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Posted: Tuesday, January 9th, 2018
JOB TITLE: Postdoctoral Researcher
DEADLINE: Thursday, February 1st, 2018
LOCATION: Health Ethics and Policy Lab at the Department of Health Sciences and Technology (D-HEST) at ETH Zurich
Zurich, Switzerland
CONTACT: Christian Rossi
TELEPHONE: +41 44 632 70 70
We are looking for an outstanding postdoctoral researcher to work with Prof. Effy Vayena and her team on ethical issues in participatory data governance for precision medicine.

As a member of the Health Ethics and Policy Lab, the selected candidate will be in charge of activities related to a newly awarded PHRT research project on the development of novel models to foster participatory data governance in precision medicine. In this capacity, the postdoctoral researcher will be in charge or contribute to study design, qualitative and quantitative data collection, literature reviews, policy analyses and normative analyses. Moreover he/she will take the lead or collaborate in the publication of research results. The selected candidate is also expected to help in the dissemination of research activities by collaborating to the organization of academic events, by taking part in scientific conferences, and by curating content for blogs and social media platforms. The duration of the position is 2 years with possibility of extension and the preferred starting date is April 1, 2018 (or later).

The position is suited to candidates who have recently completed a doctorate or a post-doctoral appointment in social sciences (e.g. bioethics, law, sociology, anthropology, science and technology studies and related fields). We are looking for candidates with a strong interest for the ethical, legal and social implications of biomedicine; previous experience in areas such as personalized medicine, genomics or research ethics (appreciated); demonstrated experience with social science methods (e.g. literature review, qualitative research); a record of publications in peer-reviewed journals; excellent writing and oral presentation skills in English; ability to work in team and to develop respectful working relations with colleagues.

We look forward to receiving your online application including a cover letter showing why you think you are a good match for this position (maximum one page) until February 1, 2018. Short-listed candidates will be invited for face-to-face interviews taking place in Zurich between February 15 and March 5, 2018. Please note that we exclusively accept applications submitted through our online application portal. Applications via email or postal services will not be considered.

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