We are currently recruiting for 2 positions.

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  • The Oxford Internet Institute is a leading centre for research into individual, collective and institutional behaviour on the Internet. Applications are invited from highly-qualified individuals for the position of Researcher focusing on computer and data science for the BOTFIND/COMPROP team. The position is suited to candidates who have recently completed a doctorate, or are near completion, in a relevant field (postdocs).  The position requires someone with extensive skills in computational social science and an interest in political communication and politics.  The primary task will be to build tools for detecting politically motivated, highly automated content production on social media platforms.

    The researcher will be at the center of an extended international network of social and computer scientists working on algorithms and social control and there will be significant opportunity to collaborate with the OII’s other data scientists, researchers, and graduate students.

    The position is available immediately for 18 months, with possibility of renewal thereafter, for up to 36 months. The position is located in Oxford the candidate is expected to move to Oxford to take up the position, though depending on the assignment there may be significant periods of international fieldwork involved. Travel costs for fieldwork are covered by the project.

    Only applications received before 12:00 midday on 21 September 2017 can be considered. Interviews for those short-listed are currently planned to take place on week commencing 10 October 2017.

    Please note that you may only apply through the Oxford University’s recruitment website.

    Only applications received before 12:00pm BST on Thursday 21 September 2017 will be considered.

    Interviews for those short-listed are currently planned to take place on week commencing 9 October 2017.

  • The Oxford Internet Institute is a leading centre for research into individual, collective and institutional behaviour on the Internet. We are looking for a Media and Communications Manager to manage and develop the Department’s online and media profile.

    Working in central Oxford as part of a busy administrative team, you will manage the day-to-day operations of the departmental website, social media channels and outward-facing aspects of communication. You will work with the press, broadcast media and a wide range of audiences and stakeholders, promoting and building the reputation of the department, and will play a key role in devising and implementing marketing activities, including those for our brand new Social Data Science degree.

    To excel in the role, you will need outstanding communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to work flexibly and successfully across teams, and to build effective relationships with a wide variety of people. You should have experience in a communications role with the ability to manage and develop websites and a good understanding of digital communications channels, including social media. You will be a well organised self-starter, with the ability to prioritise activities and to manage complex demands on your time.

    Based at the Oxford Internet Institute, this is a full-time position (although applications from those wishing to work part-time will be considered) and is available immediately for 36 months in the first instance, with the possibility of renewal thereafter, funding permitting.

    Please note that you may only apply through the Oxford University’s recruitment website.

    Only applications received before 12:00pm BST on Tuesday 29 August 2017 will be considered.

    Interviews for those short-listed are currently planned to take place on week commencing 18 September 2017.