Poste Post-doc Bibliotheca Hertziana, Visualizing science

 JOB: Postdoctoral Researcher, Bibliotheca Hertziana, Rome

Rome (Italy)
Application deadline: Jan 7, 2022

The Max Planck Society is Germany’s premier research organization. The 86 Max Planck Institutes conduct research at highest levels, in the service of the general public, in the natural sciences, life sciences, social sciences, and the humanities.

For the Max Planck Research Group Visualizing Science in Media Revolutions, led by Dr. Sietske Fransen, the Bibliotheca Hertziana – Max Planck Institute for Art History in Rome seeks to appoint a

Postdoctoral Researcher (m/f/d)

The Research Group welcomes proposed projects in its core research areas, and is especially interested in projects relating to the theme of early modern media revolutions. This is a full-time (39/40 hours/week) two-year position to begin April 1, 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The Research Group’s website provides further information on the Research Group’s scope and current research themes:

The postdoctoral researcher will conduct their own original research project within the overall framework of the Research Group. They will be expected to work closely with the Research Group Leader and will be responsible for planning and organizing seminars and workshops in collaboration with the group’s assistant and is expected to actively participate in the group’s and institute’s activities.

The successful candidate is expected to have completed and defended their PhD by the start of the appointment. The position is paid equivalent of the German Civil Service Collective Agreement (TVöD Bund), level E 13. Furthermore, we offer opportunities regarding work life balance as well as health promotion services.

The Max Planck society strives for gender and diversity equality. We welcome applications from all backgrounds. Furthermore, the Max Planck Society is committed to increasing the number of individuals with disabilities in its workforce and therefore encourages applications from such qualified individuals.

To apply the candidate must upload the following documents as separate PDF files to our recruitment platform (

– Cover letter
– Description of the research project (max. 1000 words), plus a bibliography
– Curriculum vitae
– List of publications
– Research timeline
– Contact details of 2 referees (no reference letters)

Deadline for applications is January 7, 2022. Interviews will be held in February 2022.

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