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[liberationtech] Post-doc position at DATAJUSTICE project at Cardiff University, UK

Arne Hintz HintzA at
Wed Sep 27 04:18:45 PDT 2017

Post-doctoral research associate to work on the ERC-funded project 'Data Justice: Understanding datafication in relation to social justice' (DATAJUSTICE) at Cardiff University's Data Justice Lab. The research associate will be responsible for the work package on technological analysis and design.

Research and responsibilities include: develop methods for investigating data-sets and software used for automated decision-making, identify and analyse issues of bias, discrimination and inequality in data systems in different institutional and social contexts, identify and develop social justice-informed design in collaboration with others, assist with organisational and administrative tasks in the running of the project.

Research Associate - full-time and fixed term until 2020 (part-time applications will also be considered)

Salary: £32,548 - £38,833 per annum (Grade 6)

Closing date for applications: 2 November 2017

Interview date: 8 November 2017

Start date: 1 February 2018

Person specification - essential criteria:

Qualifications and Education

1.     Postgraduate degree at PhD level in computer science or data science (or relevant industry experience)

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

2.     An established expertise and proven portfolio of research and/or relevant industrial experience within one or a combination of the following research fields: (critical) data studies, algorithmic fairness and accountability, black box testing, reverse engineering, design justice

3.     Knowledge of current status of research in specialist field

4.     Proven ability to publish in national journals

Communication and Team Working

5.     Proven ability in effective and persuasive communication

6.     Ability to collaborate with and motivate other individuals


Proven ability to demonstrate creativity, innovation and team-working within work

Apply here:

For any inquiries please contact Dr Lina Dencik (DencikL at


Dr Arne Hintz
Senior Lecturer | Director MA Digital Media and Society
Co-Director Data Justice Lab
School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies | Cardiff University
Bute Building, King Edward VII Avenue | Cardiff CF10 3NB
Email: HintzA at | Tel: +44 (0)29 208 76281 | Twitter: @arne_hz
Fellow | Center for Media, Data and Society | Central European University
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