Postdoctoral Research Fellow – Privacy, Data Protection And Human Rights
University Of Oxford
Postdoctoral Research Fellow – Privacy, Data Protection and Human Rights
Bonavero Institute of Human Rights, Mansfield College Grade 7: £32,817 – £40,322 per annum
“Addressing the Digital Realm through the Grammar of Human Rights (Law)” project is funded by the British Academy and led by the current British Academy Global Professor, Prof. Martin Scheinin. The project will address a range of interconnected challenges related to the exponential growth of information created, communicated, stored and exploited in electronic (and overwhelmingly digitalised) form. The project will convene three workshops between conceptual thinkers, experts and policy-makers and result in four peer- reviewed journal articles and a comprehensive monograph, then culminating in a final conference in early 2024. The research will seek to demonstrate that a rigorous analysis basing itself both on well-established law and the moral underpinnings of human rights is capable of addressing the challenges and providing answers.
Under the guidance of the current British Academy Global Professor, Prof. Martin Scheinin, the post holder will work carry out independent research on the project. The postdoctoral research fellow will undertake research in an aspect of Human Rights Law, with particular focus on privacy and data protection. This will include research and peer-reviewed publications related to the overall theme of the project, for instance in issues related to privacy, data protection, algorithmic decision-making, algorithmic discrimination, biosurveillance or the interface between COVID-19 and the digital realm (e.g. contact-tracing apps or digital immunity passports).
Applicants should hold a relevant PhD/DPhil, primarily in Law, together with relevant experience; possess sufficient specialist knowledge in developments in the digital realm from a human rights perspective; demonstrate interest in, and professional familiarity with, scholarly literature and debates within the field, relevant to the project; have outstanding research skills and the ability to contribute, under the direction of the British Academy Global Professor, to the design, analysis and writing of scholarly articles, papers and monographs and an ability to communicate well and explain legal concepts and human rights developments to audiences that have limited knowledge of the subjects.
The post is full time and fixed term until 15 August 2024 and will be based at the Bonavero Institute of Human Rights, Mansfield College, Oxford.
The closing date for applications is midday on Friday 10 September 2021.
Candidates should arrange for 1 or 2 items of written work (in total 6,000-10,000 words), published or unpublished to be sent in a single email to email@example.com by the closing date. Shortlisted applicants will be asked to arrange for three references to be submitted before the interviews take place.
Interviews are likely to be held week commencing 27 September 2021
Contact Person : Emma Gascoigne Vacancy ID : 152033 Contact Phone : Closing Date & Time : 10-Sep-2021 12:00 Contact Email : firstname.lastname@example.org