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  • Organisation/Company: Institute of Philosophy and Sociology Polish Academy of Sciences
  • Research Field: Sociology
  • Researcher Profile: Recognised Researcher (R2)
  • Application Deadline: 07/10/2022 16:00 - Europe/Brussels
  • Location: Poland › Warsaw
  • Type Of Contract: Temporary
  • Job Status: Full-time
  • Hours Per Week: ca. 40
  • Offer Starting Date: 28/10/2022
  • Application requirements:

    a. cover letter (max. 1 page, in English or Polish);

    b. curriculum vitae (CV) with the following points:

    - list of publications

    - work history

    - participation in research project and scope of responsibilities

    - participation in scientific conferences,

    - participation in research in foreign centers, and international scientific cooperation

    and other relevant information for the job offer.

    c. copy of max. 3 publications in English or Polish

    d. copy of PhD certificate

    e. letter of recommendation by other scholar (with minimum PhD degree)

    Job tasks:

    -- participation in 3 years comparative research project AUTO-WELF: Automating Welfare -Algorithmic Infrastructures for Human Flourishing in Europe (for more see: https: // spolecznych-infrastruktury-algorytmiczne-na-rzecz-dobrobytu-w-europie/)

    -- development of a detailed research design

    --research coordination and supervision of work of 2 PhD students in cooperation with PI

    --conducting 10 citizen data journey mappings

    -- conducting 2 case studies of automated decision-making systems in cooperation with PhD students (1 in core welfare services includes, 1 in communal welfare infrastructures and services). Case studies consist of organizational ethnography, expert interviews with civil right organizations, software engineers, community representatives, case workers, and 2 workshops with citizen (mind scripting and/or vision workshops)

    -- archiving qualitative data, including

    -- writing scientific articles in English and Polish;

    -- disseminating of research results during the conferences and workshops (domestic and international)

    -- participation in regular meetings of the Polish research team and in meetings of the international consortium.


    10 000 PLN (gross amount, including all costs borne by the employer)

    Eligibility criteria

    PhD required

    Selection process

    The complete application must be received via email to and (subject: Post-doc AUTO-WELF)

    by October 7 2022.

    The competition will run in two stages. In the first stage, the Contest Commission will pre-evaluate the candidates on the basis of the submitted documents. The highest rated candidates will be invited to an interview, which is the second stage of the competition. Interview will be held between 17th -21st October.

    Please consult full job offer at: https: //

    Web site for additional job details

    https: // automatyzacja-p...

    Required Research Experiences
  • Sociology

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    Offer Requirements
  • Sociology: PhD or equivalent

  • POLISH: Excellent

    ENGLISH: Excellent


    Demonstrated ability in qualitative social research; publications record, conference participation, teamwork experience.

    Interest in ICT and/or welfare (e.g. social, employment, heath policy, smart city, automation, datafication

    Specific Requirements

    Additional requirements (not obligatory):

    Ability to use qualitative data analysis software

    Experience in comparative/international/

    interdisciplinary research

    Experience in research team management

    Contact Information
  • Organisation/Company: Institute of Philosophy and Sociology Polish Academy of Sciences
  • Organisation Type: Public Research Institution
  • Website: https: //
  • E-Mail:
  • Country: Poland
  • City: Warsaw
  • Postal Code: 00-330
  • Street: Nowy Świat 72
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