Postdoctoral Researchers Wanted

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UOCUOC call open until March 4

*Guest post by UOC*

Would you like to be part of our research group? Open Evidence Research has just been awarded by the Catalan Government with the highest qualification as Consolidated Research Group and we are looking for excellent postdoctoral candidates.

Please have a look at our research lines:

  • Educational Uses of ICTs and their impact on higher education institutions
Analysis of the institutional impact of the technology uses and how this adoption affects teaching and learning processes (educational model), the students’ role and profile, and organizational changes (organizational model).
Professors: Josep M. Duart

  • Estimating the social impact of the Online Higher Education Institutions focusing on university access and higher earnings
Analysis of the contributions of particular online-higher-education institutions allowing students to improve their salaries, achieve job promotion, and shift to “better” jobs as a result of the online courses taken.
Professors: Josep M. Duart

  • Sensitivity Analysis of Model Output
Quantitative methods for global sensitivity analysis and their application to novel settings with a focus on numerical recipes, algorithms and software applications. Development of demonstration material (Jupyter Notebooks) for didactic purposes.
Professors: Andrea Saltelli

  • Behavioural economics
Behavioural economics and more generally behavioural sciences study heuristics (mental shortcuts) and biases providing a more realistic picture of  attitudes, decision making processes, choices and behaviour than the one proposed in the utility maximising view of human nature proposed by neo-classical economics and rational choice theory. Regardless of the label and the origin of different theoretical and empirical streams, broadly defined behavioural scientists have theoretically and empirically shaken the edifice of standard economics and, as a side effect, they are influencing the behavioural turn in policy making.
Professors: Cristiano Codagnone, Francisco Lupiáñez-Villanueva, Frans Folkvord

  • eHealth, Big data and Health analytics
Analyse how ICT, big data and health analytics can contribute to (1) Improve the quality of life of citizens and empower them in managing their own health; (2) Improve access to the health system while promoting equity; (3) Improve the efficiency of the system, facilitating its sustainability
Professors: Francisco Lupiáñez-Villanueva, Pedro González, Ruth Vilar.

  • Technopolitics
“We define technopolitics as a new context, enabled and enhanced by ICTs, where its actors aim at higher levels of freedom, empowerment and governance. Technopolitics reflect a multipurpose application of ICTs that aim at more efficacy and efficiency in democracy, but also at transforming traditional democratic practices, oftentimes to get them back to their original purpose, but with a refined vision and mission focused on political emancipation and decentralization. Furthermore, we understand technopolitics as a multi-scale way to approach politics that is deeply rooted in the community but which connects with the global agora, and directed both to the achievement of finalistic goals as well as of intermediate goals affecting the design of protocols and processes. It encompasses the concurrence of multiple actors, contributing with their actions – big or small – and knowledge in a gift-economy characterized by a highly granular design of tasks and degrees of participation, and in the end it can be perceived as a synchronization construct that operates in and through many layers and spaces, (re)connecting actors and communities through shared procedures and converging goals” (Kurban et al., 2017). This research line aims at deepening the understanding of technopolitics, both from the citizen and the institutional points of view.
Professors: Ismael Peña-López, Francisco Lupiáñez-VillanuevaCristiano Codagnone

UOC has just opened a call for four new Postdoctoral three-year fellowships with deadline for applications on March 4 as per the terms and conditions of the call.

Researchers awarded a doctoral degree – whether at the UOC or elsewhere – before publication of this call for applications may apply. Candidates with a doctoral degree from the UOC must provide proof of having carried out a postdoctoral stay at another university or research centre for a period of at least two years.

Those benefiting from these contracts cannot have been contracted by the UOC in the two years immediately leading up to the publication of this call for applications.

The decision regarding this call will be made public on or after 2 April.

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