Postdoctoral Fellowship - History of nuclear energy and society (6,5 month)

Postdoctoral Fellowship - History of nuclear energy and society

Observatoire des Sciences de l’Univers Ecce Terra Université Pierre et Marie Curie (UPMC), Sorbonne Universités (Paris)

Duration: 6,5 months
Application Deadline: November 6, 2015

We seek a post-doc fellow to join our international team and carry out research on the history of nuclear science in Europe as part of “History of Nuclear Energy and Society (HoNESt)”, a three-year project funded by the Euratom Fission Program. HoNESt aims to conduct an interdisciplinary analysis of nuclear industry and its relationship to contemporary society over the last 60 years in Europe.

Funding and Duration: The successful applicant is expected to join our group on the 1st February 2015, subject to negotiation and candidate’s schedule. The duration of the contract is six and half month (no extension possible), and the net salary is about €2300/month, with additional travel allowances to attend meetings and carry on archival research out of Paris.

Eligibility: The successful applicant is expected to have completed a Ph.D. in history of science and technology, science and technology studies or a related field. Candidates should be fluent in English and French. Knowledge of other European languages would be an advantage.

Task: The successful applicant will carry out independent and collaborative research under the supervision of Néstor Herran, coordinator of the project at Pierre and Marie Curie University.

The main objective of our research team at the UPMC will be to write a report on the history of the nuclear isotopes industry in Europe. In doing so, we will carry an exhaustive review of published literature and examine archives regarding European nuclear programs and nuclear international institutions.

Application: Full applications will contain:

1.    Cover letter including a description of current and recent
research projects
2.    Academic CV (max. 5 pages)
3.    Names and contact information of two referees

Applications can be submitted as PDF documents to the following email

Deadline: Applications must be received before November 6th, 2015.
Interviews with the candidates can be required between the 7th and the 15th November, and can be held online or in Paris.

Further questions about the project and the application procedure should be directed to: