Job: Researcher in law governing population biobanks

Researcher in Law
University of Oxford – Dept of Public Health, Centre for Health, Law and Emerging Technologies (HeLEX)
Old Road Campus, Oxford
Grade 7: £29,249 – £35,938 p.a.

We are seeking a Researcher in Law to carry out legal research as part of an international, interdisciplinary research project called BioSHARE. The BioSHARE project aims to develop harmonised tools, standards, procedures and policies for linking population biobanks within Europe.

You will identify, collate and critically analyse the laws and regulatory bodies that apply to the processing of personal data in the context of BioSHARE. You must be able to determine how the law applies to the BioSHARE project and explain the legal requirements in an accessible way to other team members as well as presenting your analysis on websites, in reports and through presentations. You will be expected to be an active and enthusiastic member of the HeLEX and BioSHARE teams and play an important role in the development of the activities in both.

You will possess a first degree in Law, or a professional qualification (e.g. as solicitor or barrister) and preferably a further degree in Law. You will have excellent communication skills (both in written and spoken English) and be able to convey complex legal principles to a wide range of people. You will also have excellent legal research skills and a knowledge of information law (data protection and privacy law) in England and Wales, Europe and internationally. Along with the ability to work as part of an interdisciplinary team you will possess excellent analytical, organisational and research skills. You will have experience of taking responsibility for developing and undertaking an independent programme of research or work. You must have a good track record of writing and publishing in peer-reviewed journals.

The post is full-time for 3 years. This position is being re-advertised and previous applicants need not apply.

Closing date for applications is 12 noon on 29 June 2012.
Interviews will be held in the w/c 9 July 2012.

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