Friday, July 10, 2009

Postdoc Positions

Postdocs for collaborative project on the epistemology of
the CERN Large Hadron Collider

Interdisciplinary Centre for Science and Technology Studies
Wuppertal University, Germany

The University of Wuppertal, Germany, offers two Post-doctoral positions for three years, to start in January 2010. Successful applicants will work together in a research group dedicated to the Epistemology of the Large Hadron Collider, funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) within a group of physicists, philosophers and historians of science. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in physics or philosophy/ history/ sociology of science with an emphasis on contemporary physics and be able to pursue a highly collaborative, interdisciplinary, and international research project. A Diploma/ Master/ Bachelor degree in the other field is an
asset. Some teaching is possible, but not required.

Applications can be made for the following projects
(multiple applications possible):
(i) Epistemic dynamics of model development, using both philosophical and
science studies methods;
(ii) Experiments between theory-ladenness and exploration.

A third position: (iii) Ontological and epistemological aspects of the
Higgs-mechanism is pending and subject to budgetary approval.

Further information on the projects and the official
announcement of the positions

The University of Wuppertal is committed to employing more women
scientists and welcomes applications from qualified female researchers.
Applications of disabled researchers are welcome.

Send complete dossier (including two letters of reference) by September
1st, 2009, to:
IZWT, Prof. F. Steinle
Wuppertal University
Gaussstr. 20, 42119
Wuppertal, Germany

Informal inquiries should be directed respectively to:
(i) Peter Mattig (

(ii) Friedrich Steinle (

(iii) Holger Lyre (

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