Dalhousie, Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Novel Genetic Technologies and Inter-generational Justice

Mar 17, 2009 Sep 04, 2009

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Novel Genetic Technologies and Inter-generational Justice

Advances in the science and technology of genetics and genomics promise to radically transform health care and introduce new possibilities for human enhancement, likely resulting in the creation of novel kinds of beings. With the prospect of such revolutionary change comes a pressing need to critically examine issues of justice between generations; between those who are living and those who are not yet born.
This is a one year position for a PDF in philosophy to explore fundamental philosophical questions of justice as they apply to health research and technology, and our responsibility to future generations. The PDF will report to Françoise Baylis, Canada Research Chair in Bioethics and Philosophy, Dalhousie University.

Responsibilities of the PDF include the review and critique of relevant literature, as well as the development and elucidation of new perspectives and approaches. The PDF is expected to publish his/her research in relevant peer-reviewed journals and to present his/her research at national meetings.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. We anticipate a start date of 01 September 2009.

Applications must include a CV, (scanned) transcripts, a writing sample, a statement of research interests, and the names and contact information of three referees. Applications should be submitted electronically to Sandra Moore. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
For details about the Novel Tech Ethics research team
Visit the research project page for details about the grant “Justice for All”

Dalhousie University is an Employment Equity/Affirmative Action employer. The university encourages applications from qualified Aboriginal people, persons with a disability, racially visible persons, and women.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; Canadians and permanent residents must be given priority.

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