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Funded PhD Opportunity "A Social History of the Ebola Epidemics : Ethnography of a Neighbourhood"

Contrat doctoral « Histoire sociale de l’épidémie Ebola : ethnographie d’un quartier »

Fieldwork in Guinea

Terrain en Guinée

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Published on Wednesday, September 28, 2016 by João Fernandes

Summary

As partners of a European research project aiming at studying the conditions of a more efficient response to the epidemic risk of Ebola hemorrhagic fever in Guinea-Conakry, funded by Horizon 2020, we offer a three-year PhD contract at the prestigious École normale supérieure de Lyon (ENS de Lyon).

Announcement

Presentation

As partners of a European research project aiming at studying the conditions of a more efficient response to the epidemic risk of Ebola hemorrhagic fever in Guinea-Conakry, funded by Horizon 2020, we offer a three-year PhD contract at the prestigious Ecole normale supérieure de Lyon (ENS de Lyon).

The PhD student will join a team of anthropologists to work on a socio-history of the Ebola epidemics, aiming at reporting on the political and social questions raised by the sanitary intervention against Ebola in Guinea-Conakry, based on an ethnography of a neighbourhood and/or a village.

He/She will describe and analyze the logics and experiences of care and non-care during the epidemics, the forms of mobilization and political expression in the context of the Ebola epidemic crisis, the conflicts of legitimacy that were born in the area of health governance.

Within a team based at ENS de Lyon and composed of another PhD student and a senior researcher, the PhD student will take part in doctoral trainings conduct long-term fieldwork in the Republic of Guinea. His/her PhD research will be supervised by Prof. Frederic Le Marcis, Professor in Social Anthropology, a specialist in Anthropology of Health and a member of several European and national research projects.

Eligibility 

Applications are welcome from qualified EU and international students.

Applicants should hold a training in social anthropology but applications from connex disciplines will be considered. A research experience on the African continent and a good command of a vehicular language in Guinea would be assets.

The contract can start on October 1st, 2016 for three years. The monthly salary is 1711€ (gross).

How to apply

Your application must include :

  • Your CV
  • A cover letter telling us why you want to do a PhD, and why this one
  • An outline of your proposed research (500 words plus bibliography).

ENS de Lyon 

ENS de Lyon, ranked 5th best small university in the world by the Times Higher Education.

ENS de Lyon gathers Humanities and Sciences on two campuses in Lyon. Students enter ENS de Lyon through a highly selective entrance examination (about 6 000 candidates for 228 openings).

ENS de Lyon includes 23 research laboratories covering a wide range of skills (humanities and exact sciences) and maintaining close links to several national research organizations (CNRS, INRA, INSERM, INRIA, Universities, etc) and 11 technological platforms.

Laboratories at the ENS de Lyon engage in significant national and international activities: European and French programs (H2020, the French National Research funding Agency ANR), publications (around 1000 publications a year), and agreements with 224 university partners in 26 countries. Expertise and research foci of the institution are based on strong disciplinary competence (in the Humanities, Letters, Social Sciences or Mathematics, Physics, Biology, Chemistry), search for interdisciplinary projects (through Systems Sciences) and international cooperation (through joint research institutes in China and Japan). Within ENS de Lyon Triangle (UMR 5206) is a pluridisciplinary CNRS research centre specialized in politics.

Places

  • ENS de Lyon, Site Descartes - 15 parvis René Descartes
    Lyon, France (69007)

Date(s)

  • Saturday, October 01, 2016

Keywords

  • Ebola, ethnographie, épidémie, santé

Contact(s)

  • Hélène Colineau
    courriel : helene [dot] colineau [at] ens-lyon [dot] fr

Information source

  • Hélène Colineau
    courriel : helene [dot] colineau [at] ens-lyon [dot] fr

To cite this announcement

« Funded PhD Opportunity "A Social History of the Ebola Epidemics : Ethnography of a Neighbourhood" », Scholarship, prize and job offer, Calenda, Published on Wednesday, September 28, 2016, https://calenda.org/378567

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