Centre for Medical Genetics and Policy and the Department of History and Philosophy of Science

Two-Year Lectureship in Philosophy and Biomedical Ethics

We intend to appoint a philosopher who will focus on topics in biomedical ethics and other areas of philosophy affected by advances in our knowledge of genetics. An interest in normative issues that arise in public health, public policy and genetics would be a considerable advantage. While based in the Department of History and Philosophy of Science as a teacher and researcher, 40% of the postholder’s time will be devoted to policy analysis and educational programmes for the Centre for Medical Genetics and Policy, based at the Cambridge Genetics Knowledge Park.

The post is unestablished and will be for two years. The successful applicant will take up appointment on 1 October 2004. The scale of stipends is £23,296-£35,950 (pay award pending) depending on experience.

Applications in hard copy, including a CV, list of publications, details of teaching experience and two samples of recent work, should be sent to the Secretary, Dept of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Cambridge, Free School Lane, Cambridge CB2 3RH, UK (tel: +44 (0)1223 334540/fax: 334554) to arrive by 30 January 2004. Applicants should ask three referees to send or email references to the Secretary to arrive by that date. Interviews will be held on 15 March 2004. For enquiries and further particulars please email [email protected] or visit our website