The Innovation, Society and Public Policy (ISPP) research group at the Munich Center for Technology in Society (MCTS) at Technical University Munich (TUM) is inviting applications for the following positions: 1 Postdoctoral researcher (TV-L E13, 100%, 33 months, fixed term) and 1 Doctoral researcher (TV-L E13, 65%, 36 months, fixed term) as part of the joint DFG/FWW research project ‘Making Europe through and for its research infrastructures.’ Applicants should commence work as soon as possible but not later than 1 March 2019.
The project – a collaboration between the Department of Science and Technology Studies (STS) at University of Vienna and the Munich Center for Technology in Society (MCTS) at Technical University Munich – aims to investigate the co-production of European scientific and socio-political integration processes in the context of transnational research infrastructures. Collaborative transnational research infrastructures have formed an important vehicle for, and expression of, European integration and identity since the second half of the twentieth century, unfolding in parallel along scientific, technological, economic, and political lines. Despite being widely considered a success, such scientific integration has not yet extensively been studied in terms of how it incorporates, and contributes to, diverse ideas of an emerging ‘Europe.’
The project will investigate several case studies over sixty years of integration across different disciplines, with empirical work being split between Munich and Vienna. The work of the Munich team will be centered on the European Space Agency (ESA) and Laserlab Europe (or a comparable project under the European Framework Programs). Applications for both the doctoral and post-doctoral position can be submitted for either case study focus (or a mix of both). You will be part of an international project team and contribute to the comparative analysis of European scientific integration across cases.
The deadline for application is Jan 3, 2019. Earlier applications will be considered immediately. This job ad can be downloaded as a pdf here.