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Vacancy: Postdoc Research Fellow, Future of Humanity Institute

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Interdisciplinary Science or Philosophy

University of Oxford, Faculty of Philosophy, Future of Humanity Institute, James Martin 21st Century School

Grade 7: £28,839 – £38,757 per annum (as at 1 October 2008)

The Future of Humanity Institute is a multidisciplinary research institute. It is part of the James Martin 21st Century School, and is hosted by the Oxford Faculty of Philosophy.

Applications are invited for a fixed-term Research Fellowship at the Future of Humanity Institute. The Fellowship is available for two years from the date of appointment.

The successful candidate will be expected to: develop and implement an independent program of research related to one or more of the Institute’s focus areas; provide research assistance to the Institute’s director, Professor Nick Bostrom; and to participate in examining and administrative duties for the Faculty of Philosophy as required.

The successful candidate will show evidence of exceptional academic research potential and outstanding intellectual capacity. Academic discipline and specialization are open but should be directly relevant to at least one of FHI’s work areas. By the date of appointment, candidates should have received (or be close to completion of) the degree of PhD (or equivalent), or attained a comparable level of publications.  

Further particulars (including details of how to apply) and an application form are available here or from Mrs Nancy Patel (tel: +44 (0)1865 286279; email:

The successful candidate will be able to start as soon as possible, however there is some flexibility with the start date.

The deadline for receipt of applications is 14 October 2009.

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