Technische Universität Berlin - Faculty I - Institute of History and Philosophy of Science, Technology, and Literature / ERC- project HRP-IAEA
Research assistant - 0.66 working time - salary grade E13 TV-L Berliner Hochschulen
HRP-IAEA addresses the following key question: how the International Atomic Energy Agency, a diplomatic and political international organization, came to dominate scientific institutions with a long tradition in radiation protection. In order to address this question the ERC research team is undertaking a series of case studies focusing on the IAEA's early technical assistance programs and its relations to other regulatory institutions. Our focus is on the kind of nuclear diplomacy the IAEA developed throughout the early years of its establishment. The successful applicant is expected to explore IAEA's emerging role in regulating civilian applications of nuclear energy, and the tensions inherent in its activities. Relevant questions involve the IAEA's regulatory practices in competition and/or in collaboration with other institutions (i.e. the World Health Organization, the International Labor Office, and the International Commission on Radiological Protection) and the diplomatic practices that allowed the IAEA to undertake a significant role in radiation protection.
The successful applicant is expected to:
complete a doctoral dissertation in English based on his/her project research and contribute to publications
perform archival research related to this topic and process archival data
conduct interviews with key actors for his/her project
contribute to administrative issues related to his/her own research (reporting, etc.)
contribute to the dissemination activities of the project by posting to social media, the project's website etc.
contribute to the cross-cutting research agenda of the project as a whole and to the HRP-IAEA's exhibition(s) on the history of radiation protection
participate in international conferences and the project's events
successfully completed university degree (Diplom, Master or equivalent) in international history, political sciences, history of science and medicine, science and technology studies, or other associated fields and indicate a strong interest in the Project
prior experience of working in a team and of conducting archival research is essential
computer skills are desirable
excellent command of written and spoken English
the successful applicant is required to reside in Berlin for the duration of the project
How to apply:
Please send your application with the reference number preferably by e-mail to email@example.com. Your application should include in a single pdf file carrying your last name the following:
a brief cover letter explaining your research interests and your motivation to apply
a full curriculum vitae,
a research proposal (1500 words) that directly addresses this call.
a writing sample,
and two reference letters
Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed.
Please send your application to Technische Universität Berlin - Der Präsident - Fakultät I, Institut für Philosophie, Literatur-, Wissenschafts- und Technikgeschichte, Prof. Dr. Maria Rentetzi, ERC- Projekt HRP-IAEA, Sekr. H 23, Straße des 17. Juni 135, 10623 Berlin.
To ensure equal opportunities between women and men, applications by women with the required qualifications are explicitly desired. Qualified individuals with disabilities will be favored. The TU Berlin values the diversity of its members and is committed to the goals of equal opportunities.
Please send copies only. Original documents will not be returned.
Technische Universität Berlin - Der Präsident - Fakultät I, Institut für Philosophie, Literatur-, Wissenschafts- und Technikgeschichte, Prof. Dr. Maria Rentetzi, ERC- Projekt HRP-IAEA, Sekr. H 23, Straße des 17. Juni 135, 10623 Berlin