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Careers Advice Worth Listening To!

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Karen Bultitude & Robert Donovan discuss careers in the STS studio

While our students have been finishing off their essays and polishing off a few mince pies STS's new Careers Officer Dr Karen Bultitude has been busy in the STS Radio Studio recording a series of podcasts with Robert Donovan from the UCL Careers Service. Robert and Karen met to discuss how STS undergraduates might plan for their post-university career and what resources are available to them.

Leverhulme Grant for Network

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The STS Dept. is proud to report that Dr Michela Massimi has been awarded a Leverhulme Trust international network grant for a project on "Kant and the laws of nature. Lessons from the physical and the life sciences of the eighteenth century". The network is the first of its kind in the UK on this topic, and will bring together eight (national and international) institutions. Its activities will span over a three-year period, and will include workshops, international conferences, and public lectures

PhD Student Joins Astronomers

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STS PhD student Mr Hsiang-Fu Huang has been elected a Fellow of the prestigious Royal Astronomical Society (RAS). Usually, RAS fellowship is intended for scientists who carry out astronomical research. Hsiang-Fu’s doctoral research involves the popularisation of astronomy in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, as the discipline (and many others) professionalised. He is a worthy addition to the RAS’s 3500-plus membership. His commitment to be involved in astronomy outreach in his homeland of Taiwan was also appreciated. As a historian and populariser, Hsiang-Fu now joins the likes of Sir Patrick Moore and Dr Alan Chapman. Congratulations

PhD success: David Teira

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STS congratulates David Teira, who successfully defended his doctoral thesis, "Impartiality in Clinical Trials". After a few minor revisions, it'll be submitted and available on the UCL OpenAccess network.

Vacancy: Teaching Fellowships (Term 2, 2011-12)

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UCL's Department of Science and Technology Studies seeks to appoint one or two part-time Teaching Fellows to teach on the following modules in Term 2 of the current academic year:

HPSCGA18 Sociology of Science and Technology (post reference 1217999)
HPSC2002 Science in the Mass Media (post reference 1218156)

Applicants may apply to teach on either or both of the courses. A separate application must be made for each course.

The closing date for applications is Thursday 15th December 2011. It is hoped that interviews will be held in the week beginning 19th December. The successful candidate will be expected to join the department in the week beginning 3rd January 2012.

For further information please click here
To view the course description for HPSCGA18 click here
To view the course description for HPSC2002 click here

To view the UCL job advertisement, HR information and apply online for HPSCGA18 click here and for HPSC2002 click here

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