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Postdoctoral Associate, Center for Population-Level Bioethics

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

Job category Postdoc or similar / Fixed term
AOS Open
AOC Open
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Organization's reference number 19FA2212
Location New Brunswick, New Jersey, United States
Start date September 1, 2020
Job description

The Center for Population-Level Bioethics (CPLB) at Rutgers University invites applications for a one-year postdoctoral associate position, with the 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, potentially giving seminars on past research or works in progress, and potentially informally mentoring doctoral students affiliated with CPLB;
  • if it suits the associate’s career and research interests, develop further applications for funding.

The position is based in New Brunswick, NJ, and the selected candidate is expected to start on September 1st, 2020.

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 population-level bioethics, bioethics, applied ethics and/or moral philosophy is required, as is high-level ability in analytical thinking and writing, as demonstrated by a writing sample.

Applications should be submitted by December 1st, 2019 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 A writing sample of 4,000-10,000 words, published or unpublished, that reflects the applicant’s analytical skills and writing abilities.
  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 cthiemann@cplb.rutgers.edu. Please do not upload letters to the online application system.

Informal inquiries may be directed to Monica Magalhaes, CPLB Program Manager, at mmagalhaes@cplb.rutgers.edu. To apply, please go to https://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/102729


About CPLB and Rutgers:

The Center for Population-Level Bioethics (CPLB) is a new center dedicated to the study of macro-level bioethical dilemmas: those that arise outside the clinical encounter, at the level of the population, the state, the country, or the globe. Questions of interest range from the theoretical to the applied, for example how to conceptualize, measure and evaluate health inequalities or disease severity; how to prioritize resources between disease areas, rural and urban patients, and age cohorts or generations; the acceptability of paternalistic health promotion measures; and many others. Our approach emphasizes collaboration and interdisciplinarity, and seeks to inform and be informed by other fields of inquiry such as general ethics and philosophy, health policy, and health economics. We welcome innovative questions and methods and ambitious thinking, and value clear presentation of ideas, potentially using formal tools. 

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national research university. Its partners form one of the nation's largest academic health care systems, and the largest in New Jersey. Its Philosophy department has consistently been ranked second in the country by the Philosophical Gourmet Report, and has particular strength and renowned faculty in applied and normative ethics.

CPLB is part of Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS), New Jersey’s academic health center, which takes an integrated approach to educating students, providing clinical care, and conducting research—all with the goal of improving human health. RBHS oversees eight schools, a behavioral health network, and five centers and institutes that focus on cancer treatment and research, neuroscience, advanced biotechnology and medicine, environmental and occupational health, and health care policy and aging research. CPLB is creating research partnerships within RBHS, within Rutgers, nationally, and internationally.

Our offices are located in the center of New Brunswick, about an hour away from New York city, at the beautiful Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research.

How to apply
Application type Online
Instructions
Applications should be submitted by December 1st, 2019 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. 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 cthiemann@cplb.rutgers.edu. Please do not upload letters to the online application system.
Web address to apply https://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/102729
Deadline for full consideration: December 1, 2019, 11:59pm EST
Hard deadline No deadline specified (applications considered on an ongoing basis)
Contact
Contact name Monica Magalhaes
Contact email
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Scheduled expiry date May 12, 2020, 1:12pm EST
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