CESS Vacancies

CESS Nuffield, Oxford

Online Research Assistant

The Nuffield Centre for Experimental Social Sciences in Oxford is looking for Online Research Assistants to join their team.  The successful candidates will be working an average of 10-15 hours per week, earning an hourly salary of £15-20 (commensurate with experience).

As an Online Research Assistant, you will be required to assist the online lab manager with maintaining and updating our online subject pool as well as with rollout and monitoring of online experiments. Your responsibilities will be:

  • Assisting intake of new members of our online subject pool
  • Maintaining and consolidating our online subject pool of over 120,000 subjects across 4 continents
  • Testing and debugging online surveys and experiments prior to rollout
  • Generating appropriate samples, monitoring participation rates, and scheduling reminders for ongoing online experiments
  • Generating payment files for completed online experiments
  • Programming online surveys in Qualtrics for researchers

The skills required for this job are:

  • Experience managing and merging large data sets
  • Basic computer programming
  • Practice creating online surveys (Experience with Qualtrics is highly desirable)
  • Prior research experience
  • Time management and scheduling including the generation of accurate timelines

If you are interested in this job, please send a cover letter and CV outlining your qualifications to cess-vacancies@nuffield.ox.ac.uk. (Updated on 05/09/2019)

Laboratory Assistant

The Nuffield Centre for Experimental Social Sciences in Oxford is looking for Lab Assistants to join their team.  The successful candidates will be working an average of 5-10 hours per week, earning an hourly salary of £12.

As a Laboratory Assistant, you will be required to assist the lab manager and experimenters with running their experiments: Your responsibilities will be:

  • Directing subjects to the laboratory prior to the start of experiments
  • Gathering Informed Consent from subjects
  • Assisting researchers in administering their experiments
  • Assisting researchers with subject payments
  • Recording subjects attendance and participation in experiments in our subject database
  • Potentially assist with organization, coordination, and setup of CESS events

The skills required for this job are:

  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Comfortable and friendly in talking with strangers
  • Flexibility in hours of work
  • Punctuality

If you are interested in this job, please send a brief cover letter and resume outlining your qualifications to cess-vacancies@nuffield.ox.ac.uk. (Updated on 05/09/2019)

Social Media Coordinator

The Nuffield Centre for Experimental Social Sciences in Oxford is looking for a Social Media Coordinator to join their team.  The successful candidate will be working an average of 10 hours per week, earning an hourly salary of £15.

As a Social Media Coordinator you will be required to organise, maintain and update the Centre’s social media presence. Your responsibilities will be:

  • Creating Facebook and Twitter posts announcing the Centre’s events, recent research findings, and developments
  • Creating news updates on CESS’s activities, events, and upcoming publications for the CESS website
  • Respond to comments on CESS’s social media accounts in a timely fashion
  • Ensuring that CESS has an active social media presence including actively following and retweeting posts from CESS affiliates regarding their CESS associated progress and success
  • Contacting various Oxford University organizations and departments to ensure CESS updates appear in college newsletters, calendars, and message boards.
  • Potential attendance and live updating oat CESS events

The skills required for this job are:

  • Extensive experience with various social media platforms (especially Facebook & Twitter)
  • Networking skills inherent in creating an active social media following
  • Broad communication skills
  • Strong Interpersonal ability
  • Ability to craft appropriately worded posts that are intelligible and reflect the academic quality of CESS
  • Ability to craft positive appropriate responses to social media comments
  • Active monitoring and maintenance of social media accounts
  • Practice translating large amounts of information into short summaries

If you are interested in this job, please send a cover letter and your CV to cess-vacancies@nuffield.ox.ac.uk. (Updated on 05/09/2019)

CESS Nuffield, China

Lab Management Services

The Centre for Experimental Social Sciences (CESS) China seeks an individual to provide Lab Management services for the operations of the CESS China laboratory at Nankai University, Tianjin China. CESS China has two fully networked computer labs that are used by a wide range of social scientists to run experiments for research in diverse social science disciplines. This arrangement will be formalized under a consultancy agreement issued by the CESS China collaboration partners.

The services to be provided include managing the subject pool, advising researchers on relevant programming, and promoting the lab and experimental social sciences in China. The consultant will require a strong technical background trained in computer science or social science. A familiarity with experimental methods is desirable although not necessary.

The services are required from 1 September 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter, for one year in the first instance.