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Message posted on 21/05/2024

PhD Position at STS Vienna – application deadline 30 May 2024

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Dear all,

We are looking for a PhD student passionate about environmental topics who take up a 3 year position at the Department of Science and Technology Studies, University of Vienna
(a 30 hour per week prae-doc university assistant, in the Austrian system) with the possibility of a prolongation of a year beyond the three years. You will join a team of PhD students and a post-doc collaboratively in the framework of the ERC project /Innovation Residues/( You will be supervised by Ulrike Felt

who is the PI of the project.

Your planned PhD research should focus on environmental issues related to one of the technological innovations as addressed in the ERC grant Innovation Residues specifically relating to environmental challenges in either nuclear waste, microplastic or digital waste/wasting, and be empirically situated in (one or more of) the three countries (France, Ireland and Austria) central to the project or on the European level.*Ideal start date would be 1 July2024. Y*ou must have a completed Masters degree by the starting date.

The deadline for applications has been prolongued until30 May 2024. If you have difficulties meeting these dates please do get in touch.

The successful candidate will work on a PhD dissertation closely connected to the others in the team, participate in research and organsiational activities of the group and department as well as in teaching in STS (in years 2 and 3 of the contract). For further details see the full job advertisement , which also explains how to apply.

You will find a very collegial and supportive research culture, a lively and very internationally oriented STS environment, and a commitment to supervision that helps you realise your individual research while also experiencing to work in the team. Please feel free to contact me with any informal enquiries.

Please do share this job announcement to any colleagues or students who may be interested in working with our team!




Univ-Prof. Dr. Ulrike Felt

Head of the Department of Science and Technology Studies

University of Vienna

1010, Universitätsstrasse 7 & 1090, Kolingasse 14-16


Phone: +43 1 4277 49611 (admin 49601); twitter:@Ulrike_Felt


ERC Advanced Grant - INNOVATION RESIDUES: Modes and Infrastructures of Caring for our longue-durée Environmental Futures

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