University of Surrey School of Human Sciences, Department of Sociology Centre for Research in Social Simulation

Research Fellow: European research collaborations (Ref: 6055)

Salary: up to GBP 25,889 (Level 4, point 1) per annum

Applications are invited for a researcher to work with Professor Nigel Gilbert on a project investigating how EU-supported research collaborations are formed and the motivations for collaboration.

The post will involve qualitative interviews with scientists in Europe, and the analysis of interview and documentary data.

The post is associated with the European Union Framework 6 project, NEMO (Network Models, Governance and R&D collaboration networks), which is investigating the interplay between the political governance, structure and function of politically induced R&D collaboration networks. An overview of the project may be found at .

The post will involve some travel in Europe to interview respondents. Experience in qualitative interviewing and analysis of interview data, and an interest in science and technology studies are essential and competence in a European language in addition to English would be helpful. It is available for 18 months from 1st June 2007 or as soon as possible thereafter.

For informal discussions about the post, contact Professor Nigel Gilbert at [email protected]. For an application pack and to apply on line, please visit <>. Alternatively please contact Stephanie Lesanne via email on [email protected] <mailto:[email protected]> or by telephone on +44 1483 682605 quoting reference number 5806. To send an application, please post to Stephanie Lesanne, HR Officer, School of Human Sciences, University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 7XH.

The closing date for applications is 20th May 2007.

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