Dear All,

This email is about a job opening. Sorry if it's not appropriate for this mailing list, however, both positions are heavily involved with Wikipedia Research (among other things) and therefore pretty much related to the topic.

I would appreciate if you could circulate it within your networks.


Postdoctoral Researcher in Computational Social Science

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.

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.

Dr Taha Yasseri
Research Fellow in Computational Social Science 
Oxford Internet Institute
University of Oxford
1 St. Giles
Oxford OX1 3JS
Tel. +44-1865-287229