Job: STEMBANCC Bioethics Researcher in Law at Oxford

Centre for Health, Law & Emerging Technologies (HeLEX), Department of Public Health, University of Oxford, Old Road Campus, Headington

Grade 7: £29,249 – £35,938 p.a.

We are seeking a full-time Researcher to provide research governance and bioethical support to the STEMBANCC project under the supervision of Dr Jane Kaye at HeLEX. STEMBANCC is a flagship inter-disciplinary research project involving academic and commercial partners and is funded under the Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI). The objective of the project is to develop a human induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) bioresource to be used as a platform for drug discovery. This ambitious project brings together internationally renowned scientists and clinicians to study and develop new therapies for 8 major diseases of our time: Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Autism, Schizophrenia, Bipolar, Migraine, Pain and Diabetes.

You will work with researchers in STEMBANCC to identify the research governance and ethical issues that emerge as the project progresses, developing policy and practical solutions to resolve them. In addition, you will carry out research into the broader ethical, legal and social issues around stem cell research. You will possess a PhD in science, ethics, policy or law. You will have a proven track record of high quality academic publications and conducting independent academic research in this field. You will have excellent communication skills (both in written and spoken English) and ability to communicate in an accessible and informative manner with a wide range of people from different disciplines as well as with patients and the general public. Along with the ability to work as part of an interdisciplinary team you will also possess excellent analytical, organisational and research skills. In this position you will be expected to be an active and enthusiastic member of HeLEX and the STEMBANCC project.

The post is offered full-time for 3 years. You will be based at the Old Road Campus, Headington, Oxford.

The closing date for applications is 12 noon on Thursday 13 September 2012. Interviews will be held on 25 September or 2 October.

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