12 April 2016

Human Rights Centre, University of Essex, UK
Senior Research Officer
Deadline for application: 28 April 2016

The Human Rights, Big Data and Technology Project, housed at the Human Rights Centre of the University of Essex, is seeking to recruit a senior research officer to work on a new project on the human rights implications of ICT and big data.

The person appointed will work principally on research led by Professor Paul Hunt on health and human rights issues including research into:
• The degree to which interventions such as e-health and m-health can contribute to the practical delivery of health rights.
• Whether or not big data, including Civil Registration and Vital Statistics, can help accountability bodies, such as UN human rights treaty-bodies and national human rights institutions, hold duty-bearers to account in relation to health rights.
• An examination of the evidence, including big data, that human rights contribute to health gains.

The successful candidate will hold PhD in a relevant discipline, such as law, public health, medicine or human rights, or equivalent experience of independent research. The post is offered on a two year full time or four years' part time basis.

More information about the post, as well as the job pack, can be found on the University of Essex website.

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