Job: Research Officer (fixed term) Nuffield Council on Bioethics

Closing date for applications: Tuesday 28 May 2019

Interview date: Wednesday 5 June

Salary: In the range of £32K to £35K depending on experience

Full-time position working 35 hours per week based at our office in Bedford Square, London, WC1B 3JS, although there may be some flexibility available.


This is an excellent opportunity for someone interested in the high-profile area of bioethics.

The Research Officer (RO) will be part of the active response team, currently led by Catherine Joynson, which aims to respond to developments and debates in bioethics through a number of activities. The RO will work primarily with Catherine to research and draft policy briefing notes, and manage the production, dissemination and follow-up of these publications. The briefing notes are aimed at policy makers and are clear, concise summaries of the science and ethical issues raised. The RO will also research and organise workshops and meetings on bioethics issues, and produce notes of the discussions. Research for these activities will involve both desk research and discussions with experts and stakeholders. In addition, the RO will contribute to the general activities of the research teams, which include managing information resources, drafting fortnightly news bulletins, and writing blog posts. Help with in-depth projects might also be required from time to time.

This is a varied and interesting role that will enable the RO to gain experience in a range of areas. The RO will have the opportunity to attend external meetings and conferences, and will work closely with the academics, clinicians and other experts who sit on the Council’s committees.

The candidate will require a relevant degree (for example in biological sciences, medicine, philosophy, law or social science) and knowledge of bioethical issues. Good communication skills and experience of research, drafting and event organisation is essential.

How to apply

Apply via this link.

If having read the briefing pack you have any questions about the position, please contact Carol Perkins on 020 7681 9619 or via email on cperkins[at]

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