Opportunities

We are currently hiring for a number of short-term posts within the new Peace and Conflict Resolution Evidence Platform (details forthcoming), from 1 November 2021 to 31 March 2022. Details of each post are listed below, with links to job descriptions and how to apply.

Research Fellow in Interactive Data Visualisation

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. The position will involve close collaboration with Professor Christine Bell (Programme Director), Dr Benjamin Bach, Dr Sanja Badanjak, Dr Devanjan Bhattacharya, and the wider PCREP programme team.

PCREP hosts the PA-X Peace Agreements Database (PA-X Main) and its sub-databases (PAX Gender, Local, Ceasefires). The post-holder will work closely with these datasets to design and carry out research relating to the data, visualisations, and PCREP’s PeaceTech research theme. The post-holder will also be expected to provide visualizations related to ‘network mapping’ in contexts of complex actors and geographies, and to support the generation of ‘digital dashboards’ as tools for deliberative decision-making, which draw together data from different data sources. Where possible, the post-holder will not just create visualizations but will create public interfaces for other researchers and peacebuilders to support the future customisation and use of the visualization developed. The post-holder will both design visualizations and work to customise and adapt other existing visual tools.

View full job description: PCREP Research Fellow in Interactive Data Visualisation

Applications are open on a rolling basis. Applicants should submit a covering later and CV by email to Harriet.Cornell@ed.ac.uk.