We are looking for a part-time Research Assistant to work on a funded project, “Big Data and Human Development”.

The research will focus on how ‘big data’ informs human development. We plan to map both the sources of ‘big data’ and the key players who generate or use this data for processes of development.  This project will help inform the ways in which ‘big data’ can be most effectively used to inform human development and address issues of equity and exclusion.

Applicants should hold a Master’s Degree in a relevant social science, with knowledge of development and ‘big data’, and proven experience in collating and organising information. The successful candidate will work with a multidisciplinary team of researchers, and facilitate the coordination of a workshop in late 2015. Some of the successful candidate’s duties will include identifying data sources and key stakeholders and developing a comprehensive database which will form the basis of a data observatory.

Based at our OII North office at 34 St. Giles, this part-time position, variable hours, up to 20 hours/week, is available immediately for a period of two months in the first instance, with a possibility of extension beyond that date, depending on funding.

If you have any queries about the project please contact Mark Graham by email mark.graham@oii.ox.ac.uk . Please note that we are unable to sponsor any work permits for this job as it is a very short term position (at least in the first instance). It would ideally suit a student or a researcher already living in the Oxford area.

To apply for this position please send your updated CV and a supporting statement, denoting how you meet the selection criteria outlined above, to recruit@oii.ox.ac.uk by 5pm on Monday 28th September 2015.



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