Research Associate/Fellow in Modern Slavery and Business (fixed term)
Thursday, 12th August 2021
£27511 to £40322 per annum, (pro rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience (minimum £30942 with relevant PhD). Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance
The role-holder will conduct research into supply chains, procurement, and
business considerations of risks in supply chains, benefitting from
collaborations across the Rights Lab's multidisciplinary team. Current areas
of focus in the Business and Economies Programme include research to
understand what supply chain practices and structures foster the occurrence of
modern slavery, how anti-slavery measures can be implemented in supply chain
and procurement practices and design, and how organisations respond to modern
slavery risks. The research team uses methods that include modelling and
simulation, and the analytical techniques of operations research, and works to
develop new tools and methodologies.
Key initial projects that the role-holder will help to lead and deliver
include: a large externally-funded project to develop a spatially explicit
multi-data informed risk assessment tool that assesses exposure to modern
slavery risk in global businesses and supply chains; a project in
collaboration with a large inter-governmental organisation to analyse
procurement data across multiple countries for the risk of modern slavery and
human trafficking; and a project in partnership with a large global business
to develop common frameworks, indicators and data sources to be able to
compare businesses through the lens of modern slavery.
The role-holder will work on academic articles, reports, and briefings;
contribute to workshops; engage with stakeholders and develop strategic
partnerships; develop resources for policy and practice reform; and support
uptake of evidence-based recommendations by practitioners and policy-makers
This work is international in scope, and covers a wide range of different
substantive issues and approaches connected to modern slavery, as well as
various different forms of exploitation and contexts. Applications are
therefore welcome from researchers who wish to bring a particular perspective,
method, or approach to the work of the programme. The role-holder will have
the opportunity to shape a new research agenda moving forward based in the
individual's expertise and interests and in alignment with the programme's
research strategy. They will develop new funding applications and be supported
to use their initiative and creativity to identify new project areas.
We welcome applications from recent PhD graduates or applicants who are close
to completion, as well as from applicants with postdoctoral experience.
This is a full-time role, available as a one-year fixed-term post. We will
consider applications from candidates who wish to work part-time (minimum 0.8
FTE). Job share arrangements may be considered.
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Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be
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