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Social Science Researcher

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General information

Reference : UMR6051-CLAVAL-002
Workplace : RENNES
Date of publication : Monday, October 07, 2019
Type of Contract : FTC Scientist
Contract Period : 6 months
Expected date of employment : 1 December 2019
Proportion of work : Full time
Remuneration : between 2617 € and 3017€/month (depending on experience)
Desired level of education : PhD
Experience required : 1 to 4 years


-The proposed position, which aims to strengthen the CARTI-NUT project team, will be placed under the supervision of Daniel Benamouzig (CSO - Sciences Po Paris) and Renaud Hourcade (Arènes - EHESP - Univ Rennes). Tish research programm aims to document the political activities of the food supplement industry. The incumbent will be required to contribute research operations necessary for the project: literature reviews, database creation, interviews, network analyses, multivariate analyses, participation in report writing and communication of research results. The research work will be carried out in coordination with the rest of the team and may involve travel to France and Europe. The contract researcher's missions will be closely linked to the activities of the other team members. Regular coordination meetings will be held in Paris or Rennes. The results of this research are intended to directly inform the action of regulators, the ANSES, but also to feed theoretical reflection in political science on the interactions between private interests and public action.


The CARTI-NUT project aims to map the players in the food supplement industry, analyze their communication and influence strategies and evaluate the sector's interactions with elected officials and administrations in charge of its regulation. The activities of the position involve building a database based of industry's political activities, interviews with relevant stakeholders, systematic collection of open information (press reviews, website consultations and documentation, twitter accounts). The researcher will set up network and multivariate analysis methods.


The person recruited will be at postdoctoral level with training in sociology of public action. Prior knowledge of the issues of lobbying, communication and marketing influence in the food/health sector is desirable. The recruited researcher should master the methods of mapping actors, interview and multivariate statistical analysis. Previous familiarity with methods of document analysis of digital sources (websites, social networks, twitter network) will be appreciated. Very good language skills in English and French are also expected.

Work Context

The two laboratories involved in this research project have developed expertise in the fields of public and environmental health policy, risk policy, influence and lobbying activities of several economic sectors over the past few years. The position will be housed in the Arènes Laboratory, the main Western social science research unit, which includes 6 CNRS researchers, 9 CNRS engineers and technicians, 60 teacher-researchers and 53 doctoral and post-doctoral students. It brings together researchers in political science, information and communication sciences, sociology, anthropology, history, geography and health education. The laboratory is closely associated with the Ecole des Hautes Etudes Santé Publique for its research on health issues. The researcher will be placed under the direct supervision of Daniel Benamouzig (Centre de sociologie des organisations - Sciences Po Paris) and Renaud Hourcade (Arènes).

Constraints and risks

Travel in France and abroad (Europe) is planned for team meetings and for data collection and interviews.

Additional Information

Applications must be sent via the CNRS Employment Portal by 28 october 2019 at the latest. Further information on the application procedure or the content of the post can be obtained respectively from Claudine Valtat ( and Renaud Hourcade (

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