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Are you passionate about data management and its policy implications? The Department of Science, Technology, and Policy Studies (STePS) at the University of Twente is hiring one doctoral researcher with a background in Computer Sciences to join the ERC-funded project ‘Processing Citizenship: Digital registration of migrants as co-production of citizens, territory and Europe’ (ProcessCitizenship), with Dr. Annalisa Pelizza as Principal Investigator.Project and work description
In the Processing Citizenship project we want to learn how data infrastructures for migration management impact the way we experience European identities.
As a PhD, you have a strong computer science background – notably in data management, knowledge representation, database integration and semantic interoperability or related fields – while at the same time you are passionate about working in an interdisciplinary environment. You will indeed work as part of a trans-disciplinary team of six, including ethnographers and social scientists, under the direct supervision of the Principal Investigator and of CTIT, the Institute for ICT research in Context (CTIT, https://www.utwente.nl/ctit/).Activities
You will be presented with three main research challenges. The first challenge requires to extract and analyse data models from heterogeneous institutional sources. The second to design strategies for improving data quality in uncertain conditions. The third challenge will require you to engage in interdisciplinary work with the other team members.In particular, the following activities are expected:
By the end of the program you will also acquire skills in policy analysis of information systems. Such a combination of techno-social skills is key not only to access middle-high positions in engineering environments, but also to achieve a deep understanding of the social impact of data infrastructures. You will develop state of the art research skills, e.g. by being able to tackle the methodological limitations and design constraints that software-based techniques impose on hypothesis formulation and testing.
The University of Twente. We stand for life sciences and technology. High tech and human touch. Education and research that matter. New technology which leads change, innovation and progress in society. The University of Twente is the only campus university of the Netherlands; divided over five faculties we provide more than fifty educational programmes. We have a strong focus on personal development and talented researchers are given scope for carrying out groundbreaking research.
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability status. Because of our diversity values we do particularly support women to apply.
Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social sciences The Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social sciences (BMS) strives to play a pivotal role in understanding, co-engineering and evaluating innovation in society. Innovation is driven by advances in technology. Through 'social engineering' these technological advances are embedded in society befitting human needs and behaviour, within proper public and private management and business structures. For this the faculty of BMS upholds high quality disciplinary knowledge in psychology, business administration, public administration, communication science, philosophy, educational science and health sciences. All with a focus on the challenges in society. Research is strongly connected to our Institutes on Governance (IGS), ICT (CTIT), Health (MIRA) and Nanotechnology (MESA+).
University of Twente (UT)
Drienerlolaan 5, 7522 NB, Enschede