Research Associate - Early Modern Cosmology/Astronomy (1450-1650) - Cambridge - Deadline: Dec. 15, 2010

Research Associate

Early Modern Cosmology/Astronomy (1450-1650)

Department of History and Philosophy of Science
Salary: 27,319-35,646 pa
Limit of tenure: 2 years

We are seeking to appoint a post-doctoral research associate for the
AHRC-funded project, 'Diagrams, Figures and the Transformation of
Astronomy, 1450-1650', awarded to Prof Nicholas Jardine, FBA, Dr Liba Taub
and Dr Sachiko Kusukawa. The successful candidate will work full-time on
this project, including maintaining and updating the project website,
participating in project seminars and workshops, helping to organize
workshops, and providing editorial assistance for publications. The
successful candidate will have the ability to work reliably and efficiently
to deadlines and targets. He or she will be expected to produce at least
one research paper a year on a topic relevant to the project, and will be
mentored by one of the project investigators.

Candidates should have:
• An excellent research record in early modern science.
• Proficiency in English, if not a native speaker.
• Preferably, proficiency in Latin.
• familiarity with web designs or databases
• experience in using image-processing and bibliographic softwares.
• Completed their doctorate by the time of taking up the appointment.

The application, in hard copy only, should consist of:
• A cover letter
• An up-to-date CV
• A list of publications
• A sample of original, written work in the area of early modern
(c. 5,000-8,000 words)
• 2 references: Applicants should ask their referees to post or e-mail
references to the Administrator (, to arrive by the
closing date.
• In 500 words a description of your research plans and an explanation
how your research will contribute to project.
• Parts 1 and 3 of the University's CHRIS5 application form. This is
available at

Applications should be sent to Reception, Department of History and
Philosophy of Science, University of Cambridge, Free School Lane, Cambridge
CB2 3RH.

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

Further information on the project can be obtained from

Informal enquiries may also be made to the Administrator, on (01223)
334500. Fax: (01223) 334554. Email:

Closing Date: 15 December 2010
Interview Date: January 2011

Start Date: 01/02/2011 (or soon thereafter):

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Tamara Hug
Department of History and Philosophy of Science
University of Cambridge
Free School Lane
Cambridge CB2 3RH
Tel: 01223 334540/Fax: 334554
Mob: 07799405394