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Banting PostDoctoral Fellowships:The Government of Canada allocated $45 million over five years in Budget 2010 to establish a high-profile, prestigious postdoctoral fellowships program. The Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships Program will be distinguished from existing postdoctoral fellowships programs by its emphasis on the synergy between an applicant's individual merit and potential to launch a successful research-intensive career and the host institution’s commitment to the research program and environment with which the applicant is to be affiliated. As such, an applicant's application to the Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships Program must be completed in full collaboration with the proposed host institution. The Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships will be valued at $70,000 per year (taxable) for two years. For more information please see:

Research Associate, University of Lincoln.Salary: £25,001. Ref: HSS2296B. Based in the School of Social Sciences a full time post is available on a fixed term basis for a period of 14 months. This is an opportunity for a researcher to work with the Professor of Public Policy and a Research Fellow on a Leverhulme Trust funded project, 'Parliamentary scrutiny of the UK intelligence and security services'. Applicants should have a Masters degree in a relevant social science discipline or equivalent. A PhD in a relevant discipline is desirable. The School of Social Sciences comprises a strong team which teaches four undergraduate subjects - Politics, International Relations, Social Policy and Criminology - as well as a BA (Hons) in Social Science and the BA (Hons) Contemporary Culture and Communications. In addition, the MA programme 'Globalising Justice: Human Rights, Crime and Social Justice' represents a core feature of the portfolio. The School incorporates the Policy Studies Research Centre, which acts as a focus for research and consultancy, and is responsible for oversight of a range of PhD/MPhil students. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to be involved with the wider activities of the School. Please visit the website at to apply online. Alternatively, email or telephone (01522) 886775. Please quote the job reference number and title in all correspondence. Closing Date: 20th August 2010

Laboratory for ethical governance of information technology engages under the direction of Prof. Philippe Goujon a researcher (16 months 100% - M/F) beginning of Oct. 2010 end 28/02/2012. Research lies within the scope of two European projects. Those projects investigate ethical governance in EU research projects with the goal of providing a framework for improved governance mechanisms that will address potential ethical issues arising from new and emerging technologies. Studying current governance arrangements in actual ICT projects (and in particular in Ambient Intelligence project) will help to produce a better understanding of the efficiency and limits of current ethics governance. This will be applied to the relevant ethical issues identified which will lead to a recommendation of successful governance arrangements that will address ethical issues in emerging ICTs before or as they arise. The recommendations for individual issues will be used to develop general policy recommendations. The researcher's work will include: Review of ICT ethics governance - Research on ICT ethics governance in current European projects - Evaluation of effectiveness of current governance arrangements - Application of suitable governance arrangements to most relevant issues identified - Evaluation of viability of suggested governance arrangements. Qualifications: high level master (or PhD) from philosophy or social sciences (with a good knowledge concerning ethics) with a strong interest in the problems involved in social integration, ethics and the governorship of new technologies. Necessary qualities: available, open-minded; Scientific rigor and motivation for research;  Efficiency in the work and capacity to understand theoretical developments; Perfect knowledge of power point; Perfect spoken and written English; the ability to work as part of a team; the ability to produce written material of publishable standard. Environment of research: Facultés universitaires Notre-Dame de la Paix (; Computer sciences department ( ); an international network of 15 European labs expert in the field. Procedure of recruitment: CV, Interview (tel) and skype video, Test. CV and accompanying letter of motivation to be sent before 10 September (but the sooner is better), 2010 by mail, post or fax to Professor Philippe Goujon, Rue Grandgagnage, 21 5000 - Namur, Belgium. E-mail : Phone (Cellular) : +32 497 03 50 12 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              +32 497 03 50 12      end_of_the_skype_highlighting           
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The Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin announces one two-years postdoctoral fellowship for up to two years, beginning in December 2010.The fellow will join a project called "The Neurological Adolescent," conducted by Dr. Suparna Choudhury in the framework of the interdisciplinary Critical Neuroscience group based in Berlin ( The project is hosted in Department II at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, and is connected to the project "The Cerebral Subject: Brain and Self in Contemporary Culture." Some of the research is conducted in collaboration with the Berlin School of Mind and Brain ( The future research fellow should hold a PhD in anthropology, history of science or related field, and must be familiar with neuroimaging research. Experience in a mental health or neuroscience setting would be an advantage. Candidates should be interested to conduct ethnographic research in neuroimaging laboratories.  Consideration will also be given to excellent candidates with expertise in other relevant disciplines (cognitive neuroscience, STS, history and philosophy of science, psychiatry), but with openness to the other disciplines and a willingness to develop skills in qualitative research methods. Candidates are requested to send a curriculum vitae, publication list, research prospectus (maximum 750 words), a sample text, and two letters of recommendation no later than October 15, 2010. For details, please visit Please address queries to Dr. Suparna Choudhury at

Lafayette Collegeis seeking an exceptional teacher/scholar with expertise in Science, Technology, and Society (STS) for a tenure‐track position in the interdisciplinary Engineering Studies Program.The candidate’s teaching and scholarly interests and experience in Science, Technology, and Society will broaden current faculty expertise in engineering policy and engineering economics and management. Relevant research areas that will complement the program’s existing strengths in environmental issues and engineering management include, but are not limited to: energy, gender, health, and telecommunications. The successful candidate will teach the Program's Capstone Seminar in Engineering and Society; develop and teach interdisciplinary courses that attract students from across campus as well as in the major; work closely with students through independent study and undergraduate research; and advise Engineering Studies majors. Candidates must have at least one degree in engineering and be committed to teaching and scholarship in one or more areas within STS. The successful candidate will demonstrate that he or she is committed to pedagogical excellence and scholarship in an exclusively undergraduate, liberal arts environment; prior teaching experience is desirable. To apply, send a CV, letter of application that includes a description of teaching and scholarly interests, and list of three potential references to Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2010. For more information please see

Applications for the PhD Program in "Foundations of the Life Sciences and Their Ethical Consequences" at the SEMM (European School of Molecular Medicine, Milano) are now open.DEADLINE: September 26, 2010. DURATION: 4 years. SALARY: 18.500 Euro per year. LOCATION: Campus Ifom-Ieo (Milano). AWARDING BODY: University of Milano. SCIENTIFIC COORDINATOR: Giovanni Boniolo. TEACHING STAFF: Mark Bedau, Giovanni Boniolo, Marco Ferraguti, John Harris, Sheila Jasanoff, Matteo Mameli, Andrea Monti, Michel Morange, Richard Sullivan, Giuseppe Testa. DESCRIPTION: The main aim of the PhD program is the creation of highly skilled scholars with both scientific and philosophical competences. Students will be involved in lab activities, and become members of one of the research groups hosted by the institution. They will also attend lectures and seminars, and write a dissertation usually related to the scientific research of the laboratory they work in. All lectures, seminars, and lab activities are in English. The PhD dissertation is also written in English. The PhD program provides for: 1) a strong training in molecular biomedicine in the light of evolutionary theory; 2) a strong logical-philosophical training; 3) a strong connection between scientific and humanistic subjects; 4) a strong link between theoretical and empirical preparation; 5) a close contact with the international community working on the foundations of the life sciences, bioethics, and molecular biomedicine. Both individuals with a scientific background and individuals with a  humanistic or legal background are encouraged to apply. RESEARCH TOPICS:1) philosophical foundations of the life sciences; 2) ethical implications of biomedical results; 3) biomedicine and society. See for details.