New positions

We are currently recruiting for the following 4 new positions:

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Researcher in Computational Social Science

Grade 7: £30,738 to £37,768 per annum (for Doctorate degree) / Grade 6: £27,328 to £32,600 per annum (for Master’s degree)

The Oxford Internet Institute is a leading centre for research into individual, collective and institutional behaviour on the Internet. We are looking for three Researchers to work on the European Research Council funded project, “Computational Propaganda: Investigating the Impact of Algorithms and Bots on Political Discourse in Europe”.

For this post we seek a computer scientist with the expertise to design and build a system of tracking bots that will allow researchers from countries around the world to track the political algorithms that may be operating in their public spheres. You will manage the project’s computational tasks and will need experience of collecting and analysing large amounts of data from Twitter, Facebook, or country specific social media platforms.

The position is suited to candidates who have recently completed a doctorate, or who are demonstrably near completion, in a relevant field such as Communication, Computer Science, Information Science, Political Science, or Sociology. Candidates with relevant industry experience or a Master’s degree will be considered but appointed at a grade 6 with the title of Research Assistant.

Excellent writing, good programming skills, presentation abilities and analytical skills are required. A record of publications in international peer-reviewed journals and the proven ability to obtain frame and enact a research plan, both commensurate with the stage of the candidate’s academic career, are very desirable.

The positions are available immediately for 12 months, with the possibility of renewal thereafter, depending on funding.

To apply for this role and for further details please click on the link below

https://www.recruit.ox.ac.uk/pls/hrisliverecruit/erq_jobspec_details_form.jobspec?p_id=123227

The closing date for applications is 12:00 BST on Friday 29 July 2016 and only applications received before then can be considered. Interviews for those short-listed are currently planned to take place in the week commencing Monday 15 August 2016.

Researcher in Social Science and Policy

Grade 7: £30,738 to £37,768 per annum (for Doctorate degree) / Grade 6: £27,328 to £32,600 per annum (for Master’s degree)

The Oxford Internet Institute is a leading centre for research into individual, collective and institutional behaviour on the Internet. We are looking for three Researchers to work on the European Research Council funded project, “Computational Propaganda: Investigating the Impact of Algorithms and Bots on Political Discourse in Europe”.

For this post we seek a social scientist, policy expert or law scholar to collect data on the governments that are designing and releasing political bots on social media platforms. Familiarity with global law and policy issues on surveillance, privacy, encryption and government involvement in infrastructure design and use is essential.

The position is suited to candidates who have recently completed a doctorate, or who are demonstrably near completion, in a relevant field such as Communication, Computer Science, Information Science, Political Science, or Sociology. Candidates with relevant industry experience or a Master’s degree will be considered but appointed at a grade 6 with the title of Research Assistant.

Excellent writing, good programming skills, presentation abilities and analytical skills are required. A record of publications in international peer-reviewed journals and the proven ability to obtain frame and enact a research plan, both commensurate with the stage of the candidate’s academic career, are very desirable.

The positions are available immediately for 12 months, with the possibility of renewal thereafter, depending on funding.

To apply for this role and for further details please click on the link below

https://www.recruit.ox.ac.uk/pls/hrisliverecruit/erq_jobspec_details_form.jobspec?p_id=124139

The closing date for applications is 12:00 BST on Friday 29 July 2016 and only applications received before then can be considered. Interviews for those short-listed are currently planned to take place in the week commencing Monday 15 August 2016.

Researcher in Social Science

Grade 7: £30,738 to £37,768 per annum (for Doctorate degree) / Grade 6: £27,328 to £32,600 per annum (for Master’s degree)

The Oxford Internet Institute is a leading centre for research into individual, collective and institutional behaviour on the Internet. We are looking for three Researchers to work on the European Research Council funded project, “Computational Propaganda: Investigating the Impact of Algorithms and Bots on Political Discourse in Europe”.

For this post we seek a social scientist to being doing country or topical case studies about the use of bots during elections, major constitutional or legislative initiatives, or political crises. Excellent language skills, knowledge of national political issues, agility with social media analytics, and familiarity with case-based methods is essential.

The position is suited to candidates who have recently completed a doctorate, or who are demonstrably near completion, in a relevant field such as Communication, Computer Science, Information Science, Political Science, or Sociology. Candidates with relevant industry experience or a Master’s degree will be considered but appointed at a grade 6 with the title of Research Assistant.

Excellent writing, good programming skills, presentation abilities and analytical skills are required. A record of publications in international peer-reviewed journals and the proven ability to obtain frame and enact a research plan, both commensurate with the stage of the candidate’s academic career, are very desirable.

The positions are available immediately for 12 months, with the possibility of renewal thereafter, depending on funding.

To apply for this role and for further details please click on the link below

https://www.recruit.ox.ac.uk/pls/hrisliverecruit/erq_jobspec_details_form.jobspec?p_id=124141

The closing date for applications is 12:00 BST on Friday 29 July 2016 and only applications received before then can be considered. Interviews for those short-listed are currently planned to take place in the week commencing Monday 15 August 2016.

Administrative Assistant and PA to Professor Luciano Floridi

Grade 4 - £20,989 - £24,298 per annum

The Oxford Internet Institute (OII) at the University of Oxford is looking for an enthusiastic and well organised individual with excellent people skills to manage our satellite office at 41 St Giles and to provide PA support to Professor Luciano Floridi.

Working in central Oxford as part of a busy administrative team, you will be the first port of call to visitors to our 41 St Giles site and will provide high quality administrative and secretarial support to Professor Floridi and other senior members of staff, including dealing with correspondence and telephone calls, arranging meetings and maintaining diary and travel arrangements.

As the successful candidate, you will have a friendly professional approach that enables you to work effectively as part of a team and to liaise at all levels. You will need a wide range of office and administrative skills, together with a flexible ‘can do’ attitude to the varied requirements of the role. You will be responsible and efficient and will enjoy a variety of demanding tasks as well as routine duties. You should be able to demonstrate excellent IT and communication skills and experience in handling confidential information with tact and discretion would be an advantage.

This is a full-time position and is available immediately, for 18 months in the first instance, with the possibility of renewal thereafter. This is an exciting opportunity for someone wishing to pursue a career in University administration and the post holder will be encouraged to take advantage of the many training opportunities offered by the University.

Further details about this post, and the application form, job description and selection criteria can be found on Oxford University's recruitment website. You will be required to upload a supporting statement as part of your online application.

The closing date for applications is 12:00 BST on Monday 22 August 2016 and only applications received before then can be considered. Interviews for those short-listed are currently planned to take place in the week commencing Monday 5 September 2016.