Dept. of Medical Ethics and History of Medicine, University Medical Center Göttingen, Germany

A postdoctoral fellow is sought for the working group ‘Cultural and Ethical Studies of Biomedicine’ The position includes the socio-empirical investigation of the role and functioning of exemplary patients associations in Germany and other countries as well as a subsequent social philosophical and bioethical analysis of collectivity and methods of patient representation in biopolitics. The post-doc should aim for an academic career in the interdisciplinary field of bioethics/STS research and will be encouraged to develop own research projects and apply for further research grants. On a smaller scale, we also welcome an involvement in teaching. The ability to work independently as well as skills and experience in qualitative socio-empirical research are very welcome. Further interest in interdisciplinary research and especially in bioethics would be an additional asset. The position requires a good command of English for international collaboration and publication, but also German language skills for conducting socio-empirical research in Germany.  The application can be in English or German. It should include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, graduate transcript (copy okay for initial screening), and a writing sample (a selected chapter of the PhD thesis and 1-2 peer- reviewed publications).
Please send all documents via e-mail to Silke Schicktanz ( by 20th of January 2015.
If you have any further questions regarding the application, please contact Prof. Schicktanz.