18/06/2019
The Human Resources Strategy for Researchers

PhD fellowship: Forms of research valorization and dissemination

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  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    CNRS
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Criminology
    Juridical sciences
    Sociology
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    09/07/2019 23:59 - Europe/Brussels
  • LOCATION
    France › PARIS 06
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    35
  • OFFER STARTING DATE
    01/10/2019

The interdisciplinary institute of innovation (i3), which has more than 70 permanent research professors and about 100 doctoral students, provides a particularly favorable environment for conducting a PhD. on this topic. Within it, several researchers from the Centre de Sociologie de l'Innovation, internationally recognized for its work on science and technology, are developing work on the challenges of valorization in general, and on the evaluation of scientific productions in particular. The thesis, under the supervison of David Pontille at the Centre de Sociologie de l'Innovation, will be part of these lines of work.

“Forms of research valorization and dissemination”
In the course of scientific research, various productions can be promoted and disseminated. Scientific publications and patents are clearly identified forms, and measured with relatively stable metrics. However, contemporary public policies, which are constantly evolving to foster partnerships between public research and companies, contribute to redistribute these traditional forms of research dissemination. One example is the forms of collaboration supported by research funding agencies such as the French National Research Agency whose objective is to promote the economic and social impact of academic research. For large industrial firms, the practice of open innovation, targeted at their staff, academic laboratories, students or start-ups, has grown significantly. In parallel, new forms of dissemination of open science (open access and open data) by the academic world have also emerged, such as systematic archiving practices, the accessibility of research data, or working paper repositories. Under the impetus of these initiatives, the very status of scientific journals and peer review has been the focus of intense debates that can lead to major transformations. The forms of valorization and dissemination of scientific productions are not confined to publications and patents. Creation of start-ups, partnerships with the industry, production of data sets, software, posters and conferences, websites, blogs or research notebooks, etc., what about these other forms of research valorization and dissemination?
In this general framework, the PhD candidate will aim to rethink these new forms of research valorization and dissemination by investigating notably dissemination technologies of scientific productions, publics and audiences they are more specifically intended for, the certification and validation processes to which they are articulated, the concepts of value they promote and convey, the intellectual property regimes (copyright, public good, creative commons license…) they combine. The analysis will focus less on elaborating a fixed and restrictive definition of research valorization and dissemination than on exploring its multiplicity of forms and formats – especially at the CNRS that, by its multi-thematic and interdisciplinary dimension, is at the heart of these issues. In order to identify a broad spectrum of conceptions and practices, the investigations will focus mainly on research productions carried out in two main areas: engineering and systems sciences, and social sciences and humanities. If the precise conditions of the investigation will be defined after an exploratory phase, in general terms, the investigation will be made of in-depth and contrasting case studies dedicated to the contemporary forms of valorization and dissemination of public research data and results.
Candidates must have a Master's degree in research (or equivalent) at the time of registration, have a background in social sciences (STS, sociology, political science, anthropology, philosophy, economics, management or similar disciplines), have experience in carrying out fieldwork, and be familiar with the perspectives developed at Centre de Sociologie de l'Innovation/i3. They must write a detailed cover letter stating their interest for the topic, the imagined research questions, and the design of an original empirical investigation. This cover letter must take into account the framing elements provided in this description of the research topic.

Required Research Experiences

  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Sociology
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    None
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Juridical sciences
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    None
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Criminology
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    None

Offer Requirements

  • REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVEL
    Sociology: Master Degree or equivalent
    Juridical sciences: Master Degree or equivalent
    Criminology: Master Degree or equivalent
  • REQUIRED LANGUAGES
    FRENCH: Basic
Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
Institut Interdisciplinaire de l'Innovation
France
PARIS 06

EURAXESS offer ID: 418809
Posting organisation offer ID: 10223

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