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Kant Society

Research Assistant, University of Edinburgh

23 May 2012 3:09 AM | Anonymous
  • School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences: Research Assistant (The University of Edinburgh)

Dr Michela Massimi is seeking to appoint a Research Assistant for 12 hours per week over three years, to help her run the activities of a Leverhulme Trust-funded international network on the theme of "Kant and the Laws of Nature - Lessons from the Physical and Life Sciences of the Eighteenth Century". Dr Massimi is the PI of the network, which will include eight institutions nationally and internationally (in the UK, Germany and US) and whose activities will span over a three-year period. For details of the network's aims and goals, see:


The successful applicant will act as a "Network Facilitator" on the grant and will be required to take a leading role in organising and running all the activities of the international network (workshops, conference, seminars and public lectures), to actively contribute to the research outcomes of the network itself via publications and conference papers as appropriate, and is expected to manage the day-to-day project objectives, under the line-management of Dr Massimi.

The appointee will have to have a good first degree in Philosophy or related subject, and hold a PhD (PhD candidates, who have submitted their thesis by 1 November 2012, are eligible to apply). The appointee will have excellent administrative and organisational skills, especially for team working, and a good research profile in the relevant research areas (i.e. Kant and/or history and philosophy of science).

Tenable: 1 November 2012 for 3 years.

Salary Scale: £30,122 - £35,935

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