Stellenangebot: Doctoral researcher (65%, 3 years, fixed term) in the project “Climateurope2: Supporting and standardising climate services in Europe and beyond” at TU Munich

The Sociology of Science and Technology (SST) research group at the Department of Science, Technology and Society (STS) at Technical University of Munich (TUM) is inviting applications for a position: Doctoral researcher (65%, 3 years, fixed term) on
Mapping the EU science-society landscape for the standardization of climate services.

Job description:
• Perform the mapping of science-society interactions as part of the EU HORIZON project “Climateurope2: Supporting and standardising climate services in Europe and beyond”;
• Work towards joint publications in recognized international, peer-reviewed journals, including co-authored papers with other group members;
• Co-Teach courses, e.g. on Environmental STS, Technology and Society or other STS topics; help develop new courses on these topics (such as “Risks & Safety”, “Accounting and standardization”);
• Consider writing/contributing to synergistic grant applications to raise external funding;
• Active engagement with the community at STS Department, TUM, and in the international STS landscape.

Candidate profile:
• Completed Master’s degree in Science and Technology Studies (STS) or a related field,
• Sociology, Interpretative Policy Studies, Geography, or other relevant field;
• Basic knowledge of the topics, theories and methods of STS on science society interfaces and public engagement
• Previous experience with and/or knowledge of climate change modeling and policymaking are an advantage;
• Experiences in research management are an advantage;
• Excellent command of the English language;
• International experience is an advantage;
• Strong inclination to work in a team-oriented environment.

Please submit your application as a single pdf document, including the following parts (in this order):
• Your CV, including a list of publications and presentations (if applicable);
• A letter of motivation that describes your research profile and your qualification for/interest in the job profile (max. 2 pages);
• 1-2 writing samples (e.g. a chapter of your MA thesis, a publication, or a manuscript);
• The names and contact details of one reference;
• Relevant transcripts and certificates (e.g. a copy of your Master’s degree).
All application materials should be sent to Silke Beck, mentioning “Climate-services” in the subject line, respectively.

The deadline for application is October 20, 2022. Specific clarification questions about this position or the WST
research profile should be addressed to Prof. Silke Beck (

More information can be found here.