The University of Milan Statale is seeking to appoint a postdoc for 24 months within the framework of the project COSMOS https: // cosmosproject2022.wordpress.com/ led by Prof. Silvia De Bianchi. The successful applicant will work in collaboration with the Department of Philosophy and the Brera Observatory.
Candidates with expertise in Philosophy of Science and Philosophy of Technology are encouraged to apply. Knowledge of epistemological questions appearing in scientific modeling is preferrable, as well as interest in assessing the social and cultural impact of space sciences and scientific missions.
The successful candidate will collaborate with the PI and the research team to pursue research objectives by publishing and disseminating results (travel funding are available until 2026). Furthermore, the project aims to create an International network of scientists and philosophers that will be able to communicate the impact of relevant missions and detections to the general public.
Call for Application:
https: // www. unimi.it/it/ricerca/ricerca-lastatale/fare-ricerca-da-noi/as...
For the CfA in English, please visit the website and click on "English version"
Interview (online via Teams): 13/01/2023
Salary: 24.321,00 Euro per year (Tax Free)
For further information, please contact silvia.debianchi @ unimi.itBenefits
Travel funding ara available until 2026
Salary: 24.321,00 Euro per year (Tax Free)Web site for additional job details
https: // www. unimi.it/it/ricerca/ricerca-lastatale/fare-ricerca-da- noi/assegni...Offer Requirements
Philosophy: PhD or equivalent
Physics: Bachelor Degree or equivalentSkills/Qualifications
Master's Degree in Philosophy or Physics or equivalent, from an Italian or foreign university.Specific Requirements
Some knoweldge of High-Energy Astrophysics and/or Models of galactic structures (preferably but not necessary) in order to apply philosophical considerations to current missions.
The Fellowship implies carrying out the activities briefly mentioned below at Dipartimento di Filosofia “Piero Martinetti” dell'Università degli Studi di Milano and under the supervision of Dott.ssa Silvia De Bianchi within the research programme “COSMOS” https: // cosmosproject2022.wordpress.com/”, of the activities mentioned below:
1) Implementation of the network of philosophers, historians and scientists working on cosmology and astrophysics that will interact with aerospace engineers and anthropologists.
2) Collaboration with the PI in organizing events at the university of Milan and at the Brera Observatory.
3) Research on current aerospace missions meant to investigate objects pertaining to multimessenger astrophysics and publish results on peer-reviewed journals of impact in collaboration with the PI and other research team members.Contact Information