Post Doctoral Research Fellow in Media & Communications

Surrey, United Kingdom
£37,386 gross per annum
27 Mar 2023
End of advertisement period
21 May 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time


Location: Guildford
Salary: £37,386 gross per annum  
Fixed Term post until 30/09/2025
Post Type: Full Time
Closing Date: 23.59 hours BST on Sunday 21 May 2023
Reference: 017823

The Department of Sociology invites applications for a Post-doctoral Research Fellow in Media and Communications to join the Leverhulme News Use project, funded by the Leverhulme Trust, and led by Professor Ranjana Das as PI, and Dr Tom Roberts and Dr Emily Setty as Co-Is. The project explores the ways in which parents engage with the news, in relation to risks and crises, in digital and datafied societies.  

Work on this two-year, fixed-term, full-time project will involve all aspects of the project including reviewing literature, designing data collection, collecting and analysing qualitative as well as quantitative data, writing up outputs for academic and non-academic publications, and work on public engagement and impact.

The successful candidate will have a doctorate in hand in Media and Communications, or closely related areas, with evidenced expertise in researching media and technology users and audiences. Methodological expertise will ideally include experience of survey research and/or quantitative methods, experience of qualitative data collection and analyses, and experience of news and/or audience research. The fellow will also have excellent interpersonal skills, the ability to work independently and as part of a team. The fellow should have familiarity with data analyses software packages for both quantitative (essential) and qualitative analyses (desirable). 

Informal enquiries may be made to Professor Ranjana Das

Further details: Job Description    

For more information and to apply online, please download the further details and click on the 'apply online' button above.

In return we offer a generous pension, relocation assistance where appropriate , flexible working options including job share and blended home/campus working locations (dependent on work duties), access to world-class leisure facilities on campus, a range of travel schemes and supportive family friendly benefits including an excellent on-site nursery.

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The University of Surrey is committed to providing an inclusive environment that offers equal opportunities for all.  We place great value on diversity and are seeking to increase the diversity within our community.  Therefore we particularly encourage applications from under-represented groups, such as people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups and people with disabilities.