Peer-Produced Research Lab postdoc

Open Postdoc Position at CRI Paris

The Peer-Produced Research Lab group from CRI (INSERM U1284) is hiring a 2-year post-doc, working with Bastian Greshake Tzovaras.

Start date: July - Sept 2020.

We are looking for a post-doctoral fellow to work on a multi-disciplinary project studying the implementation of commons-based peer production (decentralized and cooperative knowledge production) in citizen science. Specifically, we aim to evaluate the parameters for successfully implementing commons-based peer production to enable the bottom-up creation of citizen science projects out of disparate communities of interest and scaling up personal n=1 experiments.
We are especially interested in exploring how digitally mediated interactions can lead to new forms of interactions and empower individuals in these settings.

The ideal candidate has a background in the social sciences and brings some prior experience with investigating communities or working on citizen science or peer-produced projects (e.g. open source, Wikipedia etc.).
The candidate should have a PhD as well as at least one peer-reviewed publication as main author in either of the following disciplines: communication studies, (political) economy, information sciences, computer science, natural sciences, psychology, computational social sciences, sociology or a different discipline which would allow them to contribute to projects related to:

  • Citizen/community science: invite participants to become a researcher for their own experiments and consider their lives as a research lab for conducting daily experiments.
  • Theory building: develop frameworks for how lessons on commons-based peer production from a variety of other fields could be translated to citizen/community science
  • Action Research: maximize participation in community science projects, taking into account the contexts and limitations of the community
  • Evidence-based research: Identify "what works" and "what doesn't work" when trying to implement hallmarks of commons-based peer production in a citizen science setting, using qualitative and/or quantitative methodologies.

More information about the research activities of the Peer-Produced Research Lab group can be found on our website and our larger research proposal.

The successful candidate will join the CRI’s growing Collaboratory within our dedicated building at the historical heart of Paris (the Marais). This 5300m2 building includes state-of-the-art office and wet-lab space, microfabrication and Makerspace, Mobile and Virtual Reality technology, Game design, MOOC/online content development, pedagogic facilities and studio apartments for students and young researchers.

The core mission of the Center for Research and Interdisciplinarity (CRI) is to transform the way to research and acquire, share and co-create knowledge across the life, learning, and digital sciences. We are guided by the UN Sustainable Development Goals towards high-impact work on specific topics combining biomedicine, natural sciences, education, and digital transformation.

Application: Candidates should send their CV including their publication list, a brief statement of research interests, and contact details of two referees before March 15th 2020 to Bastian Greshake Tzovaras bastian.greshake-tzovaras@cri-paris.org Informal inquiries are welcome.