We are looking for one programmer to join our team at the Nuffield Centre for Experimental Social Sciences (CESS). The programmer will be working on a Fell Fund funded project entitled “A Global Perspective on Financial Literacy.” The project will be focused on large-scale experimental interventions conducted on different social media platforms (e.g., Reddit, Twitter and Facebook). The work will be compensated based on the hours work at the rate of £20-£35/hour, commensurate with experience. The position will be for a fixed term of six months with the possibility of extension conditional on funding,
The programmer should be able to analyze large corpora of hierarchical text using text as data techniques such as dictionary methods, clustering and structural topic modeling. The programmer will also engage in large-scale social media scraping using APIs and specific Python packages such as PRAW.
A successful candidate will possess at the following skills and experience:
Other desirable qualities include:
If you are interested in this position, please send us a covering letter and your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The CV should include a URL linked to relevant samples of work.
The Nuffield Centre for Experimental Social Sciences in Oxford is looking for Casual Research Assistants to join their team. The successful candidate will be working 5-10 hours per week, earning an hourly salary of £14.
As a part-time Research Assistant you will be required to, organise, maintain and update our datasets. Your responsibilities will be:
The skills required for this job are:
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We are searching for one Research Output Assistant to join our team at the Nuffield Centre for Experimental Social Sciences (CESS). The Assistant’s primary role will be to help CESS researchers in the writing up of academic papers, based on already-existing datasets. The work will be compensated on a per-paper-written basis, at a rate of 1,500 USD (with a 1,000 USD publication bonus).
CESS has recently conducted laboratory, field, laboratory-in-field, and online experiments that have produced several unique and interesting datasets. The Assistant will work closely with CESS researchers (economists, political scientists and psychologists) to review the academic literature, conduct data analysis, and write up academic papers using these datasets. The Assistant will have the possibility of being included as co-author of such papers, if he/she makes a significant intellectual contribution to them. The Assistant will also have the opportunity to – and is encouraged to – propose additional academic papers from the existing datasets.
A successful candidate will possess the following qualifications and skills.
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The Nuffield College Centre for Experimental Social Sciences (CESS) seeks to appoint an Experimental Scientist contractor based in CESS China at Nankai University, Tianjin, China. CESS China has two fully networked computer labs that are used by a wide range of social scientists to run experiments for research in diverse social science disciplines. CESS China also works with the CESS Online operation to offer interactive large-scale experiments implemented with subjects from the CESS China subject pool, on a WeChat app platform.
The Experimental Scientist will be part of the CESS network of experimental scientists who are located in Oxford, Santiago in Chile, Pune in India, and Tianjin in China, and she or he will work closely with the CESS worldwide team. Duties include assisting with the development of the CESS Online platforms, developing online and lab subject pools, advising and assisting researchers in programming experiments, and promoting CESS China and experimental social sciences in China. This opportunity would be ideal for individuals with a strong technical background trained in computer science or experimental programming and data analysis. A familiarity with experimental methods is desirable although not necessary.
Candidates should hold a Master’s (or higher) degree in Computer Science or in a related applied field.
Experience of conducting social science lab experiments; of working with basic web technologies, such as HTML and CSS, as well as more complex technologies such as PHP; and of using statistical analysis software (such as R and Stata) would be an advantage.
The Experimental Scientist will be contracted to work for 110 hours per month (minimum 25 hours per week), at a rate of £15.00 per hour. The contract is available from 1 April 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter and is fixed-term for one year in the first instance, with the possibility of extension.
Further particulars are available from the Nuffield College website at: https://www.nuffield.ox.ac.uk/media/2399/cess-china-experimental-scientist-further-particulars.pdf
Applications consisting of a two-page description of the applicant’s research training, experience and motivation and how these meet the requirements of the position, and a CV including the names and e-mail addresses of two academic or professional referees, should be sent via e-mail as a single .pdf attachment, to CESS@nuffield.ox.ac.uk.
The deadline for receipt of applications is February 1, 2018. Applications will be reviewed as they are received and candidates may be invited for interview in advance of the closing date. Candidates who would like to be interviewed at the ASSA conference in Philadelphia should submit applications by January 1, 2018.
If a candidate is invited to an interview before the closing date, we may contact referees directly before the deadline.
Are you an early-stage PhD student focusing on experiments in a Social Science? Our lab in India is looking for exceptional candidates from any social science discipline or related, applied fields to spend one or two months with us to design and execute a lab or lab-in-the-field experiment. This year, we are excited about proposals related to gender-based violence, policing, social norms, trust, behavior change, and regulation.
To apply, e-mail us a CV and an early-stage design (including a brief literature review) that you would like to develop further with someone from CESS Nuffield – FLAME University.
Fellows will receive:
Apply by June 15, 2018 for August and September 2018 visits.
To learn more about the Centre, please visit: https://www.cess-nuffield- flame.org.
* This opportunity is only open to candidates already enrolled in a PhD program.