Research Studentships

Applications for Research Studentships are invited by the James Martin Institute for Science and Civilization at the University of Oxford’s Saïd Business School. The mission of the James Martin Institute is to initiate and conduct research on significant issues related to science, technology and society.

The business school continues to develop major research interests in this field. Current topics include the social impact of new electronic technologies, science and governance, technology and accountability, science entrepreneurship, risk and the environment, evidence, digital imaging, and eScience and eSocial Science. In addition to the James Martin Institute <http://www.martininstitute.ox.ac.uk/>, it is currently home to the ESRC Science in Society programme <http://sbs-xnet.sbs.ox.ac.uk/scisoc> and, until recently, the ESRC Virtual Society? programme <http://virtualsociety.sbs.ox.ac.uk/intro.htm>. Applicants will have experience and/or interests in any area of the social dimensions of science and technology, and should indicate how the proposed area of study contributes to issues in the research literature in science and technology studies and/or science and technology policy. They will normally already have some social science or humanities research training (to Masters level) and will register for a DPhil degree. However, in exceptional circumstances, they may be admitted to follow the MSc in Management Research in the first instance.

The studentships are to the value of full time home / EU (or overseas) fees plus a stipend towards living costs. The studentship includes opportunities for some teaching and research assistance.

The deadline for applications is 31st March 2004. For further information and application forms please contact Audrey Leishman, Research Degrees Coordinator quoting STS-2004 at [email protected] or visit <http://www.sbs.ox.ac.uk/> . Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor Steve Woolgar at [email protected]