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 biotechnology, precision medicine, artificial intelligence and digital health. We are looking for an outstanding postdoctoral researcher to work with Prof. Effy Vayena and Dr. Alessandro Blasimme on a collaborative project between our lab and the SNF-funded National Center of Competence in Research on Molecular Systems Engineering (NCCR-MSE). Our work will revolve around ethical and regulatory issues in the clinical translation of innovative regenerative medicine.
Molecular Systems Engineering is a National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR) funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF), and headed by the University of Basel and the ETH Zurich. This NCCR combines expertise from chemistry, biology, physics, bioinformatics, and engineering. The overreaching aim is to develop tools and devices to monitor and manipulate off-equilibrium (bio)chemical systems. These may find applications in the synthesis of high added-value products, as innovative diagnostic tools and for the restoration of a desired cellular or organ function.
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As a member of the Health Ethics and Policy Lab, the selected candidate will work on ethical and regulatory issues in innovative forms of regenerative medicine. This represents a unique opportunity to develop hands-on expertise in a cutting-edge area for bioethics and to pioneer normative analysis of transformative biotechnologies. He/she will be in charge of, or contribute to study design, data collection, policy analyses and normative analyses. Moreover, he/she will take the lead or collaborate in the publication of research results. He/she is also expected to help in designing teaching modules, collaborating to the organization of academic events, participating in scientific conferences, and curating content for blogs and social media platforms.
The duration of the position is 2 years – with a possibility to extend it by additional 4 years. The preferred starting date is October 1, 2020.
The position is suited to candidates who have recently completed a doctorate or a post-doctoral appointment in bioethics, social sciences, life sciences or related fields. We are looking for candidates with:
We look forward to receiving your online application by August 15, 2020.
Short-listed candidates will be invited for face-to-face interviews taking place in Zurich. Virtual interviews can also be arranged. Please note that we exclusively accept applications submitted through our online application portal. Applications via email or postal services will not be considered.
For further information about the Chair of Bioethics, please visit our website http://www.bioethics.ethz.ch. Questions regarding the position should be directed to Alessandro Blasimme at firstname.lastname@example.org (no applications).
|Title||Postdoctoral Researcher working on bioethical issues in regenerative medicine|
|Job location||Rämistrasse 101, 8006 Zurich|
|Published||July 1, 2020|
|Job types||Postdoc  |
|Fields||Molecular Biology,   Cell Biology,   Bioengineering  |