[Athen] University College London hiring Post-Doctoral Research Fellow on Assistive Technology

Lydia X. Z. Brown lydia at autistichoya.com
Thu Oct 29 08:02:38 PDT 2020

Good morning everyone.
A job post I thought might be of interest.

Research Fellow for Assistive Technology
Location of position: London
Grade: 7
Hours: Full Time

Salary (inclusive of London allowance): £36,028 per annum

Based in DPU’s vibrant hive of activity, a full time post-doctoral research
fellow is required to work in a new £10 million UK Department for
International development (DFID) funded project called AT 2030, to be led
by the Global Disability Innovation Hub (GDI Hub). The AT 2030 programme
focuses on Life Changing Assistive Technology for All. Its aim is to reach
over 3 million people (in particular, people with disabilities), testing
new approaches and backing ‘what works’ to get assistive technology (AT) to
those who need it.

The post holder will join an active research environment in DPU and Leonard
Cheshire, made up of PhD students, research associates, NGO programme staff
and academic staff members including both disabled and no-disabled people.
The post-holder will be invited to contribute to the DPU and Leonard
Cheshire’s wider research and knowledge production activities. The post
holder will also be invited to be part of the network of the wider GDI Hub
AT2030 partnership.

Duration of the role is for 8 months with the possibility of an extension.

*Key Requirements*

The successful applicant will have a PhD or equivalent practice based
experience in a relevant social science discipline (e.g. social
anthropology, urban studies, development studies, sociology, or disability
studies) and is expected to have experience of researching diversity issues
(ideally related to disability), strong critical and interdisciplinary
analytical skills and capacity in managing and organising information, and
writing up data is also required.

*Further Details*

Informal enquires about the post may be made to Mr. Julian Walker,
Development Planning Unit by email: Julian.walker at ucl.ac.uk.

Enquiries about the application process and/or the Development Planning
Unit may be addressed to Nkenji Okpara, Departmental Manager (
n.okpara at ucl.ac.uk).

*Closing Date: 8 Nov 2020 Latest time for the submission of applications:

All the best,

Dr Kelly Fagan Robinson
Lecturer, Medical Anthropology,
Subject Manager, Health, Medicine & Society, MPhil
University of Cambridge | Department of Social Anthropology
Free School Lane, Cambridge, CB2 3RF
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