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«A place where knowledge is created» - As one of Europe's leading universities of economics and business administration, the University of St.Gallen (HSG), Switzerland, is committed to the education of over 8500 students and is one of the largest employers in the region, providing around 3100 employees with an attractive and innovative environment for research.
In the context of the research project "FoodCoach", which is jointly funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) and the National Research Foundation (NRF) of South Korea, the subject area TECHNOLOGY STUDIES based at the School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SHSS) at the University of St. Gallen, invites applications for a
POSTDOC FELLOW in Science and Technology Studies
Key Responsibilities 
  • Conducting empirical research and data analysis on the wider social implications of dietary tracking and intervention in the framework of the FoodCoach project with a focus on exploring user experiences 
  • Ethnographic research on digital health mobile application and big data analysis in the making 
  • Dissemination of research results: Presentation of research results at inter/national conferences, writing research publications, and the organisation of project-related scientific events
Qualifications 
  • PhD (completed or close to completion) in science and technology studies (STS), sociology, anthropology, human geography or a related discipline, relevant publications are a plus  
  • Strong motivation to pursue an academic Career 
  • Demonstrated interest in science and technology studies (STS) and empirical research on topics of digital health, datafication, dietary tracking, apps, algorithms and big data 
  • Experience in conducting qualitative research (especially ethnography) and/or mixed methods research 
  • Good command of one Swiss national language and English, both spoken and written 
The position starts in May 2020 (or upon agreement) and is a part-time position (60%) for a period of two years. The salary aligns with the directives of the Swiss National Science Foundation and amounts to about 46,000 CHF p.a. adjusted to reflect part-time employment.

FoodCoach is an international, interdisciplinary and collaborative research project of the University of St. Gallen, the ETH Zürich and Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) funded under the Korean-Swiss Science and Technology Programme, which is jointly funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation and the National Research Foundation (NRF) of South Korea. The Research Fellow's place of work is St. Gallen. More information about the project is available here.

Applicants should submit their full application (in English) - including letter of motivation, CV, examples of their academic work (e.g. a chapter of their dissertation or published research), copies of relevant certificates and the contact details of two academic references – via the following link no later than 05.04.2020.
For further inquiry, please send an email to Prof. Tanja Schneider (tanja.schneider@unisg.ch).
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