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Research Associate in the Metaphysics of Science

Department of Philosophy, University of Bristol (UK)

Job category Postdoc or similar / Fixed term
AOS Metaphysics of Science
AOS categories Metaphysics
AOC Philosophy of Science and Metaphysics
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Location Bristol, England, United Kingdom
Job description

Research Associate in the Metaphysics of Science

Job Number: ACAD105594

Organisation: Department of Philosophy

Division / School: School of Arts

Faculty/Division: Faculty of Arts

Job type: Research and teaching

Grade / Salary: Grade I / £34,304-£38,587

Contract type / Work pattern: Fixed-term / Full time

Industry: Education

Salary: per Year Min £34,304 Max £38,587

Agreement Type: Open Ended

Work Hours: 35 Hours per Week

Work Pattern: Full time

The role:

The Postdoctoral Research Associate in the will work with the Principal Investigator (PI) Professor Tuomas Tahko on the European Research Council project ‘The Metaphysical Unity of Science’, running from September 2018 until August 2023.

The ‘MetaScience’ ERC Consolidator Grant project pursues the question of what, if anything, unifies the natural sciences. The project studies the question from the perspective of metaphysics and philosophy of science—metaphysics of science—by way of employing case studies from biology, chemistry, and physics.

Further project details: https://metascience.xyz/ [metascience.xyz]

The project team consists of the PI, three Postdocs, a PhD student, and a Project Administrator.

The position is funded for 20 months. Expected starting date: 3rd January 2022, until 31 August 2023.

What will you be doing?:

As Research Associate you will be expected to produce peer-reviewed scientific articles and other project outputs, participate in reading groups and other meetings, and help organise the project’s events. You are also expected to participate in Departmental activities in Bristol.

You should apply if:

You should have a PhD in a field of philosophy relevant to the project. Relevant areas of experience include some combination of metaphysics, general philosophy of science, philosophy of biology, philosophy of chemistry, and philosophy of physics.

Additional information:

For informal queries please contact Professor Tuomas Tahko on [email protected]

We welcome applications from all members of our community and are particularly encouraging those from diverse groups, such as members of the LGBT+ and BAME communities, to join us.

To apply please visit our web site at www.bris.ac.uk/jobs [bris.ac.uk] enter the vacancy number into the job search and follow the link to the on line application process.

The closing date for applications is 18 October 2021 

How to apply
Application type Online
Web address to apply http://www.bris.ac.uk/jobs
Hard deadline October 18, 2021, 11:59pm BST
Time created September 13, 2021, 1:45pm UTC
Scheduled expiry date October 18, 2021, 11:59pm BST
Last updated September 13, 2021, 1:45pm UTC
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