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[Commlist] three-year PhD opportunity, researching online conspiracy-theories

Fri Mar 27 15:00:40 GMT 2020

*three-year PhD opportunity, researching online conspiracy-theories*

  We are looking for a PhD student at the SciComm division of the
  Department of Communication and Media Research at the University of
  Zurich, Switzerland. The PhD student will work in an international
  research project led by Prof Mike S. Schäfer and Dr Jing Zeng,
  researching science-related conspiracy theories on digital platforms.

*What would you have to do?*

  • Conduct research on online conspiracy theories

• Pursue your PhD

• Attend conferences and publish

*What should you bring with you? *

• Master’s degree in communication science or a related subject

• Experience with/interest in science communication and researching social media and conspiracy theories

• Experience with computational methods, e.g. using R and/or Python for text and network analyses.

• Proficiency in German (sufficient to conduct qualitative interviews and text/document analyses in German, C1)

*What can we offer you? *

• A research-oriented team

• A great working environment, and inspiring intellectual atmosphere

• Excellent resources

Deadline for application is *20 April 2020. *

Interviews will take place in the first two weeks of*May 2020 *

The earliest starting date of this position is *1 June 2020. *

If you have any question regarding the research project, please contact Dr Jing Zeng ((j.zeng /at/ <mailto:(j.zeng /at/>).

You can see more about this project through this link:

To apply, please send Valeria Rieser ((v.rieser /at/ <mailto:(v.rieser /at/>) the following documents as *a single PDF*:

a) a letter of motivation;

b) CV;

c) Copy of degrees;

d) a list of scientific publications as well as up to three publications (if applicable).

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