Research Fellow

London School of Economics and Political Science - Department of Economic History

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Fixed-term (3 years)

The Role

Applications are invited for a Research Fellow to work on the EU-funded project Narrative Science under the direction of the principal investigator, Professor Mary S. Morgan. This team project will investigate how, when, and why scientists use narratives to explain their work within their own communities (http://www.lse.ac.uk/economicHistory/Research/Home.aspx). The Research Fellow’s primary task will be to develop the project website, locate and create materials for it, and curate materials from the other team members (including three Research Officers) on the use of narratives by scientists past and present. The Fellow will participate as a research team member as well as supporting Professor Morgan in organising and managing the project.

Candidates must have a PhD, or an equivalent track record, in science communication, digital humanities, history of science, or a closely related field. Experience of website development and the curation of website materials are required.

For further information about the post, please see the how to apply document, job description, and the person specification

The London School of Economics

The London School of Economics is recognised as one of the leading social science universities in the world, ranked among the top universities nationallyand internationally. The School is synonymous with quality, progressive thinking, and delivering excellence.

Set in the heart of central London, the LSE has a vibrant campus, and offers excellent facilities for working, and transport links.

To find out more information about the Narrative Science project and who we’re looking for, visit the jobs section of our website, where you will find full details, how to apply, as well as further information about the benefits of working for us; and the Research pages of the Department of Economic History website: http://www.lse.ac.uk/economicHistory/Research/Home.aspx.  

Benefits

We offer a generous annual leave allowance of 25 days, plus bank holidays and additional closure days around the Easter and Christmas period. The School also offers season ticket loans, a cycle to work scheme, gym membership, a childcare voucher scheme, and access to LSE events including regular Department of Economic History seminars.

We are also committed to staff development and have a range of internal training opportunities as well as study sponsorship.

If you think you would be able to contribute to the success of the project, please visit: www.lse.ac.uk/LSEJobs. If you have any queries about applying on the online system, or require an alternative format for the application, please call: 020 7955 6659.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 5 July 2017 (23.59 UK time). Regrettably, we are unable to accept any late applications.

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