Research Assistant on ‘Data Scores’

The Data Justice Lab is looking for a Research Assistant (9 months, fixed term) to work on the project ‘Data Scores as Governance: Investigating uses of citizen scoring’ and assist with developing the profile of the Data Justice Lab.

Main responsibilities:
– Investigate the use of data scores across different levels of government, through internet research, document analysis, and academic literature reviews
– Plan and conduct research interviews with members of public, private and non-profit sectors
– Support the development of digital research outputs, including a visual interactive map
– Help organise a project-related workshop
– Contribute to research publications and presentations
– Help with the development of the Data Justice Lab, including administering the Lab’s website, exploring funding opportunities and institutional collaborations, and developing research ideas.

You should have a degree (MA or PhD) in media and communications, social sciences or a related field; an understanding of, and interest in, the role of ‘big data’ in society, and the processes and implications of datafication; knowledge of research methods and techniques, particularly interviews; and be comfortable working with partners from a diverse background (academia, policy, technology, civil society).

Deadline for applications: 4th of December, 2017
Expected start date: 1st of January, 2018
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For queries, contact Lina Dencik (, Arne Hintz ( or Joanna Redden (

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