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JOB: postdoc in law for the “Enhancing Responsibility” project- TU Delft and University of Oxford

**Deadline: 31 October 2011**

Applicants are sought for a law postdoc position of 2.5 year duration to work on the international interdisciplinary research project “Enhancing Responsibility: the effects of cognitive enhancement on moral and legal responsibility” funded by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). A brief description of this project’s aims and inter-disciplinary approach is contained below under the heading “PROJECT DESCRIPTION” and at NWO’s project home page (see heading “RELATED WEB PAGES” below).
Though employed at TU Delft, the law postdoc will work at Oxford University as a visitor under the supervision of Dr Imogen Goold (co-investigator). They will be part of an international interdisciplinary team of researchers that also includes Prof Miles Hewstone (co-investigator) and a psychology postdoc (also at Oxford University), and Dr Nicole Vincent (chief investigator) and a philosophy postdoc (both based in Philosophy at TU Delft in The Netherlands). The post-holder’s duties will include:

– producing an historical overview of how legal systems have dealt with the emergence of new technologies that affect standards to determine capacity;
– identification and analysis of case law and legislation to establish the law’s current stance on enhancement, and to identify what kind of reform is required;
– assisting in drafting policy recommendations.

Prospective applicants must have obtained or be about to obtain their PhD or equivalent in law, and must demonstrate excellent command of the English language. Dutch language proficiency would be valued but is not expected. The successful applicant will be appointed at grade 10 step 3 of the VSNU collective bargaining agreement. Approximate starting salary will be €2,744 gross per month + holiday pay + end of year bonus, with annual salary step increments upon satisfactory progress. Funding will also be provided for conference travel.

Further inquiries should be directed to Dr Nicole Vincent:
Further information, inlcuding how to apply

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