The Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin announces five postdoctoral fellowships for up to two years,

beginning in fall 2007.

1. One fellowship, beginning 1 October 2007, in Department III (headed by Hans-Jörg Rheinberger). Projects related to the history and epistemology of the life sciences are particularly welcome. 2. Four fellowships, beginning 1 September 2007, in Department II (headed by Lorraine Daston). Projects should relate to the history and/or philosophy of scientific observation, in either the natural or human sciences.

Outstanding junior scholars (Ph.D. awarded no earlier than 2002) are invited to apply. Fellowships are endowed with a monthly stipend between 1.900 and 2300 ? (fellows from abroad). Women are especially encouraged to apply. The Max Planck Society is committed to employing more handicapped individuals. Qualified candidates with relevant projects may submit applications to both departments. The fellowships are open to candidates of all nationalities. The colloquium language is English.

Applications may be submitted in French, German, or English. Candidates are requested to send a curriculum vitae, publication list, research prospectus (maximum 1000 words), a sample text, and two letters of recommendation no later than December 1, 2006

to: Max Planck Institute for the History of Science Administration, PD-II-III Boltzmannstraße 22 D-14195 Berlin, Germany.