Job openings: 2 x VITAL postdoctoral research fellows: “Learning to live with disease” & “Standardised subjects” with Ayo Wahlberg

2 x VITAL postdoctoral research fellows: “Learning to live with disease” & “Standardised subjects” (39.5 months from 1 February 2016)

collage505This is an exciting opportunity to join a new research team that will carry out collaborative ethnographic research on the making of quality of life; based in one of Europe’s most vibrant Anthropology departments at the University of Copenhagen and living in one of the world’s best cities.

The research project “The Vitality of Disease – Quality of Life in the Making” (VITAL) is hiring two postdocs to commence duties in early 2016. Funded by the European Research Council, candidates will contribute to the overall objectives of VITAL ( by carrying out independent ethnographic studies within predefined problem fields. The country and concrete site of the studies will depend on the candidate and should be outlined in detail in the application. There are no geographic limitations, and while a strong effort will be made to have a diversity of project countries and sites, the strongest candidates will be offered the positions. VITAL postdocs will play a crucial role in the conceptual and methodological innovations required by the project as a collective endeavour. Candidates must hold a PhD degree in anthropology, sociology or science & technology studies, but if you unsure and you are interested in the project contact the PI, Professor Ayo Wahlberg for an informal chat about your suitability for the position.

Read more and apply here:

For further information, please contact project PI Associate Professor Ayo Wahlberg:

The deadline for applications including enclosures is 30 November, 2015
(at 12:00 PM Danish Time)

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