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Message posted on 19/09/2022

PhD position in the project "Automating Welfare" in Vienna

Dear all,

the Institute of Technology Assessment (ITA) of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (OeAW) is offering a PHD STUDENT POSITION (FMD) in Vienna, 20 hours per week for a duration of 3 years, starting November 2022, with the option to get prolonged The position is part of the research project “Automating Welfare: Algorithmic Infrastructures for Human Flourishing in Europe”(2022-2025), which is funded by the CHANSE framework "Transformations: Social and cultural dynamics in the digital age" . The project approaches automated welfare from the perspective of the people implicated in the processes of automated decision-making (ADM)—the infrastructural engineers and designers of ADM systems, the caseworkers, and the citizens whose data feed the systems and who are targeted in processes of enhancing welfare through automation. It addresses digital transformations of work by focusing on development, data work, and human-machine collaboration in ADM processes, as well as the role of technological and social dynamics in enhancing or hindering advances in automating welfare for the benefit of the people. We are looking for someone with Portuguese language skills! Full job advert here:


Dr. Doris Allhutter

Institut für Technikfolgen-Abschätzung | Institute of Technology Assessment Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften | Austrian Academy of Sciences

Bäckerstrasse 13, 1010 Wien, Österreich | Vienna, Austria T: +43 1 51581-6585 | Twitter/allhutter


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