PhD scholarship on digital labour platforms in the project The Digital Economy at Work [closing

Страна: Дания;

Город: Copenhagen

Добавлена: 25.10.2020

Работодатель: Department of Sociology, University of Copenhagen (UCPH)

Тип: PhD position;

Для кого: For researchers;

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Дедлайн подачи: 01.11.2020



The PhD scholarship is part of the research project “The Digital Economy at Work: Integration and Segmentation in Hybrid Labour Markets”, which is headed by Associate Prof Anna Ilsøe and Associate Prof. Trine P. Larsen. The PhD project examines platform companies and their strategies and developments in the quality of work. It focuses on a selected number of labour platforms, i.e. platforms that facilitate gig work like Hilfr or Upwork, and measures aspects like wage and working conditions over time. The project draws on innovative digital research methods including quantitative analysis of big data. It is funded by The Velux Core Group Program (The Velux Foundations) and runs for the period 2020-2023.

The successful applicant is expected to have:

  • A Master’s degree (or equivalent) in sociology or related social sciences,
  • Experience with working with digital methods and analysis of digital data (such as coding, webcrawling, scraping, data mining, machine learning, topic modelling etc.),
  • Proven skills in quantitative analysis of large data sets, for instance in R
  • English language skills
  • Danish language skills

Previous experience in the field of labour market sociology is an advantage, but not a requirement.

The successful applicant will be part of the core group research team, which includes Associate Prof. Anna Ilsøe (PI), Associate Prof. Trine Larsen (PI), Associate Prof. Jakob Demant, Prof. Anne Helene Garde (The National Research Centre for the Working Environment, NFA), two PhD students and one student assistant. The Danish research team forms part of Nordic, European and international networks, which opens the opportunity to research visits abroad during the project.

PhD students are paid a salary in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC). The PhD student has a work obligation of up to 840 hours over the 3-year period of time without additional pay. The work obligation can include for instance teaching.

For more information on the PhD scholarship and the research project (including access to the overall project description), please contact Associate Professor Anna Ilsøe ( and Associate Professor Trine P. Larsen ( Applicants could familiarize themselves more with the project via

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