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Wednesday, December 3, 2008

PhD positions in History of Science Leiden Univ

PhD position History of Science
Leiden University
, 2300 RA (Zuid-Holland), 38 hours per week

Job description
Function title: PhD position History of Science
The Faculty of Science, Leiden University, offers a PhD position in History of Science. The position is available from 1 January 2009. The project is accommodated by the Leiden Observatory

PhD project: Jan Hendrik Oort and the rise of radio astronomy in the Netherlands
The Leiden astronomer Oort made his name in the 1920s and 1930s through his studies of the Galaxy. From the 1940s onward, he became a pioneer in the new field of radio astronomy, together with his pupil H.C. van de Hulst. Their efforts culminated in 1970 in the foundation of the Westerbork Synthesis Radio Telescope, at the time the world’s largest radio telescope. The aim of this project is to portray the rise of this new field of research from personal, institutional and political angles and to explain how the Netherlands became a centre of observational astronomy. Important source material is located at Leiden University. This includes the papers of Oort and Van de Hulst
This project will be supervised by Prof. F.H. van Lunteren. The PhD-researcher will participate in the activities of the small group of historians of science of the Leiden Observatory.

Required education/skills:University Graduate
For this position we are looking for an ambitious candidate with a recent MA or MSc in either history, history of science, physics or astronomy. Working knowledge of Dutch is required, familiarity with the history of science and/or archival research is an advantage.
Job type: Research / Advising
- Teaching & Research(Scientific discipline: Natural Sciences)

Leiden University

Conditions of employment
Employment basis: Temporary for specified period
Duration of the contract: 4 years
Maximum hours per week: 38
Additional conditions of employment:
The PhD-researcher will be employed on a 4 year contract (with a probation period of one year) with Leiden University with a gross salary increasing from € 28000 to € 36000 per year (including allowances).

Additional Information
Additional information can be obtained through one of the following links:

* About the organization (
* About the function (

You can apply for this job before 15-12-2008 (dd-mm-yyyy) by sending your application to:

Leiden Observatory, Postbus 9513
2300 RA Leiden


When applying for this job always mention the vacancynumber 8-215.

The way to AMINEF in Gedung Balai Pustaka

American Indonesian Exchange Foundation
Balai Pustaka Building, 6th. Floor
Jl. Gunung Sahari Raya No. 4
Jakarta 10720, Indonesia

1. The buses which goes to Senen Bus Station all of them pass through Gedung Balai Pustaka. Especially which route is through Pasar Baru .

2. Bus Transjakarta, from Blok M you have to change the bus 2-3 times.
Way 1 : from Blok M change the bus in Dukuh Atas bus stop to the bus towards Pulogadung, then take a bus in Pramuka bus stop towards Ancol, this bus pass through Gedung Balai Pustaka. The closest bus stop (Budi Utomo) is about 800 meters from Gedung Balai .
Way 2 : From Blok M take the bus in the Harmoni Bus Stop, the bus towards Pulogadung, get down in Senen Bus Stop and walk about 800 meters, or from this bus stop take the bus towards Ancol and get down as mentioned in way 1. About the distance, this two bus stops is about the same. (It is better if you take ojek or bajaj from this bus stop to Gedung Balai Pustaka)

3. If you take taxi with old tariff (TL=Tarif Lama) from blok M with no traffic jam is about Rp. 30.000,00.

4. From Blok M use bus Patas AC 76. Gedung Balai Pustaka is in the right side, after you pass through Depag, and say to conductor "Balai Pustaka"

5. Use a busway from Blok M towards Kota, get down in Sawah Besar bus stop. From here take a Mikrolet M12 towards Senen. After cross road Wahidin and before senen get down and cross the street.

Living Cost in Germany

Living Cost in Germany is vary from city to city, but this is th case if you stay in Aachen, Germany
Student accommodation or private sharing : 180 - 230 euros per month
Food : 10 - 12 euros per day (if eating outside)
Transport for students : free within Aachen and until Koln and Dusseldorf in regional trains)

Living Cost In Austria

Living Cost in Austria is depending on the city, for example the Capital of Austria, Vienna:
- Dormitory is about 250-400 euro per month.
- Living Cost 200-400 euro per month.
- Transportation 128 euro per 4 months (student and age < 26), or 49 euro per month (ordinary)

For visa, it has to be a letter from the University/Scholl in Austria. It takes about 2-3 months.

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GMAT Tests are held in Jakarta, Indonesia :
1. EEC Slipi +62-21 5320044 or +62-215323176
2. Kaplan GMAT Preparation +62-81388908450, +62-21 5211588, +62-215211701 (Information abaout this test can be asked in that number)
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