Job: John and Marylyn Mayo Chair in Health Law at the University of Auckland, New Zealand

8 November 2017

Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Closes: 1st December 2017
Job Ref: 19338

New Zealand’s largest and highest ranked Law School
Situated in the heart of the legal precinct, with strong links to the legal profession and the judiciary
Closely connected to the University’s Faculty of Medical and Health Science, the region’s Hospital, District Health Boards and health agencies. Dr John Mayo, one of the Faculty’s long- standing donors, has made a further substantial gift to establish an endowed Chair in the area of Health Law and Policy. We are seeking to appoint an outstanding scholar with excellent interpersonal skills to lead this area and make a significant contribution to a broad range of personal and public health issues which affect patients, and health and legal practitioners in the public and private sectors, as well as the broader community within New Zealand and internationally.

Candidates will demonstrate personal credibility and exceptional communication skills. They will ideally have expertise in working with key partners in the government, health and medical sectors, which they can utilise to build on our existing relationships with those key partners.

The Chair will have the opportunity to engage and collaborate in research and teaching with our colleagues in the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences.

The Faculty of Law’s degree programmes are taught by some of this country’s leading scholars. The Faculty has outstanding students and very supportive alumni. Applicants will reflect our commitment to excellence in teaching and learning, and have the knowledge and expertise to mentor and grow research excellence.

The University of Auckland is New Zealand’s leading and largest university with over 42,000 students of whom 10,000 graduate annually in a wide range of professions and fields. The University has eight faculties and supports a number of key leading research centres and institutes. It is New Zealand’s pre-eminent research institution with the largest number of top-ranked researchers.

Auckland has recently been ranked third in Mercer’s Quality of Living Survey for the sixth consecutive year.

For further information please contact:

Clare Litten, University of Auckland, P: +64 9 923 9096, E: c.litten [at]

Dr Kathrin Soehnel, University of Auckland, P: +49 152 52 650 182, E: k.soehnel [at]



Job: Associate Professor in Biomedical Innovation Law (CeBIL) at the University of Copenhagen Faculty of Law

8 November 2017

Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Closes: 4th December 2017

The Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen, is seeking applications for a position as Associate Professor in Biomedical Innovation Law. The position includes research-, teaching- and administrative responsibilities. The position is available from 1 March 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Job: Assistant Professor in Law (Medical Law) at LSE

30 October 2017

Salary: £53,905 pa inclusive
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed on: 27th October 2017
Closes: 26th November 2017

In REF 2014 LSE Law had the highest percentage of world leading 4* publications of any UK institution. To support our undergraduate and postgraduate teaching programmes and to strengthen further our research profile, we are now seeking to appoint an Assistant Professor in Law who can contribute to teaching in Medical Law.

Candidates should be able to provide evidence of strong research potential and have a coherent strategy for future research resulting in publications of outstanding quality. They will have ability, as evidenced by existing publications or potential to publish in top journals, to establish an international reputation. Candidates should have a PhD or its research equivalent, by the post start date, and be committed to high quality teaching that fosters a positive learning environment for students.

The other criteria that will be used when shortlisting for this post can be found on the person specification, which is attached to this vacancy on the LSE’s online recruitment system.

We offer an occupational pension scheme, generous annual leave and excellent training and development opportunities.

For further information about the post, please see the how to apply document, job description and the person specification.

To apply for this post, please go to If you have any technical queries with applying on the online system, please use the “contact us” links at the bottom of the LSE Jobs page. Should you have any queries about the role, please email law.department.manager[at]

Interviews will be held on 18th January 2018.

Job: Teaching Associate in Medical Law at Sheffield

23 October 2017

Teaching Associate in Medical Law
University of Sheffield – School of Law
Location: Sheffield
Salary: £30,688 to £38,833 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Closes: 20th November 2017
Job Ref: UOS017440
Contract Type: Fixed-term from 1 January 2018 to 1 June 2019

The University of Sheffield’s School of Law is a large and diverse law school with an international reputation for excellence in research, for the expertise of its staff, and the achievement of its graduates. The School’s vision is to advance the inter-disciplinary understanding of law, socio-legal studies and criminology globally, combining outstanding academic research with innovative research-led and practice-led teaching.

Applications are invited from candidates capable of delivering an excellent student experience at undergraduate level in medical law and advanced tort. You will have a good first degree in a relevant subject area (or equivalent experience). You will have an ability to deliver the teaching and undertaking assessment of modules, have excellent communication skills and be able to plan and prioritise your own daily work.


Job: Policy Manager at the General Medical Council

16 October 2017
Location: London or Manchester
Salary: London – £40,761 to £55,139. Manchester – £34,656 to £46,868
Employment status: Permanent
Closing date: Sunday 22 October 2017 by midnight. Late applications will not be accepted.
Assessment date: London – Tuesday 7 November 2017. Manchester – AM 15 November 2017 (provisional date)

Are you interested in a policy management role that will give you the opportunity to grapple with intellectually challenging and often contentious issues, engage widely with doctors and others, and work in partnership with other to shape doctors’ professional practice and help to raise standards of patient care in the UK?The General Medical Council helps to protect patients and improve medical education and practice in the UK by setting standards for students and doctors. We support them in achieving (and exceeding) those standards, and take action when they are not met. We have a highly rewarding Policy Manager vacancy within our Education and Standards directorate. Part of our Standards and Ethics team, you will lead on key areas of our work to develop and promote professional guidance on standards of good medical practice. We’re looking for someone with an impressive policy background, a sharp intellect and the ability to empathise and communicate clearly and eloquently. You will have the ability to research, analyse and report on disparate and complex information about issues and challenges affecting healthcare in the UK and to recommend appropriate policy responses. You will have the knowledge and skill to craft policy implementation initiatives that bring professional guidance to life in a way that supports doctors to improve their practice. Outstanding report-writing, interpersonal and project management skills are also expected, as is experience of external engagement and representation. Knowledge of healthcare ethics and/or current healthcare policy issues is not necessary but would naturally be an asset, as would previous regulatory or public policy experience. We particularly welcome applications from people with knowledge about policy and practice in the areas of confidentiality, end of life care, cosmetic and private practice, digital care, and prescribing.

Job: Lecturer in Medical Ethics and Law at St George’s University of London

5 October 2017

Institute of Medical and Biomedical Education
Salary: £39,992 to £47,772 plus London Allowance of £3,027

Permanent, full time position
Closing Date: Monday 16 October 2017
Interview Date: Thursday 02 November 2017
Reference: 670-17

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic Lecturer in Medical Ethics and Law to deliver teaching and learning and to contribute to educational provision in medical ethics and law. You will undertake innovative research in an area of medical ethics and law and contribute to exciting new curriculum development opportunities.

You should be an enthusiastic teacher and have experience of educational development, teaching and assessment in medical ethics and law, ideally at undergraduate and postgraduate level. You should have excellent written and oral communication skills and be committed to the development of your own research in medical ethics and law.


Essay Contest: Decision-Making Capacity: Who’s to say?

29 September 2017


The law uses the concept of decision-making capacity (or competence) to determine whether a person’s decision to, for example, refuse medical treatment, should be respected. If a person can express a decision, understand the relevant information, appreciate how it applies to his case, and use and weigh it in deliberation, then he has decision-making capacity, and the refusal should be respected as his to make, and otherwise not.

Can one person judge of another person whether she has decision-making capacity without prejudice? For example, can we judge whether a patient has decision-making capacity without resting on the fact that their preference not to be treated is not what we judge to be in their best interests, or not what we think we would have wanted had we been in their shoes? Why or why not?

Eligibility: Students and alumni of all University of London schools, including undergraduate and postgraduate, and medical and professional schools.

Prize: £500

Length: less than 4,000 words

Due: 18 October 2017

Submission: Prepare your paper for blind review by making sure your name does not appear anywhere in the pages of the file, and send it to philandmed [at]

Essays will be assessed by a panel of six distinguished academics from the University of London, chaired by Dr Tuomas Pernu.

The prize will be awarded at the Third Annual Sowerby Lecture in Philosophy and Medicine on 9 November 2017 which will be given by Dr Gareth Owen.