CBMR Postdoc job – Art and Science studies, Metabolic Humanities, Artistic Research is available “to responsible for running a study group on art and metabolism for local artists, setting up transdisciplinary workshops at the Medical Museion, and contributing along with the PI and co-PI to the development of a metabolic humanities”, at the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research (CBMR), University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Postdoc in Art and Science
Deadline to Apply
Apr 19, 2021 23:59 (GMT +1)
No. of Position(s)
- Art History
- Bio art
- Cultural Theory
- Artistic Research
According to standard norms
Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research
University of Copenhagen
DK-2200 Copenhagen, Denmark
Associate Professor Adam Bencard
CBMR International Postdoctoral Program
- PhD in Art History, Cultural Theory, Philosophy, Artistic Research, Anthropology
- Excellent scientific track record in relation to career stage
- Deep knowledge of art history and contemporary artistic movements
- Knowledge of bio art, art/science engagements, and bodily themes in art history
- Excellent English communication skills, both written and oral
The fellowship is aimed at early career researchers with background in art history and/or cultural theory. We are particularly interested in candidates who are familiar with cross-section of art and medicine/biology.
Metabolic themes have long, complicated and often overlooked histories in art. The postdoc will be employed as part of the project Food, fat and faeces: Metabolism in contemporary bio art and beyond, which examines what sort of readings might come about if one pays sustained attention to the metabolic qualities in artistic practices. Food, fat, and faeces are taken as key foci for the analyses – they are key themes within art history and artistic practices, as well as being key ‘moments’ in metabolism whereby parts of the world are taken into the body, incorporated, transformed and excreted. This project responds to the potential of combining cultural and art historical analysis with a sustained attention to metabolic processes, as a means to develop both methodologies and analytical frameworks for studying metabolic science in culture. The postdoc will be responsible for running a study group on art and metabolism for local artists, setting up transdisciplinary workshops at the Medical Museion, and contributing along with the PI and co-PI to the development of a metabolic humanities.
How to Apply?
Your online application must be submitted in English via the ‘Apply now’ link above. Furthermore, your application must include the following documents/attachments – all in PDF format
- Cover letter expressing the motivation and previous research experience of the applicant (max 1 page)
- Curriculum vitae
- Copy of the PhD degree certificate and the Master degree certificate. In case the PhD has not yet been completed, a written statement from the supervisor confirming it will be obtained before October 1, 2021 is acceptable.
- List of publications
- References (name and contact details of at least two references)
About Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research
The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research’s vision is to strengthen interdisciplinary research that transforms our basic understanding of the mechanisms that underlie metabolic health and disease, and to accelerate this knowledge toward new prevention and treatment strategies. We were established in 2010 and in 2017, we moved into new laboratories, offices and meeting rooms in the Maersk Tower
The Center has around 240 employees who work in an international, highly collaborative research environment across a range of biomedical disciplines.
The project is embedded in the program for Metabolic Science in Culture. The overall objective of the program is to situate metabolic science in a cultural, historical, and philosophical context through humanities and science communication research, which in turn informs innovative public engagement practices. The Program works across the Center and the Medical Museion, where the team produces research-based exhibitions, events, and online communication. The team consist of an interdisciplinary group of researchers, curators and museum staff. The program is headed by Professor Ken Arnold. PI for the postdoc is Associate Professor Adam Bencard with co-PI Associate Professor Louise Whiteley
Salary, pension and terms of employment will be in accordance with the agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and AC (Danish Confederation of Professional Associations). Depending on qualifications, a supplement may be negotiated.
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Post expires at 8:59am on Tuesday April 20th, 2021 (GMT+9)