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Two Postdoc Positions in Computational Social Science, Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford - closing date: 19th January 2015

last modified Jan 09, 2015 12:50 PM

Grade 7: Salary £30,434 to £37,394 p.a.

We are a leading international multidisciplinary research and policy institute at the University of Oxford, looking for two full-time Postdoctoral Researchers to join Dr Taha Yasseri to work on his funded projects, “HUMANE: a typology, method and roadmap for HUman-MAchine Networks” and “Collective Memory in the Digital Age; understanding “forgetting” on the Internet”. In both projects quantitative analysis will be performed on large scale transactional data collected from the web to understand social aspects of collective online behaviour.

Applicants should hold (or be completing) a PhD in Social Sciences, Computer Science or Informatics, Physics, Mathematics, or any other relevant discipline, have a strong interest in the social aspects of online technologies and proven experience in performing and writing papers based on quantitative research. The successful applicants will work in a multidisciplinary research team and contribute to the research projects at all their stages, including literature review, research design, data collection, data analysis, writing papers, presenting at conferences, and other dissemination activities, e.g., writing blog posts.

Based at our OII North office at 34 St. Giles, Oxford, these positions are available from 1st April 2015 or as soon as possible thereafter, for 18 months in the first instance, with the possibility of extension, depending on funding.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. The application form and further details, including a job description and selection criteria, are available on the Oxford University's recruitment website.

Further information can be obtained from

The closing date for applications is 12:00 GMT on Monday 19 January 2015 and only applications received before then can be considered. Interviews for those short-listed are currently planned to take place in the week commencing Monday 2 February 2015.