Stellenangebot: Postdoc-Position, The Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin

Das Max Planck Institue for the History of Science Berlin hat zum 01.03.2020 eine auf ein Jahr befristete Postdoc-Stelle ausgeschrieben. Eine Verlängerung um ein weiteres Jahr ist möglich.

Zum Stellenprofil:

The position is closely related to the research agenda of the group ( The research group pursues interdisciplinary research at the intersection of history of science and physics. We are seeking an outstanding junior scholar with a background in physics, history of physics, or philosophy of physics. At the time the position begins, candidates should hold a doctorate in one of these fields (PhD achieved in 2016 or later).

The Max Planck Institute for the History of Science is an international and interdisciplinary research institute ( Postdoctoral 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. Applications may be submitted in German or English.
The position is primarily devoted to research, with no teaching obligations. Remuneration is based on the TVöD-Bund pay scales (E13). Candidates of all nationalities are invited to apply; applications from women are especially welcome. The Max Planck Society is committed to promoting handicapped individuals and encourages them to apply.


Your application should contain:
– Cover letter
– Curriculum vitae including list of publications
– research prospectus (850 words maximum, establishing a connection with the program of the research group)
– sample of writing
– names and contact details of at least two referees.

For questions concerning the group’s research focus, please contact Dr. Alexander Blum (; for technical questions regarding the application, for administrative questions concerning the position and the Institute, please first contact the group’s assistant Kseniia Mohelsky (

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