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Postdoctoral Fellow in the Philosophy of Biology

Department of Philosophy, University of Guelph, Canada

Job category Postdoc or similar / Fixed term
AOS Philosophy of Biology
AOS categories Philosophy of Biology
Philosophy of Science
AOC Ethics of biotechnology
AOC categories Biomedical Ethics
Environmental Philosophy
Normative Ethics
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Location Guelph, Ontario, Canada
Start date As soon as possible between February 1 and April 30, 2022.
Job description

The Department of Philosophy at the University of Guelph seeks applications for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to work for one year on an interdisciplinary project funded by Genome Canada. The project explores publics perceptions and trust in gene-editing (GE) technologies, with an emphasis on “welfare enhancing” applications in the dairy and beef industries.

The Fellow will collaborate with a research team composed of philosophers, economists, animal welfare scientists, veterinarians, and historians based at the University of Guelph and the University of British Columbia. The Fellow will also engage with stakeholders from the dairy and beef industries who are partnered with the project.

Specific activities include:

  • conducting research in at least one of the following areas (broadly construed): philosophy of biology, agricultural ethics, environmental philosophy, philosophy of genomics, philosophy of biotechnology, values/trust in science.
  • authoring or coauthoring at least one philosophical article on gene-editing and/or welfare-enhancing technologies.
  • contributing to a white paper tailored to industry stakeholders outlining philosophical issues in gene-editing technology.
  • presenting research findings at workshops/conferences.
  • participating in quarterly meetings with research team members.

Salary: $50,000 (CAD) plus benefits, $2,000 travel stipend, $500 relocation expenses.

How to apply
Application type Email
Instructions
Applicants should submit their CV and a statement of interest by email. Please also arrange to have two letters of reference submitted by email. All materials should be emailed to Audra Bolton in the Philosophy Department at the University of Guelph ([email protected]) with “Philosophy Postdoc” in the subject line.
Email to apply
Deadline for full consideration: December 16, 2021, 11:59pm EST
Hard deadline No deadline specified (applications considered on an ongoing basis)
Contact
Web address for more information https://www.uoguelph.ca/arts/philosophy/postdoc
Contact name Stefan Linquist
Contact email
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Time created November 17, 2021, 10:21pm UTC
Scheduled expiry date May 15, 2022, 10:09pm EST
Last updated November 17, 2021, 10:21pm UTC
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