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Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Science, Technology and Culture, Norway

We are particularly interested in candidates who have both the ability to contribute to empirical studies and have a strong theoretical competence in science and technology studies (STS). The post-doc project should be closely linked to the overall research project (RFID, see below). The successful candidate must have experience from interdisciplinary research and must also be able to conduct research in a collaborative research environment.

TIK’s research is organized within and across two main areas: 1) Science, technology and culture and 2) Innovation studies. Although the successful applicant will be part of research group 1, a combination of competence from both research areas is welcomed.

The main purpose of post-doctoral research fellowships is to qualify researchers for work in higher academic positions within their disciplines.

Applications should include a project proposal (2 – 5 pages) clearly referring to the overall research project (RFID). A description of the overarching research project is available at

It is a requirement that the applicant completes his or her project within the period of appointment. The candidate must be able to work with both Norwegian and English materials and literature.

Scientific production and international publishing beyond the PhD degree is an advantage but not a precondition for obtaining the fellowship. Only candidates who have submitted their doctoral thesis prior to the application closing date may apply for the position. (A prerequisite for taking up the position is the successful completion of a doctoral degree.)

Ten percent of the position is reserved for tasks other than research, such as teaching courses and supervising students at MA level. Relevant experience with such tasks will therefore be an advantage.

The ability to cooperate within research networks is an important criteria in the evaluation of the applicants. In accordance with the usual academic norms, particular emphasis will be placed upon formal qualifications, the PhD thesis, other scientific publications and the actual project proposal.

Fellowship Application Deadline: 2010-12-06


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