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Message posted on 16/04/2018

Fwd: Hiring now - a 3-years post-doc researcher at H2020 project SECURe

Dear all,

apologies for cross-posting.

Hiring now: 3-years post-doctoral Research Fellow (part-time) to work in
the Horizon2020 project entitled “Subsurface Evaluation of CCS and
Unconventional Risks (SECURe)”

Closing date for applications: 30 April 2018

Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland, is currently looking for a
post-doctoral researcher to work part-time in the H2020 project SECURe for
3 year starting from 1 June 2018. The candidate must hold, or will be about
to be awarded, a PhD degree in social sciences (sociology, anthropology,
psychology, STS, political science, geography, environmental sciences) and
have interest in social studies of technologies (technology assessment,
risk studies, responsible research and innovation, public perceptions of
technology). Fluent English and Polish language skills, very good
communication, organizational and writing skills are required.


· PhD degree in social sciences (sociology, anthropology,
psychology, STS, political science, geography)

· Documented experience in social studies of technology (project
participation or a publication record)

· Fluent English and Polish language skills (both in speech and

· Very good communication skills

· Very good organizational skills

· High motivation and flexibility, readiness to travel within
Poland (Warsaw, Poznań, other locations of shale gas exploration in the
South and North of Poland and CO2 storage to conduct fieldwork interviews,
organize stakeholder meetings) and abroad (take part in the project
consortium meetings)

A successful candidate will carry out the following tasks within the
project’s WP5 Developing and Sharing Best Practice Recommendations to:

• Integrate the lessons learned from WPs 1 to 4, together with
evidence of best practice internationally, and drawing upon a deep
understanding of public needs.

• Exchange and disseminate best practice and knowledge of, inter
alia, technology deployment, public engagement and monitoring
methodologies, both developed within the project and identified from a
global portfolio of projects, in environmental monitoring and risk

• Co-develop tailor made strategies for stakeholder engagement
through participatory monitoring in actual use cases, to apply and evaluate
these strategies and to draw best practices for participatory monitoring,
as a strategy for engaging local stakeholders in the development of
monitoring programs for geoenergy projects.

• Implement a platform for growing and supporting European expertise
in environmental monitoring for subsurface geoenergy, particularly CO2
storage and shale gas production

• Establish an expert hub of European and international practitioners
including a training programme for researchers at all levels.

Outputs of WP5:

• Recommendations on best practice for establishing environmental
baseline conditions (groundwater quality, induced seismicity, ground
movement, emissions to atmosphere) in the subsurface and at the surface for
CO2 storage and shale gas.

• WP5 will prepare the way for commercial CCS and shale gas plays in
Europe through training of early career scientists on field site
evaluation and monitoring, demonstrating site conformance through
measurement, monitoring and verification techniques, monitoring and
environmental impacts of CO2 or CH4 leakage, monitoring tools and
requirements for site abandonment.

• Recommendations and best practices on the engagement of (local)
stakeholders through Participatory Monitoring.

Communication with non-technical audiences such as journalists,
policy makers and the general public will encourage an informed environment
for CCS and shale gas in Europe. We will also contribute, upon invitation
by the INEA, to common information and dissemination activities to increase
the visibility and synergies between H2020 supported actions.

Other tasks:

· Participation in project meetings (about 2 per year)

· Co-leadership together with the PI from AMU of the task 5.2.2
Overview of Ethical and Social Issues Associated with Shale Gas Research

· Close cooperation with the PI from AMU, Dr. Aleksandra Lis

· Administrative and organizational tasks related to the project

· Cooperation with project partners, mostly with the University of
Edinburgh and the Natural Environment Research Council of the UK

· Traveling to Warsaw and other locations in Poland to organize
stakeholder meetings and other kinds of meeting as foreseen in the WP5

The position will commence on 1 June 2018 and it is foreseen as a part-time

A monthly gross salary (Pl brutto brutto) is between 1500-3000 Euros per
month (full-time equivalent) depending on the agreed scope of tasks and
working hours.

*Send in your CV (English), a motivation letter (English), 1 Journal
publication (English) or a report authored by you (English, preferably
related to technology studies) and 2 recommendation letters to Dr.
Aleksandra Lis (* ) by 30 April 2018.

Aleksandra Lis, PhD
Assistant Professor
Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland
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