Call for applications for postdoctoral fellowships at the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya: an opportunity to join CareNet.

UOC Research and Innovation Committee has published a call for applications for 6 three-year postdoctoral research fellowships. The positions are open to postdoctoral teaching and research staff in any of the fields of study at the University and the Internet Interdisciplinary Institute (IN3).

The deadline for applications, as indicated in the terms and conditions, is 10th March.

As applicants need to be endorsed by a research group, CareNet is open to supporting candidates who are interested in joining our research group at the Internet Interdisciplinary Institute (IN3) in the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya in Barcelona. The goal of CareNet is to understand the social and material reconfiguration of care and preparedness in the network society. This interest is built upon our interdisciplinary background in Science and Technology Studies (STS), Disability Studies, Feminist Studies, Digital Sociology and Social Psychology.

Our main current research lines are:

  • Technological and social infrastructures for later life and independent living.
  • Grassroots and user-led care initiatives: concerned and self-help groups, health activism, mutual support and communities of care.
  • Social Studies of Emergencies, Crisis and Disasters.
  • Sensing technologies, public participation and toxics.
  • Urban infrastructures of care: Socio-spatial relations of labour, care and the body.
  • Disability, gender and sexuality.

Researchers awarded a doctoral degree – whether at the UOC or elsewhere – before publication of this call for applications may apply. Candidates with a doctoral degree from the UOC must provide proof of having carried out a postdoctoral stay at another university or research centre for a period of at least two years.

Those benefiting from these contracts cannot have been contracted by the UOC in the two years immediately leading up to the publication of this call for applications.

The decision regarding this call will be made public on or after 8 April.

You can read the call rules at the following link in the UOC website.

If you have queries about the terms of the call do not hesitate to contact:

If you are interested in submitting a research proposal to this grant and join our group, please send a motivation letter, a CV including list of publications, and a statement on current and future research interests by email to by the 1st March 2019.