We are hiring! We are looking for a data scientist to work on an exciting series of projects around the impact of open publishing. Applications close 15 June 2016.

The QUT Digital Media Research Centre and Faculty of Law are hiring a postdoc in Data and Policy. This is an exciting opportunity to work within a vibrant trans-disciplinary research environment. 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.

Click here for the full position description (PDF). If you have any questions, please contact Nic Suzor: n.suzor@qut.edu.au.

The application form is here – applications due 15 June 2016.