Researcher in Science & Technology Studies (1.0 FTE)

Tilburg Law School
August 21 2017
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

Research position in Science, Technology & Society studies at TILT: Privacy by Design, surveillance, and technology regulation.

Tilburg University is a modern and specialized university. With a broad variety of international programmes and innovating research, Tilburg Law School stands for high quality. Tilburg Law School fosters fundamental, empirical and multidisciplinary research at the forefront of science. It received the highest score in the Dutch national assessment for legal research.

TILT - Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology, and Society is a multidisciplinary institute conducting research into the legal and social implications of emerging technologies. With over 40-person staff and over twenty years of experience, TILT is one of the leading European institutes in the area of technology regulation. TILT is consistently ranked a top institute for research and education by the Legal Research and Education Assessment Committees.

TILT is looking for a researcher with a background in Science, Technology & Society studies (STS). Until mid-2019, the position is part of the VICI project of prof. Bert-Jaap Koops, ‘Privacy in the 21st century: finding a new paradigm to protect citizens in the age of ubiquitous data'. The project seeks to find ways to reinvent how privacy is or can be protected. New privacy conceptualisations, such as ‘home 2.0' or the mosaic theory, seem promising, but need to be further developed and made more concrete. The VICI project uses an interdisciplinary approach of comparative law and Science, Technology & Society studies. The postdoc will be responsible for the STS part, collaborating closely with legal researchers. The postdoc's role is to study whether and how new concepts could be embedded in technology (Privacy by Design) and practice (Responsible Research and Innovation). From mid-2019 onwards, the researcher will work in other projects at TILT in privacy, surveillance, and technology regulation, contributing with qualitative STS methods; the researcher is encouraged to develop her own line of research here, including applying for research grants.

This job comes from a partnership with Science Magazine and Euraxess

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