Post-Doc fellowship: “Generating Experimental Knowledge” The University of Haifa, Israel, and the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin, are seeking a suitably qualified *** Post-doctoral fellow *** interested in undertaking research on historical or philosophical themes within the research group “Generating Experimental Knowledge: experimental systems, concept formation and the pivotal role of error.” Of particular interest are projects in the history of the life sciences. The research group is designed to support a set of complementary studies concerning particular experimental systems, processes of concept formation, and systematic analyses of the notion of experimental error. For further information see

The research group will be sharing activities in Berlin and in Haifa. It includes post-docs, doctoral students, and associate researchers as well as three principal investigators from the host institutions: Prof. Dr. Hans-Joerg Rheinberger and PD Dr. Friedrich Steinle of the MPI, Berlin and Dr. Giora Hon of the University of Haifa. The fellowship will paid be according to the regulations of the Max Planck Society and the University of Haifa, respectively, and will be fully financed by the German-Israeli Foundation for Scientific Research and Development (GIF) ( The position is announced for two years, with a possible extension for a third year, and is available by August 2004 or later.

The working language of the group will be English. Fluency in German or Hebrew is not a prerequisite of the application. Women are encouraged to apply. The Max Planck Society is committed to employing more handicapped individuals and especially encourages them to apply. Applicants must have been awarded their doctorates before commencing the fellowship and be no further than five years beyond their Ph.D.s at the time of application.

Applications consisting of a curriculum vitae, a brief (c. 1000 words) research proposal (in English), a writing sample (e.g. a dissertation chapter or published paper), and two letters of recommendation, should be sent no later than *** 31 July 2004 to both

Prof. Dr. Hans-Joerg Rheinberger Max Planck Institute for the History of Science Wilhelmstr. 44 10117 Berlin Germany and

Dr. Giora Hon Department of Philosophy University of Haifa Haifa 31905 Israel Enquiries may be addressed to: Giora Hon: [email protected] Friedrich Steinle: [email protected]