Stellenangebot: Postdoc Researcher with thematic focus on technology assessment and responsible development of genome editing (Graz University of Technology)

The Science, Technology and Society Unit at Graz University of Technology (TU Graz) seeks to fill the position of a Postdoc Researcher (25 hours/week) with a thematic focus on technology assessment and responsible development of genome editing from 1 October 2018 to 30 June 2022 (earlier starting date possible).

Job Description: The successful candidate will work together with Unit researchers on several interrelated research projects (including EU-funded projects) on technology assessment aspects, ELSA (ethical, legal, and social) aspects, as well as responsible development of genome editing in plants and animals (principal investigator at TU Graz: Armin Spök); Publication of research results in international journals; Application for additional research funding in a competitive environment; Project related administration and management tasks.

Profile (must have): Completed PhD (at the time the position begins); Academic background in a life science or social sciences; Research experience in one or more of the following fields: technology assessment, ELSA studies, policy analysis, Science and Technology Studies, Open Science; Excellent proficiency in English; Ability to work in a team, organising ability, reliability and high work motivation; Willingness to travel in the EU.

Profile (advantage if one or more items apply): Proficiency to read and communicate in German and/or French; Experience in biotechnology related topics; Experience in international collaboration; Experience in organising meetings or workshops; Experience in liaising with and communicating to stakeholders.

The application deadline is August 24, 2018.

For further information, check the full job posting (PDF).