Postdoctoral Research Assistant in 19th Century History of Medicine/Science/Culture

Faculty of English Language and Literature, Gibson Building, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Woodstock Road, Oxford
Grade 7: £30,738 - £37,768 p.a.
Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Assistant to join the team working on the European Research Council funded project, 'Diseases of Modern Life: Nineteenth Century Perspectives'. The post is full-time and will be fixed-term from 1 October 2016 (or as soon as possible thereafter) for the remainder of the grant which finishes on 31 January 2019.
The postholder will work under the direction of Professor Sally Shuttleworth, and will be expected to produce a monograph relating to the project research, co-edit a conference volume and present research at UK and international conferences.
Candidates should have been awarded a PhD in a relevant field (such as history of medicine, or science, or literature) by the time of taking up the post. You should show outstanding academic promise, be willing to assist in the organisation of seminars, workshops and conferences, and contribute to the general running of the project.
Applications must be submitted online. You will be asked to upload a CV, supporting statement, an outline of a potential book project and a sample of written work. Please ensure all documents are uploaded as PDF files. Candidates should ask two referees to submit reference letters directly to Alyson Slade (using the email address below) by the closing date. Please quote the following vacancy reference number in all correspondence: 124106
The deadline for receipt of applications is 12.00 noon on Monday 8 August 2016. It is anticipated that interviews will be held on Monday 19 September 2016.