The Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Department III (Artifacts, Action, Knowledge), Director: Prof. Dagmar Schäfer, seeks one Postdoctoral Fellow for two years, with employment contract, TVöD-Bund pay scales (E13), for the working group Out of Place, Out of Time.
The successful candidate will support collaborative research (50%) and conduct his/her own research project (50%) within the framework of the working group.
Applicants should demonstrate a specific interest and experience in studying waste of human or animal bodies. Research that addresses issues about a premodern/modern division and/or East/West/North/South break in the use and conceptualization of waste is advantageous. Applicants with suitable experience in the history of science and technology holding a PhD in a historical field, STS, anthropology, discard studies, or other relevant fields are invited to apply. A PhD degree must be in hand by commencement of employment. Experience in interdisciplinary research and/or international collaborative research and publication projects is welcome.