Jobs: 2 Postdoctoral Research Fellowships – Property Rights and Biomedical Research, Oxford

Closing date for application: 3 May.

The Institute for Science, Innovation and Society (InSIS) at Oxford is seeking to appoint two postdoctoral research fellows in its new programme BioProperty (‘Biomedical Research and the Future of Property Rights’). The posts are fixed-term for two years from the date of appointment.

BioPropery is funded by a European Research Council (ERC) to investigate the dynamics of property rights in the contemporary life sciences. Central areas of investigation include: modes of collaboration for research and development on neglected diseases; use of patented transgenic animals and materials in scientific research; and the legal and scientific status of stem cell lines. The Research Fellows will work under the supervision of Javier Lezaun.

Applicants should have a PhD (or equivalent) in the social sciences (science studies, anthropology, political science or theory, legal studies, sociology, cultural studies). Experience in designing, organizing and carrying out qualitative/ethnographic fieldwork is essential. Experience researching the social aspects of the life sciences is highly desirable.

For more information please go here.

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