New position: Data Manager and Analyst for the international project "EU Kids Online IV"
We are looking for a new team member for the position of data manager and analyst for the international project EU Kids Online IV.
Work load: 100%
Financial compensation: 1,200 Euro per month (full time, this amount is sufficient to cover living conditions in Brno) (higher wages can be negotiated according to the candidate’s experiences)
Start of work: January/February 2019
Duration of employment: The fixed-term commitment is for a minimum of six months, but it is possible to prolong our co-operation
Place of employment: The offered position will be held at the Institute for Research on Children, Youth, and Family, Faculty of Social Studies, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic. Working group: EU Kids Online members from Interdisciplinary research team on internet and society (irtis.muni.cz)
Working with data from EU Kids Online international research. Main goal is the data management of the data collected in European countries (estimated number 15-17 datasets). The work includes communication with the responsible researchers from the respective countries, quality checks of the data, data cleaning, and merging the datasets. The position also includes work on basic analyses on the data and cooperation on the production on national and international reports. Specific focus will be on analysis of Norwegian data, in cooperation with Department of Media and Communication, University of Oslo (https://www.hf.uio.no/imk/english/research/). Details of the EU Kids Online project can be found here irtis.muni.cz/eukoiv or here eukidsonline.net
- excellent knowledge of work with quantitative social science data (cleaning and processing the data, understanding the nature of survey data)
- excellent knowledge of work with SPSS (knowledge of work with R is an advantage)
- education in the field of psychology, media studies, sociology, or a related field in social sciences
- reliability, care, and autonomy
- enthusiasm for meticulous work with large data
- active knowledge of professional English
- willingness to learn
- experience with work with the data and at the position of researcher is an advantage
What we can offer to you:
- working on a unique and established international project
- background of the Institute for Research on Children, Youth and Family (Faculty of Social Studies, Masaryk University)
- the possibility to work some of the time at Oslo University
- expert supervision and consultations of the applied procedures
- the opportunity to work with the top international experts and leaders in the field (e.g., University of Oslo, Universita Cattolica Milano, University of Akureyri, Leuven University, and others)
- the city of Brno is ranked among top 10 ‚European Cities of the Future‘ (ranked by The Financial Times and fDi Magazine, you can read more here) and among top 5 best world cities for students (you can read more here)
The ideal candidate is a graduate of a masters or PhD programme with interest in the work with survey data and the field of social science research on the media and technology (not a strict requirement). In case of mutual satisfaction, we can offer long-term cooperation. There is the possibility for concurrent doctoral studies.
If you are interested in the position or interested in further details, please send your CV and cover letter no later than 27.12.2018 to email@example.com.
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EUKO 2020 Technical report is now available
EU Kids Online 2020: Technical report detailing the methodological aspects of EU Kids Online IV project is now available.
Children's access to quality health information during COVID-19
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Interactions between adolescents and unknown people from the internet
IRTIS members Vojtěch Mýlek, Lenka Dědková and Hana Macháčková authored a new study focusing on the predictors of online communication and offline face-to-face meetings between adolescents and unknown people from the internet. The study was published in Children and Youth Services Review.