Senior Research Analyst / Privacy and Data Protection

Trilateral Research

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. 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

The successful candidate will have expertise in legal (particularly privacy and data protection), ethical and/or social considerations of ICT use across a number of sectors and issues, including policing and the use of the technology by Law Enforcement Agents, terrorism and the European drone sector. Expertise in technology ethics, privacy-by-design (including experience with Privacy Impact Assessments) or information security would be a plus.

The post-holder will be expected to liaise with project partners and clients across the EU and internationally and deliver high-quality research and project outputs in a collaborative 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.

Specific job responsibilities include:

  •  Performing research work related to current projects, writing reports or sections of reports 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 and book chapters, as part of projects, or as an outgrowth from projects.
  • Carry out empirical research and contribute to the preparation and writing of deliverables.
  • Attending and/or presenting at conferences and workshops, involving occasional travel in Europe.


  • Candidates will have a PhD (or near completion) or, exceptionally, a Master’s degree related to one or more of the fields mentioned above.
  • Candidates should have strong, demonstrable writing skills and preferably will have already published papers in peer-reviewed journals.

Working hours and location:

  • Full time (with some flexibility for part time in exceptional cases)
  • Candidates should be based in Ireland or another EU Member State.
  • Working from home is a possibility


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 for this position, please send your cover letter and CV to marked specifically as “application for Privacy and Data Protection”. We will process on a rolling basis and earlier candidates will be considered first.