Vacancy: Post-doctoral Research Associate in Creative Informatics

RA positions available on AHRC funded Creative Informatics

Are you interested in how festivals could use data science to attract visitors who think theatre is not for them? Would you like to work with artists who want to use google maps in their art but are worried about data protection? Could you develop an app for journalists that allows them to monetise their knowledge without having to rely on advertising revenues?

If questions like these, that are in the intersection between digital design, business studies, informatics and law, are what your drives your research, and you would like to work on ideas like these while also developing your own projects, then we have a job for you.

The University of Edinburgh is appointing a full-time Post Doctoral Research Associate to contribute to the delivery and assessment of the Creative Informatics AHRC funded R&D Partnership to support the creative industries cluster in Edinburgh through data-driven innovation. The role here will be to assist in the creation of new relationships, and research opportunities, between industry partners, individuals from the creative industries, in order to undertake data driven innovation in the development of new products and services. The PDRA will be tasked with assisting and evaluating the research and development undertaken as part of this partnership, as well as embarking on longer term research enquiries that traverse the eco-system. We require individuals with a broad, interdisciplinary understanding of data, and/or the creative industries, and experience working with partners from civic, cultural and commercial backgrounds.


This is a fixed term (until 31st December 2022), full time role.

Salary: £33,199 – £39,609 per annum.

Closing date: Tuesday 30th October 2018, 5pm (GMT).


For more details and to apply visit the University of Edinburgh job site.