Friday, June 14, 2013

Max-Planck-Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte announces postdoc in Berlin

Outstanding junior scholars are invited to apply. The position is awarded in conjunction with the research project "The Construction of Norms in 17th- to 19th-Century Europe and the United States."

The Max Planck Institute for the History of Science is an international and interdisciplinary research institute ( The Max Planck Society is committed to promoting more individuals with disabilities and encourages them to apply. Fellows are expected to participate in the research activities at the Institute. The Institute language is English; it is expected that candidates will be able to present their own work and discuss that of others fluently in that language.

The successful applicant may be employed as a predoctoral fellow rated 50% TVöD E13 in the German system, or alternatively receive a fellowship (monthly stipend: € 1,365). Candidates of all nationalities are encouraged to apply.

The postdoctoral fellowship is endowed with a monthly stipend between 2.100 € and 2.500 € (fellows from abroad) or between 1.468 € and 1.621 € (fellows from Germany). Pre-doctoral candidates should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, copies of certificates, dissertation project outline (maximum 3,000 words), and two reference letters (these letters may be sent separately)

The Max Planck Research Group (Sabine Arnaud) is also accepting proposals for non-fundedVisiting Fellowships from one month to a year. These positions are normally open to doctoral candidates or post-docs who have external funding. The Max Planck Research Group (Sabine Arnaud) will support a limited number of funding applications to organizations such as Fulbright, DAAD, and Humboldt-Stiftung for fellowships starting in 2014, or 2015.

Please send your application in English no later than July 31, 2012 to: Max Planck Institute for the History of Science Administration, MRG Arnaud - fellowships Boltzmannstraße 22 14195 Berlin Germany
(Electronic submission is also possible:
For administrative questions concerning the fellowships and the Institute, please contact Claudia Paaß (, Head of Administration, or Jochen Schneider (, Research Coordinator.

Monday, June 3, 2013

University of Cambridge - Sociology Vacancies

The Department of Sociology is seeking to appoint two suitably qualified individuals as Research Associates to work with Professor Sarah Franklin on a Welcome Trust funded research project examining the postwar UK history of assisted conception technology. The posts are for three years in the first instance. Applications are invited from individuals who have expertise in the social study of reproduction, reproductive technologies, or reproductive biomedicine, as well as research experience in at least one of these fields. Applicants must have received a PhD in Sociology, Social Anthropology, Science Studies, Cultural Studies, or a related discipline by 1 October 2013.

We are seeking applicants with outstanding research potential who can develop their own research agendas while working as part of a team. We are seeking to appoint individuals in two areas: archival research into the history of IVF and assisted conception in the UK 1950-2000, and assembling a collection of media representations of reproductive technology in this same period. In addition to pursuing research on these topics related to their own interests, the persons appointed will be expected to assist in the completion Professor Franklin's research project examining UK IVF in the late twentieth century. Some administrative duties related to the project and its activities will be required of the successful applicants (approx 10% of time). The postholders will become part of the Reproductive Sociology programme at Cambridge, and contribute to its future activities and development. Further information about the Department and the Faculty can be found at and For further information about the job please click here. Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor Sarah Franklin at or telephone +44 (0)1223 334520. Applications should be sent to Mr Alistair Cameron (, Faculty of Human, Social and Political Sciences, University of Cambridge, Free School Lane, Cambridge, CB2 3RQ to reach him by Thursday 4 July 2013.

Applications should include a personal statement, a curriculum vitae and a signed and completed copy of Parts 1 and 3 of the CHRIS/6 form which may be downloaded from Applicants should also arrange for two referees to send references directly to Mr Cameron on their behalf by the same date, enclosing a completed data protection form The University is committed to equality of opportunity. For more information about these positions click here.