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Postdoctoral Researcher Position in Philosophy and Ethics of technology – WUR, Netherlands, May 2022

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Wageningen University invites applications for a Postdoc researcher in the field of philosophy and ethics of technology or Science and Technology Studies, at the Philosophy Group ,the Netherlands – May 2022

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General Info

Position: Postdoctoral Researcher
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field: , , ,
Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: Sep 01, 2022
Contract Period: 1 Year
Salary: 2846 EURO/Month

Philosophy Group

Wageningen University & Research (WUR), the Netherlands


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Qualification Details

As the successful candidate you:

  • hold a PhD in Philosophy, applied ethics, or STS, with affinity with technology and/or economics;
  • are an enthusiastic, dedicated and engaged academic  who is well capable to work in interdisciplinary contexts;
  • like to explore fundamental questions in philosophy and ethics of data economics;
  • preferably have experience in conducting empirical research (interviews, focus groups;
  • excellent communication skills. For this position your command of the English language is expected to be at C1 level.

Our postdoc researchers are encouraged to supervise MSc thesis students when such opportunities arise, and you will be involved in teaching activities.

Responsibilities/Job Description

The Philosophy Group seeks a talented post-doc researcher in the field of philosophy and ethics of technology or Science and Technology Studies, doing philosophical and ethical investigations on the ethical, legal and societal aspects involved in the improvement of the data economy for food systems.The Post-doc research is part of the Pathways towards a fair, inclusive and innovative Data Economy for Sustainable Food Systems project, an interdisciplinary research project funded by the European Commission that will start September, 1 2022.

The main objective of the Data4Food2030 project is to improve the data economy for food systems by clarifying what it entails, mapping its development, performance and impact to create new insights and opportunities that provide empirically-grounded and inclusive policy recommendations and a roadmap for its further development.

The Philosophy group contributes to this interdisciplinary project by researching the ethical, legal and social aspects of key technologies employed in the data economy for food systems.

How to Apply?

Application Method: Online Application
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Application Procedure

This can be done directly via the application button at the vacancy on our website so that we can process your personal data with your permission.This vacancy is open up to and including the 6th of May, 2022. The first job interviews will take place at 11 May 2022. The position is to start on 1 September 2022 at the latest.

About the Employer:

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Wageningen University & Research offers excellent terms of employment. A few highlights from our Collective Labour Agreement include:

  • sabbatical leave, study leave, and partially paid parental leave;
  • working hours that can be discussed and arranged so that they allow for the best possible work-life balance;
  • the option to accrue additional compensation / holiday hours by working more, up to 40 hours per week;
  • there is a strong focus on vitality and you can make use of the sports facilities available on campus for a small fee;
  • a fixed December bonus of 8.3%;
  • excellent pension scheme.

In addition to these first-rate employee benefits, you will of course receive a good salary. Depending on your experience, we offer a competitive gross salary of between €2.846 and €4.490 for a full-time working week of 38 hours, in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreements for Dutch Universities (CAO-NU) (scale 10). This position is for the period of 2.5 - 3 years. Initially you will receive a contract for the period of 1 year, which can be extended for the duration of the project. You will be based at the Philosophy Group in Wageningen.

Wageningen University & Research encourages internal advancement opportunities and mobility with an internal recruitment policy. There are plenty of options for personal initiative in a learning environment, and we provide excellent training opportunities. We are offering a unique position in an international environment with a pleasant and open working atmosphere.You are going to work at the greenest and most innovative campus in Holland, and at a university that has been chosen as the “Best University” in the Netherlands for the 17th consecutive time.

Coming from abroad

Wageningen University & Research is the university and research centre for life sciences. The themes we deal with are relevant to everyone around the world and Wageningen, therefore, has a large international community and a lot to offer to international employees. Applicants from abroad moving to the Netherlands may qualify for a special tax relief, known as the 30% ruling. Our team of advisors on Dutch immigration procedures will help you with the visa application procedures for yourself and, if applicable, for your family.Feeling welcome also has everything to do with being well informed. Wageningen University & Research's International Community page contains practical information about what we can do to support international employees and students coming to Wageningen. Furthermore, we can assist you with any additional advice and information about helping your partner to find a job, housing, schooling, and other issues.

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Contact details

For more information about this function you can contact Dr. Vincent Blok ([email protected]).For more information about the procedure, please contact: Jeanine van ‘t Veer, Corporate Recruiter, [email protected]

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