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PhD candidate

EHESS/Institut Jean Nicod not BA-granting

Job category Graduate fellowship / Fixed term
AOS Philosophy of science, philosophy of biology
AOS categories Philosophy of Biology
Philosophy of Science
Environmental Philosophy
AOC Philosophy of biolpogy, marine biology
AOC categories Philosophy of Biology
Philosophy of Science
Environmental Philosophy
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Organization's reference number UMR8129-ROBCAS-002
Location Paris, Île-de-France, France
Start date Fall 2024
Job description

I recruit two PhD candidates (starting October 2024, 36 months), fully funded by the MEDiverSEAty EU Horizon Europe grant on two topics related to the representation of the sea and sea life in the Mediterranean context:

(1) A broadly operationalizable notion of (marine) biodiversity

(2) Representation of Biodiversity in coastal and non-coastal populations

(Please follow the links to obtain more information about each profile and for applying.)

 I welcome applications from candidates with a background in philosophy of science and/or marine biology (profile 1) and in social studies/sociology (profile 2), with an interest to cross disciplinary boundaries and a strong interest in marine conservation issues. Candidates can be of any nationality. We strongly encourage applications from under-represented groups.

 The selected candidates will be part of the Marie Curie Training network MEDiverSEAty. In quest of the human dimensions of MEDiterranean Marine Biodiversity, together with other 8 PhD candidates recruited at various Mediterranean universities (IT, ES, FR, EL, ME, MT).

An attractive stipend is offered, along with a family and mobility allowance package.

The work will be based in Paris, with planned secondments at some of the partner Universities and at partner NGOs. The candidates will be enrolled in the Doctoral School Law, Political Studies and Philosophy of EHESS.

 In Paris, I run the Navigations team of the Institut Jean Nicod, and I am a member of the Environment: Concepts and Norms team directed by Sacha Bourgeois-Gironde. The two teams together comprise about 15 among PhD students, MA students, and post-docs of many different nationalities working on issues related to the reconceptualization of the environment. 

It’s a vibrant research group: currently students andresearchers work on topics such as the role of science in the CCAMLAR, on marine citizen science in the framework of the Plankton Planet initiative, on alternatives to MPAs, on the valuation of ecosystem services, on the Nagoya protocol, on ontologies for watery entities, on remediation to climate anxiety, among other subjects.

 We are members of the OMER Research Cluster of CNRS, and we benefit from various research contracts, among which BiOcean5D. We organize yearly retreats in places of naturalistic interest (the last one was in Procida, Italy, on a sailboat.) My own teaching includes the class Climate Change and Changing Behavior at PSL/EHESS, and the seminar on Representations of the Ocean at EHESS/PSL. Two of my recent publications are the anthology The Sailing Mind and the monograph Philosophie de l’Océan.

How to apply
Application type Online
Marie Curie network mobility rules apply: Researchers funded by Doctoral Networks must not have a doctoral degree at the date of their recruitment can be of any nationality should be enrolled in a doctoral programme during the project should comply with the mobility rules: in general, they must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of the recruiting organisation for more than 12 months in the 36 months immediately before their recruitment date
Web address to apply https://emploi.cnrs.fr/Offres/Doctorant/UMR8129-RO...
Email to apply
Deadline for full consideration: March 5, 2024, 12:00am CET

(applications under review)

Hard deadline No deadline specified (applications considered on an ongoing basis)
Web address for more information https://emploi.cnrs.fr/Offres/Doctorant/UMR8129-RO...
Contact name Roberto Casati
Contact email
Time created February 13, 2024, 10:33pm UTC
Scheduled expiry date August 11, 2024, 6:59pm CET
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French institution, and funds from EU on an European grant. In case I recruit a non-European candidate, I need a few months to process the application so that we can start in the Fall !