Jobs of the week: September 23, 2016

The Department of Human Centered Design and Engineering (HCDE) at the University of Washington (UW) Seattle is looking to hire an ethnographer of data science for a 36 month (2.5yrs) postdoctoral research scientist position, starting January 2017.

You will work with Prof. David Ribes in Seattle, and in collaboration with Geoffrey C. Bowker (and an additional postdoc) at the UC Irvine School of Informatics.

The postdoc will collaborate in the investigation of the Big Data Regional Innovation Hubs and Spokes program (BDHubs), an NSF funded “umbrella organization” for US Big Data and data science. This project will investigate the ongoing activities at the BDHubs and its partner institutions, their emerging plans for the future, and will tie these to the history of research infrastructures. The goal is to understand the rise and institutionalization of ‘the data sciences,’ including organizational, methodological, epistemological and infrastructural transformations at the nexus of science, industry and state. For more details about the application process, click here.

Habla español? The Norwegian Red Cross is looking for consultant fluent in English and Spanish, with expertise in international capacity building exchange programmes and Youth Development. You will have to evaluate the relevance & appropriateness, efficiency, effectiveness, impact and sustainability of its youth capacity exchange Programme in Colombia, Nepal and Norway to find out whether the anticipated objectives have been achieved and to identify key lessons and recommendations to improve ongoing and inform future exchanges. The duration of the evaluation is estimated 8 weeks, including briefings, desktop review, field work, report writing, presentation, and follow-up. The review will be conducted during the period October 2016 – November 2016. Deadline for delivering final report is 16th of December 2016. For more details on the deadline and the application process, click here.

Good luck, fellow job seekers, and until next week!


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