Researcher in Communications and Social Media

Sheffield Hallam University

Researcher (Communications and Social Media)


College of Business, Technology and Engineering

The Centre of Excellence in Terrorism, Intelligence, Resilience and Organised Crime Research (CENTRIC)

Fixed-term for 24 months

Full time

£27,924 to £34,304 dependent on experience

Job number 081005




This is a rolling advert and may close earlier than advertised. Once a certain number of applications are received, they will be processed at regular intervals.


CENTRIC is a security-focused, applied research centre that aims to contribute to the safety and security of individuals, communities, and societies in the UK and across the globe. A core theme of CENTRIC's activities is understanding how technology can be harnessed to address contemporary security challenges for law enforcement, first responders, security actors and international organisations.

 CENTRIC currently has an exciting opportunity for a researcher to join its multidisciplinary research team with a particular focus on communication including analysis of communication methods, use of social media and communication of research results for a number of CENTRIC’s projects with an emphasis on Artificial Intelligence and usage of ICT within the security domain. The role will allow for extensive opportunities to get involved in other aspects of research with centre. You will be expected to plan, research, collect, create and design content to communicate the outcome and process of CENTRIC research projects.

 Your role will be to carry out research on crisis communications and address communication and dissemination across domains such as AI in security, counter-terrorism, open-source intelligence, serious and organised crime, and humanitarian safety, critical infrastructure protection and border security. You will also be responsible for monitoring, creating content and managing social media accounts, traditional communication channels and web presence of CENTRIC and various international projects.

 You must have sound knowledge and experience of communication methods including use and analysis of social media, alongside understanding of communication tools, content and qualitative/quantitative analysis methods.

 For this job we particularly welcome applications from minority ethnic applicants who are underrepresented in this area at Sheffield Hallam. 

The University may be able to sponsor the employment of international applicants in this role; this will depend on a number of factors specific to the individual applicant.