LARSIM group at CEA-Saclay will hire a postdoctoral researcher to work with
Dr. Alexei Grinbaum on the EU project “Responsible Research and
Innovation in Practice”.


RRI Practice ( is a European Commission Horizon-2020
project that aims to analyze responsible research and innovation (RRI)
related discourses and solutions in research and research funding
organizations. The project has a global reach including partners from
across Europe as well as from China, India, USA, Brazil, Australia, and


Job description:

Prepare comparative and integrative reports on the basis of national case
studies on RRI keys “Ethics” and “Science education”. The reports
will draw general lessons on barriers and drivers in these areas, identify
good practices and suggest strategies for their broader implementation.


Task 1: Comparison of Ethics key

On the basis of national case studies, compare ethics activities with a
focus on scalable best practices, including a comparative analysis of: a)
research activities; b) deliberative methodologies implemented in research
institutions; c) ethics boards and committees and their role.


Task 2: Comparison of Science Education key

On the basis of national case studies, compare science education activities
with a focus on scalable best practices, particularly on the methodologies
of scientific education for secondary-school and university students.



PhD in philosophy of science, ethics, sociology of science, science and
technology studies, innovation studies or a related area. Track record of
research publications in English. Skills in working across disciplines and
an interest in the governance of science.

Fluent oral and written English is mandatory. French is not mandatory but a



The position is expected to be filled in the 2nd trimester of 2018.

Duration: 12 months, with a possible extension.

The candidate will work on the CEA Orme des Merisiers campus 20km south of
Paris. Transportation to and from Paris is easy and subsidized.

CEA offers a generous salary and benefits.


How to apply

Before December 1, 2017, send a CV and at least 2 writing samples to
Recommendation letters will be requested from all shortlisted candidates.