Full time position to look at preferences for newborn genetic screening


We are looking for a full time researcher to investigate the preferences that parents and healthcare professionals have in relation to screening and genetic testing of newborns. This is a full time position for two years, based at the centre, but working in an international research project. Application deadline 19 July 2021. 

The project will use qualitative and quantitative methods to study parents 'and health care professionals' preferences regarding screening and genetic testing of newborns for rare diagnoses and attempts to identify patients with symptoms via their electronic medical records and an algorithm. The effect of the information on the parents will be examined with an instrument that measures Empowerment, which will be validated for use in Germany and Italy.

You will be part of a dynamic research environment at the Center for Research Ethics and Bioethics. We are an interdisciplinary research environment with 25 junior and senior researchers at the Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences. Our research is focused on bioethics, clinical ethics, research ethics, neuroethics, medical law, perceptions about communication of genetic risk information and research on patients' preferences.

We welcome applicants with a doctoral degree in medical sciences, or public health science or psychology or health economics. Knowledge and ability to use both qualitative methods such as interviews and focus groups as well as quantitative methods where one seeks quantifiable and generalizable results, e.g. epidemiological studies, is a requirement. Deadline 19 July 2021. 

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Last modified: 2022-01-10