Project coordinator in security, data protection and ethics

Trilateral Research is a UK- and IE-based enterprise, founded in 2004. Our teams include social scientists, data scientists, ethical, legal, and human rights experts who work across the technology-social disciplinary divide to apply rigorous cutting-edge research in developing new technologies while assessing their impact to achieve long-term sustainable innovation.

Our culture is based on delivering high-quality outputs, through our commitment and passion for what we do. We work in an open and collaborative environment where the team culture provides support amongst peers and colleagues.  Find out about our people and our culture, and see how our mission drives the projects we take on, the key data protection services we provide, and the technology products and supplementary services we develop.


The successful candidate will have demonstrated H2020 project coordination expertise as well as relevant experience in two or more of the following fields:

  • Cybersecurity
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Data protection (GDPR, Police Directive)
  • Socio-economic impact assessment
  • Exploitation of project results
  • Applied ethics
  • Responsible research and innovation (RRI)

The post-holder will be expected to liaise with the European Commission, project partners and stakeholders across the EU and to oversee all project delivery and, according to the agreed timeline, high-quality deliverables.

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


Specific job responsibilities include:

  • Coordinating with 12 partners from across Europe on the progress of work.
  • Liaising with the European Commission’s project officer.
  • Managing an internal team and collaborating with external partners for project delivery work.
  • Convening monthly conference calls and periodic face-to-face meetings of the project management committee, Stakeholder Board and Ethics Board.
  • Coordinate with Trilateral’s Research Accounting team to manage Trilateral’s project budget.
  • Managing all communications with partners to ensure on-time delivery of high-quality work according to the DoA and to facilitate effective collaboration between partners.
  • Establishing working relationships with external stakeholders to advance the goals of the project.
  • Ensuring the quality of all deliverables before submission to the EC.
  • Researching and writing content for other grant proposals.
  • Attending and/or presenting at conferences and workshops, involving occasional travel.



  • Candidates must have EU H2020 project coordination experience.
  • Candidates should have post-doctoral experience in cybersecurity, data protection, artificial intelligence and/or impact assessment.
  • Candidates should have strong interpersonal skills.
  • 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 or in the UK.


Salary: Commensurate with experience

Hours: Full Time

Contract Type: Fixed Term or Permanent


In return, you get …

  • A competitive salary
  • Flexible working hours / remote working options
  • Competitive pension scheme


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 CV to  All applications should be marked specifically as “Application for Project Coordinator in Security, Data Protection and Ethics”. We will process on a rolling basis and earlier candidates will be considered first.

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