The Minnesota Center for Philosophy of Science advances research and graduate training in the philosophy of science and related studies of science and technology. It fosters a local community through a variety of activities and special events. This local community includes scholars from a number of different disciplines throughout the University of Minnesota as well as area colleges and universities. The Center brings together researchers from around the world through its visiting fellow program and conferences, and conducts collaborative research through its workshops, the results of which are published in Minnesota Studies in the Philosophy of Science.
The Minnesota Center for Philosophy of Science in the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota invites applications for a full-time postdoctoral position in conjunction with the project "Integrating Generic and Genetic Explanations of Biological Phenomena," sponsored by the John Templeton Foundation. This project brings together scholars in philosophy and biology to address the problem of integrating different types of explanations from scientific approaches to bridge the divide between genetic and generic or physical explanatory approaches for three domains of biological phenomena: development, evolutionary novelty, and evolvability (for more details, see: http://genericgenetic.umn.edu/). Position duration: 03/01/2015 to 08/31/2017
Applicants should have a Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree in the biological sciences with a background in cellular and molecular development, demonstrated interest in theoretical issues in development and evolution, and evidence or promise of scholarly achievement. Familiarity with computational modeling methods is preferred. The successful candidate will: (a) work with the core team members (http://genericgenetic.umn.edu/people/core-team) on conceptual aspects of integrating genetic and generic or physical explanatory approaches, and (b) carry out an experimental program focusing on the relationship between the gene expression networks and physical dynamics involved in limb pattern formation with the aim of identifying integrated models that provide necessary conditions for the development and evolution of distinctive digit phenotypes in vertebrates.
For questions regarding the position, please contact Alan Love at email@example.com.
Maria Rebolleda-Gomez was awarded an Interdisciplinary Doctoral Fellowship at MCPS for 2014-2015. This week the Minnesota Daily features an article about the challenges of obtaining funds for interdisciplinary research at the University and contrasts her experience with MCPS graduate student fellow Katherine Liu's funding. See the Minnesota Daily for full articleJuly 17th, 2014
The Minnesota Center for Philosophy of Science joins with the STEM Education Center and the Bakken Museum in hosting
The 10th International Conference on History of Science and Science Education
"History and Inquiry in Science Education"
JULY 21-25, 2014
Murphy Hall 130