CRASSH is seeking to appoint two post doctoral Research Associates to join the AHRC funded project, Making Visible, the Visual and Graphic Practices of the Royal Society led by Dr Sachiko Kusukawa (History of Science) and based at CRASSH. The project will run for four years from March 2015 to February 2019 and the positions will be held for 3.5 years from 1 September 2015. The RAs will work closely with the PI and co-investigators on all aspects of the research project. They will conduct archival research (mainly at the Royal Society); generate and maintain data on an image database; work effectively with curators and other specialists through interviews and study sessions; write research papers; generate content for the project website; collaborate on an exhibition to be held at the Royal Society and participate fully in the project’s output including public engagement activities and international workshops. Applicants must possess
- A good first degree and a PhD in a relevant field of research
- Research experience in early modern science and/or art and/or archives, and/or visual culture
- Familiarity with current digital humanities research and technology (e.g. databases)
- Familiarity with image research, academic blogs and podcasts
- Experience in presenting research findings to both scholarly and non-scholarly audiences
- Experience or ability to organise and participate in collaborative research initiatives/projects
- Fluency in English and reading proficiency in Latin and/or at least one modern language relevant to the project’s research
Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 28 February 2019 in the first instance.
Applications should be made via the CRASSH website http://www.crassh.cam.ac.uk by 12pm midday (BST) on Wednesday 8 April 2015.
Please quote reference VM05464 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.
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