> A three-year PhD studentship is available from September 2003 for a project > on any aspect of the biological sciences in the twentieth-century. The > studentship is funded by the School of Biological Sciences, University of > Manchester, from the Williamson Bequest; however, the student will be based > in the Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine (CHSTM) > The student will work primarily with staff from the Centre and there will > be input from School of Biological Sciences staff as appropriate. The > studentship covers fees, a maintenance grant (=A39,000 in 2003-04 and > subsequently linked to Research Council levels), plus research expenses. > If candidates have a subject area in mind, we will consider any research > topic proposed within the broad ambit of twentieth-century biology. For > candidates who do not have a topic to propose, but are interested in the > studentship, we would welcome applications from those willing to develop > work in one to the following areas: > – The history of bacteriology/microbiology. > – Cancer biology. > – The reorganisation of the Life Sciences since 1960. > – The decline of Botany > – The history of applied botany/plant pathology. > Up-to-date details of all CHSTM> ‘> s activities are available on our website > www.chstm.man.ac.uk, including information on our PhD programme and current > students’ thesis topics. > > Applicants should have a good first degree (upper second or better) and/or > an appropriate Masters degree, with some university-level knowledge of the > biological sciences and training in the history of science, technology and > medicine. Applicants should send a curriculum vitae, a covering letter and > the names of two referees to The Secretary, CHSTM, Mathematics Building, > University of Manchester, Manchester M13 9PL. Informal inquiries can be > made to either Jonathan Harwood ([email protected]) or Michael > Worboys ([email protected]). > THE CLOSING DATE IS 9 MAY 2003 > The Secretary, Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine, > Mathematics Tower, The University, Manchester, M13 9PL > Tel: 0161 275 5850 FAX: 0161 275 5699 Email: [email protected]