Research Assistant,UCD College of Social Sciences and Law

17 Sep 2021
End of advertisement period
08 Oct 2021
University College Dublin
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Law
Contract Type
Full Time

Applications are invited for a Temporary 18 month post of a Research Assistant within UCD College of Social Sciences and Law Background:

This research project is a collaboration between the UCD School of Information and Communications Studies and the School of Computer Science. The project, led by Prof. Eugenia Siapera, is funded through the Irish Research Council COALESCE programme. Project Description: The project focuses on health narratives hosted by the so called Alt-Tech social media platforms that have emerged as alternative versions of mainstream platforms.

The project will collect and analyse publicly available data related to Covid-19 hosted on Parler, Bitchute and Telegram along with relevant data from YouTube and Twitter. The RA will be responsible for qualitative data analysis. The position will be located in the School of Information and Communications Studies but will work closely with the School of Computer Science.

Fixed salary: €30,243 per annum

Closing date: 17:00hrs (local Irish time) on 8th October 2021

Applications must be submitted by the closing date and time specified. Any applications which are still in progress at the closing time of 17:00hrs (Local Irish Time) on the specified closing date will be cancelled automatically by the system. UCD are unable to accept late applications. UCD do not require assistance from Recruitment Agencies. Any CV's submitted by Recruitment Agencies will be returned.

Prior to application, further information (including application procedure) should be obtained from the Work at UCD website: