Two Post-doctoral positions for three years

The University of Wuppertal, Germany, offers two Post-doctoral positions
for three years, to start in January 2010. Successful applicants will
work together in a research group dedicated to the „Epistemology of the
Large Hadron Collider“, funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG)
within a group of physicists, philosophers and historians of science.
Applicants should have a Ph.D. in physics or philosophy/ history/
sociology of science with an emphasis on contemporary physics and be
able to pursue a highly collaborative, interdisciplinary, and
international research project. A Diploma/ Master/ Bachelor degree in
the other field is an asset. Some teaching is possible, but not
required. Applications can be made for the following projects (multiple
applications possible): (i) „Epistemic dynamics of model development“,
using both philosophical and science studies methods; (ii) „Experiments
between theory-ladenness and exploration“. A third position: (iii)
„Ontological and epistemological aspects of the Higgs-mechanism“ is
pending and subject to budgetary approval. Further information on the
projects and the official announcement of the positions can be found
The University of Wuppertal is committed to employing more women
scientists and welcomes applications from qualified female researchers.
Applications of disabled researchers are welcome.

Send complete dossier (including two letters of reference) by September
1st, 2009, to „LHC-Epistemologie“, IZWT, Prof. F. Steinle, Wuppertal
University, Gaussstr. 20, 42119 Wuppertal, Germany. Informal inquiries
should be directed respectively to: (i) Peter Mättig
([email protected] <mailto:[email protected]>), (ii) Friedrich
Steinle ([email protected] <mailto:[email protected]>),
(iii) Holger Lyre ([email protected] <mailto:[email protected]>).