The Transdisciplinarity Lab at ETH Zurich seeks two doctoral researchers to join their team for the project «Investigating interdisciplinarity and transdisciplinarity: intersections of practices, culture(s) and policy in collaborative knowledge production» (INTERSECTIONS), funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF-PRIMA). The new research group is part of a dynamic, interdisciplinary, and intellectually vibrant academic community working in science and technology studies (STS) and cultural studies of science.
Your tasks as a PhD candidate include to:
- Develop your own PhD research questions and ideas related to the project’s main aims together with your supervisors and peers;
- Conduct qualitative research, including a systematic literature review and long-term data collection and data analysis in Switzerland;
- Perform ethnographic field research in one National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR);
- Collaborate with international partners by means of an academic visit to an interdisciplinary or transdisciplinary research centre (three weeks);
- Co-publish and support the publication of academic papers and reports in English;
- Present results at national and international conferences, and participate in the STS community;
- Assist in building the new research group, including consolidating databases, and contributing to the project’s website.
This is a fixed term position (4 years). Start date: February 2022.
- Master’s degree in social or cultural anthropology, sociology, or a closely related field of study, social sciences or STS. The Master’s degree must have been obtained and the final evaluation must be available by the application deadline.
- Experience in qualitative research methods (e.g., ethnography, semi-structured interviews, focus groups, document analysis) and interpretative social theory.
- Interest in interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research and engaging with other knowledge cultures.
- Familiarity with STS concepts and/or Anthropology is highly desirable.
- Ability to work as part of a team and independently.
- Fluent oral and written communication skills in English are essential.
Deadline: October 31, 2021.
You can find more information here.