Post-doc and PhD positions: Philosophy of Biomedicine at University of Sydney

18 April 2018

A number of positions have recently been advertised at the University of Sydney. I only have the below links and information.

Postdoctoral Research Associate (Ref No. 651/0418F) details here.

Postdoctoral Research Associates (Two Positions)
Department of Philosophy, School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Reference No. 651/0418F

These positions are part of the ARC Laureate Project A Philosophy of Medicine for the 21st Century. The appointees will work with Chief Investigator Professor Paul E. Griffiths and collaborators to develop a new vision of health and disease which can accommodate developments in contemporary biology and to make the discipline of philosophy an active participant in identifying new directions for integrative biomedical research.

Specific research topics will include:

*   Exploring and developing accounts of biological function and biological normativity through their application to data and theory in current biology and medicine
*   Implications of life history theory and the developmental origins of health and disease paradigm for conceptions of health and disease
*   Implications of genetic conflict perspectives and recent work on biological individuality for health and disease

The research will be conducted in close collaboration with the biomedical research community at the University of Sydney.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website.  Visit sydney.edu.au/recruitment and search by the reference number to apply.

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Radio: An Instinct for Kindness

26 March 2018

BBC Radio 4, available via the iPlayer until 30 March 2018

The powerful and personal account of how Chris Larner was asked by his ex-wife if he would accompany her to Dignitas to die when her illness became too much for her to bear. Adapted from his one man stage show.


Job: Humanities and Social Science Portfolio Developer at Wellcome

2 January 2018

Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road, London, NW1 2BE, UK

Applications to be received by 11:59pm on 19 Jan 2018

Interview Timing: 5th and 6th February 2018

Education & Qualifications: You will hold a postgraduate degree in humanities, bioethics or social science

Appointment Type: Permanent, full-time

Division: Culture and Society

Sub Department: Humanities & Social Science

Salary Range: £38,000

About the job  

We are looking for a Humanities and Social Science Portfolio Developer to play a key role in developing and managing a portfolio of grants that ranges across fields such as history, bioethics, anthropology, and sociology.

The objective of Wellcome’s HSS team is to improve health through the best research in humanities and social science. We support the creation of knowledge and development strong research ecosystems while demonstrating the value of humanities and social science research.
Through multiple funding schemes, we support innovative research that changes our understanding of health and diseases.
In this role, you will contribute to the development and execution of strategic outreach and partnership initiatives; develop a high-quality grant portfolio; and manage internal and external stakeholder in academic and non-academic contexts.

You will

• cultivate relationships with research communities
• contribute to the exploration and assessment of the academic quality of knowledge produced through HSS grants
• work with colleagues to identify opportunities to fund HSS innovative research that can support Wellcome’s priorities
• convene meetings that will shape the development of diverse research fields
• contribute to grant-making activity
• develop a profound understanding of our portfolio

Further information here.


Job: Research Fellow in Health Law outside the EU at Birmingham

11 December 2017

Research Fellow: University of Birmingham – Birmingham Law School
Salary: £29,799 to £38,832 With potential progression once in post to £41,212 a year.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed on: 5th December 2017
Closes: 10th January 2018
Job Ref: 57033
Fixed term for 9 Months

 

A Research Fellow is sought for the ESRC Funded Project “Health Law outside the EU: Immediate, Intermediate and Long Term Impacts”. The project explores the impact of leaving the EU on health law on the UK and the devolved jurisdictions. The project is running for 18 months from May 2017- November 2018 and is part of the ESRC “UK in a Changing Europe” Initiative. The project is led by Professor Jean McHale, Centre for Health Law Science and Policy, Birmingham Law School (Principal Investigator) and Professor Tamara Hervey (Sheffield Law School) and Dr Mark Flear (QUB Law School) (Co-investigators).

The Research Fellow will be based at Birmingham Law School and will report to the Principal Investigator. The Research Fellow role will include undertaking literature reviews of primary and secondary sources, organisation a project workshop and the closing project dissemination event, and involvement in the organisation of interviews with stakeholders. The Research Fellow will also be involved in developing publications flowing from the project’s findings.

The Fellow will have an LLB degree or equivalent and normally a higher degree relevant to this area. The Fellow will have studied UK Health Law and EU Law at UG and/or PGT/PGR level. The Fellow will demonstrate high level analytical capability, ability to communicate complex information clearly and ability to use the internet for the communication of research. The Fellow will have understanding of and ability to contribute to broader management/administration processes.

Informal enquiries should be directed to Professor Jean McHale at j.v.mchale [at] bham.ac.uk


Radio: ‘Neurolaw and Order’ on the BBC World Service

9 December 2017
Neurolaw and Order, available now online and as a podcast

The latest findings in neuroscience are increasingly affecting the justice system in America. Owen Jones, professor of law and biology at Vanderbilt University, explores where neurolaw is making its mark and where the discipline is heading.

One significant finding from MRI scanners is that the adolescent brain continues to develop right into the early- and mid-twenties. The fact that we are not ‘adults’ at age 18 is having big repercussions in the legal system.

In San Francisco, the entire way that young offenders of crimes such as armed robbery up to the age of 25 are treated is adapting to the brain data.

More and more, neuroscientists are testifying in courts, often to mitigate sentences including the death penalty in juveniles. Other times, they highlight rare brain abnormalities that cause violent and antisocial behaviour, which helps justify a lighter sentence.

However, young brains are still malleable. In Wisconsin, brain imaging of juvenile prisoners can detect psychopathic markers. Once identified, staff can employ techniques to de-programme those antisocial traits and rehabilitate prisoners to ready them for, they hope, a crime-free life outside.

And this is simply the first generation of neurolaw – where to next?


Job: Case Manager at the Health and Care Professions Council

4 December 2017

Location: London
Salary: £33,450 per annum (Band D)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Closes: 6th December 2017
Job Ref: 002303
Working in the Fitness to Practise Department, you will be responsible for:

  • Managing and investigating complex cases dealt with by the Fitness to Practise Department
  • Contributing to the provision of witness support
  • Acting as Presenting Officer in Article 30 reviews, Interim Order and substantive cases

You will have experience/knowledge/skills consisting of:

  • A demonstrated ability of working with committees or panels within a complex framework and managing tribunal type processes, or the ability to do so;
  • A demonstrated ability to investigate, manage and progress cases with complex/difficult issues within defined timeframes and present outcomes of investigations to committees and panels;
  • Strong analytical, critical examination (including ability to conduct witness assessments), and report writing skills.

For further information and to apply for this role, please visit the HCPC Vacancies page.

For information on the HCPC please visit http://www.hcpc-uk.org/aboutus/

Closing Date: Wednesday 6 December 2017 at 9am
Interview Date: Monday 18 and Tuesday 19 December 2017

Please note that this role may bring you into contact with, or allow access to information relating to children or vulnerable adults. The HCPC therefore relies, as part of the recruitment process, on self-declaration and on criminal records checks to ensure employees are suitable to take up the position.


Job: Deputy Director of new Collaborative Research Programme in Biomedical Innovation Law (CeBIL) at the University of Copenhagen

13 November 2017

The Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen, is seeking applications for a position as Deputy Director. The position includes research-, teaching- and administrative responsibilities. The position is available from 1 March 2018 or as soon as possible.

Application must be uploaded by 4 December 2017, 23:59 GMT + 1.