Stellenangebot: PhD-student (30h per week, 3 years) in the ERC project Innovation Residues, Department of Science and Technology Studies, University of Vienna, extended Deadline: 30.05.2024

We are looking for someone to take up a 3 year position as a PhD student at the Department of Science and Technology Studies, University of Vienna (a 30 hour per week prae-doc university assistant, in the Austrian system; a prolongation beyond the three years is possible). You will join a team of PhD students and a post-doc which is working together in the ERC project Innovation Residues ( You will be supervised by Ulrike Felt who is the PI of the project.

Your planned PhD research should fall under the should focus on environmental issues related to technological innovations as addressed in the ERC grant Innovation Residues specifically relating to environmental challenges in either nuclear waste, microplastic or digital waste/wasting, and be empirically situated in (one or more of) the three countries central to the project or on the European level. The anticipated start date is 1 July 2024, and you must have a completed Masters degree by this point. The deadline for applications is 30 May 2024. If you have difficulties meeting these dates please do get in touch.

The successful candidate will work on a PhD dissertation, participate in research and organsiational activities of the group and department as well as in teaching (in years 2 and 3 of the contract). For further details see the full job advertisement, which also explains how to apply.


You will find a very collegial and supportive research culture, a lively and very internationally oriented STS environment, and a commitment to supervision that helps you realise your individual research while also experiencing to work in the team. Please feel free to contact me with any informal enquiries.


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