Postdoc Advertisement, Dept. II

The Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin, announces four postdoctoral fellowships (two years, with the possibility of a further one-year renewal) in conjunction with a research project on “The History of Scientific Observation” (see for a description) organized by Lorraine Daston and Fernando Vidal.

Fellowships are open to outstanding junior scholars of all nationalities with Ph.D. degrees awarded after 1 January 2003 and before the commencement of the fellowship on 1 September 2005. The project encompasses the history of both the natural and the human sciences, and will include scholars with diverse disciplinary backgrounds.

Applicants are invited to submit a curriculum vitae (including list of publications), two letters of recommendation (which may be sent under separate cover by the referees), and a brief (maximum 750 words) research project description by 1 December 2004 to

Max-Planck-Institute for the History of Science Administration/Postdocs II Wilhelmstrasse 44 10117 Berlin.

Women are especially encouraged to apply. The Max Planck Society is committed to employing more handicapped individuals and especially encourages them to apply.

Applications and letters may be submitted in English, French, or German; it is assumed that all applicants will be able to present and discuss work in English, the language of the colloquium. For further information about the Institute, please see or contact Jochen Schneider, Research Coordinator ([email protected]), and about the research project Lorraine Daston or Fernando Vidal ([email protected]).