Subject: EBM+ MSCA Individual Fellowship Opportunity

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Have you recently finished your PhD, or are about to finish? Are you
interested in carrying out research in the field of ‘medical
‘Medical methodology’ is an interdisciplinary area that investigates how
clinical evidence is critically appraised and applied to various different
medical cases. EBM+ has formed a wider network of organisations and
individuals focused on this field who are attempting to articulate precisely
how current research and clinical methods/guidelines are suboptimal, and how
these can be lastingly improved.

We would like to invite you to apply for a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual
en> to be hosted in one of the partner institutions of the EBM+ consortium.

Host institutions available:

University of Amsterdam
University of Kent
University College London
EBM+ is a consortium of philosophers, sociologists and public health experts
who are working to improve the ways in which evidence-based medicine handles
evidence of mechanisms in addition to evidence of associations. For more
information, visit <>
We are looking for an interested candidate who:

holds a PhD in a relevant field or has four years of full-time research
experience by 14th September (deadline for submission of the formal
relevant fields are: philosophy of science (especially biomedical or policy
sciences), a related scientific discipline (e.g. medicine, epidemiology,
medical sociology, etc.), science/medical ethics with a particular interest in
the methodological frameworks underpinning both clinical research and
subsequent health policy formulation.
lives outside the country of the host institution or have not lived there for
more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the call deadline
(14th September)
would like to spend one or two years doing full-time research within the EBM+
What you need to do?

Please send your CV, list of publications and an outline of your research
project, including a problem statement, research question and an indication of
your methodology to Charlie Norell, the Impact and Public Engagement
Coordinator for EBM+ (

What can you expect?

During the application process, you will be supported in further developing
your project into a competitive MSCA application by a member of the EBM+
consortium and the research office of the prospective host institution.

If your application is successful the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action will
provide an allowance to cover your living, travel and family costs and
contributes to the overhead of the host organization. For further details on
how to apply, see the Marie Skłodowska-Curie website here

This fellowship will enable you to:

pursue your research project with the close support of your EBM+ academic
become part of the EBM+ consortium – an innovative, medical-related
be employed at the host institution as a full-time employee, including all
benefits associated with employment (details depend on the chosen host
Further queries may be directed to Charlie Norell (


Federica Russo | 
<> | @federicarusso
Department of Philosophy, University of Amsterdam

Interested in my research?

Causality: Philosophical Theory Meets Scientific Practice
n&> (co-authored with Phyllis Illari)
Available through all good bookshops, or direct from Oxford University Press

Recent Articles:
Opportunities and challenges of Molecular Epidemiology
es-in-Research-and-Practice/Boniolo-Nathan/p/book/9781138940673>, in
Philosophy of Molecular Medicine (Boniolo and Nathan, eds), with P. Vineis

On the poietic character of technology
<>, Humana.Mente


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