More Nano Jobs: History of Nanotechnology

Vrylena Olney

In addition to the post-doc positions open at the University of Wisconsin - Madison MRSEC, the Center for Nanotechnology in Society (CNS) at the University of California, Santa Barbara is looking for a postdoctoral scholar to conduct research on the history of nanotechnology. The deadline for submitting applications is June 15th, and they'd like to have the postdoc start by October 1st.

Here's the full listing:

Applicants should possess a Ph.D. in a relevant field such as the history of science/technology or science and technology studies. Applicants should have experience in doing independent research, a record of communicating research results via publications and presentations, and be willing to participate in collaborative, interdisciplinary research while in residence at UCSB. Scholars whose work employs a transnational or comparative approach, particularly between the U.S. and the Pacific Rim or Europe, are especially encouraged to apply.

Positions are full time with a salary of $41,496-$47,328 (plus health benefits) depending on experience. Some research funds are available as well. Initial appointment is for one year; continuation beyond one year will be based on performance and availability of funding.

When applying, prospective postdoctoral researchers should submit a full c.v., a relevant sample of published or submitted work, and a plan for research to be done while in residence at the CNS. They should also provide two letters of reference, either with their application or mailed directly to the CNS. All application materials should be sent to:

Barbara Gilkes
CNS Assistant Director
University of California
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-2150
Email: bgilkes@cns.ucsb.edu
Phone: (805) 893-3995
Fax: (805) 893-7995

The deadline for submitting applications is June 15, 2009. We expect the person chosen to fill the position starting in the Fall of 2009 (ideally by October 1, 2009).

The CNS-UCSB conducts collaborative interdisciplinary research on the public and expert risk perception; technologies and the public sphere; science policy/public policy; the historical context of emerging technologies; the technology innovation system; and globalization and technology development issues. CNS research helps policy makers, scientists and engineers, industry, community organizations, and the general public understand the opportunities and risks that nanotechnology affords.