Researcher in Social Science

Updated: 7 months ago
Location: Oxford, ENGLAND
Deadline: 18 Oct 2019

The Oxford Internet Institute (OII) is seeking to appoint a Researcher to work with the Fairwork Foundation. This position provides an exciting opportunity to work with our team to co-develop standards of fair work and apply them to digital platforms in the United Kingdom and Germany.

Applicants will have a relevant postgraduate degree in sociology, geography, anthropology, economics, law, or related fields. Excellent writing, presentation abilities, and analytical skills are also required. Applicants should be highly organised and able to effectively manage multiple ongoing tasks.

As the successful candidate, you will be based at Fairwork Foundation within the Oxford Internet Institute. You will be part of a European Research Council-funded team led by Professor Mark Graham (OII) that seeks to pilot the Fairwork project in London and Berlin. You will also work with the larger Fairwork team which consists of key partners in Oxford, Manchester, Berlin, Cape Town, and Bangalore. The primary aims of this position will be to: co-develop thresholds and principles of fair work that apply to the platform economy; design strategies and carry out research to evaluate platforms against those thresholds; collaborate in the preparation of publications and research outputs to disseminate the evaluations of platforms against principles of fair work.

Based in the heart of Oxford, this post is available immediately and is fixed-term for 18 months in the first instance, with the possibility of renewal thereafter.

The closindg date for applications is 12.00 midday on 18 October 2019. Interviews for those shortlisted are scheduled on 28 or 29 October 2019.

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