07 May 2022

Job Opportunity: Post-doc in Bioethics


1 post-doc position (1.0 FTE)

The post-doc will join the Interdisciplinary Research Lab for Bioethics (IRLaB), which is based at the Department of Applied Philosophy and Ethics of the Institute of Philosophy. The position is for 2,5 years and the successful candidate would ideally start July 1, 2022. The post-doc is expected to relocate to Prague and to work with the principal investigator, Dr. Geoffrey Dierckxsens, and the IRLaB team. We are looking for a researcher who has obtained Ph.D. in philosophy and specializes in bioethics, ideally focusing on research concerning the awareness of the body in health care and related topics such as gender, technology and cognition. A background in these fields and familiarity with hermeneutical concepts (imagination, narrative, lived existence) is a plus. The successful candidate will be expected to publish in quality peer-reviewed journals for bioethics (e.g. Bioethics, Cambridge Quarterly of Health Care Ethics, Narrative Inquiry in Bioethics). Preferably the successful candidate will have several articles already published and/or accepted for publication in one of these or similar journals.

We are looking for candidates who obtained Ph.D. after July 1, 2015 with a relevant research background, a strong motivation for research, and competence to carry out both independent as well as collaborative research. The starting date for the appointment is July 1, 2022 (or shortly after upon agreement). Starting monthly salary is 40.000 CZK gross (to be increased up to 45.000 CZK depending on research results).

The Institute of Philosophy offers its employees the following employee benefits – up to 5 weeks of vacation and up to 8 sick days, meal vouchers (100 CZK per working day), Multisport card, flexible working time, possibility of language and other training paid for by the employer etc.

For questions and further information, please contact Dr. Geoffrey Dierckxsens by e-mail: dierckxsens@flu.cas.cz.

Please submit your application by e-mail before June 1, 2022 to dierckxsens@flu.cas.cz. Your application should include: CV with a complete list of research publications; a cover letter (2 pages maximum) explaining your past research and how you envision your role at IRLaB, and the contact details of two referees who may be contacted for a reference letter. Evaluation will be in two rounds. If selected by the scientific committee candidates will be invited for an interview in Prague (alternatively via Zoom) in June.

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