Conceptualizing normative frameworks for sustainability
The successful candidate will be responsible for a two year project that aims to contribute to a greater understanding of existing normative frameworks regarding sustainability in the food and biomass production chain, and will examine these values and attitudes from a global perspective. This project will seek to identify aspects of normative frameworks and further to identify shared views and values as well as areas of divergence in normative regard for sustainability-related issues. The position is situated within a vibrant and growing multidisciplinary programme that explores issues related to biotechnology and society, with particular focus on sustainability in the global context.
The project, to be carried out in collaboration with international partners including Brazil, Malaysia, and the U.S., is designed to explore multiple aspects of sustainability policy.
The appointee will have some discretion to influence design of the project based on his/her background and interests. The postdoc will also have some responsibility for building and coordinating linkages among the projects internationally. The appointee will work closely with the PhD student assigned to the related project on stakeholder attitudes and public perceptions, and will provide guidance as well as coordination between the projects. Additionally, this position offers opportunities for teaching in the areas of ethics, science communication, and business in the life sciences.
The successful candidate will meet the following requirements:
Doctoral degree in the social sciences, e.g. social psychology, public policy, sociology, or law
Publication in peer-reviewed journals
Experience conducting empirical research
Demonstrated international experience and cross-cultural skills
Experience with research management is greatly appreciated
Excellent command of English
Experience conducting interdisciplinary research and working on interdisciplinary research teams will be considered a plus.
Information and application
For further information contact Robin Pierce (firstname.lastname@example.org).
To apply please send the following to Anka Montanus (email@example.com ) until October 25th 2011: Curriculum Vitae (including list of publications), Names and contact information for three references, statement of research interests, sample publication