Postdoctoral Research Assistant – 3 vacancies


Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Nineteenth Century Science Periodicals Faculty of English Language and Literature, Manor Road, Oxford, in association with St Anne’s College Grade 7: £29,541 – £36,298 p.a.
Following the award of a major AHRC Science in Culture Research Grant, the Faculty of English Language and Literature invites applications for the post of Research Assistant on the project ‘Constructing Scientific Communities: Citizen Science in the 19th and 21st Centuries’, led by Professor Sally Shuttleworth and based at St Anne’s College.

The post will form part of a larger team working on ‘Constructing Scientific Communities’, in conjunction with colleagues based at the University of Leicester, the Natural History Museum, the Royal Society and the Hunterian Museum at the Royal College of Surgeons. The post will be based both at Oxford, working with Professor Shuttleworth, and in London, at the Hunterian Museum. The focus of the post will be on nineteenth-century medical journals, particularly in public health, but also with a wider remit across scientific journals of the period. The RA will be given an office in St Anne’s College, and workspace at the RCS, and will be expected to divide their time between the two institutions.
The post is fixed term for 42 months, and will start on 1 March 2014. Applicants must have a PhD or DPhil in a relevant area, possess strong communication and organisation skills and be willing to participate in the running of the project.

The deadline is 12.00 pm noon UK time on 6 December 2013. Further details are available at


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