Three Research Opportunities With the MARIPOLDATA ProjectExternal

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Contact: Dr Alice Vadrot
E-mail: alice.vadrot [at]
Deadline: February 3, 2019

The ERC Project "The Politics of Marine Biodiversity Data: Global and National Policies and Practices of Monitoring the Oceans" (MARIPOLDATA) has two PhD positions and one postdoctoral research position on its team, based at the University of Vienna. 

The central objective of MARIPOLDATA is to develop and apply a new methodology for grounding the analysis of science-policy interrelations in empirical research. The interdisciplinary and multiscale approach of the project tackles barriers between political science research and the social studies of science, with the objective to understand how we will govern Oceans in the future and how inequalities related to science and data infrastructures can be addressed, studied and reduced. The larger aim of the project is to develop a distinct line of social science research for understanding the interrelation between science and politics more deeply and with regard to its material, social and epistemic effects.

The Post-Doctoral researcher will have a background in quantitative social science methods/data science/computational science and experience in the following areas: scientometrics, bibliometrics and Social Network Analysis.

The successful PhD candidates will have a background in Political Science, the Social Study of Science, Sociology or a related field with a focus on: international negotiations, multilateral environmental agreements, ocean governance, science diplomacy or science-policy interrelations.

For more information on the opportunities, including how to apply, please download the relevant document below.