PhD position in Gender, Technology and Medicine

Chalmers University of Technology


June 26, 2022


The Division of Science, Technology and Society (STS) is a young and vibrant division at the Chalmers University of Technology. We have an open and friendly research environment, where you can delve deep into research questions particular to your own field as well as easily find top researchers from other fields who have long experience in interdisciplinary research, and are eager to bring in new perspectives to their own work. There are also strong collaborations with other universities and divisions, such as within gender studies and science and technology studies.

Information about the research The Division of Science, Technology and Society, part of The Department of Technology Management and Economics at Chalmers University of Technology, will hire a PhD student in Social Studies of Gender, Technology and Medicine. The research may be oriented towards areas such as gender, biomedical technologies and the body; gendered dimensions of medical treatments and medical engineering; the consequenses of introducing and/or using gender- specific medical technologies in healthcare.

The STS division's research and education covers a wide area including Science and Technology Studies (STS), Gender and Technology, Sociology, and History of Science and Technology.

-The details of the departmental research activities may be found here.

Major responsibilities Your major responsibilities are to pursue your own doctoral studies (80% of full time). You are expected to develop your own scientific concepts and communicate the results of your research verbally and in writing. The position also includes departmental work (20% of full time), such as teaching in gender and technology on Chalmers' undergraduate level and similar subjects as well as doing administrative tasks. Qualifications To qualify as a PhD student, you must have completed a Master's degree corresponding to at least 240 higher education credits in a relevant field (MA or MSc) when starting the position. You may come from the social sciences, humanities, or engineering. Relevant degrees might be Science and Technology Studies, Gender Studies, Anthropology, Sociology, Theory of Science, or other related areas. Additional qualifications for applicants with a MSc (Science or Engineering) degree are a Master's thesis on a social scientifically themed topic and experience in working with qualitative methods. Prior study experience in social aspects of gender, technology and medicine is meritorious, but not mandatory.

The position requires sound verbal and written communication skills in English. If Swedish is not your native language, Chalmers offers Swedish courses.

Contract terms Full-time temporary employment. The position is limited to a maximum of 5 years.

We offer Chalmers offers a cultivating and inspiring working environment in the coastal city of Gothenburg. Read more about working at Chalmers and our benefits for employees.

Chalmers aims to actively improve our gender balance. We work broadly with equality projects, for example the GENIE Initiative on gender equality for excellence. Equality and diversity are substantial foundations in all activities at Chalmers.

Application procedure The application should be marked with Ref 20220258 and written in English. The application should be sent electronically and be attached as pdf-files, as below:

CV: (Please name the document: CV, Family name, Ref. number) • CV • Other, for example previous employments or leadership qualifications and positions of trust. • Two references that we can contact.

Personal letter: (Please name the document as: Personal letter, Family name, Ref. number) 1-3 pages where you: • Introduce yourself • Describe your previous experience of relevance for the position (e.g. education, thesis work and, if applicable, any other research activities) • Describe your future goals and future research focus • State your motivation for undertaking research training leading to a PhD, and that specifies what expertise at the Department is needed for carrying out your research.

Research plan • Submit a research plan - not exceeding 9600 characters including spaces – describing the research project that you want to carry out during the PhD studies. The plan should include the proposed project's purpose and research problem, as well as a short overview of the research field.

Other documents: • Copies of bachelor and/or master's thesis. • Attested copies and transcripts of completed education, grades and other certificates, e.g. TOEFL test results.

Please use the button at the foot of the page to reach the application form. The files may be compressed (zipped).

Application deadline: June 26th, 2022

For questions, please contact: Lisa Lindén, incoming Associate Professor in Gender and Technology, Division of Science, Technology and Society, Technology Management and Economics, Catharina Landström, Associate Professor and Head of Unit at the Division of Science, Technology and Society, Technology Management and Economics,

Chalmers declines to consider all offers of further announcement publishing or other types of support for the recruiting process in connection with this position.

Chalmers University of Technology conducts research and education in engineering sciences, architecture, technology-related mathematical sciences, natural and nautical sciences, working in close collaboration with industry and society. The strategy for scientific excellence focuses on our six Areas of Advance; Energy, Health Engineering, Information and Communication Technology, Materials Science, Production and Transport. The aim is to make an active contribution to a sustainable future using the basic sciences as a foundation and innovation and entrepreneurship as the central driving forces. Chalmers has around 11,000 students and 3,000 employees. New knowledge and improved technology have characterised Chalmers since its foundation in 1829, completely in accordance with the will of William Chalmers and his motto: Avancez!

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