Job: (Senior) Research Fellow in Ethics at Univerzita Pardubice Centre for Ethics as Study in Human Value

26 June 2017

We are looking to appoint an established mid-career researcher to join the burgeoning team of the Centre for Ethics as Study in Human Value. This is a research-intensive post. The successful applicant will be given academic and administrative support to pursue his or her own work. In return he or she will be expected to produce a number of publications with international impact, to collaborate with other members of the Centre and to participate in the Centre’s lively research environment. We welcome applications by researchers in ethics whose work fits the research profile of the Centre. Specialisations in related fields such as political philosophy, philosophy of law, applied ethics, moral psychology, philosophy of action, history of ethics, philosophy of religion, and philosophy of art and literature, will be considered, so long as there is a clear ethical connection in the applicant’s research proposal.

Qualifications required:
This post suits an established researcher. The preference is for an applicant who has reached the level of Docent, Associate Professor, or equivalent. The candidate is expected to have a good record of publications and research activities commensurate with the advanced career stage of Associate Professor/Docent. Previous experience with joint (co-authored) publications and with major research projects, preferably as principal investigator, is an advantage.

We offer:

Full-time contract for 4 years (negotiable).
Research position with no teaching requirements and minimal administrative obligations; opportunity to supervise PhD students.
Internationally competitive salary.
Additional benefits: health and social insurance, 6-8 weeks of paid holidays.
Travel allowance, laptop and PC, funds for purchasing books.
Friendly workplace environment, conducive to research.

Intended start date: October 1st, 2017 (negotiable).

Documents and information (in English) to be submitted with the application:

Letter of motivation (1 page).
Professional CV, including a list of research, publication and teaching activities.
Copy of research degree documentation.
Research proposal (2000 words).
Names and contact details of two academic referees.
One sample of academic writing (e.g. a paper) relevant to the research area of the Centre for Ethics.

The application together with all the attachments should be sent by July 15th, 2017 by e-mail to centreforethics [at] Please state the name of the position in the e-mail subject.

For further inquiries, contact Dr. Ondřej Beran (ondrej.beran [at]

Job: Research Officer at the Nuffield Council on Bioethics

22 May 2017

Salary: £32,000 to £35,000 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract; 12 month Maternity Cover

The Nuffield Council on Bioethics examines the ethical issues raised by advances in biology and medicine. It has achieved an international reputation for stimulating public debate in bioethics and advising policy-makers.

The Research Officer will have an important role in helping to deliver the core project work carried out by the Council. They will support the Director and Assistant Directors by organising meetings, carrying out relevant research, providing and revising drafting for papers and reports, overseeing public consultations and surveys, managing the production of publications, overseeing the management of information resources, and assisting with dissemination activities. This is a hugely varied and interesting role which will enable the Research Officer to gain experience of a wide range of research, writing and project-based activities. For example, in the past, research tasks have involved literature reviews, one-to-one interviews and survey response analysis, and writing tasks have included developing background papers on future work topics and drafting blog posts. The Research Officer 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 biological sciences, medicine, philosophy, law or social science) and knowledge of bioethical issues. Experience of research and drafting, and familiarity with a range of research techniques and resources, are essential.

This is an excellent opportunity for someone interested in the high-profile area of bioethics to work closely in the development of policy advice.

For further information, please download the application pack. To apply, please complete the application form within this pack and send to recruitment [a]

The closing date for applications is 5pm 2 June. Interviews will be held on 14 June.

If you have any queries about the position please contact Carol Perkins, either on 020 7681 9619 or by email cperkins [at]

Job: Research Officer at the Nuffield Council on Bioethics

9 May 2017

The Council is looking to recruit a Research Officer to cover maternity leave for a period of 12 months from the beginning of July 2017.

This is a varied and interesting role, and an excellent opportunity for those interested in the high-profile area of bioethics to work closely in the development of policy advice.

The candidate will require a relevant degree for example in biological sciences, medicine, philosophy, law or social sciences and knowledge of bioethical issues. Experience of a range of research techniques and resources are essential as are first-class drafting skills.

Closing date for applications is Friday 2 June 2017


Job: Lecturer in Bioethics at Sussex

9 May 2017

Brighton and Sussex Medical School is seeking to appoint a Lecturer in Biomedical Ethics to join the team led by Professor Bobbie Farsides.

The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the research strategy of the medical school and its partner universities, deliver high quality teaching at undergraduate and post-graduate level and contribute to the development of new educational and research based initiatives.

The person appointed will also be expected to work closely with health care providers and policy makers and support BSMS’s unique collaborations with local arts practitioners and our strong commitment to Global Health.

Closing date:  22 May 2017.  Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected start date: 01 September 2017

PhD studentship: Empirical Bioethics

24 January 2017

Funded Studentship (3.5 years), Ethics and Society unit, Division of Health Sciences, Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick.

At short notice a funded PhD studentship has been made available at the University of Warwick, under the supervision of Professor Heather Draper.

The closing date for applications is 30th January 2017. Interviews will be held on 2nd February at the University of Warwick. The successful candidate will be expected to start 2nd October 2017 and will be located at Warwick Medical School. 

Project area – any topic that aligns with Professor Draper’s research interests, which include ethical issues arising from:

  • Assistive technology, social robotics, digital health
  • Organ/tissue transplantation
  • Military medicine
  • Parental responsibilities and health
  • Public health, infectious disease, pandemics, humanitarian responses
  • Research ethics

Candidate must be willing to work using an empirical bioethics approach. Training will be given if necessary. Candidate should also be willing to assist with teaching as appropriate and contribute to responsibilities and academic life of the Ethics and Society unit. The first academic supervisor will be Professor Heather Draper, Division of Health Sciences, Warwick Medical School.  

The applicant should have a degree directly related to bioethics e.g. philosophy, or medicine, social science or law with modules taken and passed in bioethics. A relevant masters degree would be a distinct advantage. 

This studentship is available to Home and EU students, according to fee status, that meet Research Council eligibility requirements based on residency.  The studentship includes full fees for the successful candidate along with a tax free maintenance allowance in line with Research Council UK standard stipend (£14,057 for the previous year 2015/16)

Please contact Professor Heather Draper for further information: h.draper[at] + 44 (0) 24761 50347

To formally apply, please send a copy of your Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a one page personal statement to wms.rdcoord[at] clearly stating the studentship you are applying for.

The ad can be found here:

Job: Research Associate position in Bioethics, Sydney

19 October 2016

January – July 2017.

Applications close 7th November, 2016.

The Institute for Ethics & Society at The University of Notre Dame Australia (Broadway campus, Sydney) is advertising a 6-month fixed-term Research Associate position from Jan-July 2017.

We are looking for applicants specialising in Applied and Professional Ethics, Ethics Education and/or Bioethics.

The position is Level A (full-time) or Level B (0.8 FTE). The Director is also willing to consider dividing the position between two part-time applicants.

To apply, please find the full application pack available here:

Further enquiries, contact the Director of the IES,<>

Job: Assistant/Associate/Full Professor, Director of Bioethics at University of Nevada Las Vegas

6 October 2016

The UNLV School of Medicine invites applications from uniquely qualified individuals for a tenured or tenure-track Director of Bioethics with an appointment to begin on July 1, 2017. The Director of Bioethics, whose tenure home would be within the UNLV School of Medicine, would report to the Vice Dean for Academic Affairs and Education at the UNLV School of Medicine. This faculty member may also have a joint appointment at the UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law and will have the opportunity to teach in the law school and to develop online bioethics programming for graduate degrees and concentrations in health law.

Within the UNLV School of Medicine, the Director of Bioethics would be responsible for:

· Overseeing the selection, distribution, and allocation of bioethics content within the UNLV School of Medicine curriculum.
· Assuring that bioethics is integrated in the blocks of the Foundations phase and in the didactic program of the Clerkships phase of the UNLV School of Medicine curriculum.
· Collaborating with the Director of Case-based Learning and the Foundations course directors to ensure appropriate selection and delivery of bioethics content within those courses.
· Playing an active role in selecting appropriate teaching strategies and pedagogic approaches for individual events that involve the delivery of bioethical content.
· Collaborating with clinical faculty and clerkship directors to ensure appropriate selection and delivery of bioethics content within all required clerkships.
· Reviewing data from student assessment, student feedback, and faculty feedback to refine, modify, or replace suboptimal events with more effective ones.
· Developing an online Bioethics certificate program.

Within the UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law, the incumbent would be responsible for:

· Teaching one three-credit health-related class during the regular fall or spring semester per academic year as part of the School of Law’s new Health Law Concentration program;
· Teaching one one-credit health-related class during a winter or summer intersession per academic year as part of the School of Law’s new Health Law Concentration;
· Collaborating with the UNLV Health Law Program on health-related teaching, research, service, and programming. These collaborations may include developing online bioethics courses for concentration and graduate programs in law, assisting Health Law Program faculty in the selection of speakers for the Program’s Health Law Speaker Series; supervising and/or reading health-related Capstone papers authored by law students; advising law students on health law and bioethics courses and career opportunities, developing new health-related internships and externships with local health care institutions; planning and participating in continuing legal and medical education (CLE and CME) programs; and participating in community service-oriented lectures for the local health care community.

This position requires MD, DO, JD, or equivalent doctoral degree; or a Master’s degree in bioethics or equivalent field; and experience in clinical bioethics in an academic medical center. Previous experience with problem-based learning is highly desirable.

Review of applications will begin on 24 October 2016. Further details available from HigherEdJobs.