Research Fellow (Grievance)

Security and Crime Science

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UCL, Gower Street, London, UK


  • Posted on: 25th Nov 2021
  • Salary: Grade 6B £32,217 - £33,958 per annum or Grade 7 £36,770 - £44,388 per annum
  • REF: 1880484
  • Closes: 13th December 2021
  • Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
  • Hours: Full Time, Part Time

Duties and Responsibilities

Applications are invited for a research associate to work on a project which sets out to build the evidence base for violent extremism risk and threat assessment. This post is for the projects final year (2022).

The project is funded by the European Research Council, GRIEVANCE (Gauging the Risk of Incidents of Extremist Violence Against Non-Combatant Entities) is a 1.45 million project.

The post holder will assist the Principal Investigator with research activities, dissemination, the production of project deliverables, and project management tasks.

The post must start January 2022 and is funded until 31st December 2022 in the first instance.

Key Requirements

An understanding of research in the areas of terrorism, radicalisation, and/or risk or threat assessment is highly desirable. A thorough grounding in qualitative and/or quantitative social research skills are essential.

Candidates must have a PhD (awarded or submitted) in a relevant subject area (for example, psychology, criminology, crime science, cybersecurity, etc.).

Candidates should have experience of primary data collection alongside strong qualitative and/or quantitative skills.

Appointment at Grade 7 is dependent upon having been awarded a PhD; if this is not the case, initial appointment will be at research assistant Grade 6B (salary 32,217 – 33,958 per annum) with payment at Grade 7 (36,770 – 44,388 per annum) being backdated to the date of final submission of the PhD thesis.

Further Details

A job description and person specification can be accessed at the bottom of this page.

To apply for the vacancy please click on the Apply Now button below.

Informal enquiries relating to the post may be addressed to Prof Paul Gill at the UCL Department of Security and Crime Science, (

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We will consider applications to work on a part-time, flexible and job share basis wherever possible.

Closing Date

13 Dec 2021

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