Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Two Positions)

Faculty of Arts: Biohumanities Project, School of History, Philosophy, Religion and Classics, University of Queensland

Applications are invited for the above positions. The Biohumanities Project is a five-year research project in the philosophy, history and socio-cultural studies of bioscience funded by the grant of an ARC Federation Fellowship to Professor Paul E. Griffiths.

The appointees will join a team consisting of the head of the project, a number of postdoctoral fellows and postgraduate students, and associated faculty in other parts of the university, primarily the Faculty of Arts and the Institute for Molecular Biosciences. The role will involve individual and collaborative research and participation in academic conferences and workshops at the university and elsewhere.

Applicants should possess a PhD or equivalent qualification, in Philosophy of Science or History of Science or Social Studies of Science, or a PhD in the biological sciences and demonstrated experience in Philosophy of Science, History of Science or Social Studies of Science. Demonstrated ability to complete research projects, publish, and pursue external funding is also required.

The appointment is a 3 year fixed term basis as research only, or dependent on skills and knowledge, the applicant may negotiate a 4 year fixed term contract with limited teaching. The position is available from the beginning of the 2005 academic year, February 28th 2005. The remuneration package will be in the range of $52,929.91 to $64,466.06 per annum, including employer superannuation contributions of 17%.

Obtain the position description and selection criteria online: or contact Miss Cathy Hooley (07) 3365 9429 or [email protected]. Applications to be forwarded to the Human Resources Officer, at the address below, or email [email protected]

Closing date for applications: December 1st 2004 Reference Number: 3004659

Applications are to be sent to the email address specified above or to the name and organisation unit shown at the address: University of Queensland, Brisbane, Qld 4072. Please quote the Reference Number and include

* a covering letter that includes the vacancy reference number, your contact address and telephone number; * a curriculum vitae, that includes details of education and qualifications and the names and contact details of three referees; and * a statement addressing how each of the selection criteria have been met.