Applications are invited for one Post-doc / Project manager position which forms part of, and will be contextualised by, the European Union H2020 funded project, STEM4Youth. This project will among other things explore informal methodologies and tools to address societal challenges by means of citizen science practices and with the participation of high school students (14-19 y.o.). Since 2012, OpenSystems is a multidisciplinary group of the University of Barcelona that focuses on arts and public participation as core elements of the way of doing science. The group is a leading entity on the emerging field of Citizen Science in Barcelona and Spain by for instance coordinating the Barcelona Citizen Science Office. The group belongs to Complexity Lab Barcelona and the UB Data Science Group thus providing a very productive atmosphere to the candidate. OS work together with many actors and build tailored-made research collectives to address concerns mostly grounded in urban contexts.
Suitable candidate will undertake research and project management tasks in Human Behaviour using participatory practices and by running physically embedded collective experiments. Research will specifically focuss on human mobility (GPS tracking) and/or human decision making (digital interfaces tracking social dilemmas among other games confronting self-regarding and collective interests) with experiments situated in real-world but controlled escenarios. The research support developed by the candidate will be based on pop-up and collective experiments in real-world situations, will address concerns raised by young students and their neighborhoods in relation to social welfare and demonstrate the social impact of these collective actions, and will obtain valuable scientific results within the context of complex systems science, data science and computational social science. Tasks will thus be a combination of field work and experiment set-up tasks adopting open science and open data philosophies. Candidate will have to interact with a wide variety of partners and volunteers which will in turn contribute in all stages of the research process. Candidate will also have to take the lead in several tasks related to the EU project such as writing reports for the EU comision, prepare the logistics for public and participatory experiments, and supervise the bureaucratic tasks associated.
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• 26 months contract (including four months of training) with the University of Barcelona – Fundació Bosch I Gimpera (from 01/09/2016 to 31/10/2018).
• Travel expenses and research equipment will be provided to the successful candidate
• Recruitment process includes interview and might ialso nclude problem solving and assessment of organizational skills.
• Gross Salary: 2,030.24 € per month.
• 29 hours per week
• Job location: University of Barcelona, Facultat de Física
Those interested should send covering letter, personal statement of the interest in the project, and CV to Dr Josep Perelló at firstname.lastname@example.org