Senior Postdoctoral Research Fellow or Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Salary Details: Grade 6: £32,600 - £38,896 per annum
Allowances: £2,323 London Living Allowance
Contract Type: Temporary/Fixed term
Contract Term: Full time
The Department of History is seeking to appoint two Postdoctoral Research Fellows to undertake the research project as described in the Wellcome Trust funded research grant proposal ‘Renaissance Skin’, led by Professor Evelyn Welch (PI). This is a five year Wellcome Trust Senior Investigator Award studying the wide range of ways in which skin, both animal and human, was conceptualised and used in Europe between 1450 and 1700, a period of enormous change in terms of global contacts and connections and scientific innovation. There will be a team of three postdoctoral fellows (one five-year senior position and two three-year junior positions which will rotate over the five years) and an administrator who will support Professor Welch in producing the research outputs, events and activities associated with this project. The Senior Postdoctoral Research Fellow and one of the Junior Research Fellows will begin work in September 2016 (the second Junior Fellow will be appointed in 2018).
The project is European-wide and to assist Professor Welch in her work, the postdoctoral fellows will collectively provide linguistic competencies in either Latin, Spanish, German, Dutch or Portuguese or other languages apart from French and Italian which would be of particular benefit to the Renaissance Skin objectives. In addition to supporting Professor Welch’s work, the Fellow will also undertake their own associated research. They will be expected to undertake approximately three research trips per year (within Europe), and undertake any other reasonable duties associated with the project as required by the PI, or within the Department as required by the Head of Department. There will be opportunities to contribute to teaching, particularly at MA level.
Applicants may apply for either or both positions – if you have a preference, please specify in your application.
The selection process will include a panel interview, including a 10 minute presentation to the panel. Candidates selected for interview will be asked to supply two writing samples.
Interviews are scheduled to be held on 09 August 2016 PM (TBC)
For an informal discussion to find out more about the role please contact Professor Evelyn Welch via [log in to unmask]