Job: Research Associate, History of Medicine, University of Manchester

The John Rylands Research Institute at the University of Manchester is looking for a post-doctoral researcher who can develop a research project around materials in Manchester's medical archive collections. If you followed Karen Rushton's posts on the John Rylands Special Collections blog, you know what treasures we've got in the archives:

Here is the ad:

Research Associate, Medical Archive Collections
The University of Manchester - School of Arts, Languages and Cultures / John Rylands Research Institute

£30,738 to £37,768 per annum
Full Time
Contract Type:
Contract / Temporary

Placed on:
10th February 2016
14th March 2016
Job Ref:
Closing date : 14/03/2016
Reference : HUM-07762
Faculty / Organisational unit : Humanities
School / Directorate : School of Arts, Languages and Cultures
Division : -
Employment type : Fixed Term
Duration : until 31 May 2018
Location : Oxford Road, Manchester
Salary : £30,738 to £37,768 per annum
Hours per week : Full-time 

The John Rylands Research Institute is seeking to appoint a Research Associate as part of its team who will work on the University of Manchester’s Medical archive collections.  You will carry out original high quality research on the medical collections, work in partnership with curatorial staff in the exploration of the Special Collections, prepare high quality grant applications to secure funding for continuation of the proposed project, disseminate research findings via articles and presentations, organise conferences and workshops around the research and play an active role within the Institute.   You will be working under the supervision of Professor Peter E Pormann, Director of the John Rylands Research Institute.

You will be expected to hold a Doctorate on a relevant topic related to the Library’s Medical Collections, have previous relevant research experience involving Special Collections, own excellent interpersonal and  communication skills, be highly motivated and be able to work as part of a team and independently.

The John Rylands Research Institute was established in 2013 as a unique partnership between The University of Manchester Library (one of the largest academic library services in the UK) and the University’s Faculty of Humanities.  Its activity extends across all the University’s faculties and is truly interdisciplinary.  The Institute aims to uncover, explore, unravel and reveal hidden ideas and knowledge contained within our world-leading Special Collections.  We are creating an international community of scholars and researchers across many disciplines, to support research and to bring this information to the wider academic community and public.

This post is available from 1 June 2016 for a period of 24 months.

This post is based primarily at the Main Library, Oxford Road Campus, although research may require travel to other libraries and conferences.  All Library staff are required to wear an identity badge.

As an equal opportunities employer, we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons.  However, as black and minority ethnic (BME) candidates are currently under-represented at this level in this area, we would particularly welcome applications from BME applicants.  All appointments will be made on merit.
Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:
Professor Peter E Pormann

General enquiries:
Telephone:  0161 275 4499

Technical support:
Telephone:  01565 818 234