Call for applications: Research Assistant (12.5%) in project ‘Cosmology Beyond Spacetime’

The Geneva Symmetry Group at the University of Geneva’s Department of Philosophy solicits applications for a 3-year position as research assistant (12.5%), starting as soon as possible. The position is funded by the John Templeton Foundation grant ‘Cosmology Beyond Spacetime’. More information on the project and the research group is available at

Candidates are ideally MA or BA students at the University of Geneva and are ideally interested in philosophy of physics and/or philosophy of science. The successful candidate will assist Professor Christian Wüthrich and the Geneva Symmetry Group in research and various activities in connection with the project ‘Cosmology Beyond Spacetime’ Duties include providing providing audiovisual support, making and editing recordings, posting them, compiling reports, perform literature searches, and various smaller administrative and organizational tasks. Since all research activities of the group are in English, the candidate should have at least some working knowledge of English. A high level of reliability and efficiency is expected.

The position can be filled immediately and will last at most until 31 December 2022. The annual salary is expected to be around CHF 7,000.

Applications must contain a short cover letter detailing the pertinent experience and motivation for the position and a CV. They should be sent to Professor Christian Wüthrich at

Review of the files will begin on 31 January 2020 and continue until the position is filled.

Applications from women and underrepresented minorities are encouraged.

For more information, please contact Professor Christian Wüthrich at

About wuthrich

I am a philosopher of physics at the University of Geneva.
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