University of Geneva, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Science and Technology Studies, Citizen Sciences

University of Geneva

Job Type: Postdoc

Application Deadline: June 15, 2015

Description: At the University of Geneva, Switzerland, we are building an interdisciplinary research team in the humanities and social sciences (science studies) for the new ERC/SNSF Consolidator Grant project “The Rise of the Citizen Sciences: Rethinking Public Participation in Science“, under the direction of Bruno J. Strasser. For this project, we invite applications for:

 2 Doctoral Fellows and 1 Post-Doctoral Fellow (or Research Associate)

(up to 5 years), starting October 1, 2015.

The Doctoral Fellows will be enrolled in one of the graduate programs in the humanities and social sciences at the University of Geneva.

Depending on the level of qualifications, the Post-Doctoral Fellow can be hired as Research Associate (Senior Post-Doctoral Fellow). The candidate should have defended his/her dissertation before October 1, although alternative arrangements can be discussed.

Qualifications: Applicants should have a background in science and technology studies, history, sociology, anthropology, political science, media studies, or any other relevant field. The project focuses on the transformations of public participation in scientific research, especially in the experimental life sciences since the 1960s, in Europe, the United States, and Asia. It will use and develop a varriety of methods, including in the digital humanities.

Application Procedure: All application materials must be submitted as a single pdf file, no later than June 15th, 2015, to and include:

. letter of intent
. curriculum vitae
. writing sample
. names and emails of three persons of reference

Applications will be selected with the help of the project’s advisory board (Helga Nowotny, Sheila Jasanoff, Dan Kevles, Dominique Pestre, Jakob Tanner).

Inquiries should be sent to:

Posted: May 14, 2015