Oxford Post-Doc in Geoengineering

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Oxford Geoengineering Programme
Oxford Martin School
University Of Oxford

Protocol reference number: HUM/10033F/E

Grade 8:  £36,715 – £43,840 per annum at 1 October 2010

Fixed-term for two years from date of appointment.

Applications are invited for a full-time Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Ethics and Geoengineering Governance to work on a project in the newly formed Oxford Geoengineering Programme (OGP). The post will be jointly hosted by the Institute for Science and Ethics (ISE)  (part of the Faculty of Philosophy) and the Institute for Science, Innovation and Society (InSIS) (part of the Saïd Business School), both of which are part of the Oxford Martin School.

The Research Fellow will conduct research on the ethical, legal and governance implications of advances in geoengineering and will be expected to publish original, high-quality research.  In addition to research responsibilities the postholder will be expected to contribute to the project in other ways, which may include, for example, involvement in conference or other event organisation and engaging in collaborations with external researchers.

The fellowship is for two years from the date of appointment and the postholder will be a Research Fellow of both ISE and InSIS. ISE is based at Littlegate House, central Oxford and InSIS is based at the Saïd Business School nearby.

Candidates should have a strong academic background in one or more of the following: (1) Philosophy; (2) Politics and International Relations; (3) Environmental Sociology; (4) Political Anthropology; (4) Law; (5) Science and Technology Studies.  By the date of appointment, candidates should have received (or submitted their thesis for) the degree of PhD (or equivalent).

Further particulars: FPs including details of the application procedure are available here or from the following websites:


or directly from Deborah Sheehan, ISE, Suite 8, Littlegate House, 16-17 St Ebbes St., Oxford OX1 1PT.
Telephone: +44 (0)1865 286888  |  Email: 

Deadline:  The deadline for receipt of applications is:  Noon (GMT) on Monday 14 February 2011

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