We are looking for an enthusiastic and highly motivated Postdoctoral Researcher in Crowdsourced Data Collection to work on the ERC Advanced Grant CHRONO research project: Chronotype, health and family – the role of biology, socio- and natural environment and their interaction, led by Professor Melinda Mills at the Leverhulme Centre for Demographic Science (LCDS), University of Oxford. The ERC project is embedded within the new and vibrant research LCDS centre (www.demographicscience.ox.ac.uk), an interdisciplinary centre physically located in the Department of Sociology.
This ERC grant examines how disrupted environments, employment and family lives are related to health and demographic outcomes. Lives have been disrupted by the widespread use of electronic devices, artificial light but also recent COVID-19 transformations to work, family and life patterns. This project fuses biological and social approaches to examine the role of biology, genetics, the natural and social environment and their interaction on predicting and understanding resilience in working and living conditions and how this relates to health and family outcomes. The project will draw on existing and new biosocial data in addition to novel digital data that combines multiple data types with social and natural environmental measures using a variety of statistical approaches.
The postholder will be part of the larger team within the ERC CHRONO research project and will focus specifically on the crowdsourced data collection project within CHRONO, which collects multiple sources of data including: self-reported surveys, social media archives, genetics and family geneaologies. The postholder need not hold expertise in all of the data types, but be specialised or interested in developing skills in these areas.
Applicants should hold a PhD, (or close to completion) in computer science, marketing or business, demography, biostatistics, statistics, genetics, biology, epidemiology, economics, sociology, or another relevant discipline. You will have experience handling and managing a complex online data interface and structures, as well as ability to work both independently and as part of team within the grant project, excellent written and verbal communication skills are essential. Openness to learning new skills and applying different disciplinary approaches is a must.
This is a full-time, fixed-term appointment until 31st October 2024, commencing as soon as possible and no later than 1st September 2021.
The closing date for applications is 12:00 noon UK time on Monday, 10th May 2021.
You will be required to upload a CV, covering letter outlining why and how you fit the job criteria and how your experience is related to this position, a sample of written work, and details of three referees as part of your online application. Referees will only be contacted if candidates are shortlisted for an interview.