Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Changing Ecologies of Knowledge and Action (CEKA)

University of Oxford - Institute for Science, Innovation and Society, School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography

Banbury Road, Oxford

Grade 7: £30,738 - £37,768 with a discretionary range to £41,255 p.a.

The Institute for Science, Innovation and Society (InSIS) wishes to appoint a Research Fellow to participate in the project ‘Changing Ecologies of Knowledge and Action (CEKA) (fixed-term for 2 years). CEKA is a programme designed to explore the changing dynamics of the production of technoscience. Aspects to be investigated include pressures of quality control and replicability, the demand for scientific results to be readily available, a growing questioning of a patent system, and an emergence and rapid growth of forms of scientific production outside of the conventional academic and industrial framework.

The researcher will be expected to co-design and conduct ethnographic/interview-based research leading to publication in leading social science journals. The researcher will also coordinate the writing and submission of research funding bids in this area and participate in relevant InSIS activities over the 2-year period of her/his appointment.

The selection criteria include: PhD in anthropology, sociology, geography, STS, or similar discipline; experience carrying out social science research in institutional settings; demonstrated commitment to interdisciplinary and international collaboration; experience with ethnographic methods and interviews; record of communicating research in academic, interdisciplinary and non-academic settings, including e.g. public talks, briefing notes, policy papers, etc. publication record commensurate with career stage.

Please apply online, submitting two references with your application.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Friday 18 November 2016.

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