New positions

We are currently recruiting for the following 3 new positions:

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Developer

Grade 7: Salary £30,434 – £37,394 p.a.

The Oxford Internet Institute and the Zooniverse project (www.zooniverse.org) are looking for a full-time Developer to work on a newly funded project, Gorongosa Webcam, which will harness the Zooniverse volunteer crowd to identify species of African wildlife from camera trap photos. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a talented and friendly team of developers and academics making real contributions to scientific research.

We are seeking to appoint an experienced front-end developer with strong JavaScript/HTML/CSS skills and experience with RESTful APIs to lead the development of a suite of education tools, allowing educators to query, filter, and download large datasets; create varied data visualisations, and track individual and classroom progress.

Based at the Zooniverse project office in the Physics department on Keble Road, this position is full-time and is available immediately for 12 months. In addition to the standard University benefits the successful applicant will also be provided with a conference budget, a choice of computer and equipment and flexible working arrangements.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. The application form and further details, including a job description and selection criteria, are available on Oxford University's recruitment website.

The closing date for applications is 12:00 BST on Thursday 13 August 2015 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 24 August 2015.

Researcher (data science)

Grade 7: Salary £30,434 – £37,394 p.a.

The Oxford Internet Institute is a leading centre for research into individual, collective and institutional behaviour on the Internet. We are looking for a full-time Researcher to work with Dr Vili Lehdonvirta on the ERC-funded project iLabour: The Construction of Labour Markets, Institutions and Movements on the Internet. The project examines online labour markets that form part of the so-called “sharing economy”, examining their social and policy implications.

In this exciting role, the Researcher will be in charge of collecting data on online labour markets via APIs, web scraping, and collaborations with platform owners, apply standard statistical analyses as well as bespoke computational analyses to address questions of social and policy relevance, and produce eye-catching visualisations of the results. The Researcher will also contribute to the dissemination of the findings through academic publications, reports, presentations, and social media.

The position is suited to candidates who have recently completed a doctorate in Computer Science, Economics, Sociology, or other relevant discipline (i.e. postdocs), but we also welcome applications from qualified individuals without a doctorate (e.g. candidates with industry experience). Good programming skills and an interest in the social and policy debates concerning the “sharing economy” are required.

Based at the Oxford Internet Institute, this position is available immediately for 3.5 years in the first instance, with the possibility of renewal thereafter, funding permitting. For qualified candidates, there are opportunities to obtain graduate supervision and teaching experience.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. The application form and further details, including a job description and selection criteria, are available on Oxford University's recruitment website.

The closing date for applications is 12:00 BST on Thursday 27 August 2015 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 14 September 2015.

Researcher in ICTs, Geography and Development

Grade 7: Salary £30,434 - £37,394 p.a.

The Oxford Internet Institute is a leading centre for research into individual, collective and institutional behaviour on the Internet. We are looking for a full-time Researcher to work with Professor Mark Graham on the ERC-funded project Geonet: Investigating the Changing Connectivities and Potentials of Sub-Saharan Africa's Knowledge Economy. Combining archival research, surveys, and in-depth interviews, this ambitious project will critically assess the changing landscape of digital work in Sub-Saharan Africa, and ask who benefits (and who doesn’t) from those changes.

In this exciting role, the Researcher will carry out 9-12 months of fieldwork among digital workers and organizations in Sub-Saharan Africa, as well as working at OII’s premises in Oxford. The Researcher will also contribute to the dissemination of the findings through peer-reviewed academic papers, project reports, events, blogs and social media.

Candidates should have experience of social science research in Development Studies, Geography, Sociology, Social Anthropology, Communications, Organization Studies, Management or related disciplines, training and practical experience in qualitative research methods.

Based primarily at the Oxford Internet Institute (with periods of fieldwork), this position is available immediately for 3 years in the first instance, with the possibility of renewal thereafter, funding permitting. For qualified candidates, there may also be opportunities to teach course modules on our ‘Social Science of the Internet’ MSc course.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. The application form and further details, including a job description and selection criteria, are available on Oxford University's recruitment website.

The closing date for applications is 12:00 BST on Thursday 3 September 2015 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 21 September 2015.