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[ecrea] Job Opportunity: Research Fellow in Digital Cultures 0.5: The Automation of Everyday Life - Digital Cultures Research Centre, UWE Bristol

Tue Jul 28 10:32:04 GMT 2015

**Job: Research Fellow 0.5 in Digital Cultures: The Automation of
Everyday Life*
Digital Cultures Research Centre, UWE Bristol <>*

/(Fixed term one-year and 0.5 FTE)/

*£31,342 to £37,394 (pro rata)*

Ref: 1470539

Software agents, predictive systems and recommendation services,
robotics, drones, and artificial companions, non-player virtual
characters, automated text and design experiments, the internet of
things – all indicate that the automation of choices, actions and
production is already a crucial theme in the emergence of 21st century
digital culture.

As a result of a significant expansion of the Digital Cultures Research
Centre <> activities in this rapidly emerging area, we
are seeking to appoint a Research Fellow 0.5. In this role you will play
a key part in developing the DCRC’s research and knowledge exchange
programme in the area of the automation of cultural production and

Working across the DCRC’s local community, through regional, national
and international connections, you will develop interdisciplinary
dialogues and partnerships with researchers and digital producers on
projects that address and/or experiment with critical or creative
responses to the automation of everyday life. You will help to grow the
DCRC network of media, arts, robotics and software researchers and
practitioners around this area, supporting and initiating the
development of proposals to a variety of external funding bodies.

Assisting on increased DCRC initiatives across this theme, you will take
a lead in co-ordination and organisational support of externally facing
research and knowledge exchange activities with a view to maximising
impact. In addition to developing and extending your own specific
programme of research, you will be expected to publish at an
international level. Acting as a member of the editorial team for the
DCRC website, you will play an important part in the promotion and
external communication of DCRC research.

This is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious and focused researcher
to develop research in this emerging field as part of a highly engaged
critical and creative community.

You'll be based in the West of England’s leading media innovation lab,
the Pervasive Media Studio <>, where the DCRC
is a lead partner. Located in Watershed <> on
Bristol’s Harbourside, the Studio is a diverse and stimulating
environment where designers, artists and engineers share expertise to
produce new experiences for media audiences.

You will have experience of:

  * Publication of research in relevant areas
  * Facilitation of research events
  * Project Management

and in addition, you will have:

  * PhD qualification in a relevant discipline

*How to Apply*

If you are interested in playing a major role in the continuing
development of an internationally recognised research centre, and keen
to work with an innovative and challenging programme of activity, visit
** and *
<>* for further information, UK eligibility
requirements and application instructions.

For an informal discussion please contact DCRC Director Mandy Rose on
0117 370 8874 or via email to (mandy.rose /at/ <mailto:
(mandy.rose /at/>

Please submit your completed application by*3 August 2015.*

/The post is available as a one-year fixed term contract within the
salary range of £31,342 to £37,394 per annum (pro rata), commensurate
with experience and achievement./

Applications for this post *must* be submitted using the UWE online
eRecruitment system, which can be accessed via the job vacancies
<>. Please quote reference
number *1470539* in any communications.

/UWE is an equal opportunities employer./

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