New positions

We are currently recruiting for the following 2 new positions:

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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.

Researcher

Grade 7 (£30,434 to £37,394 per annum)

We are a leading international research and policy institute looking for a full-time researcher to join our funded project, “NEXUS - Real Time data fusion and Network Analysis for Urban Systems”.

The research uses data science to extract human mobility information from online and commercial data and visualize that data effectively for city and county planners. A/B experiments will be employed to evaluate visualization alternatives.

The position is suited to candidates who have recently completed a doctorate in a relevant field (i.e., postdocs), but we also welcome applications from qualified individuals without a doctorate (e.g., candidates with industry experience). The ideal applicant will have experience in data analysis, visualization, and writing quantitative research papers. The successful candidate will work with a multidisciplinary team of researchers, and will be able to take a lead in project management, data analysis, and the dissemination of results. This project aims to develop new data mining / knowledge extraction techniques for human mobility and new interactive visualization methods. Therefore, the successful candidate should also be creative and innovative to design new approaches in collaboration with the project team.

Based at our OII North office at 34 St. Giles, this full-time position is as soon as possible after September 2015 for a period of 24 months in the first instance, with the possibility of extension beyond that date, depending on funding.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. To apply for this role and for further details, including a job description and selection criteria, please click on the link below:

https://www.recruit.ox.ac.uk/pls/hrisliverecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.jobspec?p_id=119766

Only applications received before 12:00 midday on the Friday 18th September 2015 can be considered. Interviews for those short-listed are currently planned to take place in the week commencing 5th October 2015.

The closing date for applications is 12:00 BST on Friday 18 September 2015 and only applications received before then can be considered.