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.

PCREP Communications Officer

The post-holder will provide efficient and effective coordination and administration of internally- and externally facing communications on behalf of the Peace and Conflict Resolution Evidence Platform (PCREP). The post-holder will support the delivery of PCREP’s communications and impact strategies, which have a substantive online presence, under the supervision and guidance of PCREP’s Communications Manager, Allyson Doby. The post-holder will coordinate and administer PCREP’s communications across multiple channels including websites, social media channels, email and newsletters; and will work closely with PCREP and Law School colleagues to plan, organise and support a range of research activities including webinars, podcasts, meetings, and in-person events.

View job description: PCREP Communications Officer

How to apply: send a CV and covering letter outlining how you meet the job description and person specification to Allyson Doby, Allyson.doby@ed.ac.uk

Applications will be open until 27 October 2021. We will accept CVs on a rolling basis as long as these adverts are up.


PCREP Peace-Research Data Engineer

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.

View job description and application details: PCREP Data Engineer

Applications will be open until 26 October 2021. We will accept CVs on a rolling basis as long as these adverts are up.

These are short-term posts due to funding. The roles would be ideal for recent graduates, doctoral students who are looking for a bridging post after submitting their thesis, or someone already in post and available for secondment. We welcome all enquiries or questions with a view to making the most of these roles in a short time frame. Email Harriet.Cornell@ed.ac.uk


PCREP Research Fellow in Interactive Data Visualisation

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.

View job description and application details: PCREP Research Fellow in Interactive Data Visualisation

Applications will be open until 26 October 2021. We will accept CVs on a rolling basis as long as these adverts are up.

These are short-term posts due to funding. The roles would be ideal for recent graduates, doctoral students who are looking for a bridging post after submitting their thesis, or someone already in post and available for secondment. We welcome all enquiries or questions with a view to making the most of these roles in a short time frame. Email Harriet.Cornell@ed.ac.uk