Rhine-Waal University is staffing 2 classic post-doc positions. Rhine-Waal is Germany’s first fully international university. All of the degree programmes in our faculty are in English, and 80% of our students are international. This diversity also guides our approach in research and teaching: being comparative about the different systems of science, media, policy, etc. Applications by 19th March 2018. 

Together with a global network of partner institutions from Ireland to Japan, and from Sweden to South Africa, with UNESCO as a central player, wewill investigate and experiment comparatively, how more transdisciplinary approaches in science policy can foster a more ‘upstream’ form of communication. By analysing and comparing the different practices and policiesworldwide, we intend to build a network for mutual, trans-cultural learning. We are expecting from applicants to be familiar with the European paradigm of “RRI” (Responsible Research and Innovation), as we have investigated it for more than two years now in Europe’s largest science communication project, NUCLEUS. To some extent you would contribute to sustainingour efforts from this project and lift it onto a fully-global level. At the heart of our research are the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the role which they (could, should, and do) play in research and innovation environments. The new Research Associate (m/f) in Science Communication & Science Policy should start working with us no later than in June 2018. Ideally you would have pertinent work experience of at least three years in stakeholder management, e.g. upstream public engagement activities; experience with quantitative and qualitative social science research methods, including inferential statistics; expertise in political communication, e.g. science policy advice / technology assessment / science diplomacy.

Together with partners from Denmark, France, Israel, Italy, Portugal, Spain, and the UK, we will spend four years on applying Stakeholder Theory to analyse and optimise the diffusion of sustainable water management technologies in different test-sites around the world. The project is highly inter- and transdisciplinary with partners from engineering to social sciences, and from entrepreneurs to artists. The new  Research Associate in Science Communication & Stakeholder Management should start working with us no later than in June 2018. Just as for the vacancy above, you would ideally have pertinent work experience of at least three years in public engagement; experience with quantitative and qualitative social science research methods, including inferential statistics; expertise in political communication, e.g. science policy advice / technology assessment / science diplomacy.





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Este blog cuenta con la financiación de la Fundación Española para la Ciencia y la Tecnología (FECYT) y el Ministerio de Ciencia, Innovación y Universidades