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Research assistant/Doctoral student TV-L E13 60%, fixed-term 36 months

Einrichtung: Medizinische Fakultät
(Institute of Ethics, History and Theory of Medicine)
Besetzungsdatum: 01.04.2018
Ende der Bewerbungsfrist: 28.02.2018
Entgeltgruppe: TV-L E 13

Es handelt sich um eine Teilzeitstelle. (Stundenzahl: 24)

Die Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU) ist eine der renommiertesten und größten Universitäten Deutschlands.


The project

The research position is available within the research group “META – mHealth: Ethical, legal and societal aspects in the technological age”. The international and interdisciplinary project investigates and evaluates ethical, legal and societal aspects of mobile health technologies (e.g. health apps, wearables) from an individual, population and global perspective. The project is funded by the German Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).

Your tasks

● Conduct socio-empirical research examining benefits and risks of mobile health technologies, and related norms and values
● Dissemination, knowledge transfer, e.g. international, peer-reviewed publications; feed results into an educatory website
● Collaboration (e.g. co-organize events) and exchange within the research group
● Acquisition of a doctoral/PhD-degree during the project is possible and highly encouraged


Your profile

● Master’s degree in a relevant academic discipline (e.g., social sciences, psychology)
● Expertise in empirical methodologies (esp. qualitative studies, participant observation)
● Interest in exchange with philosophy/ethics
● Scientific ambition, strong analytical skills, enthusiasm and the ability to work
● Spoken and written fluency in English
● Knowledge of German is an advantage
● Demonstrated interest in questions of health technology/mHealth; justice
and vulnerability in the area of health is an additional asset

Our offer

We offer an exciting research experience in an innovative project at the intersection of health, technology, philosophy, social science and law. The working atmosphere is welcoming and supporting. The post holder will work in an interdisciplinary team at the Institute of Ethics, History and Theory of Medicine ( in the beautiful city
of Munich, at one of the most prestigious universities in Germany and in exchange with national and international partners at other leading research universities. The salary will be according to TV-L E13 (60%). The position is for a fixed-term of 36 months.

We especially encourage female scholars to apply. The LMU endeavors to raise the percentage of women among its academic personnel. Among applicants chosen for interviews, given equal qualification, preference will be given to candidates with disabilities.

Schwerbehinderte Bewerber / Bewerberinnen werden bei ansonsten im Wesentlichen gleicher Eignung bevorzugt.


Please send your application (inc. cover letter, CV, list of publications, 1-3 relevant writing samples) by 28. Feb 2018 electronically as a single pdf file with the subject matter
“Application META Sociol” to Sigrid Detschey:


For further information please contact the project leader PD Dr. Verina Wild: v.wild@lrz.uni-muenchen.