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Vacancies

The OII currently has 4 vacancies, detailed below.

Postdoctoral Researcher

Vacancy ID: 160324 | Closing date: Wednesday 5 October, 2022, 12:00pm UTC

Details

Grade: Grade 07S: £34,308-£42,155 per annum

We are looking to appoint a Postdoctoral Researcher to collaborate with Professor Andrew Przybylski to undertake the quantitative analysis of large-scale social, medical, and epidemiological data to investigate three research questions including:
RQ1.     Has there actually been a significant decrease in adolescent wellbeing in the last decade?
RQ2.     Are shifts, both increases and decreases, consistent between technologically saturated and developing nations?
RQ3.     How do these shifts in well-being (mis) align with technological events and the reduction of mental health stigma in different cultures?
This program of research aims to address the assumptions that the overall mental well-being of young people is undergoing a pronounced period of decline and that this may be driven by digital technologies. This is a full time, fixed-term post until 31st October 2024.
Tasks include:
•         Managing own academic research and administrative duties.
•         Adapting existing and developing new research methodologies and materials.
•         Preparing working theories and analysing quantitative data.
•         Contributing ideas for new research projects involving linking well-being to online trace data and games and social media platform telemetry.
•         Providing guidance to junior members of the research group including research assistants, PhD students, and/or project volunteers.
The ideal candidate should hold a relevant qualitive-focused doctorate, have previous experience of contributing to publications and be able to analyse large-scale quantitative social data. They will also have experience with general linear and non-linear modelling, multilevel modelling, time series analysis, classical test theory, item response theory, gaussian modelling, and psychometrical approaches. Knowledge of statistical programming and data visualisation is also required.
Desirable skills include having experience with meta-scientific inquiry, building interactive statistical tools and collecting and analysing large-scale behavioural data.
Full details of this post can be found in the Job Description link below.
Further queries can be directed to Professor Andrew Przybylski andy.przybylski@oii.ox.ac.uk
You will be required to upload a supporting statement, a CV, and details of two referees as part of your online application.
The closing date for applications is 12.00 midday on 5th October 2022.
Shortlisting is expected to take place a week later and interviews to be held the week commencing 24th October 2022.
Committed to equality and valuing diversity.

How to apply

  • Opening date: Monday 5 September, 2022, 9:00am UTC
  • Closing date: Wednesday 5 October, 2022, 12:00pm UTC
  • Interview date: Interviews are scheduled for the week beginning Monday 24 October, 2022

Only applications received before 12:00pm UTC on Wednesday 5 October 2022 will be considered.

Research Grants Officer

Vacancy ID: 160520 | Closing date: Wednesday 12 October, 2022, 12:00pm UTC

Details

Grade: Grade 6: £30,502 - £36,386 per annum

The Oxford Internet Institute seeks to appoint a fixed term Research Grants Officer to play a vital role in a busy department, providing high level research administration to the departments academic staff, with a particular focus towards financial administration, monitoring and reporting of all active research grants (post-award stage).

Working in the Research Facilitation area of the departmental friendly administrative team, you will provide financial support for research grant awards as well as other routine operational support for recurring research activities.

You will be educated to degree level (or equivalent), with experience of research financial administration in a higher education institution or similar organisation, and a demonstrable ability to work independently; you will also have strong organisational skills, a keen attention to detail, experience of using spreadsheets to manipulate and present data, and proven communication and interpersonal skills.

This full-time post is available immediately and for a fixed term of 3 years in the first instance.

Applications, which should include a CV and supporting statement on how you feel you meet the selection criteria, should be made online via the link above by 12.00 noon on  12 October 2022.

Interviews will be held during the week commencing 31 October 2022

Please note we are also adverting for another research administration role: Research Support Officer (Vacancy no: 160510)

How to apply

  • Opening date: Friday 16 September, 2022, 0:00am UTC
  • Closing date: Wednesday 12 October, 2022, 12:00pm UTC
  • Interview date: Interviews are scheduled for the week beginning Monday 31 October, 2022

Only applications received before 12:00pm UTC on Wednesday 12 October 2022 will be considered.

Research Support Officer

Vacancy ID: 160510 | Closing date: Wednesday 12 October, 2022, 12:00pm UTC

Details

Grade: Grade 6: £30,502 - £36,386 per annum

The Oxford Internet Institute seeks to appoint a Research Support Officer to play a vital role in a busy department, providing high level research administration to the departments academic staff, with a particular focus towards applications and proposals of research grants (pre-award stage).

Working in the Research Facilitation area of the departmental friendly administrative team, you will provide support for research grant applications, ongoing research projects, research visitor programme and routine operational support for recurring research activities.

You will be educated to degree level (or equivalent), with experience of research support administration in a higher education institution or similar organisation, and a demonstrable ability to work independently; you will also have strong organisational skills, a keen attention to detail, experience of using spreadsheets to manipulate and present data, and proven communication and interpersonal skills.

This full-time post is available immediately.

Applications, which should include a CV and supporting statement on how you feel you meet the selection criteria, should be made online via the link above by 12.00 noon on 12 October 2022.

Interviews will be held during the week commencing 31 October 2022

Please note we are also adverting for another research administration role: Research Grants Officer (Vacancy no: 160520)

How to apply

  • Opening date: Friday 16 September, 2022, 0:00am UTC
  • Closing date: Wednesday 12 October, 2022, 12:00pm UTC
  • Interview date: Interviews are scheduled for the week beginning Monday 31 October, 2022

Only applications received before 12:00pm UTC on Wednesday 12 October 2022 will be considered.

Events Officer

Vacancy ID: 160783 | Closing date: Monday 17 October, 2022, 12:00pm UTC

Details

Grade: Grade 6: £30,502 - £36,386 per annum

We have an exciting opportunity to join the External Relations and Communications team at the Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford.  We are looking for an enthusiastic and knowledgeable Events Officer to lead the delivery and support the design of the OII’s busy events programme.

This is a full-time, permanent role, to start immediately.

Working in central Oxford as part of a small and busy administrative team, you will provide key support in organising the OII’s seminars, policy forums and internal and external events. These will be a mix of in-person, hybrid and virtual events, so skills and experience across these formats is a must.

This role offers the opportunity to work in a small but ambitious and creative team with world-leading academics on a diverse and exciting range of events that touch on many of the key issues of our time. These include disinformation in public debate, the role of social media platforms and technology in our daily lives, the future of work, artificial intelligence, and the effect of technology on our wellbeing.

You will be based in Oxford but there will be ample opportunity for remote working when not managing in-person events.

You will be responsible for supporting the design of termly events programmes for both our external stakeholders and the OII community. These include in-person lectures, webinars, formal events, industry talks for students, and events with OII alumni.

You will support the wider External Relations and Communications team in enhancing the public profile and reputation of the OII among policymakers, academics, influencers, and of course potential students. You will also play a key role in building a strong sense of community among colleagues and students within the department.

You will be working in the OII, a multi-disciplinary department in the Social Sciences Division at the University of Oxford, focused on studying the relationship between technology and society.

As the successful candidate, you will have a friendly professional approach that enables you to work effectively as part of a team and to liaise at all levels. You will be flexible and adaptable to often changing circumstances. You should be able to demonstrate excellent IT, communication and organisation skills and experience of working in a Higher Education and/or Technology environment would be an advantage.

If you would like to discuss this role please contact Mark Malbas, Head of External Affairs, on 01865 287220 or mark.malbas@oii.ox.ac.uk. Further details are also found in the Job Description provided.

You will be required to upload a supporting statement, setting out how you meet the selection criteria, curriculum vitae and the names and contact details of two referees as part of your online application.

Only applications received before noon on Monday 17th October 2022 can be considered.

Committed to equality and valuing diversity.

How to apply

  • Opening date: Monday 26 September, 2022, 8:00am UTC
  • Closing date: Monday 17 October, 2022, 12:00pm UTC
  • Interview date: Interviews are scheduled for the week beginning Tuesday 1 November, 2022

Only applications received before 12:00pm UTC on Monday 17 October 2022 will be considered.