Job opening for part time researcher on Wikipedia

We are looking for a part time researcher for our wikipedia project. It should be someone with quantitative skills and a history of writing for an academic audience (and some post-graduate training). We can be somewhat flexible in terms of hours. That is to say, if you are interested in working near full time over the summer, rather than half time for six months, we can negotiate.

Here is the post:

Part-time Research Assistant Fell Fund Project


Grade 6: Salary £26,004 – £31,020 p.a. (Variable hours – up to 18.5 hours a week)

We are a leading international research Institute looking for a part-time Research Assistant to carry out research into the geography and social structure of Wikipedia in the Middle East and North Africa through large-scale data analysis. The position will involve the analysis of the corpus of Wikipedia text, user-pages and history files and the use of statistical techniques to explain spatial and social patterns. Our research question focuses on patterns of representation on Wikipedia as well as an articulation of patterns of conflict and barriers to participation.

Based at our OII North office at 66 Banbury Road, this position is available immediately for 6 months, with variable hours – up to 18.5 hours a week.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. To apply for this role and for further details, including a job description and selection criteria, please click here

Only applications received before 12:00 midday on the 1st June 2012 can be considered. Interviews for those short-listed are currently planned to take place in the week commencing 4th June 2012

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