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30 November 2016

Research Officer / Post-Doc Project QUAD (Quantification, Administrative Capacity and Democracy)

The Centre for the Sociologie of Innovation (CSI) at Mines ParisTech opens a one-year, fixed-term, full-time postdoctoral position (research officer), offering a gross salary comprised between 2600 and 2800 Euros per month commencing on March 1st, 2016 (with some flexibility). The selected candidate will work under the supervision of Professor Fabian Muniesa, within the framework of the QUAD research project (Quantification, Administrative Capacity and Democracy). This project if funded by the Agence Nationale de la Recherche (ANR) as part of an ORA (Open Research Area) initiative involving ANR (France), DFG (Germany), ESRC (United Kingdom) and NWO (The Netherlands).


The Centre for the Sociology of Innovation (CSI) is a social science research centre based at the École des mines de Paris (Mines ParisTech, PSL Research University) and a unit of the Interdisciplinary Institute for Innovation (i3, CNRS UMR 9217). It is located in Paris, France

The QUAD project is conducted in collaboration with the following partners: Centre for Analysis of Risk and Regulation, London School of Economics; Fakultät für Soziologie, Universität Bielefeld; Institut für Controlling und Unternehmensrechnung, Helmut-Schmidt-Universität; Instituut Politieke Wetenschap, Universiteit Leiden. The candidate is expected to contribute to the project substantially through fieldwork investigation, data analysis and scientific publication.
QUAD project synopsis     CSI website


The successful candidate is expected to hold a social science doctoral degree on commencement of the position. He or she should provide proof of academic excellence and scientific experience in the conduct of qualitative empirical research. Prior knowledge of at least one of the sectors studied within QUAD (hospitals, universities, prisons) is required. Knowledge of the literature in the fields of the sociology of quantification, science and technology studies, accounting studies and public management is also required. It is essential that the candidate is able to relate and contribute to the interdisciplinary research life of CSI and the QUAD project (at national and international level). Proficiency in French and English is required.


Interested candidates are asked to submit their complete application file via email to Fabian Muniesa <> by November 30th, 2016 (23:59 CET). The email message header should be titled “Candidature post-doc QUAD”. The application file should include a cover letter and CV. It may also include a selection of previous scientific works (doctoral thesis, publications) and recommendation letters. All files should be provided in PDF format, of no more than 5Mb. First selection of candidates will be conducted on the basis of the submitted application files. Candidates may also be invited for interview. For further information please contact Fabian Muniesa <>.

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