Research and Blog Impact Officer

LSE is committed to building a diverse, equitable and truly inclusive university

 

 

LSE Communications Division

 

Research and Blog Impact Officer

 

This is a fixed term appointment for 6 months and is part time for 21 hours per week

 

Salary is £28,241 pro rata

 

 

The Communications Division at LSE is seeking a Research Officer to lead on the collection of bibliometric data on the impact of LSE’s influential public-facing politics and social science blogs.

 

LSE’s public-facing blogs - such as the LSE British Politics and Policy blog (blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy) and LSE Impact Blog (blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences) - have grown into a world-leading digital knowledge exchange platform for academics, experts and the public. The blogs publish contributions from academics, think tank researchers, politicians, and third sector professionals - providing accessible summaries of academic research and collectively reaching over 150,000 readers a week across fifty different countries.

 

We are seeking a Research Officer who can work with the Social Media Manager and the LSE Blog Editors. The Research Officer will lead on the collection of bibliometric data from a sample of LSE blog posts and their corresponding journal articles, focusing on the effect that blogging has had on the citation rates of the journal articles on which the blog posts are based, by using Altmetric Explorer, Google Scholar, and similar software. The Research Officer will write up the results as part of a summary report to be presented to senior colleagues around the School and shared through the blogs.

 

We are looking for a highly motivated, confident, and enthusiastic person who has a familiarity with the latest developments in academic communication, bibliometrics, and altmetrics. The ideal candidate will have an understanding of quantitative research methodologies, bibliometric data, and will be able to work with the Blog Editors and Social Media Manager to write up the results into a summary report.

 

We offer an occupational pension scheme, generous annual leave and excellent training and development opportunities.

 

For further information about the post, please see the job description and the person specification.

 

To apply for this post, please go to www.lse.ac.uk/LSEJobs. If you have any queries about applying on the online system, or require an alternative format for the application, please e-mail:  hr.jobs@lse.ac.uk

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 28 November 2016. Regrettably, we cannot accept any applications received after this date.

 

 

LSE is committed to building a diverse, equitable and truly inclusive university

 

 

LSE Communications Division

 

Research and Blog Impact Officer

 

This is a fixed term appointment for 6 months and is part time for 21 hours per week

 

Salary is £28,241 pro rata

 

 

The Communications Division at LSE is seeking a Research Officer to lead on the collection of bibliometric data on the impact of LSE’s influential public-facing politics and social science blogs.

 

LSE’s public-facing blogs - such as the LSE British Politics and Policy blog (blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy) and LSE Impact Blog (blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences) - have grown into a world-leading digital knowledge exchange platform for academics, experts and the public. The blogs publish contributions from academics, think tank researchers, politicians, and third sector professionals - providing accessible summaries of academic research and collectively reaching over 150,000 readers a week across fifty different countries.

 

We are seeking a Research Officer who can work with the Social Media Manager and the LSE Blog Editors. The Research Officer will lead on the collection of bibliometric data from a sample of LSE blog posts and their corresponding journal articles, focusing on the effect that blogging has had on the citation rates of the journal articles on which the blog posts are based, by using Altmetric Explorer, Google Scholar, and similar software. The Research Officer will write up the results as part of a summary report to be presented to senior colleagues around the School and shared through the blogs.

 

We are looking for a highly motivated, confident, and enthusiastic person who has a familiarity with the latest developments in academic communication, bibliometrics, and altmetrics. The ideal candidate will have an understanding of quantitative research methodologies, bibliometric data, and will be able to work with the Blog Editors and Social Media Manager to write up the results into a summary report.

 

We offer an occupational pension scheme, generous annual leave and excellent training and development opportunities.

 

For further information about the post, please see the job description and the person specification.

 

To apply for this post, please go to www.lse.ac.uk/LSEJobs. If you have any queries about applying on the online system, or require an alternative format for the application, please e-mail:  hr.jobs@lse.ac.uk

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 28 November 2016. Regrettably, we cannot accept any applications received after this date.