The Oxford Internet Institute is appointing a Researcher to work with the Fairwork Foundation. Fairwork is an action-research project that studies the gig economy in order to develop fairness ratings for digital platforms, that are used as a lever to improve working conditions.
Applicants will have a relevant degree in sociology, geography, economics, law, development, or related fields. Excellent writing, presentation abilities, project management, and analytical skills are required. We welcome applications from candidates even if they do not have previous experience in a research team.
As the successful candidate, you will be based at Fairwork Foundation within the Oxford Internet Institute. You will be a core part of a team led by Professor Mark Graham, and will play a key role in both conducting research and guiding the Fairwork partners in the research that they conduct. The primary aims of this position will be to (1) assist the larger team in the research that they are conducting with platform workers and platform managers about job quality on digital labour platforms; (2) use that research as part of the Fairwork Foundation's action research strategies to leverage change in the gig economy; (3) play a coordination role with some of the project's international partners; and (4) assist the team in preparing and disseminating publications, talks, and other forms of research outputs.
This post is available immediately and is fixed-term until 28 February 2021 in the first instance, with the possibility of renewal thereafter.
To apply for this role and for further details please click on the link below.
Only online applications received before 12.00 noon on 13 August 2020 will be considered. Interviews for those shortlisted will take place on 25 August 2020.