Studentship: PhD Ethics and Technology (Ethical Aspects of Modelling in Engineering) Technische Universiteit Eindhoven

Industrial Engineering & Innovation Sciences Eindhoven, (Noord-Brabant), 40 hours per week Job description The PhD student is expected to do both supervised and unsupervised research, write a PhD thesis and research papers on ethical issues regarding modeling and to participate in activities of the 3TU.Centre for Ethics and Technology. A small part of the studentship […]

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Clinical Ethicist Job at Stony Brook

Sort-of-fresh in my inbox this morning was a notification that SUNY Stony Brook is advertising for an assistant/ associate professorial level job as a clinical ethicist.  I’ve blogged about this kind of role before, and I have to say that the wording of the advert sort of confirms my suspicions about clinical ethics consultancy. The primary responsibilities […]

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Steven Pinker and his Genes

The psychologist gives a brief essay on genetic analysis and the possibility of consumer genomics in the New York Times.  He makes a number of interesting points about such analysis, concerning everything from Brussels sprouts to Jewishness to hair.  But a couple of the points he makes about health markers are worth noting.  First, in […]

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Soran Reader on Euthanasia

Soran Reader (Philosophy, Durham) provides an insight into her own experience of being diagnosed with a brain tumour, and the availability or otherwise of euthanasia in the UK, in this week’s Times Higher Education.  It’s powerful stuff. [T]he possibility that really threatens to break me is that I may be unable to remember my children. […]

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