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Postdoctoral Associate (EXPIRED)

Center for Population-Level Bioethics, Rutgers University - New Brunswick

Job category Postdoc or similar / Fixed term
AOS Bioethics
AOS categories Biomedical Ethics
AOC Open
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Organization's reference number CPLB Postdoc FY24-25
Location New Brunswick, New Jersey, United States
Start date September 1, 2024
Job description

The Center for Population-Level Bioethics (CPLB) at Rutgers University invites applications for a one-year postdoctoral associate position, with a strong possibility of renewal for a second year. Postdoctoral associates conduct independent research in population-level bioethics, mentored by Nir Eyal, Henry Rutgers Professor of Bioethics and founder and director of CPLB, and other CPLB and Rutgers faculty members. Population-level bioethics is a branch of bioethics that focuses on population health and its distribution.

In addition to carrying out independent research, the postdoctoral associate is expected to: Pursue publication in leading peer-reviewed journals. Prepare and submit abstracts for presentation at conferences in ethics, bioethics, or related fields.

Actively participate in the life of CPLB by attending events, engaging our faculty and students in conversation, occasionally contributing to our online presence, potentially giving seminars on past research or works in progress, potentially organizing events, and potentially informally mentoring doctoral students affiliated with CPLB. Devote a portion of their time to CPLB funded projects and/or developing further applications for funding.

The position is based in New Brunswick, NJ. Remote work is allowed at the CPLB Director’s discretion, but participation in some in-person events is expected. The selected candidate is expected to start on September 1, 2024.

Applicants for the position should have completed a terminal degree in Philosophy, Political Theory, Public Health, Health Policy, Economics, Law, Medicine, or another relevant area by the position start date. A record of independent research in, or that seriously engages with issues in population-level bioethics, bioethics, applied ethics, moral philosophy, social or political philosophy is required, as is high-level ability in analytical thinking and writing, as demonstrated by a writing sample.

How to apply
Application type Online
Applications should be submitted by November 17, 2023 and include the following documents: 1. A cover letter 2. A curriculum vitae 3. A writing sample of 4,000-10,000 words, published or unpublished, that reflects the applicant’s analytical skills and writing abilities. The writing sample may, but need not, be on population-level bioethics 4. A research project proposal of 1,500-3,000 words, which the applicant aims to complete or substantially advance over their year at CPLB. The proposed research can be entirely philosophical/normative or combine empirical and normative approaches; it can be abstract or applied, but it must be in population-level bioethics. 5. Three letters of recommendation emailed to [email protected]. Please do not upload letters to the online application system.
Web address to apply https://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/207107
Hard deadline November 17, 2023, 11:59pm EST
Contact name Monica Magalhaes, Associate Director of CPLB
Contact email
Time created August 4, 2023, 9:40pm UTC
Scheduled expiry date November 17, 2023, 11:59pm EST
Expired on November 19, 2023, 12:46am EST
Last updated January 19, 2024, 3:00pm UTC
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