Join the Fairwork research team. The project is hiring a Postdoctoral Researcher.

Postdoctoral Researcher
Oxford Internet Institute, 1 St Giles, Oxford
Grade 7: £32,236 – £39,609 p.a.

Our colleagues over at the Fairwork Foundation are looking for someone to join a team of researchers from around the world. This position provides an exciting opportunity to work with the team to co-develop standards of fair work and apply them to digital platforms.

Applicants will have a relevant postgraduate degree in sociology, geography, anthropology, economics, development studies, or related fields. Excellent writing, presentation abilities, and analytical skills are also required. Applicants should be highly organised and able to effectively manage multiple ongoing tasks.

As the successful candidate, you will be based at Fairwork Foundation within the Oxford Internet Institute. You will be part of a GCRF-funded team consisting of Professor Mark Graham, Professor Sandra Fredman (Oxford Law), Professor Jean Paul van Belle (Cape Town), Professor Richard Heeks (Manchester), and Professor Darcy du Toit (Western Cape). You will also collaborate with other colleagues in Oxford and India to: co-develop thresholds and principles of fair work that apply to the platform economy; design strategies and carry out research to evaluate platforms against those thresholds; collaborate in the preparation of publications and research outputs to disseminate the evaluations of platforms against principles of fair work.

Based in the heart of Oxford, this post is available immediately and is fixed-term until 28 February 2021 in the first instance, with the possibility of renewal thereafter. More information about the position is available here.

Only online applications received before 12.00 midday on 19 July 2019 will be considered. Interviews for those shortlisted will be held during week commencing 12 August 2019.

Mark Graham

Mark Graham is the Professor of Internet Geography at the OII, a Faculty Fellow at the Alan Turing Institute, a Research Fellow at Green Templeton College, and an Associate in the University of Oxford’s School of Geography and the Environment. He leads a range of research projects spanning topics between digital labour, the gig economy, internet geographies, and ICTs and development.