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Research Associate x 2 in Gender and Technology (Fixed Term)

last modified Jan 21, 2020 11:40 AM

Centre LogoThe University of Cambridge Centre for Gender Studies, in collaboration with the Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence, invites applications for two 2-year post-doctoral research fellow positions in gender and technology, to run from September 2020 to September 2022 (there is some flexibility around the start date but not the duration).

The University of Cambridge Centre for Gender Studies is a globally oriented, multi-disciplinary centre that conducts outstanding research, teaching, and public engagement on a broad spectrum of approaches to understanding gender in relation to the human subject.

Successful candidates would conduct research projects at the intersection of gender and technology, broadly understood. Research projects will be overseen and include collaborations with Gender Studies scholars as well as technology innovators and scientists from relevant fields, such as Engineering, Computer Science, Genetics, and Biochemistry. Successful candidates will also be expected to organise a series of high-level events on gender and technology including international keynote speaker events and expert workshops, as well as engaging policy-makers and technology professionals in their research. The successful candidates may also be asked to contribute to teaching and supervision in the MPhil and PhD programmes in Multi-disciplinary Gender Studies where relevant.

Candidates will have a PhD, will have research interests in gender and technology, alongside excellent organisational skills and an interest in engaging with technological innovators and business. This position is open to candidates from any disciplinary background.

The final research project designs will be crafted by the successful candidates together with experts from Cambridge and specialist partners, however the Cambridge selection committee would like to see the sorts of expertise and ideas applicants have to contribute in the form of a gender and technology research proposal of no more than 2000 words. Whilst 'gender and technology' is the overall theme we would particularly welcome applications on artificial intelligence (robotics, machine learning, deep learning, neural networks etc), bio-medical and genetic research, human enhancement, technology design and implementation, the social and political impact of technology and technology regulation.

Research and scholarship:

  • Develop research objectives and proposals for research;
  • Conduct individual and collaborative research;
  • Continually update knowledge and understanding in field or specialism;
  • Translate knowledge of advances in the subject areas into research activity;
  • Manage research and administrative activities with guidance from UCCGS and Academic partners;
  • Write up research for presentation and publication;
  • Author or co-author at least 2 high quality research articles.

Planning and organising:

  • Build internal and external contacts and participate in networks for the exchange of information and to form research relationships;
  • Plan and manage research activity in collaboration with others;
  • Contribute to planning of joint research projects with relevant collaborators at the University of Cambridge;
  • With the support of UCCGS, organise events for public engagement such as workshops, conferences, and key-note lectures;
  • Organise research dissemination.

 Teaching and learning support:

  • May assist in the supervision of student projects;
  • May provide relevant classes;
  • May assist in the development of student research skills;
  • May plan and deliver seminars relating to research area.

The closing date for applications is 18 February 2020. Full details, including the online application form, are available at the University's Job Opportunities website:

If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact Ms Joanna Bush, Centre Administrator (