Job Opportunity: Postdoctoral Research Associates, University of Cambridge

May 15, 2020
10:51 AM


Eligible candidates must have a PhD in history of science, agricultural history, environmental history, historical geography, or science and technology studies. Knowledge of the history of 20th and 21st agriculture and/or life sciences is essential. Eligible candidates will also have experience in independent archival fieldwork and, more generally, in historical research methods.


£32,816-£40,322 per year. 


Applications are invited for two Research Associate positions, each with a fixed-term of 36 months, working on a Wellcome Trust-funded project on the recent histories of food, agriculture, and crop science to start on 1 September 2020 (or as soon as possible thereafter). The successful candidates will be based in the Department of History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Cambridge and will be collaborators in the research project "From Collection to Cultivation: Historical Perspectives on Crop Diversity and Food Security" led by Helen Anne Curry.

This project explores the history of international agricultural research related to crop diversity from the 1930s onward. It aims to develop a better understanding of how and by whom modern agricultural crops have been made.


For full application requirements, please visit the posting webpage. Please contact Helen Ann Curry ([email protected]) with any questions.