CALL FOR PAPERS – Undergraduate Biomedical Ethics Symposium

Western Michigan University
May 5, 2012
Hosted by University Center for the Humanities
2500 Knauss Hall

Biomedical ethics papers should be 3000 words (about 20 minutes presentation time) and prepared for blind review (name and identifying information should appear nowhere on the paper).  Attach your paper and separate cover page that contains name, address, phone number, e-mail address and school affiliation as a Word or PDF file to the e-mail.  The e-mail subject line should read “Undergraduate Biomedical ethics Paper Submission”

Submission deadline March 14, 2012.

Accepted authors will be notified by March 15th.  Papers not prepared for blind review will be rejected.  We respectfully request that we receive submissions only from those who plan to attend the conference if accepted.

Please e-mail submissions to

This Event is sponsored by the Center for the Study of Ethics in Society, the Department of Philosophy, the Medical Humanities Workgroup, and the University Center for the Humanities.

JOB – PhD position, Ethics of Green Biotech‏

KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden.  KTH in Stockholm is the largest and oldest technical university in Sweden. No less than one-third of Sweden’s technical research and engineering education capacity at university level is provided by KTH. Education and research spans from natural sciences to all branches of engineering and includes architecture, industrial management and urban planning. There are a total of just over 15,000 first and second level students and more than 1,600 doctoral students. KTH has almost 4,300 employees

Description of the research area
We seek to appoint a PhD candidate for research in ethical aspects on green biotechnology. You will work in an interdisciplinary research team that has a strong focus on international publication of research outcomes within a research programme (Mistra Biotech) consisting of researchers from the KTH and the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU).You will have close collaborations with researchers from both universities.

The position is for four years, extendable to a maximum of five years including departmental duties at a level of at most 20% (typically teaching).

To be eligible for PhD studies a Master’s degree (or equivalent) is required. A suitable disciplinary background is ethics or philosophy. Applicants with a major in agricultural or biological science are also welcome. Knowledge in agriculture and/or biotechnology is a merit.

The candidate should have a good command of English and Swedish or another Scandinavian language. The successful candidate should also be able to co-operate with other researchers and, for instance, representatives of government and business.

For PhD studies to be successful, it is necessary to have a high degree of motivation for scientific research, well developed analytical capacity, ability to work independently, good communication abilities and the social ability to work in a team.

KTH Website

Applications by e-mail (including CV) should be sent to:

The application should include the following documents:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Transcripts of college/university degrees
  • Brief summary of why the applicant wants to pursue a PhD position

    Latest day of application: 2012-01-09
    Reference number: A-2011-0692

    The reference number shall be stated in your application.

    Per Sandin, Senior Lecturer in Bioethics and Environmental Ethics, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences.
    Phone: +46(0)18673342

    Trade union representative
    Lars Abrahamsson , SACO
    Phone: +46(0)8-790 70 58