[Humanist] 23.45 job as RA at University College London

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                  Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 23, No. 45.
         Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Tue, 26 May 2009 12:25:16 +0100
        From: Melissa Terras <m.terras at ucl.ac.uk>
        Subject: Research Assistant in the use of Virtual Research Environments and Social Networking applications

Dear Colleagues,

Please circulate this job advertisement to anyone you think may be 
interested, thanks!


Research Assistant in the use of Virtual Research Environments and 
Social Networking applications

     Applications are invited for the full-time post of Research 
Assistant in the UCL Department of Information Studies to work on 
LinkSphere: a joint research project with the University of Reading, 
funded by the JISC Virtual Research Environment 3 programme. The project 
will develop a virtual research environment which will allow 
cross-repository searching across various digital collections and 
archives, producing a useful user interface to various disparate digital 
collections. The project will study the way that social networking 
technologies are used by academics and how they might be integrated into 
a VRE. Development of the technologies will be undertaken at the 
University of Reading, with user analysis and usability from the team at 

     The post will involve: conducting qualitative studies and 
recording, analysing and writing up the results as part of a research 
team at UCL, collaborating with the team at Reading University, and with 
the wider academic community utilizing the system. We aim to discover 
how researchers are using advanced technology, virtual research 
environments, and web 2.0 and social networking applications. We wish to 
design the virtual research environment to ensure that the needs of both 
actual and potential users are represented.

     Further information on the LinkSphere project will be available 
shortly from the project website (https://linksphere.org/).

     The duration of this full-time appointment will be 1 October 2009 
to 31 March 2011 and the salary will be at UCL Grade 6, spine point 24, 
£24,877 per annum plus £2,781 per annum London Allowance. Applications 
must be emailed to Kerstin Michaels, Departmental Administrator, UCL 
Department if Information Studies k.michaels at ucl.ac.uk in two PDF files:-

     1. a covering letter, CV and contact details of three referees to 
be submitted together in one file called X_LinkSphere.pdf (where X is 
the applicant's surname).

     2. the completed UCL form, including equal opportunities monitoring 
form, to be submitted as one file called X_UCL.pdf (where X is the 
applicant's surname).

     Interested candidates can also contact Dr Claire Warwick 
(c.warwick at ucl.ac.uk, tel: 020 7679 2548) or Dr Melissa Terras 
(m.terras at ucl.ac.uk, tel: 020 7679 7206).

     Further information, including the job description and UCL form, 
can be downloaded from: 

     Interviews will be held on Tuesday, 7 July 2009.

     UCL Taking Action For Equality.

     The closing date for applications is Wednesday, 10th June 2009.

Melissa M. Terras MA MSc DPhil CLTHE MBCS FHEA
Senior Lecturer in Electronic Communication
Department of Information Studies
Henry Morley Building
University College London
Gower Street

Tel: 020-7679-7206 (direct), 020-7679-7204 (dept), 020-7383-0557 (fax)
Email: m.terras at ucl.ac.uk
Web: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/infostudies/melissa-terras/
Blog: http://melissaterras.blogspot.com/

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