The Department of Philosophy of the University Twente and the Department of Ethics and Philosophy of Medicine of IQ healthcare (Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre) are about to start a joint research project entitled ‘Exploring possibilities for patient involvement in translational molecular medicine: dialogue as a means to enhance ethical reflection’. For this project we are searching for two postdoc researchers. The two year-project is part of the research programme of the Centre for Society and Genomics (CSG) and is funded by the Netherlands Genomics Initiative (NGI) and the Centre for Translational Molecular Medicine (CTMM). It will investigate whether and how patient involvement in scientific research teams in translational molecular medicine may enhance ethical reflection among the partners in the project, and will thus be able to contribute to responsible innovation. In addition, it aims to develop an empirically and theoretically documented advice on the feasibility and the added value of patient involvement in translational research, in particular in the context of the Centre for Translational Molecular Medicine.