For any who may be interested - or feel free to forward on to others
who may be interested.


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From: Christine Borgman <[log in to unmask]>

UCLA Postdoctoral Position

One-year appointment beginning August 2012; possible renewal for up to
two more years. Review of applications begins May 15; submission
deadline is May 30, 2012.

We seek a postdoctoral researcher for a three-year research project,
entitled The Transformation of Knowledge, Culture, and Practice in
Data-Driven Science: A Knowledge Infrastructures Perspective
We are conducting ethnographic and interview research about digital
data practices among scientists about their research design and data
collection, data analysis, data management, and data sharing with
colleagues and the public. The project sites are four distributed
data-driven research projects, two of which are ramping up their
activities and two of which are ramping down.

The project is funded by the Sloan Foundation Digital Information
Technology Program.
The principal investigator is Christine Borgman, Information Studies, UCLA
The co-principal investigator is Sharon Traweek, Gender Studies/History, UCLA

The postdoctoral researcher will participate actively in the
collaboration, including the design, conduct, and analysis of
interviews and ethnographic fieldwork. The postdoctoral researcher
will gain experience in collaborative research, research project
organization, and digital data research practices. The project is
based at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) and
residence nearby is required for the duration of the postdoctoral
research appointment. Some travel is required for research and
conferences. We prefer applicants with
* ethnographic and interview research experience, and
* substantial knowledge of research in the interdisciplinary fields of
Science, Technology, and Society studies (STS) and Information

The starting salary is $50,000 per year, plus benefits
The work is to be done 12 months of the year, excluding university
holidays; the postdoctoral researcher is entitled to 24 paid personal
days and 12 paid sick days per year.  For further information about
postdoctoral appointments at UCLA:
UAW Local 5810 is the Union for over 6,000 Postdoctoral Researchers at
the University of California.

Submit statement of interest, qualifications, CV, and list of three
references to Sharon Traweek [log in to unmask]
or Christine Borgman [log in to unmask]


Christine L. Borgman, Professor & Presidential Chair in Information
Studies, UCLA



Katie Shilton
Assistant Professor
College of Information Studies
University of Maryland, College Park
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