Job: Researcher position in European law and ethics on end-of-life decisions

Researcher position

European law and ethics on end-of-life decisions

TV-L E13 50% for one year or 100% for 6 months

Starting date: November 1st, 2014, or later

Job description:

A reseacher position is available in the area of end-of-life law and ethics in the context of a large, interdisciplinary European research project called “ALS-CarE: A Programme for ALS Care in Europe”, funded by the German Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF) within the “Joint Programme on Neurodegenerative Disease Research” (JPND). The post will be situated at the Technical University of Munich, supervised by Ralf J. Jox, Assistant Professor in Medical Ethics, from the Institute of Ethics, History and Theory at the University of Munich.

The post holder will be expected to conduct a review of current legislations of major European countries on end-of-life decisions and advance care planning. The special focus of the review will be on neurodegenerative diseases, in particular Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). The post holder will be a member of the Munich project group that also conducts an international empirical survey among end-of-life attitudes of ALS patients.

Your profile
Candidates should be graduates in law, alternatively in medicine, philosophy or bioethics, but with some knowledge in medical law. A PhD or JD is an asset, but not mandatory. Candidates should have demonstrated interest in bioethics or applied ethics, especially regarding end-of-life issues. Due to the international outlook of the project, spoken and written fluency in English is essential. Native English speakers are especially encouraged to apply. Residence requirements can be discussed on an individual basis.

Our offer

We offer close supervision in a small group of highly experienced researchers. The post holder will have the opportunity to publish first-author articles in high-ranked journals and present at international conferences. The job offers home-based work and temporal flexibility.

Disabled candidates are preferentially considered in case of equal qualification. Applications from women are encouraged. The position is temporary and project-based.

Please send your application (including letter of motivation, CV, certificates, 1-2 writing examples), preferentially by e-mail, to:

Ralf J. Jox, MD, PhD

Institut für Ethik, Geschichte und Theorie der Medizin

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

Lessingstrasse 2, D-80336 München, Germany

ralf.jox [at] med.lmu.de

Closing date: October 1st, 2014

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