Thursday, November 29, 2012

Max Planck Institute Postdoctoral Fellowships

The Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin,
Department II (Lorraine Daston), announces two
Postdoctoral Fellowships for up to two years,
starting date September 1, 2013. Outstanding junior scholars are invited
to apply.

The fellowship will be awarded in conjunction with the following two
Working Group research projects:
Historicizing Big Data

Candidates should hold a doctorate in the history of science or a related
field at the time the fellowship begins; the Ph.D. degree should have been
awarded in 2010 or later.

The Max Planck Institute for the History of Science is an international
and interdisciplinary research institute (
It is expected that candidates will be able to present their own work and
discuss that of others fluently in English. Applications may however be
submitted in German, English, or French.

Fellowships are endowed with a monthly stipend between 2.100  and 2.500
(fellows from abroad) or between 1.468  and 1.621  (fellows from Germany).

Candidates of all nationalities are welcome to apply; applications from
women are especially welcomed. The Max Planck Society is committed to
promoting more handicapped individuals and encourages them to apply.

Postdoctoral fellows are expected to participate in the research
activities at the Institute.

Candidates are requested to send a curriculum vitae, publication list,
copies of certificates (PhD), research prospectus (maximum 750 words), a
sample text, and two reference letters (which may be submitted separately)
no later than February 18, 2013 to:
Max Planck Institute for the History of Science
Administration, Postdoc Dept. II
Boltzmannstrae 22, 14195 Berlin, Germany
(Electronic submission is also possible:

For questions concerning the research project and Department II, please
contact Dr. David Sepkoski (; for
administrative questions concerning the position and the Institute, please
contact Claudia Paa (, Head of Administration,
or Jochen Schneider (, Research Coordinator.

Candidates may expect a decision by March 18, 2013.

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