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Institution Faculty of Medicine - Institute of Ethics, History and Theory of Medicine
Full-time / Part-time Full-time (100%)
Start date by arrangement, (for 30 months)
Application deadline 2024-03-04

About us:

An interdisciplinary team of currently ten researchers investigates the ethical implications and historical roots of modern biomedicine. Topics include ethical issues of innovative biomedical technologies (esp. based on genetic engineering), ethical implications of AI-algorithms in medicine, and ethical issues in clinical patient care. The work aims at providing practical recommendations for the ethically justified development and use of the innovative interventions and technologies.

We are looking for you:

PhD Position in Biomedical Ethics at LMU Munich (m/f/x)

in Munich

Your tasks and responsibilities:

The PhD project aims at establishing a comprehensive ethical framework for the tailored genetic treatment development process. To achieve this goal, the project will (1) define ethical standards for innovative trial types for single-patient genomic medicine (n-of-1 trials; platform, umbrella and basket trials), (2) develop appropriate informed consent procedures based on conceptual analysis and socio-empirical analyses of patients’ informed consent needs, and (3) develop innovative approaches for pricing, coverage, and prioritisation of high-cost/high-effect single-patient ASO treatments.

Your qualifications:

Researchers must be doctoral candidates (i.e. not already in possession of a doctoral degree at the date of the recruitment). Researchers who have successfully defended their doctoral thesis but who have not yet formally been awarded the doctoral degree will not be considered eligible.

Researchers must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of the recruiting beneficiary for more than 12 months in the 36 months immediately before their date of recruitment. Compulsory national service, short stays such as holidays, and time spent as part of a procedure for obtaining refugee status under the Geneva Convention are not taken into account.

Master degree qualifying for a PhD and research in the field of biomedical ethics, e.g. philosophy, medicine, health sciences and social sciences. Openness for interdisciplinary research required, some first experience with analytical and socio-empirical ethical research methodologies is an advantage.


Gross salary (without employer’s social contributions) 3942 € per month, plus additional family allowance, if applicable (full-time, 38.5 hours per week).

Also possible in a part-time capacity.

People with disabilities who are equally as qualified as other applicants will receive preferential treatment.


Full applications should include

  • A motivation letter
  • A Europass CV
  • Copies of your relevant certificates
  • Names and contact details for at least two potential referees

Applications should be submitted to

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