History Associates Incorporated is actively seeking a historian of science and medicine to participate in a digital archives project.
History Associates has been a leader in providing historical, archival, and records management services to both the public and private sectors for over 25 years. We have built this reputation by consistently providing the highest quality of service to our clients.
The historian will provide historical research and writing services necessary to make the archival collections of pioneering biomedical scientists, public health officials, and science administrators of the 20th century available through its Profiles and Science project on the World Wide Web.
Duties: The historian shall identify and select documents for inclusion in the Profiles in Science digital publication according to historical significance; analyze and interpret them; edit them online; conduct research in the history of biomedical science, medical research policy, public health, and health care related to the documents; and write concise interpretive narratives that provide historical context for the documents.
* PhD in 20th century U.S. history * Specialization in the history of medicine, either in doctoral dissertation or through subsequent scholarly work * Demonstrable knowledge of 20th century American science and medicine, public health, and health policy and strong writing skills through peer reviewed publications and/or exhibit work. * Experience in surveying and evaluating large amounts of primary archival manuscript sources and expertise in the use of electronic archival and bibliographic databases. * Demonstrable ability to successfully carry out highly specific research, interpretation, and writing tasks according to a tightly defined scope and schedule. * Strong communication skills and the ability to work independently and in a team setting.
History Associates offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits package including paid holidays, annual and sick leave; medical, dental, life insurance, disability insurance, and a 401(k) plan.
Qualified applicants should send a cover letter that includes salary requirements, resume, writing sample, transcripts and three references to: History Associates Incorporated 300 N. Stonestreet Avenue Rockville, MD 20850 Attn: Doris Miles www.historyassociates.com Position open until filled History Associates is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Contact Info: History Associates Incorporated 300 N. Stonestreet Avenue Rockville, MD 20850 Attn: Doris Miles [email protected]