Universiteit van Amsterdam

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Post-Doctoral Research Fellow on Scientific Uncertainty, London (UK)

The Centre for Philosophy of Natural and Social Science at the London School of Economics and Political Science is seeking to appoint a Post-Doctoral Research Officer to contribute to the AHRC funded Research Project Managing Severe Uncertainty. The Research Officer will be expected to carry out supervised research within the remit of the project, with a focus on the nature and implications of scientific uncertainty and/or decision making under uncertainty, especially with regard to climate science and policy.

Candidates should have a PhD in Philosophy or other relevant discipline (e.g. decision theory or climate science) and have a strong analytical background, excellent research skills and organisational ability. Knowledge of climate science and/or climate policy decision making is desirable, and willingness to acquire such knowledge essential. Knowledge of other scientific and policy domains relevant to the study of uncertainty would also be useful.

The appointee will join a team consisting of Richard Bradley, Roman Frigg, Katie Steele, Alex Voorhoeve, and Charlotte Werndl. The post is based within the Centre for Philosophy of Natural and Social Science at the London School of Economics - http://www2.lse.ac.uk/CPNSS/home.aspx. For more information, contact Professor Richard Bradley at .

Full application details can be obtained at http://www.lse.ac.uk/jobsatLSE. If you cannot download the forms, email quoting reference 1281003.

Closing date for receipt of applications: 1st December 2012. Expected interview date: presentations are likely to take place on the 14th January and interviews are likely to take place on the 15th January 2012.

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