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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


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 [cid:image001.jpg@01D637F5.372D28F0] 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

 

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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= erson&nbs= p;

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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