We are currently hiring for two posts within the new Peace and Conflict Resolution Evidence Platform (PCREP). Both roles are short-term appointments, from 1 November 2021 to 31 March 2022, based in Old College, University of Edinburgh.
Details of each post are listed below, with links to job descriptions and how to apply. For applications and enquiries, contact Dr Harriet Cornell, Programme Manager: Harriet.Cornell@ed.ac.uk.
Closing date for both posts: 14 October 2021. Interviews will be held in October, with both posts starting on 1 November 2021.
PCREP Peace-Research Data Engineer
View job description and application details: PCREP Data Engineer JD
The Peace-Research Data Engineer will contribute to the operation and support of research for the FCDO-funded Peace and Conflict Resolution Evidence Platform. In particular, they will work to support the management, modification, organisation, and advancement of the data in the PA-X Peace Agreement Database (PA-X Main), its sub-databases (PA-X Gender, Local, Ceasefires), and other related data resources; and assist with analysing (as part of a team), visualising, and disseminating findings from the data. Staff will be expected to support the overall delivery of the Programme, and the University of Edinburgh outputs.
The post-holder will assist Dr Badanjak, Prof Christine Bell (Programme Director) and the PCREP Research Fellows with data management, collection, extraction, visualisation, and analysis, as well as the dissemination of research findings, and digital innovation in the running of the Programme. They will provide research assistance to the Programme Director and Dr Badanjak as required, including data analysis, manipulation, acquisition, and visualisation, relating to PA-X and related research, and providing general statistical and research computing assistance to the Programme as required.
PCREP Research Fellow in Interactive Data Visualisation
View job description and application details: PCREP Research Fellow in Interactive Data Visualisation JD
The Research Fellow in Interactive Data Visualisation will contribute to the development, operation and support of research for the FCDO-funded Peace and Conflict Resolution Evidence Platform (PCREP). Staff will be expected to support the overall delivery of the Programme, and the University of Edinburgh’s outputs. The Research Fellow in Data Visualisation will be based in the Law School and will work under the supervision of the Programme Director, Professor Christine Bell, but also liaise with colleagues in the School of Informatics and wider PCREP Programme.
The post-holder will design, develop, deploy, and evaluate interactive visualisations to help with the understanding of data related to peace and conflict. The post holder is expected to institutionalise a participative approach to design, which understands visualization as a tool for engagement in peace processes, as much as a communication tool.