THE MUSEUM OF THE HISTORY OF SCIENCE

RESEARCH OFFICER, UNIVERSAL GEOMETRY PROJECT

TEMPORARY POST (15 MONTHS), FULL-TIME: Grade D31 on the University salary scale for Research Staff 1(A) – (£18,893 – £19,942 pa)

The Museum of the History of Science, which houses a unique collection of historic scientific instruments of international importance, has been awarded a Designation Challenge Fund grant by the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council for a research project entitled ‘A Universal Geometry: the Astrolabe, East and West’. It is now inviting applications for the post of Researcher for the project whose tasks will include consolidation and renewal of the textual, photographic and on-line documentation of the Museum’s collection of astrolabes, the production of a popular handbook, and work with other Museum staff on the public programme and an end-of-project exhibition on the theme of the astrolabe. The successful candidate will possess a relevant degree and a proven interest in the technical and cultural history of early scientific instruments. A job description for the post can be seen in the Vacancies section of the Museum web site at http://www.mhs.ox.ac.uk/about or may be obtained from the Museum Administrator. Applications should be sent to Margaret Hauser, Administrator, The Museum of the History of Science, Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3AZ, Tel: +44-(0)1865-277280, email: [email protected], to arrive no later than Friday 30 July 2004.