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Research Associate in the Metaphysics of Science

University of Bristol - Faculty of Arts

Location: Bristol
Salary: £34,304 to £38,587 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 10th September 2021
Closes: 18th October 2021
Job Ref: ACAD105594

The role

The Postdoctoral Research Associate in the will work with the Principal Investigator (PI) Professor Tuomas Tahko on the European Research Council project ‘The Metaphysical Unity of Science’, running from September 2018 until August 2023.

The ‘MetaScience’ ERC Consolidator Grant project pursues the question of what, if anything, unifies the natural sciences. The project studies the question from the perspective of metaphysics and philosophy of science—metaphysics of science—by way of employing case studies from biology, chemistry, and physics.

Further project details: https://metascience.xyz/

The project team consists of the PI, three Postdocs, a PhD student, and a Project Administrator.

The position is funded for 20 months. Expected starting date: 3rd January 2022, until 31 August 2023.

What will you be doing?

As Research Associate you will be expected to produce peer-reviewed scientific articles and other project outputs, participate in reading groups and other meetings, and help organise the project’s events. You are also expected to participate in Departmental activities in Bristol.

You should apply if

You should have a PhD in a field of philosophy relevant to the project. Relevant areas of experience include some combination of metaphysics, general philosophy of science, philosophy of biology, philosophy of chemistry, and philosophy of physics.

Additional information

For informal queries please contact Professor Tuomas Tahko on tuomas.tahko@bristol.ac.uk

We welcome applications from all members of our community and are particularly encouraging those from diverse groups, such as members of the LGBT+ and BAME communities, to join us.

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