Doctoral Student in the Health Ethics and Policy lab

100%, Zurich, fixed-term

We are pleased to announce the opening of doctoral positions in the Health Ethics and Policy lab at ETH.

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 call for doctoral position presents a unique opportunity to pursue cutting-edge research at the intersection of ethics, biomedicine and technological innovation.

At the moment of application, the candidate will indicate which of the active research lines in our group he or she would like to be considered for. Active research lines include:

  • Digital technologies and AI for clinical research and medical use
  • The ethical aspects of healthy longevity
  • The use of bioengineering approaches for both therapeutic and basic research applications

Profile

  • You have a Masters degree with a background in one or more of these areas:  bioethics, law, public health, health policy, health sciences, molecular biology, medicine computer science, data science, IT or a related field
  • You demonstrate interest in the topic of the selected research line
  • You have some previous research experience is appreciated, ideally in at least one of the following empirical research approaches:  survey methodology, qualitative methods such as interviewing or focus groups, ethnography or other empirical approaches in bioethics
  • You have adequate written and verbal communication skills in English, the working language of our team
  • You have the 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 (in relation to the chosen research line), relevant experience, and motivation for pursuing a doctoral degree 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 (in relation to the chosen research line), relevant experience, and motivation for pursuing a doctoral degree 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.