College of Business Arts & Social Sciences
Brunel Law SchoolFull TimeClosing Date 04/04/2019Ref No 1349
Salary: H3 – £39,511 – £50,843 per annum including London Allowance
Brunel University London is a research-intensive University ranked among the UK’s top 50 and London’s top 10 universities in the Complete University Guide 2018. The University has a global reputation for combining academic excellence with the practical entrepreneurial and imaginative approach of its namesake, Isambard Kingdom Brunel. It is an exciting time to be part of our team as it is going through a significant and exciting transformation.
Applications are invited for a Lectureship in Bio Law in the Division of Private and Commercial in the Brunel Law School. Preference will be given to candidates who have a demonstrated interest in Bio Law. The appointments are being made to consolidate further the School’s strong research and teaching profile.
The successful candidate will have a strong research and publications record suitable for submission for the REF2021, and will be able to demonstrate coherent future research plans as well as the potential for obtaining external funding. This is an exciting opportunity to pursue research related to areas such as social and ethical dimensions of Bio Law and health care, bioethics, medical law and AI and health care.
The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the teaching of Private Law foundation subjects (Tort, Contract, Land or Trust) at the undergraduate levels, to contribute to other undergraduate or postgraduate teaching as the need arises, to be able to demonstrate coherent future teaching plans and to undertake administrative duties within the School. Candidates must already hold a PhD or be able to evidence that they are very close to completing their PhD.
The successful applicant will also be expected to participate in at least one of the College research centres, Entrepreneurship and Sustainability and Global Lives, or a University Research Institute.
The position is tenable as soon as possible, or from 1 September 2019.
Closing Date: 4 April 2019
Interviews will be held on 4 June 2019.The recruitment process involves a presentation, formal interview, and meeting with staff members.For further information about this post, or to discuss it informally, please contact Dr Christian Heitsch, Head, Division of Private and Commercial Law – Christian.Heitsch [at] brunel.ac.uk
27th June 2019, 09.30-15.30
Bush House, Lecture Theatre 1, King’s College London, Aldwych, London
The conference will hear from expert speakers on human rights legal cases and how they are using a human rights framework in end of life care, as well as offering a chance to hear and reflect on in-practice outcomes and experiences, from the perspective of the end of life care practitioner, and most importantly, the service-user.
Confirmed speakers include:
Dr Sanchita Hosali, Director, British Institute of Human Rights
Tor Butler-Cole, Barrister and Trustee of Compassion in Dying (and MA Medical Ethics & Law alumna)
Richard Harding, Herbert Dunhill Chair & Director of the Centre for Global Health Palliative Care
Professor Jenny Kitzinger, Cardiff University, Coma & Disorders of Consciousness Research Centre
Tickets are free, and on a first come, first served basis.
Conference: Healthcare Disparities: Disruptive Healthcare Technologies and the Patient in Manchester20 February 2019
12-14 June 2019
The question of health inequalities worldwide has become increasingly significant and there is now a wide range of active researchers from a variety of disciplines working in this field. This conference is intended to bring these people together for the first meeting of what is hoped will be an ongoing global academic network.
The conference is sponsored by the Hallsworth Endowment and the School of Law at the University of Manchester. Collaborative institutional support is provided by Queen Mary, University of London with further support from the European Association of Health Law and the World Association of Medical Law. The conference will combine keynote and breakout sessions. Further details about this are available from Nicola.Glover-Thomas [at] manchester.ac.uk.
The conference PGR day for postgraduate students will be held on Wednesday 12th June 2019. Details about this event are available from Ajmal Mubarik (ajmal.mubarik [at] postgrad.manchester.ac.uk).
NB There are 12 free PGRs places for the PGR pre-conference workshop available thanks to funding from the Society of Legal Scholars. PGRs may apply for funding for the conference and travel and subsistence
The conference organisers have secured a special issue of The Journal of Medical Law and Ethics to enable selected papers from the conference to be published. Those who are presenting papers and are interested in publishing their paper in the journal, please get in touch with Nicola Glover-Thomas.
Cost: £200 (Registration closes: 31 May 2019)
Early Bird Registration: £175 (Early Bird Registration closes 5 May 2019)
Discounted price for PGRs/ECRs/Members of WAML and EAHL: £150
The conference dinner will be held on Friday 14 June 2019. This is not included in the conference fee. A wine reception, included in the conference fee, will be held in the Schuster Building, University of Manchester on Thursday 13 June 2019 from 7pm – 9pm.
Accommodation at The Crowne Plaza, Oxford Road, has been secured at a reduced rate of £112 for the room per night and £10 for breakfast. We have a limited number of hotel rooms for delegates and places will be allocated on a first come first served basis.
Home based (requirements to travel to Manchester Head Office)
The General Medical Council (GMC) sets the standards for medical students and doctors across the UK. We support them to achieve and exceed those standards, with the aim of improving medical education and practice. We protect patients by taking appropriate action when these standards aren’t met.
Offering an excellent salary and benefits, this unique part-time role is an opportunity to join a diverse team of medical and lay case examiners. As a senior member of the fitness to practise team, your main responsibility will be to agree the outcome of an investigation with a lay colleague. In reaching a decision, you will use your medical knowledge and experience, communication, listening and analytical skills. The role will provide a valuable insight into work of the GMC, and the fairness of the investigation process. The experience of working in this role will provide a rich source of material for your personal development and appraisal.
You will be on the GP or specialist register in a general medical speciality, will hold a licence to practise and will maintain clinical commitments outside the GMC.
Previous experience of medico legal or tribunal work may be an advantage but is not essential, as comprehensive training and support will be provided.
The role is home based, but you will need to attend team and other occasional meetings in the Manchester or London offices. The initial training period will involve regular attendance at a GMC office, predominantly in Manchester.
The application deadline is the 15th of March, 2019.
Host institution: Centre for biomedical ethics and law, Faculty of Medicine, University of Leuven (Belgium)
In 2016 and 2017 the University of Leuven (KUL) was listed by Thomson Reuters in the annual list of Europe’s most innovative universities. The Centre for Biomedical Ethics and Law (KUL-CBMER) is part of the University of Leuven and is a renowned research centre in Europe with expertise in ethics, law, philosophy and close links with various medical and care disciplines. You will be part of the broader research consortium Organovir. Organovir is an Innovative Training Network (ITN) that focuses on the use of organoid technology and will provide 15 Early Stage Researchers (ESRs).
This project focuses on the ethical and social challenges of organoids (mini organs), with due attention to implications for policy. During this project, you will be focussing 1) on the ethical status of organoids and 2) on the implications of the use of organoids regarding the replacement and reduction of animals in experimental medical research. This will be done by investigating the existing literature and setting up empirical tools to explore the attitudes and opinions of different stakeholders on the development of adaptive structures. A cooperative analysis on ethical policies will be conducted in different European countries. This project also includes two secondments: one with the National (Dutch) Institute for Public Health and the Environment, and one with the Dutch Society for the Replacement of Animal Testing .
You will be guided during your research project by Kris Dierickx, professor of biomedical ethics at KU Leuven.
Organovir is looking for research candidates who are highly motivated and enthusiastic with a flexible, pro-active team spirit and a recent Master degree in the field of (bio)ethics, philosophy, life/health sciences, biology, social or political sciences with interest in the ethics and governance of new biomedical technology. Experience with qualitative research methods is an advantage. The candidate is required to be proficient in the English language and should be in the first four years (full-time equivalent) of his/her research career.
In addition, the applicant should not, at the time that he/she is selected by the host institution, have resided or carried out their work and/or studies in the country of the host institution for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to their recruitment.
What we offer
The selected candidates will be enrolled in a KU Leuven PhD program on a full-time basis for 36 months, and will receive a competitive salary in accordance with the EC MSCA regulations for early stage researchers. Efforts will be made to acquire additional funding for the 4th PhD year.
The starting date of the research project is the 1st of September 2019.
Based in Leeds – Permanent
Salary circa £85,000 – £95,000 including benefits, plus 12% Pension, PMI & Cashplan
Medical Protection Society (MPS) is the world’s leading protection organisation for doctors, dentists and healthcare professionals. We protect and support the professional interests of more than 300,000 members around the world, in countries as diverse as the United Kingdom, South Africa and Hong Kong.
We strive to be much more than a last line of defence by being at our members’ side at every step, offering support, advice and world-class defence. Membership provides access to expert advice and support together with the right to request indemnity for complaints or claims arising from professional practice.
We currently have a requirement for 2 Medicolegal Consultants (MLC) on a Permanent contract, based in our Leeds office.
As an MLC you will work closely with your colleagues across the wider department in order to provide support to members through Criminal, Disciplinary, Inquest and Regulatory cases.
MLCs are responsible for providing medicolegal advisory services but are also required to focus on strengthening the relationship with our members, the promotion of MPS and the interests of our members and the wider profession by means of education, teaching and involvement with external stakeholders and events.
The nature of the role means our MLCs are required to provide support, knowledge and mentoring to other colleagues and will sometimes be required to travel to offsite meetings and/or other MPS offices.
- Advising members by telephone and in correspondence, about a wide variety of medicolegal and ethical issues affecting their professional practice. This can include, but is not limited to: disciplinary, inquests and regulatory investigations, or a combination of one or more of these.
- Investigating and evaluating cases affecting members where there may be a wide spectrum of potential risk to members’ professional standing. Making regular case-handling decisions, such as when to instruct legal advisers, taking into account the requirements of the individual case and member, in an effective and efficient manner.
- To work collaboratively in a multi-disciplinary team and to contribute to achieving team targets; to ensure cases are handled effectively and efficiently by making good use of the resources available within the team by showing leadership and support to other members of the team, and the organisation as a whole.
- Attending meetings as part of the handling of the handling of individual cases, supporting and counselling members, and working collaboratively with Legal Advisers
- Representing members’ interest in a wide variety of circumstances.
- The job holder is required to have both graduate and, ideally, post graduate medical degrees and/or diplomas and to be fully registered (and licensed where appropriate ) with a recognised regulator (e.g. GMC, HPCSA)
- Post graduate experience in clinical medicine.
- A clear understanding of the legal and ethical principles that apply in relation to medical practice in the United Kingdom
- A degree in Medical/Healthcare Ethics and Law is desirable, but not essential.
- Demonstrable presentation and coaching skills