title: Senior Researcher - Economy, Enterprise and Manufacturing

Working For: Royal Society of Arts

Location: London

Charity Number: 212424

Salary: £41,106 salary per annum (commensurate with skills and experience) + benefits

Job Details

• Are you an experienced researcher looking for your next challenge?
• Are you interested in challenging the power of big tech?
• Do you want to work for a progressive and constantly evolving organisation?

We’re looking for a Senior Researcher to help us manage the RSA’s new programme of work on Tech & Society. We are seeking for someone who is passionate about ensuring technology is wielded for good and has the skills and experience to match.

The Tech & Society programme continues the RSA’s work on AI and ethics and furthers our analysis of technology’s social and economic impact. Projects are diverse in nature, ranging from making the case for data rights to researching the spread of disinformation on social media platforms. For more information on these projects, please visit our website pages on Tech & Society.

It would be desirable if the post-holder had knowledge in at least one of the following areas: data rights, disinformation, responsible AI, and/or platform regulation.

What the role involves:

The purpose of this role is to manage the RSA’s Tech & Society programme. The post-holder will have responsibility for delivering and broadening a programme of high-quality action and research activities. This includes:

  • Delivering a series of projects with new partners to elevate the RSA’s profile on tech and society issues and maximise our impact with policymakers, businesses, other experts, and the public.
  • Devising an ambitious and credible set of policy and practice reforms to mitigate the risks of concentrated power in the technology sector and enhance citizens’ rights in relation to data, information and markets.
  • Establishing the next phase of the RSA’s Forum for Ethical AI to influence the use of automated decision systems within key sectors (healthcare, recruitment, policing and the criminal justice system.
  • The post-holder will also help build the external profile of the Tech & Society programme at events such as CogX and party conferences.

To find out more about this role, please download our job pack on our website: https://www.thersa.org/about-us/Jobs/current-vacancies

Closing Date: 3 May 2019

Interview/Start Dates

First interviews are expected to take place on Friday 10 May 2019.

Application Details

To apply for this position please visit our recruitment page https://www.thersa.org/about-us/Jobs/current-vacancies and submit the following documents:

  • Your current CV
  • A covering letter clearly addressing how you meet the criteria for the role as set out in the person specification. You may address your covering letter to Brhmie Balaram, Associate Director.

The deadline for receipt of applications is 9am on the closing date.

Please note that we cannot accept late, incomplete applications, and we can only consider candidates who apply through the online application process.

Website: https://www.thersa.org/

Additional Notes