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.

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