Positions and Fellowships

Two three-year Postdoctoral Fellowships (Dep. II)

Deadline January 30, 2015
Department / Research Group Department II (Director: Lorraine Daston)
Inquiries

For questions concerning the research project and Department II, please contact Dr. David Sepkoski; for administrative questions concerning the position and the Institute, please contact Claudia Paaß, Head of Administration, or Jochen Schneider, Research Coordinator. Finalists may expect a decision by February 27, 2015.

Address

https://s-lotus.gwdg.de/mpg/mbwg/pd_dep2_2014.nsf/application

Please note that only electronic submissions via this link will be accepted.

The Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin, Department II (Director: Lorraine Daston), announces two three-year Postdoctoral Fellowships, starting date September 1, 2015. Outstanding scholars no more than three years past the award of their doctorates are invited to apply.

The fellowships will be awarded in conjunction with the research projects of the Department.

Candidates should hold a doctorate in the history of science or a related field at the time the fellowship begins; the quality and relevance of the project rather than the discipline in which the doctoral degree was awarded will be decisive in the award of fellowships.

The Max Planck Institute for the History of Science (MPIWG) is an international and interdisciplinary research institute. It is expected that candidates will be able to present their own work and discuss that of others fluently in English. Applications may however be submitted in German, English, or French. The fellowship includes a research fund of 1000 € annually, as well as the opportunity to organize a workshop.

Candidates of all nationalities are welcome to apply. The Max Planck Society is committed to employing disabled individuals and encourages them to apply. Postdoctoral fellows are expected to participate in the research activities of the Institute. Fellowships are endowed with a monthly stipend between 2.100 € and 2.500 € (fellows from abroad) or between 1.468 € and 1.621 € (fellows from Germany). Alternatively to a fellowship, fellows may opt for a contract TVöD E14 in the German system.

Candidates are requested to send a curriculum vitae, publication list, certification of receipt of doctoral degree, research prospectus (maximum 750 words), and one sample text (e.g. a journal article, book chapter, dissertation excerpt; maximum 10,000 words). These materials must be submitted as one single PDF-document. Candidates should also arrange for two reference letters (one of which should be from the candidate’s doctoral advisor) to be sent separately.

All application materials (including reference letters) must be submitted no later than January 30, 2015 (23:58 CET) to: https://s-lotus.gwdg.de/mpg/mbwg/pd_dep2_2014.nsf/application.

Please note that only electronic submissions via this link will be accepted.

For questions concerning the research project and Department II, please contact Dr. David Sepkoski; for administrative questions concerning the position and the Institute, please contact Claudia Paaß, Head of Administration, or Jochen Schneider, Research Coordinator. Finalists may expect a decision by February 27, 2015.

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Student Assistant (Dept. I)

Deadline January 30, 2015
Department / Research Group Department I
Inquiries

For further information please contact Dr Roberto Lalli at: rlalli@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de.

Address

Roberto Lalli
Max-Planck-Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte
Boltzmannstraße 22
14195 Berlin

Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Department 1, Project Renaissance of General Relativity in History: Assessing Einstein's Legacy in post-World War II era (Jürgen Renn, Alexander Blum, Roberto Lalli, Luisa Bonolis) is looking for a student assistant who is fluent in English and German.

Other requirements:
Applicants must be in at least their third semester of study at a university in Berlin or Brandenburg. They should have a good working knowledge of modern information technology and the ability to work both independently and in a team. Preference will be given to students who have some knowledge of the following disciplines: sociology, modern history, statistics, or physics).

The position, starting as soon as possible, is limited until March 31, 2016 with the possibility of extension.

Duties:
Assisting with editorial work on scientific texts (especially in English and German), assisting project members with the organization of scientific events, helping to create and maintain databases and digital libraries.

The salary is paid according to the rates for student employment in the frame of the Max Planck Society’s program to support junior scientists (10,98 Euro/hour).

The Max Planck Society is an equal opportunity employer; the Society is committed to employing more handicapped individuals and especially encourages them to apply.

Information about the Institute can be found at: http://www.mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Applications - including a letter of application, CV, and the original copy of the current Immatrikulations-/Semesterbescheinigung – should be sent by January 30, 2015 to:

Roberto Lalli
Max-Planck-Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte
Boltzmannstraße 22
14195 Berlin

For further information please contact Dr Roberto Lalli at: rlalli@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de.

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3 studentische Hilfskräfte (Berlin)

Deadline 4. Februar 2015
Department / Research Group Forschungsprogramm zur Geschichte der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft; Bibliothek des MPIWG (Digitalisierungsgruppe)
Inquiries

Frau Kristina Schoenfeldt - gmpgoffice@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Address

Frau Kristina Schoenfeldt
Stichwort: GMPG/Bibliothek/Digitalisierung
Forschungsprogramm zur Geschichte der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft
Max-Planck-Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte
Boltzmannstraße 22
14195 Berlin

Das Forschungsprogramm zur Geschichte der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft und die Bibliothek des Max-Planck-Instituts für Wissenschaftsgeschichte suchen zur Mitarbeit in ihrer Digitalisierungsgruppe zum nächst möglichen Zeitpunkt 3 studentische Hilfskräfte (bis 83 Std./Monat)

Aufgabengebiet: Mitarbeit bei der anspruchsvollen Digitalisierung von Quellen- und anderen wissenschaftshistorischen Materialien (Archivalien in verschiedener Form, Mikroformen etc.), Strukturierung und Verzeichnen von Metadaten und Texten in Datenbanken, Datensicherung und Archivierung, gesicherte Verfügbarmachung im Intranet in entsprechenden wissenschaftlichen Arbeitsumgebungen.

Anforderungen: Hochschulstudium ab 3. Semester im Raum Berlin und Brandenburg, sehr gute Vertrautheit mit modernen Informationstechnologien, Interesse an der digitalen Bearbeitung von historischen Quellen, Kenntnisse insbesondere in elektronischer Bild- und XML-Textbearbeitung. Interesse am Erlernen von speziellen Techniken zur Digitalisierung. Fähigkeit zu selbstständiger Arbeit und zur Arbeit im Team. Bereitschaft zur gelegentlichen Arbeit an verschiedenen Einsatzorten. Englische Sprachkenntnisse sind erforderlich.

Arbeitsort: Berlin. Informationen über das Max-Planck-Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte finden Sie auf der Homepage: http://www.mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de,

Die wöchentliche Arbeitszeit beträgt bis zu 19 Stunden, die Vergütung erfolgt nach den Sätzen für studentische Beschäftigte im Rahmen der Regelungen für Nachwuchsförderung der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft (z.Zt. 10,98 €/Std). Die Max-Planck-Gesellschaft ist bemüht, mehr schwerbehinderte Menschen zu beschäftigen. Bewerbungen Schwerbehinderter sind ausdrücklich erwünscht. Bewerbungen von Frauen sind ausdrücklich erwünscht.

Ihre aussagekräftigen schriftlichen Bewerbungen mit Lebenslauf, Zeugniskopien und dem Original der aktuellen Semester/Immatrikulationsbescheinigung richten Sie bitte in einem PDF zusammengefasst per email bis zum 4. Februar 2015 an:

Frau Kristina Schoenfeldt - gmpgoffice@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de
Stichwort: GMPG/Bibliothek/Digitalisierung
Forschungsprogramm zur Geschichte der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft
Max-Planck-Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte
Boltzmannstraße 22
14195 Berlin

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3 studentische Hilfskräfte (München)

Deadline 4. Februar 2015
Department / Research Group Forschungsprogramm zur Geschichte der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft und die Bibliothek des MPIWG (Digitalisierungsgruppe)
Inquiries

Frau Kristina Schoenfeldt - gmpgoffice@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Address

Frau Kristina Schoenfeldt
Stichwort: GMPG/Bibliothek/Digitalisierung
Forschungsprogramm zur Geschichte der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft
Max-Planck-Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte
Boltzmannstraße 22
14195 Berlin

Das Forschungsprogramm zur Geschichte der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft und die Bibliothek des Max-Planck-Instituts für Wissenschaftsgeschichte suchen zur Mitarbeit in ihrer Digitalisierungsgruppe zum nächst möglichen Zeitpunkt 3 studentische Hilfskräfte (bis 83 Std./Monat).

Aufgabengebiet: Mitarbeit bei der anspruchsvollen Digitalisierung von Quellen- und anderen wissenschaftshistorischen Materialien (Archivalien in verschiedener Form, Mikroformen etc.), Strukturierung und Verzeichnen von Metadaten und Texten in Datenbanken, Datensicherung und Archivierung, gesicherte Verfügbarmachung im Intranet in entsprechenden wissenschaftlichen Arbeitsumgebungen.

Anforderungen: Hochschulstudium ab 3. Semester an einer Münchner Hochschule, sehr gute Vertrautheit mit modernen Informationstechnologien, Interesse an der digitalen Bearbeitung von historischen Quellen, Kenntnisse insbesondere in elektronischer Bild und XML-Textbearbeitung. Interesse am Erlernen von speziellen Techniken zur Digitalisierung. Fähigkeit zu selbstständiger Arbeit und zur Arbeit im Team. Bereitschaft zur gelegentlichen Arbeit an verschiedenen Einsatzorten. Englische Sprachkenntnisse sind erforderlich.

Arbeitsort: München, Registratur der Generalverwaltung der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft. Informationen über das Max-Planck-Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte finden Sie auf der Homepage: http://www.mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de,

Die wöchentliche Arbeitszeit beträgt bis zu 19 Stunden, die Vergütung erfolgt nach den Sätzen für studentische Beschäftigte im Rahmen der Regelungen für Nachwuchsförderung der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft (z.Zt. 10,98 €/Std). Die Max-Planck-Gesellschaft ist bemüht, mehr schwerbehinderte Menschen zu beschäftigen. Bewerbungen Schwerbehinderter sind ausdrücklich erwünscht. Die Bewerbung von Frauen ist ausdrücklich erwünscht.

Ihre aussagekräftigen schriftlichen Bewerbungen mit Lebenslauf, Zeugnissen und der aktuellen Semester/Immatrikulationsbescheinigung richten Sie bitte in einem PDF zusammengefasst per email 4. Februar 2015 an:

Frau Kristina Schoenfeldt - gmpgoffice@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de
Stichwort: GMPG/Bibliothek/Digitalisierung
Forschungsprogramm zur Geschichte der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft
Max-Planck-Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte
Boltzmannstraße 22
14195 Berlin

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One two-year Postdoctoral Fellowship (Dep. II)

Deadline March 1, 2015
Department / Research Group Department II (Director: Lorraine Daston)
Inquiries

For questions concerning the research project and the Minerva Research Group, please contact Dr. Elaine Leong; for administrative questions concerning the position and the Institute, please contact Claudia Paaß, Head of Administration, or Ohad Parnes, Research Coordinator. Finalists may expect a decision by March 27, 2015.

Address

https://s-lotus.gwdg.de/mpg/mbwg/pd_dep2_2015.nsf/application

Please note that only electronic submissions via this link will be accepted.

The Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin, Department II (Director: Lorraine Daston), announces one two-year Postdoctoral Fellowship, starting date September 1, 2015. Outstanding scholars no more than three years past the award of their doctorates are invited to apply.

The fellow will join the MPG Minerva Research Group “Reading and Writing Nature in Early Modern Europe” lead by Dr. Elaine Leong. The research group investigates how reading and writing practices shaped the transfer and codification of medical and natural knowledge in early modern Europe. Further details concerning the project may be found at http://www.mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de/en/research/projects/MRGLeong.

Possible research topics include:

  • – Histories of early modern translation broadly defined. Research projects which track translation as an epistemic process between vernaculars and/or cross-cultural interactions are particularly welcome.
  • – The culture (material, social and intellectual) of selecting, collecting, preserving, classifying, and transmitting textual knowledge and, in particular, note-taking practices and paperwork and paper technologies.
  • – Histories of reading (e.g. studies of marginalia and annotations, histories of book collections and libraries)
  • – Histories of manuscript and printed book production including publishing and print, scribal publication and translation practices.
  • – Gender and histories of book production and consumption

Candidates should hold a doctorate in the history of science or a related field at the time the fellowship begins; the quality and relevance of the project rather than the discipline in which the doctoral degree was awarded will be decisive in the award of fellowships.

The Max Planck Institute for the History of Science is an international and interdisciplinary research institute. It is expected that candidates will be able to present their own work and discuss that of others fluently in English. The fellowship includes a travel fund of 1000 € annually.

Candidates of all nationalities are welcome to apply; applications from women are especially welcomed. The Max Planck Society is committed to promoting more handicapped individuals and encourages them to apply. Postdoctoral fellows are expected to participate in the research activities of the Institute. Fellowships are endowed with a monthly stipend between 2.100 € and 2.500 € (fellows from abroad) or between 1.468 € and 1.621 € (fellows from Germany). Alternatively to a fellowship, fellows may opt for a contract TVöD E14 in the German system.

Candidates are requested to send a curriculum vitae, publication list, certification of receipt of doctoral degree, research prospectus (maximum 750 words), and one sample text (e.g. a journal article, book chapter, dissertation excerpt; maximum 10,000 words). These materials must be submitted as one single PDF-document. Candidates should also arrange for two reference letters (one of which should be from the candidate’s doctoral advisor) to be sent separately.

All application materials (including reference letters) must be submitted no later than 1 March, 2015 (23:58 CET) to:

https://s-lotus.gwdg.de/mpg/mbwg/pd_dep2_2015.nsf/application

Please note that only electronic submissions via this link will be accepted.

For questions concerning the research project and the Minerva Research Group, please contact Dr. Elaine Leong; for administrative questions concerning the position and the Institute, please contact Claudia Paaß, Head of Administration, or Ohad Parnes, Research Coordinator. Finalists may expect a decision by March 27, 2015.

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