3 PhD positions at Institute for Biomedical Ethics, University of Basel (Basel, Switzerland)

The Institute for Biomedical Ethics is looking for graduate students (Master’s degree) or medical doctors who are interested in carrying out a PhD in biomedical ethics or bioethics in the field of “Digitalisation in Healthcare”, “Family Building at Advanced parental Age” as well as on a topic of the candidate’s choice.

PhD – Digitalisation in Healthcare:

  • Start July 2021; length PhD program 3 years
  • For further information please see here.

PhD – Family Building at Advanced Parental Age:

  • Start July or August 2021; length PhD program 3-4 years (full-time) 
  • For further information please see here.

PhD – topic candidate’s choice

  • Start Spring 2022 (position may begin earlier in late 2021 based on agreement); length PhD program 3 years 
  • For further information please see here.

Assistant Professor in bioethics with a focus on new medical technologies (Department of Philosophy, University of Twente, Netherlands)

Tenure track, full-time

The full job vacancy can be found here.

For more information, please contact Prof. Dr. Philip Brey (, tel. +31-53-4894426).

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Position as Research Assistant on Ethical and Social Aspects of Nursing Technologies (Oldenburg, Germany)
Fully funded PhD Scholarship on The Ethics of Carbon Pricing, Dublin City University (Dublin, Ireland)
The School of Theology, Philosophy, and Music and School of Law and Government at Dublin City University (DCU) are offering a four year fully funded (stipends & fees) scholarship in the Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences. The project will be supervised by Professor Bert Gordijn  and Dr. Goran Dominioni
Position as Research Associate (Oldenburg, Germany)

The division of ethics in medicine of the department of health services research at the University of Oldenburg, Germany, offers a position as a research associate.

Position as Research Associate (Oldenburg, Germany)

The division of ethics in medicine of the department of health services research at the University of Oldenburg, Germany, offers a position as a research associate.

The full job vacancy can be found here [GER only]:

For more information please contact Prof. Dr. Mark Schweda (). Deadline: 1 December 2020 

Assistant professor in bioethics with a focus on new medical technologies (full-time, tenure-track, for fall 2020 or spring 2021) at the Department of Philosophy, University of Twente (Netherlands)

Information: For detailed information please see here.

Contact: Prof. dr. Philip Brey (, tel. +31 53 4894426).

Application: Your application should include a CV (which should include the title of your dissertation), a letter of application (including a brief summary of your teaching evaluations), a writing sample, and contact information for 2 or more references and should be sent no later than June 21st, 2020. Applications should be uploaded here  Since only three documents can be uploaded per application, please combine documents if needed. Interviews will take place in late June and early July.


Assistant Professor in ethics and epistemology of AI “Philosophy, ethics and regulation of the digital society in relation to AI” (full-time, tenure-track, for fall 2020 or spring 2021)

Information: For detailed information please see here. Contacts: Prof. dr. Ciano Aydin (chair;  tel: +31 53 4893391) or Prof. dr. Philip Brey (), or Prof. dr. ir. Peter-Paul Verbeek () or Prof. dr. ir. Mieke Boon ().

Application: Please upload your application here before June 12, 2020. Your application should include (1) a motivation letter (which states explicitly that you are interested in the position in “Philosophy, ethics and regulation of the digital society in relation to AI”) that states how you meet the selection criteria and also outlining your research and teaching interests, (2) a detailed CV with full publication list, full list of courses taught and if possible a summary of teaching evaluations, and (3) names and contact information of 2 references. Review of applications will start mid-June 2020 and will continue until the positions are filled. Interviews will be planned July 6 to July 17.


Assistant Professor in philosophy (any area) with a focus on technology and society (full-time, tenure-track, for fall 2020 or spring 2021)

Information: For detailed information please see here. Contacts: Prof. dr. Ciano Aydin (chair; , tel: +31 53 4893391) or Prof. dr. Philip Brey () or Prof. dr. ir. Peter-Paul Verbeek () or Prof. dr. ir. Mieke Boon ().

Application: Your application should include a CV (which should include the title of your dissertation), a letter of application (including a brief summary of your teaching evaluations), a writing sample, and contact information for 2 or more references and should be sent no later than June 24th, 2020.  Applications should be uploaded here. Since only three documents can be uploaded per application, please combine documents if needed. Interviews will take place in late June and early July.

16th World Congress of Bioethics (WCB) & Congress of the Feminist Approaches to Bioethics (FAB) on Bioethics post Covid-19: Responsibility and transparency in a globalized and interconnected world

20 – 22 July 2022, Basel – Switzerland

Abstract submission (NEW deadline): 30.09.2021

The Institute for Biomedical Ethics at the University of Basel (Switzerland) hosts the 16th World Congress of Bioethics which will be held either in person or virtually.

For more information see here


III International Colloquium on Philosophy of Neuroscience – Free Will, Agency and Ethical Implications VIII Meeting of the ANPOF Work Group on Philosophy of Neuroscience (Rio de Janeiro, Brasil)

Online: 21 – 25 June 2021; In-person: 6 – 10 December 2021

The colloquium is held by the Work Group on Philosophy of Neuroscience, Cognition, X-Phi and Neuroethics of ANPOF (the Brazilian Philosophical Association), the Department of Philosophy of UFRJ (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro) and the Department of Law of UFMG (Federal University of Minas Gerais).

For more information and registration see here.

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Virtual conference: COVID-19 – Research, Ethics and the Quest for Cure – online (Bioethics & Law Center, Tel Aviv University, Israel)

9 November 2020 

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, and given the lack of proven treatment, an array of investigational therapies were used to treat patients.  Some were provided as compassionate or support care and others were considered investigational or repurposed treatments .The line between the various uses was not always clear. In this conference, we will focus on different ethical angles in the clinical research conducted towards achieving an effective and safe therapy  for the disease. 

For further information and free registration please see here


2nd AICI Forum digital for Artificial Intelligence in Clinical Imaging – online (Austria)

30 – 31 October 2020 

For further information and free registration please see here

Looking at attending our 2022 Conference in Poland?

Our 34th European Conference will be held in Warsaw, Poland. Register here to attend our upcoming 2022 conference.