Department of History and Philosophy of Science

University of Cambridge

Generation to Reproduction

Wellcome Strategic Award in History of Medicine

As part of a 5-year Wellcome strategic award in the history of

medicine on the theme ‘Generation to Reproduction’, the Department

seeks to appoint to three positions, available from 1 October 2009:

1. Events and Outreach Officer in History of Medicine (5 years, 0.6;

£26,391 – £28,839 p.a. pro rata).

The successful candidate will organize academic events, act as

exhibition officer for ‘The Book of Generation’, handle general

publicity and, above all, take the initiative in imaginatively

expanding our outreach programme. S/he will play a crucial role in

facilitating, coordinating and enhancing activities under the grant.

2. Two-year Postdoctoral Research Associate in History of

Reproductive Sciences (£27,183 – £28,839 p.a.)

The successful candidate will pursue independent research within a

sub-project on ‘Twentieth-century transformations: technologies,

experiences and regulation’. Suitable topics include (but are not

limited to) the involvements of the reproductive sciences in animal

breeding, or previously neglected aspects of innovation in mid-

twentieth century Britain and/or the United States. S/he will be

encouraged to apply for follow-on funding. There will be

opportunities for undergraduate and, if appropriate, postgraduate


3. One-year Research Assistant in Modern Social and Medical History

(£23,449 – £27,183).

The successful candidate will work with Dr Simon Szreter in his

investigation of the history of venereal diseases in Britain in

relation to the fertility decline, 1860–1940. S/he will have the

opportunity to develop his or her own research through an assisted

application for a follow-on project.

The closing date is 24 July and interviews will be in September.

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