THE MUSEUM OF THE HISTORY OF SCIENCE RESEARCH OFFICERS, SMALL WORLDS PROJECT TWO TEMPORARY POSTS (12 MONTHS), FULL-TIME: Grade 6 on the University salary scale for Research Staff 1(B), to be appointed at the first point on the scale (£22,111 pa, under review).

The Museum of the History of Science, which houses a collection of scientific instruments of international importance, has been awarded a Designation Challenge Fund grant by the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council for a research project entitled ‘Small Worlds’. It is now inviting applications for two posts of Researcher for the project, one of whom will concentrate on cataloguing microscopes, the other microscopical specimens. The officers will be involved with mounting on-line presentations of the collections and a special exhibition. The successful candidates will possess relevant degrees and a proven interest in the technical and cultural history of early scientific instruments. The officer for microscopical specimens is likely to have a relevant background in the biological sciences. Job descriptions for the posts can be seen in the Vacancies section of the Museum web site at or may be obtained from the Museum Administrator. Applications should be sent to Margaret Hauser, Administrator, Museum of the History of Science, Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3AZ, fax: +44 (0)1865 277288, email: [email protected], to arrive no later than Friday 1 September 2006. Interviews are expected to take place on Friday 8 September.