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Dublin City University

PhD position: Research Ethics and Integrity

Funded 4 year PhD position on Research Ethics and Integrity at the Institute of Ethics at Dublin City University.

The PhD is funded by the EnTIRE project (Horizon 2020; Call: H2020-SwafS-2016-17; Science with and for Society). Funding is available for a PhD student for 4 years, to cover university fees and an annual tax-free stipend of €16,000.

The EnTIRE project will address the following objectives:

  • Objective 1: To undertake an in-depth stakeholder consultation across EU countries exploring RE+RI experiences and practices, defining the boundaries of data to be collected, and developing a mapping structure adapted to user needs.
  • Objective 2: To assemble the relevant normative elements, including RE+RI rules and procedures, educational materials, illustrative cases, and relevant institutions across EU countries.
  • Objective 3: To develop a user-friendly platform, including a website and online resources, to facilitate access to RE+RI knowledge and experience, and support application in research and evaluation, thus fostering uptake of ethical standards and responsible conduct of research.

DCU Institute of Ethics

The DCU Institute of Ethics engages in high quality research, teaching and services. The Institute promotes a systematic approach to applied ethics in the fields of government, business, media, science, technology and health care. It is engaged in a variety of international funded research projects (see research portfolio).

Your profile

  • You have an excellent academic record (first class or II.1 primary degree or a postgraduate
    qualification, e.g. M.Sc.) in Philosophy, Ethics, Applied Ethics or a related discipline.
  • You are eager to work in and learn from multi-disciplinary and multi-organization teams from ethics, social sciences and law. You have a proven ability to communicate across disciplines, or a clear interest in developing this ability.
  • You are highly motivated, ambitious, have good social and strong written and oral communication skills, have excellent analytical skills, and can work independently.
  • You have an excellent command of the English language. You should have English language certification if English is not your first language, the requirement being: IELTS: 6.5+, TOEFL iBT: 92+, TOEFL pBT: 580+, or equivalent.

Apply

  • Please email a cover letter, a CV, a writing sample and the contact details of two referees to professor Bert Gordijn (bert.gordijn@dcu.ie). For all further informal enquiries, please contact professor Bert Gordijn. There will be a screening and interview process.
  • Deadline for applications: 15 April 2017
  • Download the advertisement.

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