Applications are invited for the first of three Wellcome Trust studentships to carry out doctoral research on the ethics of collaborative global health research. The Ethox Centre at the University of Oxford has been awarded a major Wellcome Trust Enhancement Award to establish an international research network on the ethics of collaborative global health research. The Network, which is a joint initiative of the Ethox Centre in Oxford and the Wellcome-KEMRI Unit in Kilifi, Kenya, will build ethics expertise and capacity both in the United Kingdom and in developing countries – with a particular emphasis on building capacity at the Wellcome Trust’s Major Overseas Programme sites. The research activities of the network will focus on four themes: community engagement; global ethics governance; the ethics of research collaboration; and, the roles and responsibilities of research actors. The successful applicant will carry out empirical ethics research in one of the Network’s four areas of interest, as outlined above. It is expected that the successful applicant will spend a significant proportion of the time of their studentship
working in a developing country. Start date October 2009.
More information about the Ethox Centre here.
Applicants must be eligible for admission as a probationer research
student to the University of Oxford.
Further particulars and details of how to apply can be obtained by