PhD Studentship: Ethics of Collaborative Global Health Research

The Ethox Centre, Department of Public Health, University of Oxford

Studentship start date: October 2010

Closing date for applications: 20 November 2009

The Ethox Centre is funded by a 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 are focussing on four themes: community engagement; global ethics governance; the ethics of research collaboration; and, the roles and responsibilities of research actors. The Network’s Principal Investigator is Professor Michael Parker.

Applications are invited for a Wellcome Trust studentship to carry out doctoral research on the ethics of collaborative global health research. The studentship will be held at the Ethox Centre, which is a research centre located in the Department of Public Health at the University of Oxford. More information about the Ethox Centre and its research programmes can be found at http://www.ethox.org.uk. It is expected that the successful applicant will spend a significant proportion of the time of their studentship carrying out research in a developing country.

The successful applicant will carry out research in one of the Network’s four areas of interest, as outlined above.

Applicants must be eligible for admission as a probationer research student to the University of Oxford. Graduate studies entrance requirements available here.

Studentships will be for a fixed term of three years and will cover all fees plus an annual stipend at Wellcome Studentship rates (for 2010 this will be £18,685).

Further particulars and details of how to apply can be obtained from http://www.dphpc.ox.ac.uk/jobs/Ethox/Ethoxapp or by emailing: personnel@dphpc.ox.ac.uk

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