For up to six months, doctoral graduates can work with the Autonomy team on developing new, ambitious research projects that aim to produce the policies necessary for our society to mitigate the ‘crisis of work’ that we are currently experiencing. If you are a doctoral student within either the CHASE or TECHNE doctoral training programmes then you are eligible.
Some indicative research questions that guide our work are:
How do we deal with automation technologies in the coming years?
How do work and the climate crisis intersect?
How can we guard against the precarity that comes with the ‘gig economy’?
How do we sediment gender equality into the world of work?
Placements at Autonomy offer an opportunity to garner new research skills, learn how the policy world operates, help shift the Overton Window and potentially make public interventions into the debate about the future of work. You will have the chance to work with our wider research network, including leading academics and other voices that are at the heart of contemporary debates (see our website for more details as to who this might be).
You will be working in small teams, with a diversity of skills brought to bear on a problem: we want to bring architects in conversation with political theorists, policy specialists in conversation with researchers of AI. Diversity in approach will bring out a truly innovative project, beyond the grey documents of your average think tank report.
If you are interested in engaging with the placement scheme with Autonomy – either via CHASE or via TECHNE – then email firstname.lastname@example.org with a short description of your doctoral research alongside a short paragraph regarding which of Autonomy’s research strands interest you most. We can arrange a meeting and discuss details then.