[CITASA] Research Assistant (or Postdoc) position at the University of Oxford to study the effects of broadband in East Africa

Mark Graham mark.graham at oii.ox.ac.uk
Thu Jun 16 10:40:19 EDT 2011

*Research Assistant (or Postdoc) position at the Oxford Internet Institute,
University of Oxford*

Grade 6: Salary £25,751 - £30,747 p.a.

We are a leading international research and policy Institute looking for a
full-time Research Assistant to work with Dr Mark Graham on the ESRC-DFID
funded project, The Promises of Fibre-Optic Broadband: A Pipeline for
Economic Development in East Africa.

Employing case-studies, interviews, surveys and textual analysis in Kenya
and Rwanda, this project examines the expectations and stated potentials of
broadband Internet and compares those expectations to on-the-ground effects
that broadband connectivity is having in the production networks of three
economic sectors: tea production, ecotourism, and business process

Applicants should have a graduate or postgraduate qualification in one of
the social sciences, experience of social science research, and be willing
to conduct extended fieldwork in East Africa. The successful candidate will
be able to take a lead in project management, data collection and analysis,
and the dissemination of results.

Based at the Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford, this position
is available from 1st October 2011 for 28 months in the first instance, with
the possibility of renewal thereafter funding permitting. It may be possible
to hire at Postdoctoral Research Fellow level given the right candidate.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. Only applications
received before 12:00 midday on the 21st July 2011 can be considered.
Interviews for those short-listed are currently planned to take place in the
week commencing 8th Aug 2011.

Full job details and online application are available at the following

More details about the project available here:

Please share this position widely and feel free to get in touch with any

Mark Graham, Ph.D.
Research Fellow

Oxford Internet Institute
University of Oxford
1 St Giles
Oxford OX1 3JS
United Kingdom

Telephone +44 (0) 1865 287 203
Fax +44 (0) 1865 287 211
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