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Posted: Wednesday, September 6th, 2017

post Doc, research fellow

Thursday, September 21st, 2017
University Medical Center Göttingen

Goettingen, Germany

Prof. Silke Schicktanz
Applications are invited for a position of a research fellow/post-doc (wiss. Mitarbeiter/in, salary TV-L 13 50% part time or 100%)

In the working group "Cultural and ethical studies of biomedicine“
for 36 months
(starting from 1st of January 2018)

The position includes the socio-empirical investigation of the stakeholder’s position towards early dementia diagnosis and prediction in Germany and other countries as well as a subsequent bioethical and sociological analysis of implications of dementia prediction (incl. topics such as prevention of stigma and clinical /public communication).

. The post-holder’s responsibilities include research and publication on the scientific problem in close cooperation with international partners. The scholar should aim for an academic career in the interdisciplinary field of bioethics/STS research and will be encouraged to develop own research projects and apply for further research grants. On a smaller scale, we also welcome an involvement in teaching. We welcome and support the successful candidate in pursuing further academic qualifications while holding the position (finalizing dissertation or habilitation/ similar qualification).

Requirements: A very good completed degree in at least one of the following disciplines: Sociology or Medical Anthropology / Philosophy with a specialization in Applied Ethics or Bioethics / Political Sciences with a specialization in political philosophy or health politics. The ability to work independently as well as skills and experience in qualitative socio-empirical research are very welcomed. Further interest in interdisciplinary research and especially in bioethics would be an additional asset. The position requires a good command of English for international collaboration and publication, but also German language skills for conducting socio-empirical research in Germany.

The successful candidate will be part of a dynamic, team-oriented, and international research environment which is committed to teamwork and the promotion of young researchers.

The application can be in English or German. It should include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, graduate transcript (copy okay for initial screening), and a writing sample (a selected chapter of the PhD thesis and 1-2 peer-reviewed publications). Please send all documents via e-mail to Silke Schicktanz ( by 20th of September 2017.

Prof. Silke Schicktanz, Dept. of Medical Ethics and History of Medicine, University Medical Center Goettingen Germany
If you have any further questions regarding the application, please contact Prof. Schicktanz via e-mail

The University Medical Center of Goettingen considers gender equality in its recruitment.
Part of the position’s funding is subject to approval by the faculty management.

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