Postdoc in Data and Policy at QUT Digital Media Research Centre

I am very excited to announce that we are hiring a postdoc in Data and Policy. This is an excellent opportunity to work within a vibrant trans-disciplinary research environment at the QUT Digital Media Research Centre and Faculty of Law.

The position is designed to develop new research agendas, methods, and collaborations in data-driven policy analysis. The research will specifically focus on two related themes:

  • Data-driven policy: develop new methodological approaches to combine open data, big social data, computational tools, and visualisations to better inform the development of public policy and public debate.

  • Tracking the impact of open access publishing and open data: work with industry and scholarly partners to develop new methods and metrics to extend and augment traditional measures of impact of open data and open access scholarly works and public communications.

The position is for one year, renewable for another year. The salary range is $AUD62,490 to $AUD84,793.

We are looking for candidates with a PhD in any relevant field, including law, information, media communications, or social science.

Applicants should have experience in one or more of: data analysis, visualisation or data-journalism, or computational methods, and candidates who can move across fields and methods are strongly preferred.

The full position description is available here.

If you have any questions, please contact me directly: Nic Suzor [email protected].

Application form here, applications close 15 June 2016.