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Postdoc vacancy, MPI History of Science, Berlin

The Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin,
Max Planck Research Group Historical Epistemology of the Final Theory Program,
headed by Dr. Alexander Blum, is seeking

One Postdoctoral Fellow, starting date: as early as 01 March 2020,
for one year, with employment contract and the possibility of extension by an
additional year.

The position is closely related to the research agenda of the group
final-theory-program). The research group pursues interdisciplinary research
at the intersection of history of science and physics. We are seeking an
outstanding junior scholar with a background in physics, history of physics,
or philosophy of physics.
At the time the position begins, candidates should hold a doctorate in one of
these fields (PhD achieved in 2016 or later).

The Max Planck Institute for the History of Science is an international and
interdisciplinary research institute
( Postdoctoral fellows are
expected to participate in the research activities of the Institute, and to
present their own work and discuss that of others fluently in English.
Applications may be submitted in German or English.
The position is primarily devoted to research, with no teaching obligations.
Remuneration is based on the TVD-Bund pay scales (E13). Candidates of all
nationalities are invited to apply; applications from women are especially
welcome. The Max Planck Society is committed to promoting handicapped
individuals and encourages them to apply.

Candidates are requested to submit their applications online using the
following link:

Deadline for submission: 19 December 2019 (23:59 CET)

Note that only electronic submissions will be accepted. We hope for your
understanding that applications sent via email cannot be accepted. Only
successful candidates will be notified.
Your application should contain:
- Cover letter
- Curriculum vitae including list of publications
- research prospectus (850 words maximum, establishing a connection with the
program of the research group)
- sample of writing
- names and contact details of at least two referees.

For questions concerning the group's research focus, please contact Dr.
Alexander Blum (; for technical questions regarding
the application, for administrative questions concerning the position and the
Institute, please first contact the group's assistant Kseniia Mohelsky


Kseniia Mohelsky

Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Boltzmannstrae 22, 14195
Berlin, Germany

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