Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Post-doctoral position in Bioethics/Neuroethics at the University of Geneva

An amazing opportunity to do postdoctoral research in neuroethics in Switzerland!


Post-doctoral position in Bioethics/Neuroethics

The Institute for Biomedical Ethics at the University of Geneva Medical School in Switzerland is opening one post-doctoral position in bioethics. This position is funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation.

Within the project ENABLE - Protecting Vulnerable Persons in Health Care (supervisor: Samia Hurst), the successful candidate’s work will explore characteristics identified by moral psychology and the neurosciences that may have an impact on vulnerability in clinical care. The successful applicant will have a PhD or equivalent degree, and relevant research experience in a discipline related to neuroethics. Familiarity with experimental and normative literature on moral psychology, cognitive and affective neurosciences, and ethics will be an asset. This is a research position, with protected time for the post-doctoral fellow’s own research and many opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration. Duration for this position is two years, starting at the earliest on January 1rst 2012. Salary is according to the University of Geneva scale (post-doc, 100%, approx. 70’000 CHF per annum the first year).

Applicants should send a CV, letter of motivation including a brief (maximum one page) summary of your past research, a sample of published or submitted work, and two letters of recommendation to Samia.hurst@unige.ch

Deadline for applications is November 1rst 2011. Interviews will be conducted in November 2011.

For more information, contact: Prof. Samia Hurst Institute for Biomedical Ethics CMU/1 rue Michel Servet 1211 Genève 4 Switzerland Email : samia.hurst@unige.ch

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