IntroductionTwo Egenis graduates have recently taken up or been appointed to new positions.
From July Pierre-Olivier Méthot will take up a post as assistant professor in philosophy of science at Laval University in Québec City in Canada, where he will be teaching and conducting research in both philosophy and history of science.
Pierre-Olivier, who gained his PhD in February 2012 from the University of Exeter and Paris 1 (joint), is currently completing a two-year postdoctoral post at the Institute for the History of Medicine and Health at Geneva University funded by a scholarship from the Fonds de Recherche Société et Culture (Québec), and the Ernst et Lucie Schmidheiny Foundation. Prior to that, he had a four-month research stay at the prestigious Brocher Foundation, also in Geneva.
"Pierre-Olivier is an exceptionally able and committed young scholar," said Professor John Dupré, Director of Egenis and Pierre-Olivier’s PhD supervisor. "A former student achieving their first permanent position is one of the most satisfying moments in academic life, and I wish him the very best."
Dan Nicholson, who graduated in 2010, has moved to a postdoctoral position at the Cohn Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science in Tel Aviv, working with the distinguished theoretical biologist Eva Jablonka.