Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in Misinformation, Science and Media

Politics & Int Relations

University of Oxford, Oxford, UK


  • Posted on: 12th Feb 2021
  • Salary: Grade 7: £32,817 to £40,322 per annum
  • REF: 149419
  • Closes: 15th March 2021
  • Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
  • Hours: Full Time

Job Details

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in Misinformation, Science and Media

Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism (RISJ), 13 Norham Gardens, Oxford, OX2 6PS

Grade 7: £32,817 to £40,322 per annum

The Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism (RISJ) is seeking to appoint a post-doctoral Research Fellow to work on the interplay between misinformation, news, and social media with an emphasis on public understanding of science, health, and public affairs more broadly.

We are looking for a colleague who can play a leading role in developing and delivering on empirical work using online experiments and survey research to advance our understanding of the efficacy of various types of interventions against misinformation as well as the role of news in increasing resilience against misinformation.

The position is an exceptional chance to be part of a project tackling a pressing problem and part of one of the most dynamic centres of research on digital media and journalism.

The successful candidate will have a completed doctorate (or evidence of imminent completion) or equivalent experience in a substantive area of social science including journalism/media studies, sociology, political science, or social data science. The ideal candidate will also have familiarity with existing work on misinformation, public understanding of science and technology, health communication, science communication, news media, and digital media.

Excellent written, editing and verbal communication skills to demonstrate a potential to write and present at an international level. A record of published work on misinformation, health communication and a detailed knowledge of existing research on misinformation and work on public understanding of science, health communication, news, and digital media, are very desirable.

This is a full-time, fixed-term appointment with a desired start date as soon as possible and no later than 1 September 2021 until 31 August 2023. The individual appointed will be working with one of the principal investigators behind the project, RISJ Director Professor Rasmus Kleis Nielsen and Dr Richard Fletcher, Head of the RISJ research team.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Monday, 15th March 2021. You will be required to upload a supporting statement and a CV as part of your online application.

Applications are particularly welcome from women, black and minority ethnic candidates who are under-represented in academic posts in Oxford.

Contact Person :

Sofia Nari

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Contact Phone :

+ 44 (0) 1865 288566

Closing Date & Time :

15-Mar-2021 12:00

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