Science, Technology and Innovation Studies (STIS) at the University of Edinburgh seeks to appoint a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to carry out research into the sociological, philosophical and/or governance dimensions of the synthetic yeast project, an international project that aims to build a synthetic ‘designer’ version of the entire genome of the yeast species Saccharomyces cerevisiae (http://syntheticyeast.org/).
Applicants should have experience of conducting high quality academic research in the field of Science and Technology Studies, and should be willing to engage with scientists and engineers.
The Research Fellow will belong to a dedicated cluster of researchers from the social sciences and humanities critically analysing the field of synthetic biology, and will be affiliated with the 'Engineering Life'
This full-time, fixed-term post of 20 months is available from 1st February 2016 (start date is flexible).
Salary Scale: £31,656 - £37,768 per annum
Closing Date: 5pm (GMT) on Friday 8th January 2016
For further details see:https://www.vacancies.ed.ac.uk/pls/corehrrecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.jobspec?p_id=034817