Job: Research assistant at University of Oxford, Centre for Health, Law and Emerging Technologies (HeLEX)

Grade 6: £26,004 – £31,020 p.a.

We are seeking a Research Assistant to carry out background research for publications, presentations and reports under the direction of Dr Jane Kaye. You will be required to carry out background research on the law and in the fields of bioethics and medical research governance. This would suit a junior researcher who wants to gain experience of working in an active research centre in the broad area of law and emerging technologies in health.

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 in an informative and accessible manner to a wide range of people in other disciplines you will also have excellent legal research skills and a knowledge of law in England and Wales, Europe and internationally. Along with the ability to work as part of an interdisciplinary team you will also possess excellent analytical, organisational and research skills. You will have experience of undertaking research as preparation for publishing in peer-reviewed journals. In this position you will be expected to be an active and enthusiastic member of HeLEX.

The post is offered full-time (37.5 hrs per week) for 10 months and will be based at the Old Road Campus, Headington, Oxford.

Closing date for applications is 12 noon on Monday 3 September 2012.
Interviews will be held on 11 September 2012.

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