PhD: Creating Inherent Safety

Delft University of Technology
September 26 2017
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Full Time
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The PhD candidate will perform research as part of the research project T-TRIPP: Tools for Translation of Risk research into Policies and Practices. The project is a collaboration with the Rathenau Instituut and the serious gaming department of Delft University of Technology. The PhD student will be supervised by Prof. Ibo van de Poel in the Philosophy Department and Dr. Lotte Asveld in the Biotechnology Department. A complete description of the project can be requested.
The PhD candidate is expected to develop a safe-by-design approach for newly emerging biotechnologies. Such an approach implies that safety considerations are already included from the start in the R&D and design process of new technologies. The question addressed in this project is how such an approach might be applied to biotechnology, what kind of institutional measures support safety-by-design, and what this approach implies for allocation of responsibility and the autonomy of professionals.
The candidate will participate in the PhD programme of the 4TU Centre for Ethics and Technology. The candidate will also be involved in the Biotechnology Department's teaching.

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