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Grade 7: £32,817 – £40,322 per annum
Vacancy Reference No.: 144290
The Oxford Internet Institute (OII) is seeking to appoint a Postdoctoral Researcher to work on a newly funded project aimed at analysing trends in misinformation, elections, and the public understanding of science and politics.
We are looking for a colleague who can help us develop an interdisciplinary approach to the problem at hand combining social and computational methods, and take responsibility for and deliver on distinct parts of this larger project. The position provide an exceptional chance to be part of a project tackling a pressing problem and part of one of the most dynamic centres of research on technology and public life. We are looking for candidates who can help us monitor information operations, including visual misinformation, on elections and science-related issues over social media (Facebook, Instagram, YouTube).
The position is suited to candidates who have recently completed a doctorate in any relevant discipline (for example, journalism/media studies, sociology, political science or social data science, although this list is only indicative) and with experience of working with relevant quantitative and computational methods. The ideal candidate will have a substantive interest in understanding democratic institutions, civic engagement, and science policy, along with some familiarity with current events and international affairs.
Excellent writing, presentation abilities, and analytical skills are required. A record of publications in international peer-reviewed journals and the ability to obtain research funding, both commensurate with the stage of the candidate’s academic career, are very desirable.
This position fixed-term until 31 October 2020 in the first instance, with the Computational Propaganda team at the Oxford Internet Institute. The researcher will work closely with the PI, Professor Phil Howard.
To apply for this role and for further details please click on the links below
Only applications received before 12.00 noon on Monday 6 January 2020 will be considered. Interviews will take place on 20 and 24 January 2020.
Only applications received before 12:00pm GMT on Monday 6 January 2020 will be considered.
Interviews for those short-listed are currently planned to take place on week commencing 24 January 2020.
Last updated on 13 December 2019