5 Doctoral Candidates (all genders; salary scale 13 TV-L, 65%)
in Ethics of Science and/or Philosophy of Science

The Research Training Group GRK 2073 “Integrating Ethics and Epistemology of Scientific Research” invites applications for 5 Doctoral Candidates (m/f/d) (Salary Scale 13 TV-L, 65%) starting 1 October 2021. The positions are limited to 30.09.2024.

At least two of the positions are expected to be located at Leibniz University Hannover and at least two at Bielefeld University.

Please carefully read our application guide, which details the application procedure and provides for further information on how to apply (as well as on the research training group and the positions offered). Deadline: 6 May 2021.


Application Guide [DOCX, 567 KB | PDF, 304 KB]

Call for Applications [DOCX, 556 KB; PDF, 137 KB]

Responsibilities and duties

Successful candidates will conduct research on a dissertation project that contributes to the research program of GRK 2073 and will participate in the training activities that are specified by the qualification program.

Employment conditions

Applicants must hold a pertinent university degree (typically an M.A. degree in Philosophy or in History and Philosophy of Science) and must be eligible to enrol as doctoral students in Philosophy at Leibniz University Hannover. They must be fluent in English and demonstrate an interest in at least one of the following two areas: practical philosophy of science (i.e., ethics and/or political philosophy of science) or theoretical philosophy of science (epistemology and/or metaphysics of science).

Applicants need to specify a dissertation project that is in line with the aims of the research program of GRK 2073.

As equal opportunities employers, Leibniz University Hannover and Bielefeld University intend to promote women and men. For this reason, suitably qualified women are specifically invited to apply.

Preference will be given to equally qualified applicants with disabilities.

Application procedure and contact information

Please send your application along with the documents and certificates specified in our application guide by 6 May 2021 to

For further information, please contact Leonie Wiemeyer (

About GRK 2073

GRK 2073 “Integrating Ethics and Epistemology of Scientific Research” is a research training group that is established as a joint project by Leibniz University Hannover and Bielefeld University. It is funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation). Its research program aims to bridge the gap between practice and theory in the philosophical investigation of scientific research in two ways: firstly, it examines new connections between practical philosophy of science (ethics of science, political philosophy of science) and theoretical philosophy of science (epistemology, metaphysics); secondly, it analyzes relevant links between the material culture of the sciences (objects, equipment, experiments, practices) and the cognitive dimension of the sciences (theories, hypotheses, discourses, models). The working language of GRK 2073 is English.

General information

For general information on pursuing a doctorate at one of the involved universities, please consider the following websites:

Bielefeld University

Pursuing a doctorate at Bielefeld University
Doctorate in philosophy at Bielefeld University
Department of Philosophy

Leibniz University Hannover

Pursuing a doctorate at Leibniz University Hannover
Institute of Philosophy