Postdoctoral Research Fellow, School of Social and Political Sciences
School of Social and Political Sciences
Faculty of Arts
Salary: $69,148 - $93,830 p.a. plus 9.5% superannuation
This position will work on an Australian Research Council Discovery grant funded titled ‘Understanding political debate and policy decisions using big data’. The project will empirically test a novel framework for analysing the relationships between political debates and policy decisions in three different case study areas, over at least the last 20 years. The role will involve theoretical work on conceptualising political debate and empirical work that uses large digital sources from numerous sources to test the framework. The team consists of five chief investigators located in political science and computer science.
The successful candidate will be able to exercise initiative in the research process, and have the ability to identify and research complex political issues drawing on relevant concepts and theories. The candidate will be also able to, with direction and support from the research project team, identify and locate a range of large data sets related to the three case studies – fiscal austerity, antimicrobial resistance, and equal marriage. The candidate should also be capable of working with computer science colleagues in locating data sources and iteratively working with the team on refining appropriate analytical tasks. The roles encompass undertaking background research analysis, assisting in the location and production of empirical data, writing of research papers, and producing high quality collaborative research.
Close date: 30 April 2018
Position Description and Selection Criteria
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