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The Wikirate Project

The Wikirate Project

The Wikirate Project

Wikirate’s vision is to build the world’s largest and most-trusted source of information about how companies affect people, and to see this data used in ways that improve businesses’ accountability, transparency, and sustainability.


Cambridge, United Kingdom

20 Dec 2013

Opportunity has expired

Compensation details:

  • Excellent research team 
  • Impactful technology
  • International collaborators
  • University of Cambridge

Research associate (online communities)

Researcher to work on an online corporate transparency platform based at Cambridge University

Cambridge, United Kingdom

Applicants are required to hold the relevant Visas/Work Permits

Compensation details:

  • Excellent research team 
  • Impactful technology
  • International collaborators
  • University of Cambridge

Job Type:
Mid Level
Escape Factors:
Social Impact
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The Psychometrics Centre in the Department of Psychology is seeking to appoint a Research Associate to work on a European Commission funded project entitled 'Wikirate'. 

The appointment will be from as soon as possible through to 30 September 2016. The aim of the project is to develop an online crowd sourcing platform that uses the latest survey, statistical modelling, and incentive and reputation management systems to crowd source and make publicly available, information about the ethical and environmental behaviour of companies. 

Essentially, it will become the go-to place on the Internet for the ethical consumer to make informed choices about which companies to support.

The post holder will work within a team of quantitative psychologists and software engineers under the direction of Professor John Rust to develop new forms of data collection, analysis and interpretation, particularly but not limited to those arising from the Wikirate project. The work will also involve developing links with clients and collaborators on issues related to psychometrics in the web environment, whether in occupational, clinical, educational or professional settings. The post holder will help to answer questions like, 'how can we use large groups of people with differing expertise and experience to rate the ethical behaviour of companies?'.

About You

The successful applicant should have (or be about to obtain) a PhD in clinical, educational or occupational assessment within a psychometric framework, a track record in the management of projects involving data collection and analysis within applied settings, postgraduate training in statistical modelling, and a good understanding of the theory and practice of psychometrics as well as several years' experience of working as part of a successful research team. 

The post-holder will also have excellent online and offline communication and interpersonal skills, good IT skills, self-motivation, and a proven ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines. 

A strong interest in online applications that improve good practice and wellbeing is also essential.

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