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Apply till 30 Nov! 3-year postdoc: Ethics & Epistemology of Risk in Energy Transitions- Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

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Dear colleagues,



A brief reminder that you can still apply for this position here un=
til 30 Nov 2021!



At the Institute for Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis of the KIT,=
 we are recruiting a postdoctoral researcher in Ethics & Epistemology of Ri=
sk with a focus on energy transitions. We are looking for a candidate with =
willingness to work in inter- and transdisciplinary collaborations. The pos=
ition is initially limited to three years with the option to extend it by a=
nother three years.



Best regards,

Christine Milchram



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Postdoctoral Researcher Ethics & Epistemology of Risk in Energy Transitions=
 (f/m/d)



Job Description

The prospective researcher will study philosophical aspects of energy trans=
itions with a focus on risk. We understand energy transitions broadly to in=
clude (sustainable) changes in different sectors such as electricity, heati=
ng/cooling, and mobility. The prospective candidate's research may focus on=
 (although it is not restricted to) one or more of the following areas:

=B7        Ethical and epistemic aspects of risks related to decisions with=
in energy transitions, for example in the modeling of energy futures.

=B7        Risk ethics applied to various aspects of energy supply and dema=
nd.

=B7        Philosophical foundations of sustainability regarding energy iss=
ues.

=B7        Risk and decision theory.

=B7        Precautionary principles and risk management strategies.

=B7        Fairness with respect to the local, global, and intergenerationa=
l distribution of risk.

=B7        Philosophical contributions to Responsible Research and Innovati=
on (RRI) or Value Sensitive Design (VSD) related to energy systems.

We are looking for a candidate who is willing to work in an environment com=
mitted to interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary cooperation with social s=
cientists, engineers, policy makers, and citizenry. Other responsibilities =
include the search and application of third-party funding (grants) and a li=
mited amount of teaching in philosophy.



Personal Qualifications

The successful candidate is expected to hold a doctorate (Ph.D.) in philoso=
phy or a related field and, ideally, to have already some years of research=
 experience on the topics of energy and/or risk. Moreover, the candidate is=
 expected to be highly proficient in written and spoken English, as this is=
 the working language of PhilETAS. Command of the German language would be =
advantageous but is not required.



Salary

Pay scale according to EG 13 TV-L, depending on the fulfillment of professi=
onal and personal requirements.



Organizational Unit

Research group "Philosophy of Engineering, Technology Assessment, and Scien=
ce" (PHILETAS) at the Ins=
titute for Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis (ITAS).



Start of Work

As soon as possible.



Contract Duration

3 years, with the option to extend 3 years.



Application Deadline

30.11.2021



Contact Person

For further information, please contact Dr. C. Milchram (christine.milchram=
@kit.edu) or Dr. M. Poznic (michael.pozn=
ic@kit.edu) using the subject line "PostDoc =
Risk".



Application

Please apply online (https://jobs.pse.kit.edu/en/jobs/20462/apply) to the v=
acancy number 590/2021.

Your application documents should contain, in a single PDF file, a letter o=
f motivation, curriculum vitae including names and contact of two to three =
referees, an outline of your planned research in approximately 1000 words, =
a writing sample, and transcript of records.



__________
Dr. Christine Milchram
Postdoctoral Researcher
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Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
Institute for Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis (ITAS) | Philosophy of Engineering, T=
echnology Assessment & Science (PhilETAS)
Karlstra=DFe 11, 76133 Karlsruhe
M +49 151 75003850
E   christine.milchram@kit.edu
KIT - The Research University in the Helmholtz Association


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Dear colleagues,

 

A brief reminder that you can still apply for=
 this position
here until 30 Nov 2021! 

 

At the Institute =
for Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis of the KIT, we are=
 recruiting a postdoctoral researcher in Ethics & Epistemology of Risk =
with a focus on energy transitions. We are looking
 for a candidate with willingness to work in inter- and transdisciplinary c=
ollaborations. The position is initially limited to three years with t=
he option to extend it by another three years.  

 

Best regards, 

Christine Milchra=
m

 

----------------------------------------- 

 

Postdoctoral R=
esearcher Ethics & Epistemology of Risk in Energy Transitions (f/m/d) =


 

Job Descriptio=
n 

The prospective r=
esearcher will study philosophical aspects of energy transitions with a foc=
us on risk. We understand energy transitions broadly to include (sustainabl=
e) changes in different sectors such
 as electricity, heating/cooling, and mobility. The prospective candidate&#=
8217;s research may focus on (although it is not restricted to) one or more=
 of the following areas: 

=B7       
Ethical and epistemic aspects of risks related to decisions w=
ithin energy transitions, for example in the modeling of energy futures. 

=B7       
Risk ethics applied to various aspects of energy supply and d=
emand. 

=B7       
Philosophical foundations of sustainability regarding energy =
issues. =


=B7       
Risk and decision theory. 

=B7       
Precautionary principles and risk management strategies. 

=B7       
Fairness with respect to the local, global, and intergenerati=
onal distribution of risk. 

=B7       
Philosophical contributions to Responsible Research and Innov=
ation (RRI) or Value Sensitive Design (VSD) related to energy systems. 

We are looking fo=
r a candidate who is willing to work in an environment committed to interdi=
sciplinary and transdisciplinary cooperation with social scientists, engine=
ers, policy makers, and citizenry. Other
 responsibilities include the search and application of third-party funding=
 (grants) and a limited amount of teaching in philosophy. =


 

Personal Quali=
fications=
 

The successful ca=
ndidate is expected to hold a doctorate (Ph.D.) in philosophy or a related =
field and, ideally, to have already some years of research experience on th=
e topics of energy and/or risk. Moreover,
 the candidate is expected to be highly proficient in written and spoken En=
glish, as this is the working language of PhilETAS. Command of the Ger=
man language would be advantageous but is not required. 

 

Salary 

Pay scale accordi=
ng to EG 13 TV-L, depending on the fulfillment of professional and per=
sonal requirements. 

 

Organizational=
 Unit&nbs=
p;

Research gr=
oup “Philosophy of Engineering, Technology Assessment, and Science&#8=
221; (PHILETAS) at
 the Institute for Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis (ITAS=
). 

 

Start of Work 

As soon as possib=
le. 

 

Contract Durat=
ion =


3 years, with&nbs=
p;the option to extend 3 years. 

 

Application De=
adline&nb=
sp;

30.11.2021 

 

Contact P=
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For further infor=
mation, please contact Dr. C. Milchram (christine.milchram@kit.edu=
) or&=
nbsp;Dr.
 M. Poznic (michael.poznic@kit.edu) using&nb=
sp;the subject line "PostDoc Risk". 

 

Application 

Please apply&nbsp=
;online (https://jo=
bs.pse.kit.edu/en/jobs/20462/apply=
) =
to the
 vacancy number 590/2021.  

Your application =
documents should contain, in a single PDF file, a letter of motivation, cur=
riculum vitae including names and contact of two to three referees, an outl=
ine of your planned research in approximately
 1000 words, a writing sample, and transcript of records. =

 
 
 
__________
D=
r. Christine Milchram
Postdoctoral Researcher

Karlsruhe Institute of
Technology (KIT)
Institute for Technology Assessment and Systems Analy=
sis (ITAS)
 | Philosophy of Engineering, Technology Assessment & Science
(PhilE=
TAS)

Karlstra=DFe 11, 76133 Karlsruhe
M
+=
49 151 75003850=

E 
 christine.milchram@kit.edu=

KIT – The Research Universi=
ty in the Helmholtz Association
 




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