The Professorship of Science & Technology Policy (Prof. Dr. Ruth Müller), based at the Department of STS at the Technical University of Munich, announces an open position for a doctoral researcher (TV-L E13, 75%, 4 years) in Science & Technology Studies. The doctoral position is offered within a research consortium funded by the StMWK (Bayerisches Staatsministerium für Wissenschaft und Kunst). The position is to start in January or February 2024. Application deadline: October 31, 2023.
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The project “Early Life Adversity, Epigenetik & Elternschaft: Neue familiale Verantwortungen” is part of the interdisciplinary research consortium “Familienleben in Bayern – empirische Einsichten zu Transformationen, Ressourcen und Aushandlungen” (ForFamily), which explores heterogeneous structures of family realities in Bavaria. The project at the chair of STP (lead: Prof. Dr. Ruth Müller, co-lead: Dr. Georgia Samaras) will focus specifically on analyzing the scientific and societal discourses on the long-term health effects of adverse childhood experiences. Using a mix of social-science methods, such as media analysis, interviews with researchers, and focus groups with parents, we will examine how family is conceptualized and positioned in the discourse on the health consequences of adverse childhood experiences and what notions of family responsibility for health emerge.
Your task as a doctoral researcher
As a doctoral researcher, your tasks will include empirical research and data analysis, preparation of results for publication, presentation of results at (international) academic meetings, contributions to the teaching portfolio of the group and support for organizing project-related academic events. You will develop an innovative research question for your PhD thesis as part of the project and actively participate in the academic life of the group and the department. As a PhD student at TU Munich, you will be enrolled in the TUM Graduate School, which provides a structured PhD program and offers a rich program of courses in academic and transferable skills.
Who can apply?
Applicants should hold a Master’s degree in the social sciences, humanities, or the life sciences. Familiarity with STS concepts and experience with qualitative social science research methods is highly desirable. Fluency in English is essential for academic life at the center. Due to the project’s special focus on Bavaria, German language skills are mandatory for this position. We seek inspired and inspiring new talents who want to work in and contribute to an exciting, interdisciplinary STS research environment.
Your complete application documents must include your CV, your Master’s degree certificates, a letter of motivation (max. 2 pages), 1-2 writing samples (e.g., MA thesis chapters, articles, etc.), and names and contact details of 2 references, including a brief statement explaining your relationship to each of the named references.
Please send your application as a single pdf document to email@example.com. Application deadline: October 31, 2023