PhD scholarship in History and Philosophy of Nutrition Science

This PhD scholarship is part of the ARC Laureate project ‘A Philosophy of Medicine for the 21st Century’. The research will use philosophical and historical perspectives on nutrition and related sciences to contribute to efforts to create an integrated multidisciplinary approach to nutrition. The position will be based in the Theory and Method in Biosciences research group at the Charles Perkins Centre and jointly supervised by Laureate Fellow Prof. Paul Griffiths and Charles Perkins Centre Nutrition Theme Leader Prof. David Raubenheimer.

Applicants should have either a degree in history and/or philosophy of science and demonstrated interest in the biological and biomedical sciences or a degree in a relevant biological/biomedical field and a demonstrated interest and ability in the history and philosophy of science.

Applicants can apply for admission as a PhD candidate in either the Department of Philosophy (School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences) or the School of History and Philosophy of Science (Faculty of Science). The successful candidate will receive a tuition waiver and a stipend of AUD 26,300 per annum for up to four years. Candidates whose qualifications would make them eligible to apply for an NHMRC Postgraduate award can be paid a higher stipend.

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

For further information and details on how to apply contact Prof. Paul Griffiths.