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
Application: Full applications will contain:
1. Cover letter including a description of current and recent
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
address: [log in to unmask]
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: [log in to unmask]