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Postdoctoral position on Covid-19 contact tracing as public health infrastructure (position with possible research stay at LSTS) - deadline 29 August 2021

There is a vacancy for a postdoctoral research fellow on regulatory, technological and public health dimensions of Covid – 19 contact tracing. The postdoctoral researcher will study the role of integrated data protection instruments, such as data protection impact assessments and privacy by design, in contact tracing applications, and situate these as instruments of digital politics and governance. The position is located inside the CoPol project, which will focus on contact tracing as digital politics across public health, regulatory and technological dimensions.

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The position is for a period of 3 years. The research project will be located at the Centre for the Study of the Sciences and the Humanities (SVT), which is an interdisciplinary, interfaculty center at the University of Bergen. The research community at SVT is multidisciplinary, including philosophy of science, history, sociology, science and technology studies (STS), ethics and other disciplines that do research on science. There will be close collaboration with the Center for Law, Science, Technology and Society (LSTS) at the Vrije Universiteit Brussels (VUB), including the possibility of a research stay.

Application deadline:  29 August 2021