IFRIS Call for Applications for Post Doctoral positions

Deadline : May 31 2013

4 post-doctoral positions are available at the French Institute “Research, Innovation, Society” (Institut Francilien Recherche, Innovation, Société – www.ifris.org).

The post-doc fellows selected will undertake an original research project on the production and mobilisation of science and technologies in contemporary societies, including the following topics:

  • New explorations on innovation processes (bottom up innovation, “Responsible” innovation, “Social” innovation)
  • Socio-technical transitions and governance of change
  • Property rights and scientific commons
  • Regulation of techno-scientific activities and their products
  • Government of the scientific public sphere
  • Science and governance, Scales of government, Earthly Politics
  • Regimes and institutions of knowledge
  • Construction of futures.

Post-doc fellows will be hosted by one of the IFRIS Research Groups. We highly recommend to contact them as soon as possible since a good integration in the groups is one of the core objectives of the IFRIS post-doc programme:

Post-doc researchers are eligible for a contract of up to 24 months, under the standard French salary and work status. Contract starts according to candidate’s constraints.

Requirements

Researchers holding a doctoral degree or having fulfilled all the obligations of a PhD (certified by their supervisor) in a field relevant to the IFRIS research topics. Candidates cannot apply for a post doc in the group where they have prepared their PhD.

Applications

Formal applications will include:

  • a one page resume/CV
  • a list of publications
  • 2-3 publications in pdf format
  • a statement of proposed research (in English, 5 to 10 pages) including a (preliminary/provisional) budget for travel expenses
  • a letter by a member of the hosting research group. The letter will state how the candidate’s project will be integrated in the group and the collaboration and support she will benefit
  • Candidates will also name two referees and make sure that their referees send their letters in due time (June 20th at the latest)

Selection criteria

  • Quality of the research project
  • Relevance in relation to the IFRIS research strategies (http://ifris.org/presentation/)
  • Quality of the integration of the candidate’s project in the hosting research group
  • Quality of the candidate

The application will be sent in one single file, pdf format, and will be registred under the following name :

Name_appelpostdoc_IFRIS.pdf (where « name » is ths last name of the candidate).

Applications will be sent before May 31st, 2013 to : Siméone Boston, IFRIS (simeone.boston@univ-mlv.fr)

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