We are seeking a talented and enthusiastic researcher to join the major new project ‘Newton and the Mint’, whose results will form part of the Newton Project, a digital edition of the complete writings and works of Isaac Newton.
Funded by a generous donation, this 3-year project is directed by Professor Rob Iliffe with support from partners in Cambridge and The National Archives.
You will manage your own research and administrative activities, undertaking archival work and participating in project workshops and conferences. You will compose an extended introduction to the online materials, co-author two academic articles and collaborate in the dissemination of the project findings within and beyond academia.
You will hold a doctorate in a relevant subject (or show evidence that a doctorate is imminent), have experience of archival research and the ability to read manuscripts from the 17th and 18th centuries. You must have outstanding interpersonal and communication skills; some background knowledge of the life and works of Isaac Newton would be an advantage.
This post is full-time for a fixed-term ending 31 August 2021, and tenable from January 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.
The deadline for applications is 12.00 noon on 17 December 2018.
Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and minority ethnic candidates who are under-represented in Oxford.