Postdoctoral Research Assistant

City, University of London
March 05, 2024
Offerd Salary:£41,732
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 School of Policy & Global Affairs


 Department of Sociology & Criminology


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Founded in 1894, City, University of London is a global university committed to academic excellence with a focus on business and the professions and an enviable central London location.

City attracts around 20,000 students (over 40% at postgraduate level), from more than 150 countries and staff from over 75 countries.

In the last decade City has almost tripled the proportion of its total academic staff producing world-leading or internationally excellent research. During this period City has made significant investments in its academic staff, its estate and its infrastructure and continues to work towards realising its vision of being a leading global university.

The culture at City is built on our shared core values, which means that all employees are expected to behave according to our values: “We care, We learn, We act.”


The Department of Sociology and Criminology has established an international reputation as a centre of excellence in the research and education. The Department has been ranked 5th nationally and 1st in London in the 2021 REF. It offers an exceptional and varied programme of study at undergraduate and postgraduate levels and runs a well-established PhD programme. The Department is home to high-profile research centres including: the Centre for City Criminology; the European Social Survey (ESS) centre, the Violence and Society Centre, and the new centre COSPI ( Centre for Online Safety, Safeguarding, Privacy, and Identity ) with the School of Science and Technology.


The role supports the co-directors of COSPI, Professor Raj Rajarajan (SST) and Dr Carrie-Anne Myers (SPGA). The role will involve supporting the organisation of external and internal events, the collection of evidence of impact related to Online Harms in line with the Online Safety Bill, undertaking ad-hoc literature searchers in related areas of research and preparing policy briefs and publicity material.

Person Specification

The successful candidate should have a PhD in a relevant discipline, have the ability to work with research data, the ability to conduct literature reviews and relevant background research (to identify, summarise and code relevant studies for further analysis) and the ability to translate/write knowledge exchange/accessible documents to support the work of COSPI.

Additional Information

City offers a sector-leading salary, pension scheme and benefits including a comprehensive package of staff training and development.

This is a part-time 0.4 FTE role.

Closing date: 5th March 2024 at 11:59pm.

To apply and for more information about the post please use the links below.

Subject to agreement, relevant Professional Services roles may be undertaken in a hybrid way. This involves a combination of working on campus and at home each week.

Where hybrid working can be accommodated, specific arrangements will be agreed with the successful candidate before their start date. Regardless of where colleagues are working, City, University of London's premises will be their primary and contractual place of work.

City, University of London is committed to promoting equality, diversity and inclusion in all its activities, processes, and culture for our whole community, including staff, students and visitors.

We welcome applications regardless of age, caring responsibilities, disability, gender identity, gender reassignment, marital status, nationality, pregnancy, race and ethnic origin, religion and belief, sex, sexual orientation and socio-economic background. City operates a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants.

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