Post-doctorate in occupational science with a gender focus
Luleå, Sverige
Type of Employment Full-time
Job position Research assistant
Work model On location
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Luleå University of Technology is in strong growth with world-leading competence in several research areas. We shape the future through innovative education and ground-breaking research results, and based on the Arctic region, we create global social benefit. Our scientific and artistic research and education are conducted in close collaboration with international, national and regional companies, public actors and leading universities. Luleå University of Technology has a total turnover of SEK 1.9 billion per year. We currently have 1,840 employees and 17,670 students. In the coming years, multi-billion sums will be invested in Norrbotten and Västerbotten in large projects aimed at a more sustainable society nationally as well as globally. Luleå University of Technology is involved in several of these highly topical research projects and the social transformation that follows. We have a wide range of training to match the skills that are in demand. We hope you will help us build the sustainable companies and communities of the future. The research subject occupational science belongs to the department of economics, technology, art and society. We are now looking for a postdoctoral fellow with a gender focus for a research project on the transformation of basic industries. The research project is part of the university's priority research areas Natural resources for a sustainable societal transformation (SUN). As a postdoctoral fellow in occupational science, you will belong to a research group in a dynamic research environment with engineers, sociologists and gender researchers. You can find more information about us on our website: Subject description Occupational science includes research and work environment, technology and production systems, work organization and other societal processes and environments based on people's conditions and needs in order to create safe and attractive jobs and socially sustainable development in working life, industry and society. Project description Our research is highly interdisciplinary and needs-motivated and is conducted in collaboration with actors in the surrounding society such as manufacturing companies, service companies, social partners and other organizations and actors in the private, public and non-profit sectors. The subject has a long tradition of conducting research and development based on a gender perspective. The research project is about the transformation of male-dominated basic industry and related industries and its impact on work organizations, qualifications and professional identities based on a gender and equality perspective. The position as a postdoctoral fellow is adjacent to an already ongoing study which, with the help of theories about gender and organization, examines the impact of the transition on the work, professional role and identity of geologists and geoengineers in the mining industry. In order to broaden and supplement the project, we would like to see a corresponding study that focuses in whole or in part on the forestry industry and foresters. In dialogue with the project leader, you as a postdoctoral fellow during your employment are expected to design, implement and present an empirically based study with conclusions and theories relevant to the research project's theme. The research should take its starting point from critical theories about gender and work, while the knowledge can form the basis for more practical analyzes and recommendations. Within the framework of the position, there is also the opportunity to participate in other ongoing research projects with a focus on gender studies, such as the mining, steel industry and trade, as well as to design and participate in research applications and assignment projects on gender, work and organization. Job duties Your duties as a postdoctoral fellow are mainly research. Teaching and pedagogical development work are included in the tasks corresponding to 20% of the working time. You will carry out occupational gender research on the transformation of basic industries that should be published in international research journals. The duties also include contributing to the subject's research environment and applications for future research projects as well as collaborating with doctoral students and senior researchers. Qualifications To be eligible for employment, a doctorate in occupational science, sociology or gender studies is required. It is advantageous if your degree has been completed no more than three years before the application deadline for this position. If there are special reasons, it can come into question as having previously completed a doctoral degree, for example in the case of various types of statutory leave. We also welcome applicants who have not yet completed their dissertation but who will have completed their dissertation by the start date of employment. In addition, the research task requires knowledge of gender theory and gender analysis, as well as an understanding of gender, work and organization in male-dominated industries. Information The employment is time-limited to two years with the possibility of an extension for another year. Location Luleå with the possibility to work remotely part of the working time. For further information, please contact, project manager university lecturer Kristina Johansson or professor and subject representative Lena Abrahamsson Union representatives: SACO-S Kjell Johansson, 0920-49 1529 OFR-S Lars Frisk, 0920-49 1792 Application We prefer that you apply for the position via the application button below where you attach a personal letter as well as a CV/résumé and copies of verified diplomas. Please mark your application with the reference number below. Both the application and degree certificate must be written in Swedish or English. Application deadline: 20 May 2024 Reference number: 1873-2024
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Luleå University of Technology's sustainability work is based on our vision to shape the future through innovative educations and groundbreaking research results and to create global societal benefits based on the Arctic region. This work is based, among other things, on Agenda 2030 and the 17 global goals for sustainable development.

Multi-billion are currently being invested in Norrbotten and Västerbotten, for a fossil-free future. At Luleå University of Technology, you can find skill-enhancing courses and training that the green transition demands. Come and work with us or with one of the other companies in the green transition. Find collaborations or a workforce for your organization and contribute to a sustainable society.

About the employer
Luleå University of Technology experiences rapid growth with world-leading expertise within several research domains. Our research is carried out in close collaboration with companies such as Bosch, Ericsson, Scania, LKAB, SKF as well as with leading international universities and national and regional actors. Luleå University of Technology has a total turnover of SEK 1.9 billion per year. We currently have 1,815 employees and 19,155 students.