Two 3-year PhD positions in Ethics at the Institute of Ethics, Dublin City University (Ireland)

2 PhD positions at the Institute of Ethics at Dublin City University as part of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network, PROTECT – ‘Protecting Personal Data Amidst Big Data Innovation’ (funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action grant agreement No. 813497).

Position 1: Ethics of the Quantified Self

The aim of this PhD is to analyze the ethical challenges of self-tracking technologies in a specified set of contexts (e.g. a work or healthcare environment). Based on this analysis recommendations should be formulated for the ethical development and use of self-quantifying technologies. This position includes two secondments.

Position 2: Ethics of Nudging

The objective of this PhD is to analyze the circumstances under which nudging as a method of influencing choices is ethically acceptable. This analysis should yield recommendations for a specified range of choice environments. The position includes three secondments.

For both positions

You will have significant freedom to make the topic your own and select specific research questions, theories, and methods. We encourage innovation. Depending on your level of experience, we may require you to take some courses taught in the MA in Ethics.

Applications and requests for further information should be sent to Prof. Bert Gordijn (), Institute of Ethics, Dublin City University  (Ireland)

Application deadline: June 20th 2019, 23:59 CET

Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed by the end of June. For more information see HERE


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