Job: Research Fellow in Neuroethics at Oxford University

15 August 2017

University of Oxford – Wellcome Centre for Ethics and Humanities
Location: Oxford
Salary: £31,076 to £36,001 Grade 7 p.a.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Job Ref: 130447

Applications are invited for a full-time Research Fellow to conduct collaborative research in philosophy and applied ethics, with a neuroethics research focus, as part of the new interdisciplinary Wellcome Centre for Ethics and and Humanities.

This post is fixed term for two years from the date of appointment; ideally the post will begin in October 2017. The fellow will be located in the Wellcome Centre for Ethics and Humanities in the new Big Data Institute in Oxford’s Old Road campus as well as having office space in central Oxford at the Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics, which is part of the Faculty of Philosophy. The post will be managed via two 50% contracts issued to the Research Fellow.

The fellow will conduct collaborative research under the supervision of Professor Julian Savulescu (Co-Director of the Wellcome Centre for Ethics and Humanities and Director of the Uehiro Centre). This post will focus particularly on neuroethics, in relation to at least some of the following: advances in neuroscience (particularly neuroimaging); incidental findings (in children and adults); bioprediction; neuroenhancement technologies; replicability and data management in neuroscience – ethics at the intersection of data science and neurosciences; ethics of brain organoids and human-nonhuman chimeras; experimental treatment (including gene therapy, in neurodegenerative conditions); concepts of disease and normality, well-being and disability.

Collaborative research will include the provision of research assistance for Professor Savulescu, literature reviews and preparing drafts of publications. The fellow will also play an important role in establishing and developing collaborative relationships within the new and interdisciplinary Wellcome Centre for Ethics and Humanities and between the two centres and will participate in related activities, including public engagement as well as grant applications, event planning, preparation of policy papers, supporting donor relations and the development of collaborations, as well as other occasional duties such as administration or teaching.

The post holder is required to have received the degree of PhD (or equivalent) in philosophy or other relevant discipline (such as law) with specialisation in practical ethics, bioethics, or other related discipline or at least have submitted and preferably had examined a completed doctoral dissertation by the required start date of the post. Also essential are excellent research skills, an outstanding research record and demonstrated track record of publishing in bioethics, applied ethics or neuroethics, and a strong track record in public engagement.

Applications must be made online.

Applications are to be submitted no later than 12.00 midday (UK time) on Friday 8 September 2017.

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Job: Research Fellow in Bioethics at Oxford University

15 August 2017

University of Oxford – Wellcome Centre for Ethics and Humanities
Location: Oxford
Salary: £31,076 to £36,001 Grade 7 p.a.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Job Ref: 130449

Applications are invited for a full-time Research Fellow to conduct collaborative research in philosophy and applied ethics with a particular focus on bioethics in relation to genome sequencing and gene editing in the context of precision medicine, as part of the new interdisciplinary Wellcome Centre for Ethics and Humanities.

This post is fixed term for two years from the date of appointment; ideally the post will begin in October 2017. The fellow will be located in the Wellcome Centre for Ethics and Humanities in the new Big Data Institute in Oxford’s Old Road campus as well as having office space in central Oxford at the Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics, which is part of the Faculty of Philosophy. The post will be managed via two 50% contracts issued to the Research Fellow.

The fellow will conduct collaborative research under the supervision of Professor Julian Savulescu (Co-Director of the Wellcome Centre for Ethics and Humanities and Director of the Uehiro Centre). This post will focus particularly on the ethics of genome sequencing and gene editing in the context of precision medicine. In addition, the post will include research on at least some of the following areas: stem cells; gene editing in other areas; genetic selection; whole genome analysis; egg freezing; experimental treatments.

Collaborative research will include the provision of research assistance for Professor Savulescu, literature reviews and preparing drafts of publications. The fellow will also play an important role in establishing and developing collaborative relationships within the new and interdisciplinary Wellcome Centre for Ethics and Humanities and between the two centres and will participate in related activities, including public engagement as well as grant applications, event planning, preparation of policy papers, supporting donor relations and the development of collaborations, as well as other occasional duties such as administration or teaching.

The post holder is required to have received the degree of PhD (or equivalent) in philosophy or other relevant discipline (such as law) with specialisation in practical ethics, bioethics, or other related discipline or at least have submitted and preferably had examined a completed doctoral dissertation by the required start date of the post. Also essential are excellent research skills, an outstanding research record and demonstrated track record of publishing in bioethics, applied ethics and preferably biomedical ethics, and a strong track record in public engagement.

Applications must be made online.

Applications are to be submitted no later than 12.00 midday (UK time) on Friday 8 September 2017.


Job: Early Career Fellow in Bioethics at University of Edinburgh 

25 July 2017

College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences – Law
Salary: £32,004 to £38,183
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed on: 18th July 2017
Closes: 15th August 2017
Job Ref: 040561

Applications are invited for an Early Career Fellow in the School of Law in the field of Bioethics with a particular focus on the areas of biotechnology regulation and/or bioethics of human data and samples.

The successful candidate will be expected to make an excellent contribute to the teaching programme of the School of Law at undergraduate and postgraduate level and the ability to teach bioethics to both undergraduates and postgraduates is essential. They will also have a record of achievement in and well-developed future plans for their research. They should have either completed a PhD (or be very close to completion of one) or be able to demonstrate comparable research experience and excellent potential. They will provide clear evidence of the ability to produce written work of high quality and to communicate that work through conferences, presentations and by other means.

The duties of appointees include research, teaching and administration as specified in the contract of the University of Edinburgh and as agreed by the Head of School.

This is a full-time (35 hours per week), fixed term post until September 2019.

Closing date is 5pm (GMT) on Tuesday 15th August 2017.


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] upce.cz. Please state the name of the position in the e-mail subject.

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


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] nuffieldfoundation.org.

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] nuffieldbioethics.org


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