Research Associate Centre for Research in Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities University of Cambridge

Three year fixed-term contract from 1 November 2005.

The Centre for Research in Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities seeks a postdoctoral research fellow to work with Dr Richard Serjeantson of Trinity College on editing Volume III of the new Oxford Francis Bacon (OFB). Directed by Prof Graham Rees, the Oxford Francis Bacon is an ongoing project to edit the complete writings of the English politician and philosopher, Francis Bacon, Baron Verulam (1561-1626).

Candidates should possess or be about to be awarded a recent Ph.D. in early modern History, Literature, History of Science, History of Philosophy, or similar related field. A competence in studying early modern manuscripts is required for the position. A demonstrable concern for accuracy and consistency is highly desirable. The ability to demonstrate an interest in editorial theory and practice and in analytical bibliography will be advantageous. Knowledge of Latin is not required but the successful candidate will need to be willing to transcribe and collate texts in that language.

Further details about the OFB are available at Informal inquiries about the post may be made to Dr Richard Serjeantson, Trinity College, Cambridge CB2 1TQ, 01223 338589 or [email protected].

Interested researchers are asked to send a completed PD18 form (available from the CRASSH website,, along with a CV, short statement of suitability for the post, and a specimen piece of work (an article or chapter of a Ph.D.) that demonstrates their aptitude for one or more aspects of the position, to Ms C Hurley by 30 September at CRASSH, 17 Mill Lane, Cambridge CB2 1RX, [email protected].

Candidates are requested to nominate two referees and ask them to write to Ms Hurley by the closing date. Interviews will be held on Friday 7 October 2005 at CRASSH. The start date is 1 November 2005 (or as soon as possible thereafter) and the successful applicant will be appointed at a point on the National Scale (£19,460 — £29,127)