Post-doctoral Research Associate, The Faraday Institute for Science and Religion



The Faraday Institute for Science and Religion, St. Edmund’s College, Cambridge, has a position available for a post-doctoral Research Associate who will help in developing the science and religion strand of the new British Council ‘Belief in Dialogue’ programme. The programme will involve educational, scientific and religious events carried out in international and crosscultural contexts.


The successful candidate will have a PhD and/or a strong research background in philosophy, or history and philosophy of science, or science and religion, or science communication, or any relevant affiliated discipline, which could include a PhD in science with proven experience in one of these other areas. The post will involve international travel and will suit someone with cross-cultural experience, and with a proven track-record of involvement in the field of science and religion. The successful candidate will be based at The Faraday Institute, entailing agreement with the aims and ethos of the Institute (www.faradayinstitute.

org). The position is for one-year in the first instance, but could be extended if the programme is successful. The salary will be up to £29,866 per annum, depending on qualifications and experience, plus benefits.

Applications should include a cv, naming three referees, together with a covering letter summarising the relevance of the applicant’s background and experience for this position. Applications (preferably by e-mail) should be sent

to: the Faraday Institute Administrator, Mrs Polly Stanton, St. Edmund’s College, Cambridge, CB3 0BN, UK [] by 1st October 2010. A job description may also be requested from Mrs Stanton. Interviews will be held in early October and the appointment will be made as soon after interview as possible.



Dr Sabine Clarke, Wellcome Trust Research Fellow, Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, University of Oxford,

45-47 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 6PE

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