Job: Research Associate at the Centre of Medical Law and Ethics, King’s College London

We are seeking a Research Associate to work with Professor Rosamund Scott (King’s College London) and Professor Stephen Wilkinson (Lancaster University) on a Wellcome Trust funded programme entitled The Donation and Transfer of Human Reproductive Materials.  The post-holder will be based at King’s College London, in the Centre of Medical Law and Ethics, and will work under the direction and supervision of Professor Scott.

The role will facilitate and advance the research programme’s aims and outputs.  The post-holder will be expected to work flexibly in a number of different areas to achieve this.  He or she will work predominantly on legal, international, and ‘horizon scanning’ aspects of the programme, but will also be required to engage with the relevant ethical issues.

The Centre of Medical Law and Ethics, within the Dickson Poon School of Law, is a leading academic centre of research and teaching in medical law and ethics, the first in the United Kingdom.

The Research Associate will be required to: produce independent research and publications; support the research of the programme leaders; organise academic meetings; and contribute to the work of the team in a variety of other ways.  Further details can be found in the Job Description.

Applicants are expected to have: a good first degree in Law, Philosophy, or a closely related discipline; a doctorate in Law or Medical Ethics; extensive knowledge of and a strong interest in the regulation of assisted human reproduction; and a track record of demonstrable research excellence in law or philosophy.  Further details and additional requirements can be found in the Person Specification.

Closing date: 9am on Tuesday 30th October

Interviews will provisionally be held on 7th November 2012.

Equality of opportunity is College policy.


The appointment will be made, dependent on relevant qualifications, within the Grade 6 scale, currently £31,020 to £37,012, per annum plus £2,323 per annum London Allowance.

Post duration

This is a fixed-term post, for 36 months, available from 1st January 2013.


For an informal discussion of the post please contact Rosamund Scott via email at rosamund.scott [at]


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