FACULTY OF ARTS AND SOCIAL SCIENCES
SCHOOL OF PHILOSOPHICAL AND HISTORICAL INQUIRY
REFERENCE NO. 2343/1013
The University of Sydney has received a grant from the Templeton World Charity Foundation to explore the nature of information in biological systems and its relationship to causation.
The project is entitled Causal Foundations of Biological Information.
The Research Fellow will work in close collaboration with the grantee Professor Paul Griffiths and his collaborators on a program of research to ground the idea of biological information in contemporary philosophical accounts of causation.
The specific duties of the Research Fellow will include:
- constructing simple models to explore the concepts developed collectively by the research team
- collaborating in the construction of theoretical measures of information by the research team
- collaborating on research publications reporting the results of the project.
The Research Fellow will be appointed in the Department of Philosophy, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, but will also be a member of the Integrative Systems Lab, a research facility devoted to the multi-scale modelling of living systems under the direction of Associate Professor Zdenka Kuncic.
All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website. Visit sydney.edu.au/recruitment and search by the reference number 2343/1013 for more information and to apply.