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Message posted on 28/01/2019

Reminder: PhD Position (STS, University of Vienna), Project: Valuing, Being and Knowing in Life Science Research (applications until 10th Feb)

PhD Position (75%) (STS, University of Vienna)

Project: Valuing, Being and Knowing in Life Science Research
(applications until 10th Feb)

/How are the ways in which researchers are evaluated - and what they
value in their work - entangled with who they aim to be as researchers,
and with the directions they choose in their research? This is the
central questions of the project “Valuing, Being, Knowing.”
(01/2019-06/2023) the position is part of. /

Following a participatory research approach, we will accompany two life
science research groups (most likely research groups following questions
of environmental relevance and food security) and trace the situated
entanglements of what researchers aim to know, what they value in their
research and who they aim to be as researchers.

The position offers the opportunity to work in an experienced team that
has a strong orientation to contributing to the international scientific
debate. Further, it is an opportunity of writing a PhD thesis with full
integration in the Department of Science and Technology Studies at the
University of Vienna that offers a rich environment for mutual exchange
with international colleagues.

The project is funded by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF). Project
leaders are Maximilian Fochler und Lisa Sigl. Further information on the

Start & duration of the position: Depending on when the position can
be filled, the duration of the position is up to 40 months (a late start
can reduce the total duration of the position).

Remuneration: Salary is according to the FWF personnel costs scheme
for doctoral candidates (30 hours/week):

Job Description:

·conduct research within the thematic scope of the research project

·develop a specific focus for writing a PhD thesis (and finalise thesis
within project duration)

·public presentation ("fakultätsöffentliche Präsentation") of PhD
project within the first 12 months

·participate in fieldwork in one of the empirical sites (one of the life
science groups)

·publish internationally, both individually and collectively

·contribute to organising scientific events related to the project

·participate in the administrative processes of the project



·Completed study within a social science field (Diploma-, Master-, or
Magister-Degree) or in another research field & proof of meaningful
qualification in Science and Technology Studies (STS)

·Ability to plan and conduct research on the level of a PhD

·Good knowledge of science and technology studies, regarding theoretical
and methodological approaches (qualitative methods)

·High ability and readiness build up and maintain cooperative
relationships with life scientists over min. 2 years

·Excellent or very good proficiency in English

Additional qualifications:ability to work in a team, organising
ability, reliability, high work motivation

Applicationsshould be in English and be submitted to and /
until 10

Application documents:

Letter of Motivation
Curriculum Vitae
Two selected papers or parts of larger publications (e.g. master
thesis) as "proof of writing skills"
2 References who are able to give further information about the
academic qualification of the applicant
Academic records

For further information, please contact Maximilian Fochler
(+43-1-4277-49613, or Lisa Sigl

/We pursue a non-discriminatory employment policy and value equal
opportunities, as well as diversity
(// The University of Vienna lays
special emphasis on increasing the number of women in senior and in
academic positions. Given equal qualifications, preference will thus be
given to female applicants./


Dr. Lisa Sigl
Forschungsplattform Responsible Research and Innovation in Academic Practice

Research Platform Responsible Research and Innovation in Academic Practice

Universität Wien / University of Vienna

Universitätsstraße 7 / 6. Stock / Floor (NIG)

Raum / Room: C 626 (Stiege III)

1010 Wien/Österreich / Vienna/Austria

Tel: +43 (0)1 4277 26101
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