The Computational Propaganda Project

Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford

Hiring: Post-Doctoral Researcher & Technical Development Officer

We’re hiring a post-doctoral fellow to help our bot detection efforts, as part of our new BOTFIND project. The primary task will be to build tools for detecting politically motivated and automated content production on social media platforms.

The position is suited to candidates who have recently completed a doctorate in a relevant field, and requires someone with extensive skills in computer science/computational social science and an interest in political communication.

The position is available immediately for 18 months, with possibility of renewal thereafter, for up to 36 months.

The full summary with selection criteria, responsibilities and duties is available here.

Applications are open until September 21st, 2017, through the University of Oxford’s online job portal.

 

Researcher and Technical Development Officer (computer science)
Oxford Internet Institute, 1 St Giles, Oxford
Grade 7: £31,076 – £38,183 p.a.
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 (post-doctoral fellows). 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 centre 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 a fixed-term of 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.

Please note that you may only apply through the University of Oxford website

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 the week commencing 10 October 2017.

 https://www.recruit.ox.ac.uk/pls/hrisliverecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.display_form

OII

Robert Gorwa • 4th August 2017


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