PhD Opportunity in Biomedical Ethics
The Institute for Biomedical Ethics at the University of Basel (IBMB), Switzerland (http://ibmb.unibas.ch/), is dedicated to research and teaching of biomedical ethics at the Medical and Science Faculties. We are currently looking for a dynamic and independent graduate student (Master’s degree) or medical doctors who are interested in carrying out their PhD work in biomedical ethics or bioethics.
This call is for “open-track” project, where the applicant can choose his or her doctoral thesis topic. The student will be chosen based on the qualifications below as well as the topic chosen by the student that best fits the research profile of the IBMB. We are specifically looking, among others, for a candidate with a double background in computer science (e.g. blockchain, machine learning) and ethics.
Position Available starting: Spring 2022 (position may begin earlier in late 2021 based on agreement)
Length of PhD Program: 3 years
PhD Salary: In accordance with SNSF doctoral salary guideline
Environment: The University of Basel is the oldest Swiss university with a long tradition in ethics and the humanities. It has a long-standing reputation in outstanding research and teaching. Doctoral candidates at the University come from many international countries providing a vibrant and rich community. More information about the University is available at https://www.unibas.ch/en/University/About-University.html. The city of Basel is a global centre for biomedical research with major academic institutions and research departments of leading life science companies. Basel is a multicultural city and ranks among the best in terms of quality of life.
Applications: Please send your application electronically as a single pdf to Prof. Bernice S. Elger: b.elger(at)unibas.ch This document should include a short letter of motivation indicating your interest in the topic, CV with publication list, academic grades and contact information of up to 3 references. The deadline for submission is 30.06.2021.