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Postdoctoral researcher fixed-term 36 months, 100%

Einrichtung: Medizinische Fakultät
(Institute of Ethics, History and Theory of Medicine)
Besetzungsdatum: 01.04.2018
Ende der Bewerbungsfrist: 10.03.2018
Entgeltgruppe: TV-L E 13
Befristung: 31.03.2021

Es besteht grundsätzlich die Möglichkeit der Teilzeitbeschäftigung.

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

The primary task is a philosophical analysis of norms and values in relation to mobile health technologies, and a normative discussion of the impact of these technologies on individuals (primary focus) and on society. The results shall lead to international, peer-reviewed publications. Furthermore, you will be involved in the project management, PhD supervision, development of an educatory website and other strategies of dissemination, transdisciplinary communication and outreach. Participation in meetings and seminars as well as overall collaboration and exchange within the META-project are required.


Your profile

● Doctoral/PhD-degree in a relevant academic discipline (e.g. philosophy)
● Broad expertise in ethical/normative analysis
● Interest in embedding philosophy in societal context
● 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 justice and vulnerability; global and public health; health technology/mHealth 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 work atmosphere is welcoming and supportive. 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 (100%). Part time is possible. The position is for an initial 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 10.03.2018 electronically as a single pdf file with the subject matter
“Application META” to Sigrid Detschey:


For further information please contact the project leader PD Dr. Verina Wild: