01 December 2010

Research Assistant: Sustainability, Invention and Energy Demand Reduction

Brilliant New Opening at Goldsmiths University of London

The Role
Working with the Departments of Design and Sociology you will contribute to a project on the co-design of energy demand reduction technologies and communities of practice. Based within the Department of Design, you will be joining the: Sustainability, Invention and Energy Demand Reduction project. This is run collaboratively by the Interaction Research Studio and Centre for the Study of Invention and Social Process (Sociology) with funding from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). As part of the team you will play an active role in designing and implementing research materials, proposals and presentations, as well as field research with groups of volunteers in the UK. Opportunities may also arise to become involved in other studio projects on an ad hoc basis.

You will have a BA or MA in Design (or a related discipline), or equivalent experience. You should have a design background, preferably in interaction or product design or a related discipline. You will enjoy practice-based research and be passionate about exploring new paths for technology.

The Departmen
Over recent years there has been an increasingly energetic dialogue between Design and Social Science disciplines. Much of this dialogue has been aimed at enabling mutual understanding, identifying shared intellectual interests, and exploring common frames of reference. The Interaction Research Studio and the Centre for the Study of Invention and Social Process have been at the forefront of these developments.

To apply online and for further information see: http://tiny.cc/9405q

Job Details
Part-time (0.8fte) Research Assistant (Design Focus)

Reference Number    SOC000014
Department    Design and Sociology
Type of Contract    Fixed-Term
Full Time/Part Time    Part Time
Interview Date    Tuesday 18 January 2011
Closing date for applications    3 January 2011

From: £29,953 to £30,773 pa incl LW (pro rata)

Fixed-Term until 31 December 2013
Start date: As soon as possible

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