The Jacques Loeb Centre for the History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev offers up to three fellowships to post-doctoral students for the next academic year. We are looking for candidates with a background in the humanities and/or the natural sciences who would like to work on one of the following projects:
Project 1. Fundamental issues and epistemologies in the life sciences. We are looking for a fellow with a background in the life sciences and philosophy.
Project 2. The impact of ideology and politics on science: (i) in authoritarian countries, particular the USSR and China, (ii) in Western democracies e.g. that of diversity and inclusion. Pre-requisites are a background in science and history/political science. A mastery of the Russian or Chinese language would be preferable.
Project 3. Modern genomic technologies and the concepts of race. We a looking for a fellow with backgrounds in statistics, biology, and history.
For detailed descriptions of the projects please read the PDF: PostDoc Fellowship
Researchers are required to carry out their research at the Jacques Loeb Centre in Beer Sheva unless the research necessitates traveling, and they are expected to participate in the activities of the Centre including seminars and conferences. The PhD thesis should not be older than 5 years.
Applicants should provide the following (in English):
Fellowships are awarded for one year with the option to extend for up to two additional years.
The basic monthly stipend is 7200 ILS (currently 2236 US $). A partial coverage of travel expenses is also available.
The fellowship starts in October 2021, but the begin can be delayed upon agreement, especially, if traveling to Israel is difficult due to COVID.
Applications can be submitted until September 5, 2021.
For additional information about the Centre and the stipend, please contact:
The Jacques Loeb Centre for the History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences
Prof. Ute Deichmann, Director
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, P.O.B 653, Beer Sheva 84105, Israel
Building 39, Room -114
Phone: +972-8-6472258, Fax +972-8-6428497
For additional financial aid, the following resources are available: