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Postdoctoral Research Fellowship In Data Ethics (EXPIRED)

Institute on Ethics & Policy for Innovation (IEPI) , McMaster University

Job category Postdoc or similar / Fixed term
AOS Data Ethics
AOS categories Applied Ethics
AOC Open
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Location Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Start date Fall 2020 Preferred
Job description

IEPI POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP IN DATA ETHICS

Position: Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Data Ethics

Bargaining Unit: CUPE Local 3906, Unit 3

Location: Institute on Ethics & Policy for Innovation, Faculty of Humanities, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Principal Investigator and Institute Director: Dr. Claudia Emerson

Funding: $55,000 CAD per year + benefits

Funding Source: CIHR

Appointment: Two years

The Institute on Ethics & Policy for Innovation (IEPI) is focused on identifying and addressing ethical challenges, ethics-related risk, and policy gaps encountered along the innovation lifecycle for health technologies and interventions in global health and development. IEPI is led by Dr. Claudia Emerson, Director and Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy, who will be the supervisor for this fellowship.

The IEPI Postdoctoral Research Fellowship is funded by a CIHR grant, as part of an EU-CAN-Share project on integrating human data repositories for infectious disease-related international cohorts (ReCoDID). The Fellowship will consider political, ethical, administrative, regulatory and legal (PEARL) issues and develop a framework to facilitate equitable data sharing. As a postdoctoral researcher in data ethics you will lead IEPI`s work on the ReCoDID project, collaborating with colleagues internationally to address relevant PEARL barriers and solutions.  

The keys to success in this position will include your ability to:

  • Take initiative and work autonomously as the IEPI lead on the project
  • Utilize your knowledge of data ethics to perform in-depth research, critical analysis, and synthesis of material, which will contribute to timely recommendations for ReCoDID’s cloud-based federated data sharing platform
  • Independently define and solve problems with creativity and resourcefulness
  • Demonstrate strong communication skills to lead the writing and preparation of manuscripts, reports and other communications to support the project internally and externally
  • Build effective partnerships to collaborate with colleagues internationally to advance proposed solutions
  • Excel in a highly dynamic, interdisciplinary environment through engagement in Institute activities contributing to an environment of learning and collaboration

Experience in ELSI (Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications)-related research, applied ethics research, qualitative research, and working in one or more of the following research environments would be considered an asset: global health, data resources and biobank management, international policy.

WE OFFER:

  • Two years of funding at $55,000 CAD per year + benefits. This position is included within the Canadian Union of Public Employees ("CUPE") Local 3906 Unit 3, representing Post-Doctoral Fellows.
  • The opportunity to interact with a network of international collaborators.
  • The opportunity to work at the forefront of research with an incredible team of highly motivated people.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • You will have completed a PhD program within the five years immediately preceding the initial appointment start date.
  • You have the ability to travel to national and international overnight destinations for meetings, conferences and seminars.

TO APPLY:
Applications for the position are welcome on the McMaster careers webpage and must include the following as a single file in the application:

  • Cover letter, including a detailed statement of research interests in ELSI topic areas and relevant experiences for the ReCoDID project 
  • CV
  • 1 writing sample (peer reviewed publication preferred, but not required)

Employment Equity Statement

McMaster University is located on the traditional territories of the Haudenosaunee and Mississauga Nations and, within the lands protected by the “Dish with One Spoon” wampum agreement.

In keeping with its Statement on Building an Inclusive Community with a Shared Purpose, McMaster University strives to embody the values of respect, collaboration and diversity, and has a strong commitment to employment equity. The diversity of our workforce is at the core of our innovation and creativity and strengthens our research and teaching excellence. The University seeks qualified candidates who share our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion. While all qualified candidates are invited to apply, we particularly welcome applications from women, persons with disabilities, First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples, members of visible minorities, and LGBTQ+ persons. Job applicants requiring accommodation to participate in the hiring process should contact the Human Resources Service Centre at 905-525-9140 ext. 222-HR (22247) or the Faculty of Health Sciences Human Resources office at ext. 22207 to communicate accommodation needs.

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TO APPLY: Applications for the position are welcome on the McMaster careers webpage and must include the following as a single file in the application: - Cover letter, including a detailed statement of research interests in ELSI topic areas and relevant experiences for the ReCoDID project - CV - 1 writing sample (peer reviewed publication preferred, but not required)
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