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Job: postdoc in ethics of technology at CEA-Larsim (Paris, France)

The LARSIM group (Laboratoire des Recherches sur les Sciences de la Matière)at CEA-Saclay is seeking a postdoctoral researcher to work with Dr. Alexei Grinbaum on the EU project “TechEthos: Ethics of Technologies with High Socio-Economic Impact”.

The successful candidate will be asked to identify existing and potential future ethical issues regarding selected technologies, as well as principles and values that may be affected or challenged by these technologies and their impacts, using a combination of reflective research work, literature review, and stakeholder interviews. He or she will adapt methods to the identified technologies via thoughtful review of current and prospective science, and prepare a report providing detailed analysis of ethical issues.

Candidates should have a PhD in the philosophy of science, ethics, sociology of science, science and technology studies, innovation studies, or a related area. Fluent oral and written English is mandatory. French is not mandatory but a plus.

This is an 18-month position with the possibility of a 6-month extension. The candidate will work on the CEA Orme des Merisiers campus, 20 km south of Paris. Transportation to and from Paris is easy and subsidized.


Those interested should send a CV and at least two writing samples to before January 15th, 2021. Recommendation letters will be requested from all shortlisted candidates.