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Job id: 092393. Salary: £37,322 - £38,966 including London weighting allowance.

Posted: 10 July 2024. Closing date: 17 July 2024.

Business unit: Social Science & Public Policy. Department: Department of War Studies.

Contact details: Dr Filippa Lentzos.

Location: Strand Campus. Category: Research.


About the role

Research assistant to work on a research project funded by the G7 Global Partnership Against the Spread of Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD). Focused on WMD-related disinformation campaigns in Ukraine, the project is part of a new, coordinated and multi-institutional initiative that aims to aid understanding of direct and indirect harms of chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear disinformation attacks and to develop tools and solutions to counter disinformation narratives.

  This is offered as a full time or part time post. You will be offered a fixed term contract for 12 months.

About you 

To be successful in this role, we are looking for candidates to have the following skills and experience: 

Essential criteria

1.        Evidence of solid research capacity 

2.        Strong writing, presentation, communication and organization skills 

3.        Collegiality and ability to work in a team and to deadlines 

4.        Desire to promote the project 

Desirable criteria

1.        Familiarity with CBRN threats and disinformation  

2.        Familiarity with open source research methods 

3.        Enthusiasm for research and learning 

4.        Knowledge and awareness of research governance, ethics and integrity 

Full details of the role and the skills and experience required, can be found in the attached job description which provided on the next page.

Further information

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We ask all candidates to submit a copy of their CV, and a supporting statement, detailing how they meet the essential criteria listed in the advert. If we receive a strong field of candidates, we may use the desirable criteria to choose our final shortlist, so please include your evidence against these where possible.

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