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Postdoctoral Associate: Social and Ethical Dimensions of Nanotechnology

///Postdoctoral Associate: Social and Ethical Dimensions of Nanotechnology

Postdoctoral Associate: Social and Ethical Dimensions of Nanotechnology

The Department of Science & Technology Studies at Cornell University announces a position for a post-doctoral associate in the social and ethical dimensions of nanotechnology. The position is available immediately for a one- or two-year period (negotiable). A Ph.D. or equivalent degree is required in a relevant field (e.g., science & technology studies, history, sociology, communication, philosophy, etc.). Applicants with a degree in nanotechnology or related technical field and a record of achievement in analysis of social and ethical issues will also be considered. The successful applicant will be expected to spend approximately half time on his or her own research and half time on a collaborative project on Nanotechnology as a “Revolutionary” Technology. This project is examining the processes shaping public understanding of “nanotechnology” and inflecting the term with social meanings. In particular, the project is focusing on the presentation of nanotechnology to technical, policy, business, and mass media audiences, with special attention to forward-looking statements about its likely impact. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to join the vibrant community of S&TS scholars at Cornell, as well as to interact with nanotechnology researchers about the social dimensions of their work. For more information on S&TS at Cornell, see www.sts.cornell.edu. Salary and benefits are competitive. Send a letter of application, c.v., writing sample, and the names and addresses of three references to: Stephen Hilgartner and Bruce Lewenstein, Department of Science & Technology Studies, Cornell University, 306 Rockefeller Hall, Ithaca, NY 14853 USA. (Applications may also be submitted electronically to: [email protected]; be sure to put “Nano Position” in the Subject line of the e-mail.) Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply; Cornell is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

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