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 postgraduate degree in sociology, geography, economics, law, development, or related fields. Excellent writing, presentation abilities, project management, and analytical skills are required.
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 conducting research and guiding the Fairwork partners in the research that they conduct. You will be based at the University of Oxford, and will work with partners in Brazil, Bangladesh, Chile, Ecuador, Egypt, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Pakistan, South Africa, and the UK. The primary aims of this position will be to (1) conduct research with platform workers and platform managers about job quality on digital labour platforms; (2) use that research as part of action research strategies to leverage change in the gig economy; (3) play a coordination role with some of the project's international partners; (4) collaborate on publications and research outputs to disseminate the evaluations of platforms against principles of fair work.
This post is available immediately and is fixed-term until 30 June 2022 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 midday on 27 August 2020 will be considered. Interviews for those shortlisted will take place on 11 September 2020.