Deadline: 30.04.2009

The Institute for the History of Medicine at the Charité Berlin, Germany
is seeking a Program Coordinator to take charge of the development,
implementation and activities of the DRUGS Research Networking Program
(DRUGS), funded by the European Science Foundation. The DRUGS research
network was established last year in collaboration between leading
European research teams in the field of the history of pharmaceuticals.
The scope of the program covers the processes of standardization at the
bench, in development and production, and in clinical practice during
the 20th century (

Duties and Responsibilities: Organize the exchange grants program (PPP)
and scientific events, foster communication within the network and
direct PR activities (newsletter, webpage, database), prepare
publications (assistance with editing preprints and conferences
volumes), and oversee the routine work of the Program. The coordinator
will also be instrumental in developing the database for drug history
literature and resources. The position involves to work at 50% minimum
onsite at the Berlin Institute.

Required: PhD, (preferably in the fields of drugs history).
Preferred: Superior organizational ability, interpersonal skills, and
facility in oral and written communication. Familiarity with handling
databases and writing reports. Excellent knowledge of English language
(native speaker ideal), knowledge in French and German welcome.

This is a regular, half time academic professional position
(non-tenured), salary will be paid in the framework of the TÖVD E 13.
Starting date is as soon as possible after the search closes. Interested
individuals should submit a letter of application, a CV, and a short
writing sample to: Volker Hess, Institute for the History of Medicine,
Charité Universitätsmedizin, Ziegelstrasse 5-7, 10117 Berlin, Germany.
Tel: xx49-30-450529031. Email [email protected]

To ensure full consideration, applications, including an email address,
must be received by 30 April 2009. Applicants may be interviewed before
the closing date; however no hiring decision will be made until after
that date.