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24-month Post-Doctoral Fellowship on "Medical Genetics and Genomics in Global Health"

Cermes3 announces a 2-year full-time post-doctoral position (Sept 2017-Aug 2019) financed through the European Research Council project GLOBHEALTH, "From international to global: Knowledge and diseases and the post-war government of health".

This post-doctoral research centres on the articulation of medical genetics and genomics with the field of global health. It should focus on the processes, which led to the inscription of medical genetics and ge-nomics on the agenda of international public health in general and of the WHO in particular. It may ad-dress issues of clinical practice and/or public health policies and/or research. The nature of the investigation can be historical, sociological or anthropological. It should however address the development of local practices in countries of the 'global Souths' and the role of international organizations and experts net-works.
The post-doctoral project falls under the domain "Placing genetics on the world health agenda: the global-ization of a medical specialty", one of four areas investigated in the ERC project GLOBHEALTH. The other two projects currently pursued in this area of medical genetics focus on the contemporary dynamics of medical genetics and genomics in Mexico and in the Arabian Peninsula.

The post-doctoral project is to be situated at Cermes3, Villejuif/Paris, but will involve fieldwork in Africa, Asia or Latin America according to the project. It may also involve research in Geneva (WHO) and other sites. Research will be pursued in collaboration with Prof. Jean-Paul Gaudillière (historian of science and medicine) and Dr. Claire Beaudevin (medical anthropologist). Funds for fieldwork and participation to in-ternational workshops will be provided.

Applicants should hold a PhD in anthropology or history, but other disciplines will be considered. Solid experience in the conduct of interviews and ethnography, some background and interest in genetics, as well as an excellent mastery of written and oral English are required. Experience with archival work would be an asset.

Applications should include:
- contact details with phone number
- an updated CV with list of publications
- a letter of motivation
- a project description of 7-10 pages specifying the issues addressed and their relevance to the GLOBHEALTH project, the methodologies to be mobilized, the intended fieldwork, expected outcomes, and timeline;
- a piece of writing that the applicant deems relevant to the project.

Information on Cermes3: http://www.cermes3.cnrs.fr | on the ERC project: http://globhealth.vjf.cnrs.fr

The complete application is to be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Please indicate "Medical Genetics-GLOBHEALTH" in the subject line.

Timeline:

The deadline for applications is April 15th, 2017.
The selection will be completed at the end of June 2017.
The successful candidate is expected to be employed by September 2017.

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