Job offer in london Marie Sklodowska – Curie Early Stage (PhD) Researcher at University of London

University of London, London WC1E 7HU

The School of Advanced Study, University of London offers a three-year Marie Skłodowska-Curie Early Stage Researcher (PhD) position as part of the CLEOPATRA International Training Network: ‘Cross-lingual Event-centric Open Analytics Research Academy’ (

The research fields are digital humanities, media and communication studies, and library and information studies. CLEOPATRA ITN offers a unique interdisciplinary and cross-sectoral research and training programme to analyse the major events that influence our lives and societies online. It will facilitate advanced cross-lingual processing of textual and visual information related to key contemporary events at scale, and develop innovative methods for efficient and intuitive access to, and interaction with, multilingual information.

The ESR project title is National and transnational media coverage of European parliamentary elections, 2004-2014. It aims to explore information flows between national media, and to identify translingual concepts and topics emerging during the elections. Expected results include identification of issues that remain bounded by language or national political cultures in election information flows.

The appointee will

  • – Conduct doctoral research at SAS, University of London, partner in the CLEOPATRA ITN;
  • – Input to the development of a common integrated cross-lingual data analytics platform;
  • – Participate in the training programme run by the CLEOPATRA ITN;
  • – Engage with researchers in the host and partner universities, and other partner organisations;
  • – Conduct research visits/secondments;
  • – Contribute to impact reports, dissemination and outreach activities.

The position is full-time for three years (36 months).

Applicants should have a good Master’s degree in digital humanities, library/information studies, media/communication studies, or another closely relevant subject, with a strong digital emphasis. Proficiency in English is expected; knowledge of further European languages is helpful. International experience plus good communication skills are desirable. The candidate will have solid programming skills. An understanding of, or demonstrable interest in, computer science methods is an advantage.

To be eligible, applicants must

  • satisfy the mobility requirements of Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions. The candidate must not have resided, or carried out their main activity (studies, work), in the UK for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately before July 2019;
  • be in the first four years (full-time equivalent research experience) of their research careers and have not been awarded a doctoral degree.

To be considered, candidates must also apply for a place to study at SAS, University of London. Details here.

The salary payable will differ from the ‘researcher unit cost’ as per the Grant Agreement. Full details here. The salary may also be affected by exchange rate fluctuations and is therefore subject to six-monthly reviews.

We welcome informal enquiries. Please contact Jane Winters:

Please submit applications via the online portal, by midnight on 7 May 2019.

Applications not meeting the eligibility criteria will not be considered.

Further information about SAS, University of London, is available here:; and about the project here:


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