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With over 1500 students and 150 members of academic, research and professional services staff, Edinburgh Law School is a diverse, vibrant and inclusive community dedicated to providing research and teaching with local and global reach and impact.

Please see our current vacancies below.

We are looking for a Finance Operations Officer to join the Professional Services team in the School of Law. You will be responsible for managing the delivery of operational financial services across the School, as well as overseeing the continuous improvement of the finance elements of the University’s new ERP system. 

The Opportunity:

The post holder will play a key role in the School in overseeing finance operations within the Law School.  You will have excellent communication and organisational skills, sound Microsoft IT skills and have particular experience of working with complex Excel spreadsheets and finance systems.  Working closely with the Director of Professional Services, the School’s Finance Business Partner, and both academic and professional services colleagues in the School, the post holder will have considerable relevant experience and an understanding of financial processes, including the principles of budget monitoring.

Whilst this is a full-time post, we would consider a 0.8FTE appointment.

More details and to apply

Applications for this post close on Friday 3rd February, 2023. 

Edinburgh Law School is looking for a postdoctoral research associate to work with an interdisciplinary team of researchers on the governance and regulation of trustworthy autonomous systems.

The Opportunity:

The post-holder will join Research Node on Trustworthy Autonomous Systems Governance and Regulation, part of the UKRI Trustworthy Autonomous Systems (TAS) programme, funded through the UKRI Strategic Priorities Fund and delivered by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). You will work within an interdisciplinary research team investigating the regulation and governance of autonomous systems with a particular focus on mobility and on health and social care, but other applications of AI too e.g., workplace, policing. The team involves specialists in machine learning, robotics, ethics, ethnography, linguistics, machine reasoning, software systems, science and technology studies and law, based at University of Edinburgh, with colleagues at Sussex and Nottingham University. The Node also involves a large range of external partners, including: NASA Ames, Thales, the Civil Aviation Authority, BAE Systems and Toyota.  The main tasks involve: analysing approaches to AI regulation (through a series of different use cases) and mapping out how to improve quality of governance; collaborating with external project partners and co-creating research outputs through workshops and events; exploring the role of AI design in regulation; and exploring how to translate governance requirements for TAS between legal, computing, and social science specialists. Expertise in areas such as doctrinal legal analysis, human rights, EU law, data protection law, and/or the UK and European regulatory landscape for medical devices, will be particularly welcome.

For more details and to apply. 

Applications close on Thursday 9th February, 2023.