Researcher (AI & Policing)

Sheffield Hallam University
February 05, 2023
Offerd Salary:£28,762 to £35,333
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Researcher (AI & Policing)

College of Business, Tech. & Engineering Academic Grade 6 - £28,762 to £35,333 pro rata dependant on experience

This is a rolling advert and may close earlier than advertised. Once a certain number of applications are received, they will be processed at regular intervals. Please ensure you complete and submit your application as soon as possible for consideration

The Job

CENTRIC currently has an exciting opportunity for a researcher to join our multidisciplinary research team with a focus on the accountable use of artificial intelligence (AI) in policing.

The successful applicant will work across a range of CENTRIC projects including AP4AI and STARLIGHT undertaking qualitative and quantitative research in the domain of use of AI in policing together with wider societal perceptions of its use. The role will require flexibility and a willingness to develop your expertise in a range of areas in the security domain with additional knowledge of areas such as open-source intelligence, digital criminal investigations, law, ethics, and data protection being of significant benefit.

As a researcher in CENTRIC, you will join a highly motivated, interdisciplinary team of researchers and play a key role in the success of CENTRIC's projects. The role will provide you with highly sought-after opportunities to develop applied research expertise in a wide range of areas within the security domain. You will develop strong links with universities, law enforcement agencies and industry, and have the opportunity have the opportunity to engage with international projects including travel to meet with CENTRIC international partners.

The Centre of Excellence in Terrorism, Intelligence, Resilience and Organised Crime Research (CENTRIC)

CENTRIC is a multidisciplinary, security-focused research centre, located at Sheffield Hallam University. Our aim is to tackle complex, contemporary security challenges that exist at the intersection of technology and security. CENTRIC takes an innovation-based approach to applied research in the security domain, aiming to make a positive contribution to the safety of individuals, communities, and societies in the UK and across the globe.

At the core of all CENTRIC's activities are strong partnerships and collaborations with research and technology organisations, law enforcement and government agencies, international organisations and private industry in the UK, Europe and internationally. Through these collaborations, our objective is to research, design, develop, deliver and evaluate tangible and applicable solutions that make a difference in the real world, for the security challenges of today and tomorrow.

CENTRIC research agenda

The relationship between security and technology is at the centre of all CENTRIC's activities. Our research and development activities focuses on how modern technology both impacts on and can be harnessed to enhance the safety and security of society.

To achieve these goals, CENTRIC collaborates closely with law enforcement agencies and other practitioners in support of their operational activities, whilst working in close collaboration with a broad spectrum of security professionals to improve the development of their professional skills.

CENTRIC brings together stakeholders from the government, academia, public and private sectors undertaking applied research across the security and intelligence domains.

The staff and partners of CENTRIC have a strong applied orientation and a proven track record in the following topics:

  • Artificial Intelligence in policing
  • Counter-terrorism and radicalisationCybercrime and cyberterrorism
  • Intelligence and knowledge management
  • Open source intelligence investigation (OSINT)
  • Security, society and the citizen
  • Serious and organised crime
  • Serious games and mixed reality applications
  • Situational awareness and crisis management
  • Social media monitoring and analytics
  • You can find out more about CENTRIC at https://

    Contact Person : Babak Akhgar Contact Number : 0114 225 6770 Date Advertised : 23-Nov-2022 Closing Date : 05-Feb-2023 Employment Type : Fixed Term - Full Time Location : City Job number : 091069

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