The Department of Sociology, Philosophy & Anthropology of the University of Exeter (UK) is advertising a research fellowship in connection to Sabina Leonelli’s ERC project ‘The Epistemology of Data-Intensive Science’ (DATA_SCIENCE). The fellowship is available from 1 October 2014 until 31 March

  1. The successful applicant will investigate how the use of online databases is affecting research practices and outcomes in biomedicine. This study will be carried out in collaboration with scholars conducting similar research on other fields, so as to facilitate comparison across different sciences. The successful applicant will have a PhD or equivalent in the philosophy, history and/or social studies of biomedicine or related areas of information studies. The ability to conduct ethnographic research is desirable but not essential, as long as the applicant is willing to be trained as required to conduct this type of research.

The deadline for applications is 29 April 2014; interviews are expected to take place on 27 May 2014.

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