Funded Post-doc/PhD position: Digital DIY project

Research Fellow (PhD/PostDoc) in Risks of Digital DIY Manufacturing



EC Research Project “Digital Do It Yourself” (DiDIY), Horizon 2020, ICT 31-2014-644344


30 months (starting January 2015 or soon thereafter)


Anatolia College/ACT (Thessaloniki) – physical location of researcher is negotiable


Ca. 1,900 EUR/month (gross) + travel budget + office/IT budget (= 75% position)


Principal Investigator at Anatolia College/ACT: Professor Vincent C. Müller (


Project outline: Digital Do-It-Yourself (DiDIY) is a new socio-technological phenomenon that emerges from the availability of devices that allow the non-professional a digitally precise reproduction of physical artefacts (just like the digital reproduction of data): Anybody can make anything any time. These technologies together with the growing accessibility of data through open online communities lead to new roles and relations among individuals, organizations, and society; in which the distinction between users and producers of physical artefacts is blurred, and new opportunities and risks emerge. Within the larger project (7 institutions, 2.1 mil EUR), Anatolia College/ACT will work on ethical problems and risks of these emerging technologies.


Candidate Profile: We are looking for someone with expertise in applied ethics and new technologies. Some background in philosophy is desirable but other perspectives are possible. The researcher could be a Post-Doc or a PhD student. If a student, we offer the possibility to pursue a PhD programme with the University of Reading, Department of Philosophy and/or Department of Cybernetics. Cooperation with other departments, e.g. at the University of Oxford, are also possible.


Applications (Letter of interest + CV) should be sent in a single PDF file per e-mail with the subject line “DiDIY job” to Viewing of applications will begin on January 15th but applications until January 31st are considered.




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Spring Term Talks

Please find below the talks we currently have arranged for Spring 2015.

All are welcome at all talks.

1)  Prof. Rosemary Varley, UCL. Title:/Location tba.

Wednesday 18th March, 3-4.30pm.

(Please note this is a change to the previously advertised date.)

2) Dr. Tim Salomons, Reading. Title/Location: tba.

Thursday 19th March, 1-2.30pm.