Oxford: Postdoc

The University of Oxford seeks to fill a three-year postdoc position working on a project concerning philosophical issues “arising from current quantum physics and its advances in the experimental control of individual quantum states in nanosystems and in the abstract description of information flow”.

The full text of the add is here:

UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD, UK. Fixed-term (from 4 Jan 2011 or such later date as is agreed until 31 Dec 2013) full-time postdoctoral position to work on philosophical questions arising from current quantum physics and its advances in the experimental control of individual quantum states in nanosystems and in the abstract description of information flow. The post forms part of a highly interdisciplinary project, the overall aim of which is to shape the emerging discipline of quantum nanoscience by fostering research at the interfaces between existing fields. Grade 7: 28,983 – 35,646GBP per annum. The successful candidate will have expertise in philosophy of physics or philosophy of religion/theology, as well as in some core areas of philosophy relevant to the epistemology and ontology of information (philosophy of science, philosophy of language, philosophy of mind, metaphysics), with evidence of, or evidence of potential for producing, distinguished research in philosophy. By the date of appointment, candidates must have received (or have submitted their thesis for) the degree of Ph.D. (or equivalent). The successful candidate will be expected to conduct research on the nature of information, its flow and physical instantiation; and to contribute to the project in other ways, for example, by helping to organise conferences; by supervising the work of doctoral students; and by developing grant applications. Further information about this post (including details of how to apply) and about the key aims of the project can be found in the further particulars, available from the Philosophy Faculty website at http://www.philosophy.ox.ac.uk, or by contacting the Assistant Administrator, Faculty of Philosophy, 10 Merton Street, Oxford, OX1 4JJ (telephone: + 44 1865 276934; fax: + 44 1865 276932; email: jobs@philosophy.ox.ac.uk). The deadline for receipt of applications is 12.00 noon on 19 November 2010.

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