Senior Research Administrator
Location: Highfield Campus
Salary: £23,879 to £28,452 Pro rata per annum
Part Time (10 Hours Per Week) Fixed Term (6 Months)
Closing Date: Monday 14 August 2017
Interview Date: To be confirmed
As part of a wider research project (ERC WORKANDHOME) we are seeking to recruit a Senior Research Administrator to usefully mine Twitter data for understanding emerging workplace geographies in the Digital Economy.
The WORKANDHOME project investigates self-employed workers who do not have commercial premises but use their home and other places (e.g. public spaces and co-working spaces) as working places. These workers and their working places are difficult to capture with existing secondary data. This is why the project explores the use of Twitter data for understanding where the self-employed (freelancers) work and how they experience their work across different working places. The project seeks to use informed consent from a sample of Twitter users for collating geotagged tweets over a certain period of time.
You will work with Dr Darja Reuschke (Geography & Environment) and Prof Susan Halford (Web Science Institute). You have skill level equivalent to achievement of HNC, A-Level, NVQ3 with proven work experience, knowledge of Twitter analytics and the ability to mine and analyse Twitter data. Experience in designing and conducting a research project using Twitter data would be advantageous.
A significant part of the post will be to create a sample of freelancing Twitter users whose geotagged tweets will be tracked, to receive informed consent of the participants, to extract and analyse the data and assist in the interpretation of the results.
Please contact Darja Reuschke for any informal enquiry (firstname.lastname@example.org).
More information can be found on the project website: www.workandhome.ac.uk.