Postdoc positions in the project “Integrating Medical Museology and the Historiography of Recent Biomedicine”, Medical Museion, University of Copenhagen (PRE-ANNOUNCEMENT).

The Medical Museion at the University of Copenhagen invites applications for up to 4 postdoctoral fellowships in the project “Danish Biomedicine, 1955-2005: Integrating Medical Museology and the Historiography of Recent Biomedicine”, funded by the Novo Nordisk Foundation.

The aim of the project is to develop the tools for integrating research in the history of recent biomedicine with the establishment of museum collections and creation of exhibitions of recent biomedical culture. The fellows will join a team consisting of the head of the project, an assistant professor in medical museology, one-two ph.d.-candidates, and the technical museum staff. Fellows are expected to combine research on selected topics in the history of recent biomedicine (approx. 80% of total work time) with the collection and/or exhibition of the material and/or iconographic culture of biomedicine (20%), and to engage in the research seminars and outreach activities of the Medical Museion.

Applicants should possess a Ph.D.-degree or corresponding qualifications in areas like history of medicine, history of science and/or technology, art history, visual culture, ethnology, etc. Additional scientific and medical qualifications are a plus. Applicants who plan to work with empirical material from regional sites or archives will benefit from having some Scandinavian language skills.

The fellowships will be granted for a one-year period, but can be prolonged for a second year. Appointments shall begin after 1 April and before the end of 2005. A travel allowance for attendance at international meetings associated with the project will be provided.

Note that this is an unofficial pre-announcement only. For legal-technical reasons the positions will not be officially announced until after 1 January, 2005. The final announcement (which will contain information about salary levels and the conditions for postdoc appointments in the Danish university system) will ask applicants to submit a five page research proposal (including a short proposal for how the research program will be combined with curatorial work), a full CV, copies of publications and/or writing samples, and other material that may help the selection procedure. Application dead-line is 1 March, 2005. For further info, contact administrative officer Charlotte Ploug, [email protected], or professor Thomas Söderqvist, [email protected], phone: +45 3532 3815. See also (opens by the end of 2004).