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Research assistant/Doctoral student 60%

Institute of Ethics, History and Theory of Medicine, Ludwig Maximilians Universität, München

Job category Graduate fellowship / Fixed term
AOS Ethics, Public Health Ethics
AOS categories Applied Ethics
Biomedical Ethics
Ethics
Feminist Philosophy
Normative Ethics
Social and Political Philosophy
AOC Ethics, Public Health Ethics, Global Health Ethics
AOC categories Applied Ethics
Biomedical Ethics
Ethics
Feminist Philosophy
Normative Ethics
Social and Political Philosophy
Workload Part time
Vacancies 1
Location München, Bavaria, Germany
Start date 1. Juli 2018 or later
Job description

The Institute of Ethics, History and Theory of Medicine at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich invites applications for the following position to be filled as of 1. Juli 2018 or later:

Research assistant/Doctoral student

TV-L E13 60%, fixed-term 36 months

The project

The research position is available within the research group “META – mHealth: Ethical, legal and societal aspects in the technological age”. The international and interdisciplinary project investigates and evaluates ethical, legal and societal aspects of mobile health technologies (e.g. health apps, wearables) from an individual, population and global perspective. The project is funded by the German Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).

Your tasks

  • Conduct a normative/ethical analysis of norms and values in relation to mobile health technologies on a population and/or global level
  • Dissemination and knowledge transfer, e.g. international, peer-reviewed publications; feed results into an educatory website
  • Collaboration (e.g. co-organize events) and exchange within the research group
  • Acquisition of a doctoral/PhD-degree during the project is possible and highly encouraged

Your profile

  • Master’s degree in a relevant academic discipline (e.g., philosophy)
  • Expertise in ethical/normative analysis
  • Interest in embedding philosophy in societal context
  • Scientific ambition, strong analytical skills, enthusiasm and the ability to work collaboratively
  • Spoken and written fluency in English
  • Knowledge of German is an advantage
  • Demonstrated interest in questions of justice and vulnerability; public health ethics; global and public health; health technology/mHealth is an additional asset

Our offer

We offer an exciting research experience in an innovative project at the intersection of health, technology, philosophy, social science and law. The work atmosphere is welcoming and supportive. The post holder will work in an interdisciplinary team at the Institute of Ethics, History and Theory of Medicine (http://www.en.egt.med.uni-muenchen.de) in the beautiful city of Munich, at one of the most prestigious universities in Germany and in exchange with national and international partners at other leading research universities. The salary will be according to TV-L E13 (60%). The position is for a fixed-term of 36 months.

Please send your application (inc. cover letter, CV, list of publications, 1-3 relevant writing samples) by 10. April 2018 electronically as a single pdf file with the subject matter “Application META Phil” to Sigrid Detschey: Sigrid.Detschey@med.uni-muenchen.de. For further information please contact the project leader PD Dr. Verina Wild: v.wild@lrz.uni-muenchen.de.

How to apply
Application type Email
Instructions
Please send your application (inc. cover letter, CV, list of publications, 1-3 relevant writing samples) by 10. April 2018 electronically as a single pdf file with the subject matter “Application META Phil” to Sigrid Detschey: Sigrid.Detschey@med.uni-muenchen.de
Web address to apply http://www.en.egt.med.uni-muenchen.de/aktuelles/va...
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Deadline for full consideration: April 10, 2018, 12:00am CET

(applications under review)

Hard deadline August 31, 2018, 11:59pm CET
Contact
Web address for more information http://www.en.egt.med.uni-muenchen.de/aktuelles/va...
Contact name Verina Wild
Contact email
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