Research Associate Early Modern Cosmology/Astronomy (1450-1650) Department of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Cambridge

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 science

(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 of

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):


The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.





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




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