UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL

Research Associate, Developing a Prediction Market Tool for Assessing Research Outputs

Location
Bristol, United Kingdom
Salary
£33,199 per annum
Posted
07 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
09 Dec 2018
Ref
ACAD103651
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time

Division/School School of Experimental Psychology
Contract type Fixed Term Contract
Working pattern Full time
Salary £33,199 per annum
Closing date for applications 09-Dec-2018

We are seeking to appoint a Research Associate at the University of Bristol on a project funded by Jisc (https://www.jisc.ac.uk) to develop and evaluate a prediction market tool that higher education institutions can use to rank research outputs (e.g., for the forthcoming Research Excellence Framework).

The successful applicant will be based within the Tobacco and Alcohol Research Group (TARG: http://www.bris.ac.uk/expsych/research/brain/targ/), part of the MRC Integrative Epidemiology Unit at the University of Bristol (IEU: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/integrative-epidemiology/). The post holder will work collaboratively and with external collaborators, including colleagues from other disciplines and institutions.

This project sits within a growing programme of meta-research activity at the University of Bristol that includes a focus on novel approaches that may serve to improve the efficiency of scientific research. Prediction markets have been used to assess the replicability of scientific research outputs, and this project extends on this earlier work.

Further information can be found at www.bristol.ac.uk/personnel/ftc/ .

For informal enquiries please contact Professor Marcus Munafò (marcus.munafo@bristol.ac.uk | +44 (0)117 965 6841).

Anticipated interview date: Week commencing 17th December 2018.

Anticipated start date: Monday 7th January 2019.

We appreciate and value difference, seeking to attract, develop and retain a diverse mix of talented people that will contribute to the overall success of Bristol and help maintain our position as one of the world’s leading universities.

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