Post-Doc Position at Berlin Museum für Naturkunde/DFG Cluster of Excellence Image Knowledge Gestaltung

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The Berlin Natural History Museum is an integrated Research Museum of the Leibniz Society recognised for its excellence, international presence and globally networked research infrastructure. It is active in three closely linked fields: collections-based research, collections development, and research-based public outreach and education.

Job Category: Post-Doc Position

Hours: Part-Time (75%)

Time Period: Third party funding, starting from April 1st, 2015 limited to 24 months

Pay: E13 TV-L Berlin

Background to work environment:
The position is situated in the project “Mobile Objects” within the DFG Cluster of Excellence Image Knowledge Gestaltung. “Mobile Objects” is a joint cooperation between the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin Department of History, the Humboldt-Universität Collections, the Ibero-American Institute and the Museum for Naturkunde Berlin. It addresses shifting concepts and conditions of mobility of scientific objects since the post-war era (

The scope of activities in this post includes the development and execution of a research project centering on the topic: “Political object mobility. Natural history collections in Berlin’s post war era.” Close collaboration and exchange with members of the base project “Mobile Objects” are required.

• Successfully completed university studies and a doctoral degree in one of the following disciplines: History of Science, Art History, History, Literary and Cultural Studies, Media Studies, Ethnology, Sociology, Science Studies • Knowledge of discussions and literature on material culture • Familiarity with the history of Berlin’s natural history collections • Familiarity with the relevant archives • Excellent reading comprehension skills in German Experience working in an interdisciplinary research context as well as strong team and communication skills are preferred.

The Museum für Naturkunde Berlin is an equal opportunity employer. Women and applicants with disabilities are explicitly encouraged to apply. Applications should be sent by 06.02.2015, citing job advertisement No. 02/2015 to: Museum für Naturkunde Berlin, Personalreferat, Invalidenstrasse 43, 10115 Berlin. Printed applications will not be sent back. Therefore, only copies of important documents should be submitted.