MEDFAKE: Building Trust in Vaccination using the technically advanced communication tools and social impact methods

MEDFAKE: Building Trust in Vaccination using the technically advanced communication tools and social impact methods

 

 

Medfake
Consortium
Współpraca
Center for Postgraduate Medical Training (Leader), SWPS University, Medical University of Warsaw, Kozminski University
Overall budget
Koszty
14 452 346,25 PLN
Project duration
01.01.2021 – 31.12.2023
Funded by
Koszty
The National Centre for Research and Development under the Strategic Program for Scientific Research and Development Works “Social and economic development of Poland in the conditions of globalizing markets” (Gospostrateg-II/0007/2020-00; 30/12/2020)

Project goal

The main goal of the project is to increase confidence in immunization in Poland by developing tools to encourage patients / adolescents to reject false medical claims regarding vaccination (medical fake news). The project will examine the decision-making mechanisms and adjust the final shape of the tools to target groups in order to respond to their needs and achieve the expected result, which is a decrease in the number of refusals to vaccinate.

Tasks and results

The project will develop, based on psychosocial mechanisms based on the techniques of persuasion and social influence, coherent strategies for:

• medical staff

• teachers

• parents

• young adolescents

A model of the organization of primary healthcare will be created in the implementation of the immunization program and models of cooperation with local governments, NGOs, public institutions, as well as proposals of the legislative changes and legal acts. Due to the fact that the spread of fake news in the field of vaccination may lead to the adoption of incorrect attitudes and health behaviors by rejecting medical knowledge, one of the results of the project will be the development of an innovative tool allowing the identification and inhibition of the spread of medical fake news at an early stage of their formation. It is assumed that educational and promotional activities will include the use of adapted communication tools and channels, such as: social media, webinars, Q&A, podcasts, stationary and online meetings, live chats.

KOZMINSKI UNIVERSITY

is currently recruiting for the position of:

Researcher in cognitive or linguistics science

in research project: “MEDFAKE: Building Trust in Vaccination using the technically advanced communication tools and social impact methods” (01.01.2021 – 31.12.2023), funded by the National Centre for Research and Development under the Strategic Program for Scientific Research and Development Works “Social and economic development of Poland in the conditions of globalizing markets” (Gospostrateg-II/0007/2020-00; 30/12/2020)

Key responsibilities:

  • Performing Social Network Analysis (SNA) and Natural Language Processing (NLP).
  • Identification of trendsetters in selected social media and networks of the anti-vaccine community movement in Poland.
  • Programming support in developing an application for data monitoring

Requirements:

  • University degree related to the field of cognitive or linguistics science - the criterion is verified on the basis of a copy of the diploma (scan, photo). 
  • Ability to analyze linguistic corpora with statistical methods, machine learning / artificial intelligence algorithms – criterion verified based on information provided in curriculum vitae and interview
  • Knowledge of methodology and statistical programs – criterion verified based on information provided in curriculum vitae and interview
  • Knowledge of the Python programming language and its packages for data pre-processing, analysis, and visualization – criterion verified based on information provided in curriculum vitae and interview
  • Scientific publications are welcome (Journal Citation Reports preferred) – criterion verified based on information provided in curriculum vitae

 

Required documents:

- CV in Polish or English containing information confirming the qualifications and experience specified in the requirements for candidates

Please include the following declaration (signed) in your CV:

I hereby declare that the information and details provided above are true and accurate, which I hereby confirm with my signature

- Scanned copy of higher education diploma

Scans of the Required documents listed above, should be sent to: nauka@kozminski.edu.pl by 25 January 2022, 23:59:59 CET (PDF preferred)

Please state in the email subject line following text: Researcher in cognitive or linguistics science in MedFake

We offer

Kozminski University reserves the right to choose more than one person

Form of remuneration: contract work/contract of mandate

Starting date (at earliest): second half of January / beginning of February 2022

Recruitment procedure

Stage 1 Formal verification of documents and evaluation of candidates in terms of requirements

Stage 2 Interview with candidates who meet the requirements.

Additional information

Other questions regarding the application process may be sent to nauka@kozminski.edu.pl

This is to inform you that by submitting your job application, you give your consent for your personal data provided in your application to be processed by Kozminski University, ul. Jagiellońska 59, 03-301 Warsaw for the purpose of the recruitment process managed by Kozminski University, as part of a single recruitment process aimed to let you apply for the position named in the job notice, throughout the duration of the recruitment process, and - in the case of persons who are not offered position, their data will be stored for a period of 3 months from the end date of the recruitment process.

Attachments:

Annex no. 1 - Notification obligation

Annex no. 2 - Rules of evaluation of applicants

 

Prof. Dariusz Jemielniak

Full Professor and head of Management in Networked and Digital Environments (MINDS) department, Kozminski University, and faculty associate at Berkman-Klein Center for Internet and Society, Harvard University. He is a corresponding member of the Polish Academy of Sciences. His recent books include “Collaborative Society” (2020, MIT Press, with A. Przegalinska), “Thick Big Data” (2020, Oxford University Press), “Common Knowledge?: An Ethnography of Wikipedia” (2014, Stanford University Press). His current research projects include climate change denialism online, anti-vaxxer internet communities, and bot detection.  He serves on the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees. 

Recent publications:
Jemielniak, Dariusz (2012) The New Knowledge Workers, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing
Jemielniak, Dariusz and Kostera, Monika (2010) Narratives of irony and failure in ethnographic work, Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences, vol. 27(4)
Hunter, Carolyn, Jemielniak, Dariusz and Postuła, Agnieszka (2010) Temporal and spatial shifts within playful work, Journal of Organizational Change Management, vol. 23, no. 1, pp. 87-102
Jemielniak, Dariusz (2009) Time as symbolic currency in knowledge work, Information and Organization, vol. 19, pp. 277-293