[Air-L] New position at the OII researching big data

Eric Meyer eric.meyer at oii.ox.ac.uk
Thu Jul 26 04:15:02 PDT 2012

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Job title: Researcher
Vacancy: 103705
Grade and salary: Grade 7 (£29,249-35,938 p.a.)
Hours: Full time
Contract type: Fixed-term (20 months from 1 October 2012)
Reporting to: Eric T. Meyer
Research topic: Accessing and Using Big Data to Advance Social Science Knowledge
Funding partners: Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

The Oxford Internet Institute at the University of Oxford is looking for a full-time Researcher to work on the newly funded project, "Accessing and Using Big Data to Advance Social Science Knowledge". The project will use mixed methods to follow 'big data' from its public and private origins through open and closed pathways into the social sciences, and document and shape the ways they are being accessed and used to create new knowledge about the social world and the behaviour of human beings. This will be done primarily through five case studies, interviews of approximately 125 participants, and observations of data scientists in their workplaces.
Applicants should hold a PhD in information science, sociology, anthropology, political science, internet studies, or related disciplines, have a strong interest in the social aspects of online technologies and proven experience in qualitative and quantitative research. The successful candidate will work with a multidisciplinary team of researchers, and will be able to take a lead in project management, data collection and analysis, and the dissemination of results.
This position is available from 1st October 2012 for 20 months.
The closing date for applications is 12:00 BST on Wednesday 22 August 2012 and only applications received before then can be considered.
Details of how to apply are online at http://www.oii.ox.ac.uk/people/newpositions/

Eric T. Meyer
Research Fellow, Oxford Internet Institute
University of Oxford
eric.meyer at oii.ox.ac.uk<mailto:eric.meyer at oii.ox.ac.uk>
Web: http://www.oii.ox.ac.uk/people/?id=120
SSRN: http://ssrn.com/author=912385

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