Wuppertal: Post-doc Position in Philosophy of Physics

Post-doctoral opening: “Ontological and epistemological aspects of the Higgs mechanism” (Kennziffer 10048)

The University of Wuppertal, Germany, offers a Post-doctoral position for three years, to start in October 2010. Successful applicants will work on the project “Ontological and epistemological aspects of the Higgs mechanism” as part of the research collaboration „Epistemology of the Large Hadron Collider“, consisting of physicists, philosophers, and historians of science. The project is funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG).

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. Teaching is not required but possible. Further information on the project can be found at http://www.lhc-epistemologie.uni-wuppertal.de.

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

Please send your complete application documents by May 31st, 2010, to
“LHC-Epistemologie”
IZWT, Frau C. Hündgen
Bergische Universität Wuppertal,
42097 Wuppertal, Germany
email: iz1@uni-wuppertal.de
and arrange for two letters of recommendation to be sent to the same address. Email application is possible as well. Informal inquiries should be directed to Prof. Dr. R. Harlander (harlander@physik.uni-wuppertal.de) or Prof. Dr. H. Lyre (lyre@ovgu.de).

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