Research Analyst – Ethics of AI


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.

We are seeking to engage a Research Analyst – Ethics of AI


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

  • Applied ethics including ethical assessment of technology
  • Assessing user, ethical, legal and regulatory requirements
  • Cyber-security and privacy by design
  • Blockchain framework for traceability and data integrity
  • Task leadership

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.

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 in the context of AI such as IoT sensors, computer vision, augmented reality and AI-enhanced digital twins. It will also be a plus if the candidate has some experience with the EU’s H2020 funding programme.


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.
  • Carrying out empirical research (e.g., stakeholder consultations, interviews) and contributing to the preparation and writing of deliverables (reports).
  • If necessary, organising, attending and/or presenting at conferences and workshops, involving occasional travel.
  • Researching and writing content for grant proposals and tender submissions.
  • Writing content for peer-reviewed journal articles as an outgrowth from projects.
  • Undertaking any other special projects that may be established as a priority by the Directors to advance business development and/or fulfilment activities.



  • Candidates should have a PhD (or near completion) in ethics of technology, focused on AI, cyber-security, blockchain and/or augmented reality.
  • 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.


Location: This position is open to candidates based in the UK, Ireland, or other European Countries

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 Research Analyst – Ethics of AI”. We will process on a rolling basis and earlier candidates will be considered first.






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