Postdoctoral Fellowships - STS - Maastricht - Deadline: Jan. 1, 2011

Three 6-month Post-Doctoral Fellowships <>
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Applications are invited for three six-month Post-Doctoral Researchers in 2011 within
the STS research programme of Maastricht University.
The fellowship is designed for junior scholars who have recently received their PhDs in
order to provide:
? an opportunity to prepare material for publication and
? to develop a research funding proposal to the Netherlands Organisation for
Scientific Research (NWO).
During the six months of the fellowship, a professor of the STS staff will act as
mentor. These include Prof. Wiebe Bijker, Prof. Karin Bijsterveld, Prof. Ernst Homburg, Prof.
Tsjalling Swierstra, Prof. Sally Wyatt.

The Post-Doctoral fellows are expected to:
? Deliver a presentation within the internal STS research seminar during the first
? Prepare at least one publication (in which STS Maastricht is acknowledged upon
publication). A draft of the publication should be circulated no later than 2 months before
the end of the fellowship to receive feedback.
? Prepare a grant application for a new research project.
? Participate in all STS research meetings during the period of the fellowship, and
be present at the department on a regular basis.

We are looking for a prospective Post-doc candidate with:

* PhD in STS, from a university in the Netherlands or abroad.
* The PhD should be completed by the time of application.
* Clear evidence of or potential for international excellence in published research.
* Fluency in spoken English and excellent written and verbal communication skills.
* Experience with grant acquisition would be desirable.
* Willingness and proven ability to work in a team and to liaise with colleagues and
students in a university environment.
* Ability to develop contacts and participate in internal and external networks for
the exchange of information and collaboration.

The appointment as Post-doc candidate (researcher) is offered for a six-month period
with a probation period of two months. Depending on experience and qualification, the gross
monthly salary is about ? 2.977,00 gross per month, scale level 10 (based on a full-time
appointment). The gross salary for the six-month period is about ? 20.700,00 (based on a
full-time appointment).

There is no formal application form. Applications are welcome in any area of the work of
the STS research group. Candidates are invited to submit their application, including:
1. letter of motivation
2. CV
3. a 2-page statement outlining what you will work on while in Maastricht and why you
want to be based the STS group in Maastricht University
4. a copy of a publication
5. a copy of your dissertation
6. the names and addresses of two referees

The deadline for submitting your application is January 1, 2011.
Please send your application to the Secretariat of the Faculty Office, Faculty of Arts
and Social Sciences, P.O. Box 616, 6200 MD Maastricht, The Netherlands. Applications can
also be submitted electronically at: mail<