Postdoc Position at University of Cambridge

A new postdoctoral scholar position in social sciences is available at University of Cambridge. This fellowship is last for 3 years and posible to extend. Potential candidates should apply before November 05, 2018.

The Department of Social Anthropology is seeking to appoint a full-time three-year Philomathia Research Associate in the Anthropology of Medicine & Care starting between 1st January 2019 and 1 July 2019. Funding is for three years or until 30 June 2022 whichever is sooner.

The Department is seeking individuals with a strong academic record and the potential to make a significant contribution to the discipline and the Department. This is an exceptional opportunity to join a vibrant and growing Department of Social Anthropology at Cambridge. The post-holder will be conducting anthropological research related to the early detection of cancer, and will undertake ethnographic research within a broad field that concerns the development of diagnostic technologies through to their clinical use and effects.

This research position will augment the University’s strengths in medical research and the social sciences. The successful candidate will be based in the Department of Social Anthropology and will contribute to the strengthening of anthropological research in medicine and care at Cambridge. They will also participate in an inter-departmental and inter-disciplinary research and teaching initiative (the Cambridge Health, Medicine, and Society Initiative) that aims to build capacity for tackling collaboratively and comprehensively some of the world’s toughest health challenges, particularly the detection, diagnosis and care of those at risk of developing cancer.

The successful candidate will be expected to manage their own research independently and conduct it with the highest standards of ethics and integrity and to seek and obtain permissions to conduct anthropological fieldwork in scientific, clinical and related social settings in the UK.

The applicants will have, or be about to be awarded, a PhD in a relevant field. It is anticipated that successful candidates will exhibit strong interests in medical research and social anthropology and will need to be able to facilitate a productive intellectual dialogue between clinical science, STEM subjects and social science. Application Process

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 3 years in the first instance.

The closing date for applications is 5 November 2018. If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact Marie Butcher


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