CREATe RAs at Edinburgh Law School

All information and online application available here.  Project 2 is led by me (and includes Dr. Keith M. Johnston, University of East Anglia), and I welcome informal queries at daithi.mac.sithigh@ed.ac.uk .  For the other projects, contact Smita Kheria (1) and Burkhard Schafer (3).  Now, the job ad:

The University of Edinburgh is a partner in the consortium of universities running CREATe and we are seeking three fixed-term, part-time research assistants to contribute to a CREATe Project. All applicants for these posts will be based in the Edinburgh Law School.  Salary: £25,251 – £29,249 (pro rata); see below for the duration and weekly commitment of each post.
Project 1 – Applications are invited for a part-time Research Assistant to contribute to a two year project on copyright and individual creators. The successful applicant will have a Masters degree in Law or Socio-legal studies or a relevant social science discipline (e.g. sociology or science and technology studies), ideally will be completing a PhD or have a PhD, and have expertise in socio-legal empirical research and/or qualitative and quantitative methods and research design. This part-time post (1 day per week) is available on a fixed term basis for two years from January 2013. 

Project 2 – Applications are invited for a part-time Research Assistant to contribute to a one-year project on video games and transmedia. The successful applicant will have a Masters degree in Law (or a relevant other discipline, with the applicant having some understanding of law/regulation), ideally will be completing a PhD or have a PhD, and have strong knowledge (through study, professional experience, creative practice or personal interest) of the relevant industries, particularly games. This part-time post (1 day per week) is available on a fixed term basis for one year from January 2013. 

Project 3 – Applications are invited for a part-time Research Assistant to contribute to a two-year project on the future of DRM. The successful applicant will have a Masters degree either in Law or Informatics (or a relevant other discipline, with the applicant having some understanding of law/regulation), ideally s/he will be completing a PhD or have a PhD, and have strong knowledge of the regulatory issues of software technologies.


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