Stellenangebot: 2 Ph.D. positions (100%) in science and technology studies / anthropology / sociology at the Transdisciplinarity Lab at ETH Zurich

Project background

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.

Job description

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.

Your profile

  • 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.

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