PhD position in Theory of science at the Department of Philosophy, Linguistics and Theory of science, University of Gothenburg.
Closing date for applications: 15 September 2021.
The position is part of a new graduate school hosted by the Centre for Sea & Society at the same university. The topic is methods and practices for synthesising research relevant to fisheries management. Those methods and practices need to be understood in relation to the literature on what is involved in adopting formalised procedures vs relying on non-formalised professional competence in synthesising primary research. They also need to be understood in relation to requirements that are specific to the science-policy interface, as distinct from ordinary research practice.
We are looking for a candidate with a background in science and technology studies, sociology, anthropology, or some other social science. Knowledge about the science-policy interface in general, marine policy and research, or systematic reviewing, is an asset.