17/03/2020

Pre-Doctoral Researcher in Survey Methodology at Pompeu Fabra University (UPF, Barcelona, Spain), Department of Social and Political Sciences, Research and Expertise Center for Survey Methodology (RECSM).

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  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    Universitat Pompeu Fabra
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Political sciencesScience and society
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    01/05/2020 23:00 - Europe/Athens
  • LOCATION
    Spain › Barcelona
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    37.5
  • OFFER STARTING DATE
    01/09/2020
  • EU RESEARCH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME
    H2020 / ERC
  • REFERENCE NUMBER
    849165

The pre-doctoral research fellow will work in the project titled “New opportunities to enhance or extend (mobile) web survey data and get better insights.This project has received funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme.

WEB DATA OPP” under the close supervision of Dr. Melanie Revilla [https://scholar.google.es/citations?user=EyVpursAAAAJ&hl=fr&oi=ao].

The main goal of this project is to investigate how four new measurement opportunities that the growing presence of mobile devices made possible (namely voice input, visual data, metered data, and in-the-moment surveys) can help scientists and practitioners to get more accurate and/or more complete insights, by addressing three crucial research questions:

1. Can we improve (mobile) web survey data quality by using new measurement opportunities?

2. Can we replace part of the (mobile) web survey data by using new measurement opportunities?

3. Can we achieve a more complete picture of the reality by combining new measurement opportunities with (mobile) web survey data?

The selected pre-doctoral researcher is expected to complete a PhD during the duration of the project (maximum 4 years). The topic of the PhD should be fully in line with the project. More precisely, the candidate should focus on the use of visual data within the frame of (mobile) web surveys and/or on in-the-moment surveys triggered by metered data or by GPS data. The selected candidate is expected to apply to the PhD program of the Department of Social and Political Sciences at UPF (see https://www.upf.edu/web/doctorats/admissions), even if alternatives could be considered.

Main tasks:

Designing surveys and experiments, reviewing the literature, testing the surveys before data collection; organizing and supervising data collection; analyzing the data; generating manuscripts for publication in international journals; giving presentations at academic and professional meetings; and helping on any tasks related with the project when needed. All tasks will be supervised by Dr. Melanie Revilla

 

Benefits

The candidate will work 37.5 hours per week, for a duration of one year, with possible annual extensions until 4 years. The candidate will start around September/October 2020 (exact starting date can be negotiated).

The monthly gross salary for the first year will be between ~1300-2100€ (including Social Security benefits) depending on qualifications and experience.

The contract includes all the benefits of the Spanish public health and social security system, as well as additional financial support for the participation in conferences and scientific meetings.

There will be no teaching obligations but teaching can be arranged if desired by the candidate and considered appropriate by the supervisor

Selection process

Information on the application process:

To apply for this position send the following before October May 1rst to Dr. Melanie Revilla with reference to “WEBDATAOPP –Predoctoral Position” in the subject of the email:

1. A letter of motivation (max 2 pages) explaining how candidate fulfills each of the qualifications mentioned in job description and why they are interested in this position.

2. A copy of the CV

Deadline to submit applications: May, 1rst, 2020

Contact: melanie.revilla@upf.edu

Offer Requirements

  • REQUIRED LANGUAGES
    ENGLISH: Excellent

Skills/Qualifications

The selected pre-doctoral researcher is expected to complete a PhD during the duration of the project (maximum 4 years). The topic of the PhD should be fully in line with the project. More precisely, the candidate should focus on the use of visual data within the frame of (mobile) web surveys and/or on in-the-moment surveys triggered by metered data or by GPS data. The selected candidate is expected to apply to the PhD program of the Department of Social and Political Sciences at UPF (see https://www.upf.edu/web/doctorats/admissions), even if alternatives could be considered.

Minimum qualifications for candidates:

1. Master degree (or equivalent) in survey methodology. Master degrees (or equivalent) in other fields (e.g., sociology, economics, political science) might also be considered as long as the candidate can also demonstrate some knowledge and previous experience with survey implementation.

2. A solid background in statistics, including knowledge of some statistical software (at least Stata or R) and a solid background on data collection processes and issues, including knowledge about (quasi) experimental designs and survey designs.

3. Demonstrated high level of fluency in written academic English (e.g. by means of first authored published work in international peer-reviewed scientific journals) as well as spoken English.

4. Ability to work independently on the generation of publications and reports, and to present the work in front of an audience.

Specific Requirements

 

 

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RECSM. Pompeu Fabra University
Spain
Barcelona
Barcelona
08005
Ramon Trias Fargas 25-27

EURAXESS offer ID: 505302

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