Posted on: 20 June, 2019
Application deadline: July 19, 2019
18-month Researcher post, Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford, UK
We have a new 18-month full-time Researcher position available at the University of Oxford’s Oxford Internet Institute. The post would be perfect for a critical economic geographer with an interest in action research in the platform economy.
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Oxford Internet Institute, 1 St Giles, Oxford
Grade 7: £32,236 – £39,609 p.a.
We are looking for someone to join our team of researchers from around the world. The Oxford Internet Institute (OII) is seeking to appoint a Postdoctoral 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.
Applicants will have a relevant postgraduate degree in sociology, geography, anthropology, economics, development studies, 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 GCRF-funded team consisting of Professor Mark Graham (Oxford), Professor Sandra Fredman (Oxford), Professor Jean Paul van Belle (Cape Town), Professor Richard Heeks (Manchester), and Professor Darcy du Toit (Western Cape). You will also collaborate with other colleagues in Oxford and India 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 until 28 February 2021 in the first instance, with the possibility of renewal thereafter. More information about the position is available here.
Only online applications received before 12.00 midday on 19 July 2019 will be considered. Interviews for those shortlisted will be held during week commencing 12 August 2019.