Research Associate in Cold War History, – Ref:1334245

UCL Department / Division: Science and Technology Studies

Grade: 7

Hours: Full Time

Salary (inclusive of London allowance): £32,375 per annum

Duties and Responsibilities

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to work with Dr Brian Balmer on the project ` Understanding Biological Disarmament: The Historical Context of the Origins of the Biological Weapons Convention’, funded by a grant from the Arts and Humanities Research Council. We are particularly interested in appointing a scholar with research expertise in Cold War History. The successful candidate will engage in original archival and interview research on the history of the Biological Weapons Convention and publish the results of their work (as single and co-author with team members) as academic and policy-orientated outputs. The duties of the post will also include participation in dissemination events and activities.

Science and Technology Studies at UCL is an inter-disciplinary department which is active in teaching and research in the history, philosophy and social studies of science together with science communication and science policy. The post is available from 1st September 2013 and is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council for 29 months in the first instance.

Key Requirements

Applicants must hold or expect to hold by the time of appointment a PhD in any broadly relevant area of Cold War History, and be able to demonstrate their ability to conduct high quality research. Applicants must have experience of carrying out archival research and demonstrate a commitment to disseminating research outputs to both specialist and non-specialist audiences, both in writing and by delivering papers at conferences and events. For further details of the requirements of the role please consult the person specification and job description.

Further Details

For informal enquiries about the role please contact Dr. Brian Balmer by phone on 020 7679 3924, or by email at [email protected].

Additional details about the Department can be obtained from the department’s website:

Dr Brian Balmer

Department of Science and Technology Studies

University College London

Gower Street

London WC1E 6BT

Tel: +44 (0)207 679 3924
E-mail: [email protected]