Two PhD positions at IBME

PhD-Position at the IBME
70-100% 

Intersex: New Interdisciplinary Approaches (INIA) Training Network
Role, dissemination and impact of clinical ethics in multidisciplinary teams on intersex in Europe

INIA is a new international research network which will train a cohort of 10 early stage researchers working collaboratively to develop knowledge that will inform policy making and practice across a range of key sectors. This Innovative Training Network (ITN) is funded by the prestigious European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions, grant number No 859869. ITNs aim to train a new generation of creative, entrepreneurial and innovative early-stage researchers, able to face current and future challenges and to convert knowledge and ideas into products and services for economic and social benefit.

Please see: INIA EU

The details of the project are:
Role, dissemination and impact of clinical ethics in multidisciplinary teams on intersex in Europe
Objectives: To understand the role of ethics in decision making about intersex medical interventions across medics and healthcare professionals with different areas of expertise. It will address the gap in knowledge about ethics and intersex care, exploring the ethical problems faced by multi-disciplinary teams.

Eligibility:
Applicants from all countries are eligible. However, as the network aims to foster international collaborations, applicants who are Swiss nationals are only be eligible for this post if only if they have lived or carried out their main activity in another country for more than 24 months since May 2017. The appointed person needs to commit themselves to only do paid work on the INIA project for the duration of their employment contract. They will be expected to relocate to live most of the time in or close to Zurich, Switzerland.
The INIA project language is English with the need for basic German-skills. The interviews will be held in English.

Qualifications:
Relevant degree/s with good grade/s (degree subjects could include medicine, law, psychology, cultural studies, politics, sociology, social policy) OR substantial experience of relevant work for example doing research, writing reports or academic writing

Knowledge:
Good knowledge of issues concerning sex, gender, and social inequalities.

Experience:
Ability to maintain confidentiality and to operate in an ethical way at all times.
Any potential conflicts of interest (such as previous collaborative or social relationships with any team members) must be declared on the application.
Applicants need to want to undertake teaching, teamwork, knowledge transfer, management of their project and some supervision (e.g. of administrative staff) and raise public awareness.

Skills:
Basic knowledge in German
A high level of English language skill is necessary as the project is in English

Diversity:
Support for our aim that INIA will ensure that all aspects of the project- training, research, decision-making, dissemination- are driven by inclusive and diverse perspectives and experiences. It is necessary that the Research Fellow has a commitment to equality and diversity including sex, sexual orientation, gender expression / identity, sex characteristics, race and ethnicity, age, caring responsibilities, faith, and ability. Intersex people, women, those with caring responsibilities, and those from other underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged to apply

Research Career:
The RF will wish to develop their research career in the field of intersex and sex variance, and to register for a PhD. INIA will make a substantial impact on their research career development 

 

We offer varied and interesting work in an inspiring and socially relevant environment in Zurich.
Diversity and inclusion are important to us.

Also see: Working at the UZH

 

Employment start date is September 1, 2020. Please submit your application by 30.04.2020.
First selections and first interviews will start from mid-May 2020 

 

2nd PhD-Position at the IBME
 

Intersex: New Interdisciplinary Approaches (INIA) Training Network

Impact of parental psychosocial indicators on decision-making and outcome regarding intersex in Europe

INIA is a new international research network which will train a cohort of 10 early stage researchers working collaboratively to develop knowledge that will inform policy making and practice across a range of key sectors. This Innovative Training Network (ITN) is funded by the prestigious European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions, grant number No 859869. ITNs aim to train a new generation of creative, entrepreneurial and innovative early-stage researchers, able to face current and future challenges and to convert knowledge and ideas into products and services for economic and social benefit.

Please see: INIA EU

We now invite applications for a 36-month position of Research Fellow on a project to generate understandings on psychosocial aspects of families with an intersex child, develop knowledge on influence of psychosocial factors on familial choice-making on medical interventions and support programmes for families.

Eligibility:
Applicants from all countries are eligible. However, as the network aims to foster international collaborations, applicants who are Swiss nationals are only be eligible for this post if only if they have lived or carried out their main activity in another country for more than 24 months since May 2017. The appointed person needs to commit themselves to only do paid work on the INIA project for the duration of their employment contract. They will be expected to relocate to live most of the time in or close to Zurich, Switzerland. The INIA project language is English with the need for basic German-skills. The interviews will be held in English.

Qualifications:
Relevant degree/s with good grade/s (degree subjects could include medicine, law, psychology, cultural studies, politics, sociology, social policy) OR substantial experience of relevant work for example doing research, writing reports or academic writing

Knowledge:
Good knowledge of issues concerning sex, gender, and social inequalities
Experience Ability to maintain confidentiality and to operate in an ethical way at all times
Any potential conflicts of interest (such as previous collaborative or social relationships with any team members) must be declared on the application
Applicants need to want to undertake teaching, teamwork, knowledge transfer, management of their project and some supervision (e.g. of administrative staff) and raise public awareness.

Skills:
Basic knowledge in German
A high level of English language skill is necessary as the project is in English

Diversity:
Support for our aim that INIA will ensure that all aspects of the project- training, research, decision-making, dissemination- are driven by inclusive and diverse perspectives and experiences. It is necessary that the Research Fellow has a commitment to equality and diversity including sex, sexual orientation, gender expression / identity, sex characteristics, race and ethnicity, age, caring responsibilities, faith, and ability. Intersex people, women, those with caring responsibilities, and those from other underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged to apply.

Research Career:
The RF will wish to develop their research career in the field of intersex and sex variance, and to register for a PhD. INIA will make a substantial impact on their research career development

 

We offer varied and interesting work in an inspiring and socially relevant environment in Zurich.
Diversity and inclusion are important to us.

Also see: Working at the UZH

 

Employment start date is September 1. Please submit your application by 30.04.2020.
First selections and first interviews will take place from mid-May 2020

 

Please apply to:

Dr. Jürg Streuli, PhD

Institute of Biomedical Ethics and History of Medicine

University of Zurich

Research Group Leader for Pediatric Bioethics

Winterthurerstrasse 30

8008 Zürich

Switzerland

T:   +41 (0)44 266 8248

Juerg.streuli@ibme.uzh.ch

https://ibme.uzh.ch/en

Giovanni Spitale

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