Max Planck Institute for the History of Science – Postdoctoral Fellowship for up to two years

Location: Germany Position Type: Post-doctoral Fellow

The Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin, Independent Research Group III (Veronika Lipphardt), announces a Postdoctoral Fellowship for up to two years, starting date September 1, 2009 (negotiable). Outstanding junior scholars are invited to apply. The research group will focus on the history of knowledge about (and research into) human biodiversity in the 20th century ( Projects investigating the history of anthropology, human genetics, and population genetics are particularly welcome. Candidates with research interests and experience in challenging disciplinary boundaries, such as Cultural History, History of Science, or Colonial / Postcolonial History, are welcome. Candidates should be able to read and communicate in English; they should have basic knowledge of biology/genetics or be ready to acquire it. Fellowships are endowed with a monthly stipend between 1.900 € and 2.300 € (fellows from abroad) or between 1.468 € and 1.621 € (fellows from Germany). Candidates of all nationalities are welcome to apply; applications from women are especially welcomed. The Max Planck Society is committed to employing more handicapped individuals and encourages them to apply. Postdoctoral fellows are expected to participate in the research activities at the Institute. Candidates are requested to send a curriculum vitae, publication list, copies of certificates (PhD), research prospectus (maximum 750 words), a sample text, and names and addresses of two referees no later than

March 2, 2009

(Electronic submission is also possible: [email protected])

For questions concerning the research project and the Junior Research Group, please contact Dr. Veronika Lipphardt ([email protected]); for general questions please contact Claudia Paaß ([email protected]), Head of Administration, or Jochen Schneider ([email protected]), Research Coordinator. Contact Info: Max Planck Institute for the History of Science Administration, Postdoc NWG III Boltzmannstraße 22 14195 Berlin Germany

Website: http://www.mpiwg-berö