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Message posted on 20/01/2023

Post-Doc position on frictions between data infrastructure and energy grids

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Dear colleagues,

We are currently looking to hire a post-doc to join our new project “Megabytes vs Megawatts: Understanding Infrastructural Frictions between Data Centers and Energy Grids for Sustainable Digitalization” funded by the Marianne and Marcus Wallenberg Foundation.

The project aims to study societal conflicts and sociotechnical imaginaries around “sustainability” that arise at the intersection between energy-intense data infrastructure and energy grids in transition. The project draws upon interdisciplinary perspectives, combining critical studies of media infrastructures; environmental media; anthropology, and science and technology studies (STS). The postdoc is expected to conduct critical qualitative, empirical research, focusing on the interplay between data infrastructure and energy in relation to sustainability. Candidates with a wide variety of backgrounds are eligible for the position, including media studies, science and technology studies, anthropology, sociology, history, human geography, political science or related fields.

The post-doc position is full time, for 2 years with the possibility of extension up to a total maximum of three years. A certain amount of teaching will be part of the post-doc duties, up to a maximum of 20% of working hours.

Deadline to apply: 28 February More information about the position and link to the application form: https://liu.se/en/work-at-liu/vacancies/21055 More information about the project: http://juliavelkova.org/megabytes-vs-megawatts-data-vs-energy/

Please spread the word among your networks, and do not hesitate to get in touch with me if you have any questions.

All the best, Julia (PI of the project)

Julia Velkova, PhD Associate Professor of Media and Communication Studies Department of Thematic Studies - Technology and Social Change web: www.juliavelkova.org

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