The Health Ethics and Policy Lab is a multidisciplinary research group established in 2017 at the Department of Health Sciences and Technology (D-HEST) at ETH Zurich. Our current work focuses on the ethical, legal, societal and policy implications of precision medicine, biotechnology and digital health. We are looking for an outstanding postdoctoral researcher to work with Prof. Vayena and her team on ethical issues in participatory data governance for precision medicine.
Postdoctoral researcher working on the ethics of data governance and citizen participation in precision medicine (100%)
As a member of the Health Ethics and Policy Lab, the selected candidate will be in charge of activities related to a newly awarded PHRT research project on the development of novel models to foster participatory data governance in precision medicine. In this capacity, the postdoctoral researcher will be in charge or contribute to study design, qualitative and quantitative data collection, literature reviews, policy analyses and normative analyses. Moreover he/she will take the lead or collaborate in the publication of research results. The selected candidate is also expected to help in the dissemination of research activities by collaborating to the organization of academic events, by taking part in scientific conferences, and by curating content for blogs and social media platforms. The duration of the position is 2 years with possibility of extension and the preferred starting date is April 1, 2018 (or later).
The position is suited to candidates who have recently completed a doctorate or a post-doctoral appointment in social sciences (e.g. bioethics, law, sociology, anthropology, science and technology studies and related fields). We are looking for candidates with a strong interest for the ethical, legal and social implications of biomedicine; previous experience in areas such as personalized medicine, genomics or research ethics (appreciated); demonstrated experience with social science methods (e.g. literature review, qualitative research); a record of publications in peer-reviewed journals; excellent writing and oral presentation skills in English; ability to work in team and to develop respectful working relations with colleagues.