Research Assistant in Philosophy Tenure: 6-months in the first instance, with possibility of extension to 1 year dependent on funding.

Department of History and Philosophy of Science University of Cambridge

£20,540 per annum

The Department of History and Philosophy of Science seeks a full-time research assistant to work with Dr Tim Lewens on a philosophical project relating to risk and the healthcare industry. In addition to working closely with Dr Lewens, the successful applicant will be encouraged to take an active role in the life of the Department. Ideally the applicant will have a Master’s degree in philosophy, with preferred area of specialisation in the philosophy of science, ethics or political philosophy.

The successful applicant can begin the post as soon as possible. In exceptional circumstances the successful applicant could take the position on a part-time basis.

Applicants should send a curriculum vitae, the University’s coversheet for applications for employment (form PD18, available at, and the names and addresses of two referees, to Tamara Hug, Department of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Cambridge, Free School Lane, Cambridge CB2 3RH.

Potential candidates can discuss the position further with Dr Lewens by emailing him at [email protected].

Closing date: 22nd July 2005 Interview date: 29th July 2005