Readers of the BSLS pages may be interested in five Postdoctoral Research Assistant posts which have just been advertised. These are as follows:
1) Research Assistant on the AHRC project ‘Constructing Scientific Communities: Citizen Science in the 19th and 21st Centuries’, led by Professor Sally Shuttleworth and based at St Anne’s College, Oxford. The focus of the post will be on nineteenth-century medical journals, particularly in public health, but also with a wider remit across scientific journals of the period. The post is fixed term for 42 months, and will start on 1 March 2014. Applicants must have a PhD or DPhil in a relevant area by the start date of the post. Further details are available at https://www.recruit.ox.ac.uk/pls/hrisliverecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.jobspec?p_id=110202.
N.B. A second RA on this project will be based at Leicester University, for which details are available via http://www2.le.ac.uk/offices/jobs/opportunities/jobsearch.
2) Three posts of Research Assistant on the European Research Council project ‘Diseases of Modern Life: Nineteenth-Century Perspectives’, also led by Professor Sally Shuttleworth and based at St Anne’s College, Oxford. This project will explore the phenomena of stress and overload, and other disorders associated in the nineteenth century with the problems of modernity, as expressed in the literature, science and medicine of the period, tracking the circulation of ideas across these diverse areas. The posts are fixed term for 59 months, and will start on 1 March 2014. Applicants must have a PhD or DPhil in a relevant area by the start date of the post. Further details are available at https://www.recruit.ox.ac.uk/pls/hrisliverecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.jobspec?p_id=110328
The deadline for all four posts is 12.00 noon on 6 December 2013. Applications must be made online via the links above.