Postdoctoral Research Fellow (2 posts)

University of Oxford - Oxford Internet Institute, St Giles, Oxford / Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, Norham Gardens, Oxford

The Oxford Internet Institute (OII) and the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism (RISJ) are seeking to appoint two Postdoctoral Research Fellows to work on a newly funded project aimed at analysing the interplay between misinformation campaigns, news coverage, and social media for public understanding of science and innovation.

We are looking for colleagues who can help us develop an interdisciplinary approach to the problem at hand combining survey research, content analysis, qualitative research, and computational social science; and take responsibility for and deliver on distinct parts of this larger project. The positions 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 digital media and journalism.

The positions are suited to candidates who have recently completed (or are near completion of) a doctorate on 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 qualitative, quantitative, and/or computational methods. The ideal candidates will also have a substantive interest in one or more domains of science policy.

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.

These positions are available for 3 years in the first instance, with a desired start date as soon as possible and no later than 1 September 2018. One position will be based at OII and one at the RISJ. The Postdoc Research Fellows will work closely with the PIs, Phil Howard and Rasmus Kleis Nielsen.

To apply for this role and for further details please click on the link below.

Only applications received before 12.00 noon on 14 December 2017 will be considered. Interviews will take place on 8 and 11 January 2018.

Please note that the University of Oxford's retirement policy has changed. With effect from 1 October 2017, all employees at Grade 8 and above have a retirement age of the 30 September before the 69th birthday. All employees at Grades 1-7 do not have a set retirement age. Further details are available here: https://www.ox.ac.uk/about/jobs/preemploymentscreening.

https://www.recruit.ox.ac.uk/pls/hrisliverecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.jobspec?p_id=131363

Closing Date: 14-DEC-2017 12:00

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