job offer- postdoctoral researcher on digital commons in Paris

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job offer- postdoctoral researcher on digital commons in Paris

Mélanie Dulong de Rosnay and Francesca Musiani are hiring a postdoc to

work on digital commons and internet commons

at CNRS Center for Internet and Society in Paris.

The job offer is pasted below and available on CNRS portal:

Closing date for application is Monday 27 November at 11am CET Paris time.


Postdoctoral researcher on digital commons


Recruitment within the Horizon Europe project NGI Commons (Open Source

and Internet Commons for Europe's Digital Sovereignty) to ensure

strategic alignment and integration of the Next Generation Internet

(NGI) efforts within the broader European Digital / Internet Commons

(DC/IC) context

The candidate will carry out this scientific research, prepare articles

presenting their research at conferences and in journals, and contribute

to the results of the project with the project team.


Map active communities in Europe based on interviews

Analyse existing governance models

Propose recommendations for the growth, maintenance, security and

sustainability of the digital commons and strategies for the inclusion

of the digital commons and the internet on the political agenda

Design policies to strengthen the development of free and open source

software and commons contributing to European digital sovereignty and

ethical technological development respectful of human rights

Organise and participate in meetings and conferences with communities,

members of funding bodies and public digital infrastructure investment

programmes, and political, governmental and European institutions.


Prior education and experience:

The candidate must have a PhD in law, sociology of technology, or

political science and a prior research experience on the topic of

digital/internet commons and open source.

Prior knowledge of governance of the commons and experience with

interview methodology is required.

Familiarity with the French and European actors of the digital/internet

commons and open source is highly desired.


An excellent command of spoken and written English is required and a

good reading and speaking knowledge of French is highly desired.

Skills required:

Writing skills, ability to formulate/work on a scientific project

Ability to work in a team and independently

Organisational ability and ability to account for one's own actions

Ability to communicate, analyse and argue a case, summary and critical


Work Context:

European project NGI Commons - 101135279 - GAP-101135279

Working hours: 38.30 hours, based at the CNRS Centre for Internet and

Society in Paris

Travel in France and Europe for interviews, consortium meetings and

conferences (4-6 missions per year) with a travel budget from the project.

The candidate will be working with Mélanie Dulong de Rosnay and

Francesca Musiani in Paris 17ème arrondissement. CIS is an international

team composed of researchers in sociology of technology and in law

involved in French-based, European and international grants, among

others: 7 other projects on open data, data science, open science, and

AI; a network of 600 researchers working in the Internet and Society

field, including working groups on open science and digital commons

policy; a partnership with the Open Knowledge Foundation on open data

sustainability, a research cluster on open and shared knowledge.

The duration of the contract may be between 24 and 36 months, depending

on the number of years of post-doctoral experience of the candidate.

The starting date could be 1/1/2024 or 1/2/2024.

Remuneration : Between 2992 et 4800 euros gross per month depending on


Desired level of education : PhD

Experience required : 1 to 4 years after PhD

To apply, please submit :

- A cover letter explaining your personal motivation to pursue a

research position with NGI Commons, including how you see the research

experience in your career trajectory.

- A CV

- Your diplomas

- Transcripts

- Doctoral thesis

- Doctoral thesis defence reports

- If possible, another sample of writings, for example scientific

publications, professional or popular scientific writings related to

digital commons or open source.

- 2 or 3 recent letters of recommendation, if you already have them for

another application, otherwise the name, email and affiliation of 2 or 3

academic or professional references that we may contact.

Please submit your application in a single PDF file entitled


Please note that incomplete applications will not be processed.

Deadline for applications Monday 27 November at 11am CET, Paris time.

Selected candidates will be invited to an online interview on Wednesday

29 November.

Results are expected in the first week of December.

Administrative recruitment procedure in December/January for a start in

early 2024.

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