Research Assistant

University of Oxford

United Kingdom

September 17, 2021


Research Assistant

Oxford Internet Institute - 1 St Giles - OX1 3JS Grade 6; salary £29,614 - £35,326

We are looking to appoint a part-time Research Assistant for the “Research into online disinformation” project. This project is a major effort to understand the prevalence and reach of disinformation in the UK media environment, based on both automatic tracking of content produced by disinformation sources and manual coding of major sites and forums sharing them. The project has been ongoing since 2019. The key output is short weekly reports aimed at senior policymakers: the main responsibility of the appointed research assistant will be to contribute to these reports. Ideal candidates should have demonstrable knowledge of UK politics and a keen interest in the role of disinformation in elections & democratic life, with proven experience writing to a high standard and delivering quickly to tight deadlines. Skills in data analysis and coding could be an advantage though candidates without such experience are still warmly encouraged to apply.

Applicants should be aware that they may be exposed to potentially harmful online material (such as hate speech and misinformation) during the execution of their project duties. Mental resilience training sessions will be available to those taking part in the project. Applicants should also be aware that they will be required to complete a background check before appointment.

The post holders will report to the Jonathan Bright, and should feel free to reach out to him for any questions on clarification. The post holder will also be invited to be part of the wider Programme on Democracy and Technology.

The positions are available immediately until the 30th of March 2022.

To apply for this role and for further details please click on the link below.

Only online applications received before 12.00 midday on 17th September will be considered.

Contact Person : Ms Ornella Sciuto Vacancy ID : 153199 Contact Phone : Closing Date & Time : 17-Sep-2021 12:15 Contact Email :