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Gianluca Miscione

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Gianluca Miscione
University College Dublin

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OPEN POSITION Postdoctoral in social research

Hey there!
We have an open position!! 


Postdoctoral position in Social Research 

At P2P Models, we are looking for a postdoc researcher to lead social research of Collaborative Economy communities which may enable the development of software prototypes grounded on social theory. P2P Models is a 5-year (2018-2022) EU-funded (1.5M€) interdisciplinary research project based at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Spain), with Principal Investigator and advisors from the Berkman Klein Center (Harvard University). The project follows an action research approach which aims to maximize its social impact, in line with our values

As a postdoc researcher you will:

  • Have expertise in both qualitative (e.g. interviews) and quantitative (e.g. data analysis, clustering) methods to carry out social research of Collaborative Economy communities. This will serve to better understand their governance and economic models, and to guide the development of software  to improve their internal processes. 
  • Build on social theory and provide recommendations: exploring the limits of technical governance, the effects of different models of value distribution, and the extent to which communities can be democratically organised minimizing oligarchic structures.
  • Formulate hypotheses and guide prototypes coordinating with our multidisciplinary team: transforming identified needs and models into potential solutions using decentralised technical tools, in order to maximise the project impact.

What we offer

  • Flexible working-hours:
    • We believe in a family life & work balance: we like to place life in the center
    • We work with a goal oriented approach
  • Opportunities to publish the results of our research in high impact journals, and represent the project in relevant conferences
  • Opportunities to teach at Universidad Complutense
  • Joining a team that 
    • values diversity and nice interpersonal relationships.
    • strives to have flat, inclusive and feminist processes.
  • Training & Education: we provide funding for visiting fellowships, conferences and hackathons.
  • See more of the Culture, Perk and Work Conditions at P2P Models

Minimum requirements to apply

  • PhD (completed or planning to be submitted in less than a year), preferably in Social Sciences (e.g. Sociology, Economics, Political Science) although interdisciplinary profiles are welcome, e.g. including Data Science, Gender Studies or Mathematics
  • Strong interest in some of these areas: sociology of organisations, sociology or economics of innovation, science and technology studies, peer production, social movements, (online) communities, emerging business models, open knowledge, media studies, collaborative economy, (digital) commons, algorithmic governance and/or Internet and politics 
  • Fluency in English
  • Be based in Madrid (Spain) and available for face to face meetings once a week
  • Ability to work in multidisciplinary teams, autonomy, critical thinking

Bonus points for any combination of these 

  • Interest/experience in social movements, activism, commons-oriented initiatives, co-ops, and/or open collaborative communities
  • Experience in large research projects and/or multidisciplinary environments
  • Experience in triangulation and multi-method approaches
  • Experience with the digital / Internet / technical world
  • Experience in Gender Studies, feminist collectives, or related background
  • Experience in publishing quality research
  • Fluency in Spanish
  • Teamwork and interpersonal skills, including collaboration, empathy and adaptation.
  • Underrepresented demographics to increase the team diversity.


26-30K€ (gross salary year), for 0-3 years of postdoctoral experience. For more experienced profiles, salary may surpass the mentioned range

Application Instructions

Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible, maximum by 1st September 2020, in order to start in October. The position is renewable yearly for up to 2 years. Interested candidates should submit (1) a CV including 2-3 named references, and (2) a brief cover letter explaining their research experience, how their interests would fit the goals of the project, career plans, and available start date to post...@p2pmodels.odoo.com. Feel free to write any question/doubt to p2pm...@ucm.es including in the subject “Open position: Postdoc”.



Are you interested in working with us? 

You can find more information bout the working conditions and the project in our web page.

Click here to know more about the open position.
Click here to know more about the project. 
Click here to know more about the team. 
Click here to know more about our progress. 

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