European Commission Research Fellowships in: 'New Genetics /
Society? Integrating Science, Society and Policy'
The Science and Technology Studies Unit (SATSU) in the
Sociology (University of York, UK) invites applications from
calibre PhD students researching the implications of the new
for society and policy.
The Fellowships are funded by the Marie Curie Training
scheme of the
European Commission. Applicants must be registered for a
at educational establishments in the European Union (except
the UK). A
period of study (3-12 months) with SATSU will enable
candidates to benefit from close supervision by established
researching the relationships between molecular biology,
policy. Fellows will be encouraged to engage with the
through 3 related routes corresponding to innovative
research in the
> The Social Context of Human Genetics - relating to the implications of genetics for changing
definitions of health, risk and social exclusion;
> Risk and the Politics of Nonhuman Transgenics and Cloning - Regulation, policy and its
implications for identity and species boundary change;
> The Social Shaping of Industrial Activity and Innovation in the New Genetics - the social
management of larger scale industrial innovation in genetic
technologies particularly within
the pharmaceutical industry;
What does the Marie Curie Fellowship cover?
> A period of study between 3-12 months - valid between April 2002 and Oct 2005. Please be
aware that the timing and duration of Fellowships will
reflect the best availability of
supervisors, equipment and space to suite Fellows' needs.
> Successful Candidates will receive a monthly allowance of 1200euros in addition to their
existing home funding.
> The grant covers return travel expenses between the home institution and York.
How to make an application:
Applicants are invited to apply to Dr Nik Brown (contact
> A covering letter indicating when you would like to come and for how long
> Full Curriculum Vitae
> Two references - referees must comment on your ability to undertake research and your English
> A 1500 word outline of your research (title, key questions, research methods and conceptual /
> A description of the activities you wish to undertake during the period of your Fellowship
Enquires / Applications to: Dr Nik Brown ([log in to unmask]),
Technology Studies Unit, Dept of Sociology, University of
YO10 5DD, UK. Tel: +44 (0)1904 434741. Fax: +44 (0)1904