PhD Studentships in Telemonitoring Technologies, University of Twente, The Netherlands

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The PhD candidate will conduct a study of the design practices of telemonitoring technologies currently developed and implemented in health care in Europe. In your research you will employ and further develop theoretical perspectives of sociology and philosophy of technology concerning the co-construction of users, technologies and norms of care.

You have a master degree in one of the social sciences (technology and culture; philosophy of technology; sociology; or media studies) and affinity with societal problems related to the introduction of ICT in healthcare. You are motivated and able to work independently as well as in collaborative projects.

University of Twente School of Management Governance (MB)
The University of Twente (UT) is an entrepreneurial research university, located in Enschede, the Netherlands. Organized over five faculties, the UT offers twenty educational programs ranging from applied physics, public and business administration, communication studies and diverse programs in engineering technology. Research takes place within the context of institutes and focuses, among other things, on information and communication technology, nanotechnology, biomedical technology, policy studies, construction management & engineering, and mechanics. More than 7,000 students and 2,700 staff members live and work at the UT, the Netherlands’ only campus university.

The School of Management and Governance offers undergraduate and graduate training in business and in the social sciences. The School focuses on management, governance, innovation, technology and entrepreneurship. In all these fields, the School provides bachelor, master and professional development programmes. In addition, scientific and applied research is carried out in various settings, such as health care, tertiary education, banking, and service business industries. Research is accommodated within the university research institutes: The Institute for Governance Studies (IGS), the Centre for Telematics and Information Technology (CTIT) and the Center of expertise in Healthcare Operations Improvement and Research (CHOIR). The School has approximately 350 staff and 2,200 students.

Conditions of employment
Estimated maximum salary per month: eur 2000 - 2500
Salaryscale 10.
Maximum salary amount in Euro’s a month 2612
Employment basis: Temporary for specified period
Duration of the contract: 4 years
Maximum hours per week: 38

Additional conditions of employment:
We offer a very challenging position in an inspiring environment. As a PhD candidate you will be appointed in a full-time position for a period of four years, at the end of which you must have completed your PhD thesis. The gross monthly salary for a PhD increases from 2042 in the first year to 2612 in the final year (in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities). In addition, the University of Twente offers additional attractive employment conditions. We provide a PhD educational programme within the research school WTMC (Netherlands Graduate School of Science, Technology and Modern Culture).

Additional Information
Additional information about the vacancy can be obtained from:

Prof.dr. N.E.J. Oudshoorn
Telephone number: 053-489 3353
E-mail address: n.e.j.oudshoorn[ at ]


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