Research Fellow – Documentation and Development
- University of Leeds
- Location: Leeds, United Kingdom
- Job Number: 7092923 (Ref #: AHCMC1074)
- Posting Date: Jan 27, 2022
Do you have a background in the documentation of practice research that you could develop through an exciting new project? Do you want to further your career in one of the UK’s leading research intensive Universities?
The School of Media and Communication at the University of Leeds is a highly ranked department with a commitment to excellence in both research and teaching. We are ranked in 2nd in the UK for Communication and Media Studies (Complete University Guide 2021) and 32nd in the world for Communication and Media Studies (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021). In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework we ranked in the top ten departments in the UK with 82% of our research judged to be either ‘world leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’.
LivingBodiesObjects is a 3-year project funded by the Wellcome Trust that will establish a Medical Humanities research lab at the University of Leeds. The lab, which will include expertise in literary/cultural studies, history of science, and immersive technologies, as well as academic and non-academic partners, will be an experiment in the making and understanding of interactions between bodies, technologies, objects and health, designed to test and extend the boundaries of Medical Humanities research. The documentation of the activities taking place within the lab is of central importance to this project. Creative forms of documentation will be integral to the development of the lab space, research practices and project activities themselves, ensuring that participants are continually engaged in recording not only research outcomes but decision-making processes, lab experiences, and evidence of our developing research culture.
As the postdoctoral Research Fellow for this project, you will (following appropriate training) lead on the design, delivery and storage of the documentation of the laboratory activities, in collaboration with the University's Data Management Team. You will use creative forms of documentation, such as film, photography, sound recording, artworks, fieldnotes, creative writing, and other approaches negotiated with our residents, to document the activities taking place within the laboratory. A key component will be having an openness to learn novel approaches to documentation. This might include, for example, LiDAR scanning, 3D model creation, eye tracking, immersive camera production and others to be discovered by self-guided learning and research. Working as a full member of the project team, you will capture, post-produce and archive all of these documentary materials, ensuring they are presented in ways that are meaningful to both academic and public audiences. You will also have the opportunity to analyse and reflect upon these documentary materials, providing the project team and our residents with your insights into the findings they might represent.
Our commitment to inclusion
As an international research-intensive university with a strong commitment to student education, we aim to create an inclusive environment that attracts, supports and retains the best students and staff from all backgrounds and from across the world.
In line with this vision, the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures is committed to fostering a culture of inclusion, respect and equality of opportunity. We select candidates on the basis of merit and ability and aspire to further diversify our Faculty community. We particularly welcome and encourage applications from candidates belonging to groups that have been under-represented in the University including, but not limited to: Black, Asian and ethnically diverse people; people who identify as LGBT+; and people with disabilities.
To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:
Dr Tom Jackson, email: [email protected]
|Location:||Leeds - Main Campus|
|Faculty/Service:||Faculty of Arts, Humanities & Cultures|
|School/Institute:||School of Media and Communication|
|Salary:||£34,304 to £40,927 p.a.|
|Post Type:||Full Time|
|Contract Type:||Fixed Term (fixed term for 36 months, from April 2022)|
|Release Date:||Wednesday 26 January 2022|
|Closing Date:||Sunday 20 February 2022|
The University community is made up of a wide range of people with diverse backgrounds and circumstances, which we value and regard as a great asset. As part of our continued commitment to equality and inclusion, we strive to create an environment where everyone can reach their full potential and have a real opportunity to participate in and contribute to our activities.