Max-Planck-Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte - Lise Meitner Research Group “China in the Global System of Science”
Das MPIWG ist eines von mehr als 80 Instituten der Max Planck Gesellschaft e.V. und eines der führenden Forschungszentren für die Wissenschaftsgeschichte.
Predoctoral Fellow (RG Ahlers)
The Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin, Lise Meitner Research Group “China in the Global System of Science” (led by Dr. Anna Lisa Ahlers), seeks
1 Predoctoral Fellow
Earliest starting date: 01 May 2020 for three years with the option of extension, with a 65% employment contract. Remuneration is based on the TVöD-Bund pay scales (E13, 65%).
The Max Planck Institute for the History of Science is an international and interdisciplinary research institute (https://www.mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de/en). Predoctoral fellows are expected to participate in the research activities of the Institute, and to present their own work and discuss that of others fluently in English.
Outstanding graduates holding a Master degree, or equivalent, in sinology/Chinese studies, sociology, political science, history of science, anthropology, or other relevant fields are invited to apply. Degree should be in hand by commencement of employment. Chinese language proficiency is required; fieldwork experience is an advantage.
What we offer:
The Max Planck Institute for the History of Science is an international and interdisciplinary research institute (https://www.mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de/en).
Remuneration is based on the TVöD-Bund pay scales (E13, 65%).
A. Chinese perspectives on the status of science in society, esp. the autonomy of science vs. its political steering; political regime and non-political social structures as environmental factors for science
B. Structures, actors, dimensions, and norms of China’s contemporary science policy
C. Steering vs. agency of scientific communities, networks and individuals in China and in international collaboration
D. Interactions of scientific standards and practices with societal values and ethical principles in China and beyond
Candidates of all nationalities are invited to apply; applications from women are especially welcome. The Max Planck Society is committed to promoting people with disabilities and encourages them to apply.
Applications may be submitted in English or German.
Candidates are requested to submit their applications online using the following link:
For questions concerning the research project: Dr. Anna Lisa Ahlers (email@example.com)
Your application should contain (as separate PDF files):
• Cover letter (in which candidates indicate interest in the research group)
• Curriculum vitae, including –if available– list of publications
• Research prospectus (maximum 1.000 words)
• Writing sample
• Names and contact details of at least two referees (to fill in separately in the job portal).