Postdoctoral Research Associate (x2): Metropolitan Science 1600-1800 (Leverhulme research project at University of Kent)

Postdoctoral Research Associate x 2
3 years, full time
University of Kent, with the Science Museum, London

See this link​ for further details.

The Centre for the History of the Sciences within the School of History at the University of Kent seeks two qualified postdoctoral researchers to work as part of a three-year Leverhulme Trust-funded project, “Metropolitan Science: Places, Objects and Cultures of Practice and Knowledge in London, 1600-1800”, led by Dr Rebekah Higgitt.
In this role, you will conduct object-based and archival research, particularly in the collections of the Science Museum and among the papers of London’s Livery and Trading Companies. You will participate fully in the activities of the project, attending workshops and conferences, publishing results of research, feeding into the development and interpretation of the Science Museum’s “London, Science City” gallery (opening 2019), and assisting Dr Higgitt’s research and public engagement agendas.

If you have specialist knowledge of the history of early modern London, experience in archival work and publishing research articles and a keen interest in contributing to this project, this is a great chance to join a unique working environment that offers excellent training, benefits and future opportunities.

Further Information

Start date for applications: 15 December 2016
Closing date for applications: 22 January 2017
Interviews are to be held: 6 February 2017