Under the research leadership of Prof Heidi Ballard at the University of California Davis, and collaborating with two other postdoctoral researchers based at UC Davis and the Open University UK, the successful candidate will study how youth (aged 5-19 years) learn when engaged in citizen science led by natural history museums, including both in-person and online environments. Employing an in depth case study approach using observations, interviews, online learning analytics and surveys, the research will focus on three types of citizen science projects (Bioblitzes and Other Citizen Science Events, Ongoing Field-based Monitoring Programs, and Data Processing of Digitized Collections). We will be investigating their impact not only on science learning for young people, but also the ways youth take up and develop roles and identities around science, and use it to take action in small or large ways in their own lives.
Deadline: We will begin reviewing applications on Tuesday 29 August 2017, however if you can’t meet this deadline, please do get in touch.
Enquiries about this role should go to Lucy Robinson, Citizen Science Manager at NHM London, L.firstname.lastname@example.org
This Science Learning + research project is a partnership between the University of California Davis, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, California Academy of Sciences, Natural History Museum London, Open University and University of Oxford. Whilst a brief summary of our project is available online, we plan to share more details with you over the coming months and further program coordinator roles at the California Academy of Sciences and Natural History Museum in London will be advertised shortly.