Dalhousie University, Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Bioethics & Philosophy

Feb 06, 2014 Apr 11, 2014

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Bioethics & Philosophy
This is a 1-year position (with the option of renewal), funded through the Canada Research Chair in Bioethics & Philosophy, Impact Ethics: Making a Difference. This research aims to develop and promote ethical policy in the fields of health, science and biotechnology. The PDF will critically examine the limits of mainstream bioethics and will develop and promote transformative approaches to ethical policy. The PDF will report to the Canada Research Chair, Françoise Baylis, Dalhousie University, and will be a member of the Novel Tech Ethics (NTE) research team.

The successful candidate will pursue independent and interdisciplinary research relevant to the theme “innovative, responsible and accountable” bioethics. Responsibilities of the PDF will include the review and critique of relevant scientific, clinical, philosophical, legal, political, and/or ethical literatures, as well as the development and elucidation of new perspectives and approaches. The PDF will be expected to include public outreach in research dissemination strategies. Writing for lay journals, news media, and on-line publications and blogs is anticipated in addition to publishing in relevant peer-reviewed journals. Presentations of his/her research should include Café Scientifiques and NTE public events as well as professional conferences.

Applicants must have completed, or be within one year of completion of, their doctorate in a relevant area of study (e.g., philosophy). Knowledge of policy analysis and research ethics is an asset. Good communication and interpersonal skills are required.
Review of applications will begin 1 March 2014 and continue until a successful candidate is hired. The preferred start date is 01 June 2014 (subject to negotiation).

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 moore. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Website noveltech----impact-ethics For details about the Novel Tech Ethics research team, visit team

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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