Post-Doctoral Researcher in the Health Ethics and Policy Lab

100%, Zurich, fixed-term

We are pleased to announce the opening of a post-doctoral position in the Health Ethics and Policy lab at ETH Zurich.

The Health Ethics and Policy lab has expertise in bioethics, philosophy, social science, medicine, public health, data science, policy and law. We pursue high-‚Äčlevel scholarship, participate in international research & policy networks, and conduct public engagement activities. The lab focuses on ethical and policy challenges in rapidly evolving areas of biomedicine. We aim to identify and tackle these challenges through an interdisciplinary approach fostering both theoretical and empirical methods.

Job description

This post-doctoral position offers a unique opportunity to engage in cutting-edge research at the intersection of ethics, public health and the governance of emerging technologies, with a particular focus on digital health and artificial intelligence.

The successful candidate will be expected to:

  • Conduct innovative research in the field of bioethics, with a focus on digital health and artificial intelligence
  • Contribute to the analysis and development of policies and ethical guidelines related to the integration of emerging technologies in healthcare
  • Collaborate with interdisciplinary teams to address complex challenges at the intersection of health, technology, and ethics
  • Publish research findings in reputable academic journals and present at relevant conferences

Profile

  • You have a Doctoral degree and a background in one or more of these areas:  bioethics, law, public health, health policy, medicine computer science, data science, IT or a related field
  • Strong research skills, ideally with experience in at least one of the following empirical research approaches:  survey methodology, qualitative methods such as interviewing or focus groups, ethnography or other approaches to empirical bioethics
  • A demonstrated interest in the ethical implications of digital health and artificial intelligence in healthcare
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills in English, the working language of our team
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a diverse and interdisciplinary research environment

Workplace

Workplace




We offer

  • Outstanding facilities and a workplace in the center of Zurich
  • An international and interdisciplinary culture and team composition
  • Excellent working conditions and an internationally competitive salary
  • Support for attending international conferences and workshops
  • Access to the excellent technological infrastructure of ETH Zurich
  • Administrative support
Working, teaching and research at ETH Zurich

We value diversity

In line with our values, ETH Zurich encourages an inclusive culture. We promote equality of opportunity, value diversity and nurture a working and learning environment in which the rights and dignity of all our staff and students are respected. Visit our Equal Opportunities and Diversity website to find out how we ensure a fair and open environment that allows everyone to grow and flourish.

Curious? So are we.

We look forward to receiving your online application by August 31st, 2024  with the following documents:

  • Curriculum vitae (CV)
  • Statement of purpose outlining research interests, relevant experience, and motivation for pursuing post-doctoral research in ethics
  • Two letters of recommendation, at least one of which should be from an academic mentor or professor
  • Sample of academic writing (e.g., thesis chapter or research paper where you were the primary author)

Please note that we exclusively accept applications submitted through our online application portal. Applications via email or postal services will not be considered.

Further information about the Health Ethics & Policy Lab can be found on our website. Questions regarding the position should be directed via email to Dr. Alessandro Blasimme (alessandro.blasimme@hest.ethz.ch).

About ETH Zürich

ETH Zurich is one of the world’s leading universities specialising in science and technology. We are renowned for our excellent education, cutting-edge fundamental research and direct transfer of new knowledge into society. Over 30,000 people from more than 120 countries find our university to be a place that promotes independent thinking and an environment that inspires excellence. Located in the heart of Europe, yet forging connections all over the world, we work together to develop solutions for the global challenges of today and tomorrow.

Curious? So are we.

We look forward to receiving your online application by August 31st, 2024  with the following documents:

  • Curriculum vitae (CV)
  • Statement of purpose outlining research interests, relevant experience, and motivation for pursuing post-doctoral research in ethics
  • Two letters of recommendation, at least one of which should be from an academic mentor or professor
  • Sample of academic writing (e.g., thesis chapter or research paper where you were the primary author)

Please note that we exclusively accept applications submitted through our online application portal. Applications via email or postal services will not be considered.

Further information about the Health Ethics & Policy Lab can be found on our website. Questions regarding the position should be directed via email to Dr. Alessandro Blasimme (alessandro.blasimme@hest.ethz.ch).

About ETH Zürich

ETH Zurich is one of the world’s leading universities specialising in science and technology. We are renowned for our excellent education, cutting-edge fundamental research and direct transfer of new knowledge into society. Over 30,000 people from more than 120 countries find our university to be a place that promotes independent thinking and an environment that inspires excellence. Located in the heart of Europe, yet forging connections all over the world, we work together to develop solutions for the global challenges of today and tomorrow.