MIT’s Center for the Study of Diversity in Science, Technology, and Medicine is offering a post-doctoral position for the 2005-2006 academic year. The Center is now beginning a research project on race and medical therapeutics, specifically on the dilemmas of pharmacogenetics. We are looking for someone with a background in history of medicine, medical anthropology, or science studies, interested in research on race, genetics, and medical therapeutics. Our goal is to open a dialogue between social scientists, clinicians, and medical researchers to deepen our understanding of how race and pharmacogenetics will affect the theory and practice of medicine.

Applicants should possess a Ph.D. or equivalent qualification, ideally with a research background in race and medicine. The primary responsibility of the post-doctoral associate will be both independent research and collaborative research with other Center faculty and students. The associate will also assist in the planning and implementation of workshops and conferences. Funded by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the position provides a salary of $40,000 with benefits. The one-year, 12-month position, possibly renewable for a second year, begins July 2005.

For more information, contact David Jones at [email protected].

Applicants should submit a cover letter, statement of research interests, resume, transcript, sample publications (or dissertation chapters), and three letters of recommendation by January 31, 2005.

Contact Info: Deb Fairchild Program in Science, Technology, and Society Massachusetts Institute of Technology 77 Massachusetts Avenue E51-184 Cambridge, MA 02139