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Postdoctoral Research Assistant (EXPIRED)

Department of Philosophy, School of Humanities, University of Reading

Job category Postdoc or similar / Fixed term
AOS Philosophy of Biology, Metaphysics, Philosophy of Science
AOS categories Metaphysics
Philosophy of Biology
Philosophy of Science
AOC Open
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Organization's reference number SRF37275
Location Reading, England, United Kingdom
Start date 1 January 2022
Job description

The Department of Philosophy at the University of Reading seeks applications for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to work for two years on an interdisciplinary research project funded by the John Templeton Foundation, entitled ‘Mistakes in Living Systems: A New Conceptual Framework for the Study of Purpose in Biology’.

The project will be conducted within the larger, multi-year, multi-million-pound research program funded by the Foundation, involving research teams in various countries: 'Agency, Directionality and Function: Foundations for a Science of Purpose'. (See www.biologicalpurpose.org.)

The Fellow will conduct research within a small interdisciplinary team of philosophers and scientists, led by Prof. David Oderberg as Principal Investigator. The team will work within a cluster of teams researching related topics, thus giving valuable opportunities for collaboration.

The position is for a fixed period of 2 years from 1 January 2022 until 31 December 2023. 

Closing date for applications: 15 November.

Interviews (online): first week of December.

For further details, including full job and person specifications, visit https://jobs.reading.ac.uk/displayjob.aspx?jobid=8568

Please feel free to contact the Principal Investigator, Prof. Oderberg, for enquiries not already answered by information in the advertisement or specifications.


How to apply
Application type Online
Please see full job and person specifications at https://jobs.reading.ac.uk/displayjob.aspx?jobid=8568. Feel free to contact Prof. David Oderberg for enquiries not already answered in the advertisement or specifications. ([email protected])
Web address to apply https://jobs.reading.ac.uk/displayjob.aspx?jobid=8...
Hard deadline November 15, 2021, 11:59pm BST
Web address for more information https://jobs.reading.ac.uk/displayjob.aspx?jobid=8...
Contact name David Oderberg
Contact email
Contact phone +44 118 3785277
Time created October 14, 2021, 3:11pm UTC
Scheduled expiry date November 15, 2021, 11:59pm BST
Expired on November 17, 2021, 12:46am BST
Last updated November 17, 2021, 12:46am UTC
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