The Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin (Department II; Director: Prof. Lorraine Daston) seeks an outstanding junior scholar (Ph.D. no earlier than 2001, postdoc desirable but not necessary) for a three-year position (Research fellowship)

to begin

1 August 2007

in conjunction with the research project ‘History of Scientific Observation'(for more details concerning the project and the Institute, see here). Applications (which may be submitted in French, German, or English) from qualified candidates of all nationalities and disciplinary backgrounds are welcome; the colloquium language is English. It is expected that candidates will be able to present their own work and discuss that of others fluently in that language. Research projects may focus on either the natural or human sciences.

The position is primarily devoted to research, with no teaching duties. It is ranked at the BAT IIA level (TVÖD E13) in the German system, which roughly corresponds to that of Lecturer in Britain, Assistant Professor in North America, and Maître de conférences in France. Salary is set by both the position’s rank and individual factors; please address specific questions to Ms. Claudia Paass ([email protected]).

Applications consisting of a curriculum vitae (including list of publications), a research project (maximum 1000 words), and two letters of recommendation should be sent by 15 December 2006

to Max-Planck-Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte Abt. Personal/WiMi Obs Boltzmannstraße 22 14195 Berlin

For questions concerning the research project and Department II, please contact Prof. Lorraine Daston ([email protected]) or Dr. Fernando Vidal ([email protected]); for administrative questions concerning the position and the Institute, please contact Mr. Jochen Schneider ([email protected]). Applications from women are especially welcomed. The Max Planck Society is committed to employing more handicapped individuals and especially encourages them to apply.