New positions

We are currently recruiting for the following 4 new positions:

Please see our Visitor Programme page for information about our Visitor Programme, including Visiting Fellowships and Associateships, and Postdoctoral Fellowships.

Postdoctoral Researcher in Information of Ethics

Grade 7: Salary £30,738 – £37,768 p.a.

The Oxford Internet Institute is a leading centre for multidisciplinary research about information ethics.

We are looking for a full-time Postdoctoral Researcher to collaborate with Professor Luciano Floridi on the ethical challenges posed by algorithms, data analytics, and machine learning, as well as privacy and personal identity.

The Postdoctoral Researcher will review the literature, elaborate new analyses and hypotheses, and publish the results, in collaboration with Professor Floridi. The Postdoctoral Researcher will also contribute to the dissemination of the findings through presentations, the organisation of workshops, participation into conferences, and social media.

The Postdoctoral Researcher will interact with the research team on data ethics coordinated by Professor Floridi at the Alan Turing Institute.

The position is suited to candidates who have completed a doctorate in Philosophy or any other relevant discipline (for example Computer Science, Economics, Geography, Law, Sociology, STS, the list is only indicative) with a demonstrable strong component of ethics.

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

This position is available immediately for 18 months in the first instance, with the possibility of renewal thereafter, funding permitting.

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=123744

The closing date for applications is 12:00 BST on Thursday 30 June 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 25 July 2016.

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.