Senior Sociologist Researcher – Cultural Landscape – AI Lead Bank


At Tintra, our reason for being, or Ikigai, is simple. We enable fully borderless financial inclusivity, measured through behaviour, rather than by background.

With the experience and reputation of over 16 years working with some of the world’s leading corporations. We are experts at solutions for cross-border deals and international trade transactions. We pride ourselves on our local relationships around the world to help good people and their businesses operating from complicated places.

We believe in a world without inherent bias or prejudice. We want everyone to be given a fair opportunity. That is why our patentable artificial intelligence is free from human bias, while providing best-in-class risk mitigation.

“We are building emerging market focused banking technology and infrastructure to enable financial institutions, multinationals and large corporates in the emerging world to access global banking infrastructure without bias or prejudice in an environment where we control the compliance exposure from end to end”, CEO, Tintra plc.

Job Summary:

We are seeking a highly experienced and motivated Senior Sociologist Researcher with a strong background in sociology and expertise in cultural landscape research to join our innovative lab, working alongside Senior Management and forming part of an early-stage team. The successful candidate will be responsible for leading and conducting research projects on the cultural landscape, analyzing data, and producing high-quality research outputs. This role involves working collaboratively with a team of researchers and stakeholders, communicating research findings to various audiences, and contributing to the development of research strategies and funding proposals. The role will be agile and changeable as the business grows and adapts over the coming months, with a mix of pure research and support in strategizing for the principal research outcomes.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead and conduct cutting-edge research projects on the cultural landscape, with a focus on developing new approaches and techniques for understanding the intersection of culture and society and advancing the research agenda of the innovation lab.
  • Work with internal Tintra stakeholders within the Innovation Lab to identify and prioritise focused areas of cultural landscaping research. This will involve:
  • Formulating research questions based upon the areas identified.
  • Assisting with the development of large-scale cultural research projects with multiple methodologies (e.g., ethnography, action-research, survey based), globally, across multiple countries.
  • Presenting findings through presentations, internal white papers, and workshops.
  • Identify new areas of cultural research through engagement with the wider research community (e.g., conferences, publications, workshops).
  • Assisting to identify and foster potential collaborative partnerships with external stakeholders within academia, NGOs, government, and the wider financial services industry.
  • Work alongside, and develop further relationships with existing partners, to:
  • Identify required resources for the analysis and dissemination of an existing largescale survey dataset on barriers to banking services.
  • Design ongoing collaborative research projects.
  • Assist in the dissemination of research findings through conference or journal publications, presentations, and media outlets.
  • Analyze and interpret complex data sets related to cultural landscape research using appropriate statistical methods and software, with a focus on uncovering new insights and trends.
  • Produce high-quality research outputs, including peer-reviewed publications, reports, and presentations that showcase the innovation lab’s research contributions and impact in the field of cultural landscape research.
  • Work collaboratively with a team of researchers and stakeholders to ensure research objectives are met, and to develop and implement research plans that align with the innovation lab’s strategic priorities.
  • Communicate research findings to various audiences, including academic and non-academic stakeholders, with a focus on translating technical findings into actionable insights and driving impact in the broader community.
  • Contribute to the development of research strategies and funding proposals that advance the innovation lab’s research agenda around cultural landscape research.
  • Provide mentorship and guidance to junior researchers, with a focus on fostering a culture of excellence, collaboration, and innovation within the innovation lab.


  • PhD in Sociology or a related field, with a focus on cultural landscape research.
  • Minimum of 7-10 years of research experience in cultural landscape research, with a strong record of publications in top-tier journals and conferences.
  • Demonstrated expertise in sociology, with a deep understanding of the underlying theoretical and methodological principles of cultural landscape research.
  • Strong project management skills, with a proven ability to lead and manage research projects from conception to completion within a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with a proven ability to communicate complex research findings to various audiences and collaborate effectively with team members and stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop research strategies and funding proposals that align with the strategic priorities of an innovation lab.
  • Proven mentorship skills, with a focus on fostering a culture of excellence, collaboration, and innovation within a research team.