Postdoctoral positions

Postdoctoral Fellow in Biomedical Ethics / Meta-Research

Spring/Summer 2017

McGill Biomedical Ethics Unit / Studies of Translation, Ethics, and Medicine (STREAM) is inviting applications for postdoctoral research fellows (PDF).

The project will use empirical methods to examine risk, benefit, and priority setting in drug development. We will also examine whether there are ways to improve the effectiveness of decision-making, and the moral dimensions of risk in drug development.

The PDF will work under the supervision of Jonathan Kimmelman, alongside several collaborators (David Mandel, Russell Steele, Alex London, and Daniel Benjamin). Responsibilities are detailed below.

We anticipate a starting date of Spring/Summer 2017, depending on availability. The term of hiring is one year, renewable for up to one additional year.

Review of applications will proceed on a rolling basis and will continue until the position is filled.

Applications should include a cover letter describing research interests, a CV, a writing sample, and the contact information for 3 references.

Applications should be sent electronically to:

Jonathan Kimmelman, PhD

Biomedical Ethics Unit / Social Studies of Medicine

McGill University / 3647 Peel St.  / Montreal, QC H3A 1X1

Jonathan.kimmelman@mcgill.ca

 

For details about STREAM, and the team members on this project, visit

www.translationalethics.com

www.mcgill.ca/biomedicalethicsunit/

*Please note: candidates’ eligibility to hold a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship expires 5 years after the date on which their PhD was awarded, regardless of when they are hired. Be sure to refer to the following link for further information on eligibility criteria:

http://www.mcgill.ca/gps/postdocs/fellows/registration/eligibility

Eligibility & Qualifications

Project Description: The project will use empirical methods to examine risk, benefit, and priority setting in drug development. We will also examine whether there are ways to improve the effectiveness of decision-making, and the moral dimensions of risk in drug development.
Responsibilities: The PDF will work under the supervision of Jonathan Kimmelman, alongside several collaborators (David Mandel, Russell Steele, Alex London, and Daniel Benjamin). Responsibilities will include designing and implementing research protocols, performing analysis, and evaluating policy and ethical implications stemming from our empirical work. The PDF will be encouraged to develop his or her own research within the scope of the project, and to publish both team and independently authored manuscripts.
Preferred Candidates: Candidates might have a background in judgment and decision-making, research ethics, epidemiology, or philosophy of science.
Minimum Qualifications: The successful candidate should have recently been awarded their PhD (within 3 years*) in a relevant area.
Preferred Qualifications: Special consideration will be given to candidates knowledgeable in statistics or meta-science.
Application Procedure: Applications should include a cover letter describing research interests, a CV, a writing sample, and the contact information for 3 references.

Applications should be sent electronically to:
Jonathan.kimmelman@mcgill.ca

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