Postdoctoral Position in Population-Level Bioethics
The Center for Population-Level Bioethics (CPLB) at Rutgers University invites applications for a one-year postdoctoral associate position, with the possibility of renewal for a second year. Postdoctoral associates conduct independent research in population-level bioethics, mentored by Nir Eyal, Henry Rutgers Professor of Bioethics and founder and director of CPLB, and other CPLB and Rutgers faculty members. Population-level bioethics is a branch of bioethics that focuses on population health and its distribution.
In addition to carrying out independent research, the postdoctoral associate is expected to:
The position is based in New Brunswick, NJ, and the selected candidate is expected to start on September 1st, 2020.
Applicants for the position should have completed a terminal degree in Philosophy, Political Theory, Public Health, Health Policy, Economics, Law, Medicine, or another relevant area by the position start date. A record of independent research in population-level bioethics, bioethics, applied ethics and/or moral philosophy is required, as is high-level ability in analytical thinking and writing, as demonstrated by a writing sample.
For full consideration, applications should be submitted by December 1st, 2019 and include the following documents:
Informal inquiries may be directed to Monica Magalhaes, CPLB Program Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org. To apply, please go to https://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/102729
About CPLB and Rutgers:
The Center for Population-Level Bioethics (CPLB) is a new center dedicated to the study of macro-level bioethical dilemmas: those that arise outside the clinical encounter, at the level of the population, the state, the country, or the globe. Questions of interest range from the theoretical to the applied, for example how to conceptualize, measure and evaluate health inequalities or disease severity; how to prioritize resources between disease areas, rural and urban patients, and age cohorts or generations; the acceptability of paternalistic health promotion measures; and many others. Our approach emphasizes collaboration and interdisciplinarity, and seeks to inform and be informed by other fields of inquiry such as general ethics and philosophy, health policy, and health economics. We welcome innovative questions and methods and ambitious thinking, and value clear presentation of ideas, potentially using formal tools.
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national research university. Its partners form one of the nation's largest academic health care systems, and the largest in New Jersey. Its Philosophy department has consistently been ranked second in the country by the Philosophical Gourmet Report, and has particular strength and renowned faculty in applied and normative ethics.
CPLB is part of Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS), New Jersey’s academic health center, which takes an integrated approach to educating students, providing clinical care, and conducting research—all with the goal of improving human health. RBHS oversees eight schools, a behavioral health network, and five centers and institutes that focus on cancer treatment and research, neuroscience, advanced biotechnology and medicine, environmental and occupational health, and health care policy and aging research. CPLB is creating research partnerships within RBHS, within Rutgers, nationally, and internationally.
Our offices are located in the center of New Brunswick, about an hour away from New York city, at the beautiful Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research.