The Jacques Loeb Centre for the History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences Fellowships Program 2018, Israel


Deadline:

May 18, 2018


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The Jacques Loeb Centre for the History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences Fellowships Program 2018, Israel

The Jacques Loeb Centre for the History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev offers fellowships to PhD and post-doctoral students as well as support for visiting research students and scholars to participate in the following project:

Intellectual history and epistemology of modern structural and informational biology

The project's goals are as follows:

  • To trace the changing epistemologies in selected areas of informational and structural biology from the 19th century to the present and the way these have been affected by novel ideas, technologies, and practices. This includes the molecular biology of complex characteristics such as development or developmental diseases. Among the pertinent philosophical theories we examine are those of Bacon, Whewell, Popper, Polanyi, and Kuhn.
  • To elucidate how the recent availability of big data and new computational methods that impact many areas of biology are (i) changing research practices, often increasing the efficiency and scope of research; (ii) challenging traditional epistemologies and basic assumptions concerning scientific truth, mistaken conclusions, and fraud.

Requirements

Researchers must have expertise in philosophy, biology, and/or the history of science. They are expected to participate in the activities of the Centre including seminars and conferences.

Application Process

Applicants should provide the following (in English):

  • CV
  • Research proposal (optional)
  • Two letters of reference (PhD and post-doc students only)
  • Masters' or PhD thesis and/or any publication(s)

Fellowship Length

Fellowships are awarded for up to two years with the option to prolong.

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Publish Date
March 20, 2018
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