Posted on: 5 September, 2019
Application deadline: October 10, 2019

8-month Postdoctoral Researcher position: The UK and German gig economy, Oxford Internet Institute, UK

Researcher in Social Science 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 in Germany and the UK.

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, be able to effectively manage multiple ongoing tasks, and have experience coordinating between a diverse group of stakeholders.

As the successful candidate, you will be based at Fairwork Foundation within the Oxford Internet Institute. You will be part of a team of researchers based in the UK, South Africa, India, and Germany, and will collaborate with colleagues in those places 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. More information about the position is available here.

Only online applications received before 12.00 midday on 10 October 2019 will be considered. Interviews for those shortlisted are scheduled on 28 or 29 October 2019.