Voltaire Foundation Research Assistant in Digital Iconography

University of Oxford
May 24, 2024
Offerd Salary:£32,332-£38,205
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Contract Type:Fixed Term (1 year)
Working Time:Full time
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Voltaire Foundation Research Assistant in Digital Iconography

Voltaire Foundation, University of Oxford, 99 Banbury Road, OX2 6JX

Contract type

Fixed Term (1 year) from 1 October 2024


Full time

About the role

The Voltaire Foundation is a busy and friendly research department within the Humanities Division, based at 99 Banbury Road, Oxford, specialising in the European 18th Century and digital text editing.

We seek a Research Assistant who will work on updating an existing legacy database and transforming it into a sustainable and functional open access resource as part of the ‘Voltaire Studio'. Working with specialist researchers and the Voltaire Foundation's digital consultant, the Research Assistant will develop/enhance the data model taking the existing data structure as a starting point, with a view to producing a sophisticated and user-friendly end product. In consultation with the supervisors, the Research Assistant will develop a work plan and implement it. The Research Assistant will also be involved in developing the iconography of Digital Voltaire, in terms of both content and permissions, and will make recommendations and produce a plan.

The role is fixed-term for 12 months.

The duties and skills required are described in further detail in the job description.

Application process

Applications must be made online. You will be required to upload a CV and a supporting statement explaining why you consider yourself particularly suited to this position, with reference to the essentials of the person specification. setting out how you meet the selection criteria for the post, using examples of your skills and experience. As part of your application you will be asked to provide details of two referees and indicate whether we can contact them now.

Only applications received by 12.00 noon on Friday 24 May 2024 will be considered. Interviews are expected to take place in the week commencing 10 June 2024.

For further details, please refer to the How to apply section of the job description. Queries about the post should be directed to Dr Birgit Mikus, [email protected] . Non-technical questions about this job may be directed to [email protected].

Please quote Vacancy ID 172277 on all correspondence.

Committed to equality and valuing diversity

Contact Person : HR Administrator Vacancy ID : 172277 Contact Phone : Closing Date & Time : 24-May-2024 12:00 Pay Scale : STANDARD GRADE 6 Contact Email : [email protected] Salary (£) : Grade 6: £32,332-£38,205 per annum

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