Senior Research Analyst / Research Analyst – Applied Research & Innovation


Trilateral Research is a UK and IE-based enterprise, founded in 2004. Our team collaborates across social sciences and technology development to bring insights from each into supporting data-driven innovation. We provide research, advisory and technology development services to private and public-sector organisations (including European Commission-funded H2020 innovation projects). The candidate will be expected to work on Trilateral projects in both the public and private sectors, with a focus on social science. For more information on our projects, see

Trilateral Research, a London-based enterprise specialising in research and the provision of strategic, policy and regulatory advice on new technologies, is seeking to engage immediately a Research Analyst or Senior Research Analyst with expertise in ethics and data protection.

The successful candidate will have some expertise in one or more of the following fields:

  • Applied ethics
  • Ethics assessment of technology
  • Responsible research and innovation (RRI)
  •  Data protection (GDPR, Police Directive)

The post-holder will be expected to liaise with project partners and clients across the EU and internationally and to deliver high-quality research and project outputs in a collaborative and supportive research-intensive environment in which short and demanding deadlines are frequent. The post holder will also be required to contribute to business development and experience writing tenders and proposals for research grants would be desirable.

It will be a plus if the candidate has a good understanding of the ethical, legal (including human rights issues), socio-economic issues related to new and emerging technologies of relevance to law enforcement authorities.

Specific job responsibilities include: 

  • Performing research work related to current projects, writing case studies, reports or sections of reports, policy briefs and developing other deliverables as required to fulfil contractual obligations.
  • Researching and writing content for grant proposals and tender submissions.
  • Writing content for peer-reviewed journal articles as an outgrowth from projects.
  •  Carrying out empirical research (e.g., interviews) and contribute to the preparation and writing of deliverables (reports).
  • If necessary, attending and/or presenting at conferences and workshops, involving occasional travel.
  • Undertaking any other special projects that may be established as a priority by the Directors for purposes of advancing either business development or fulfilment activities.


  • Candidates should have a PhD (or near completion) in ethics, data protection and/or social impact assessment
  • Relevant post-doctoral experience.
  • Candidates should have strong, demonstrable writing skills and preferably will have already published papers in peer-reviewed journals.
  • Candidates should be based in the European Union.

In return, you get … 

  •  A competitive salary
  •  Flexible working hours / remote working options


Location: This position is open to candidates based in IE and other EU member states, excluding the UK due to our current funding and project restrictions

Salary:  Commensurate with experience

Hours:  Full Time

Contract Type:  Fixed Term or Permanent


We are an Equal Opportunities employer and positively encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates, regardless of their age, sex, race, disability, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital/civil partnership status, or pregnancy and maternity. We are a Disability Confident committed and Living Wage employer.

To apply, please send your cover letter and CV to  All applications should be marked specifically as “Application for Privacy, Ethics & Social Impact Assessment Research Analyst”. We will process on a rolling basis and earlier candidates will be considered first.

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