Job: Research Fellow in Health Law outside the EU at Birmingham

11 December 2017

Research Fellow: University of Birmingham – Birmingham Law School
Salary: £29,799 to £38,832 With potential progression once in post to £41,212 a year.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed on: 5th December 2017
Closes: 10th January 2018
Job Ref: 57033
Fixed term for 9 Months

 

A Research Fellow is sought for the ESRC Funded Project “Health Law outside the EU: Immediate, Intermediate and Long Term Impacts”. The project explores the impact of leaving the EU on health law on the UK and the devolved jurisdictions. The project is running for 18 months from May 2017- November 2018 and is part of the ESRC “UK in a Changing Europe” Initiative. The project is led by Professor Jean McHale, Centre for Health Law Science and Policy, Birmingham Law School (Principal Investigator) and Professor Tamara Hervey (Sheffield Law School) and Dr Mark Flear (QUB Law School) (Co-investigators).

The Research Fellow will be based at Birmingham Law School and will report to the Principal Investigator. The Research Fellow role will include undertaking literature reviews of primary and secondary sources, organisation a project workshop and the closing project dissemination event, and involvement in the organisation of interviews with stakeholders. The Research Fellow will also be involved in developing publications flowing from the project’s findings.

The Fellow will have an LLB degree or equivalent and normally a higher degree relevant to this area. The Fellow will have studied UK Health Law and EU Law at UG and/or PGT/PGR level. The Fellow will demonstrate high level analytical capability, ability to communicate complex information clearly and ability to use the internet for the communication of research. The Fellow will have understanding of and ability to contribute to broader management/administration processes.

Informal enquiries should be directed to Professor Jean McHale at j.v.mchale [at] bham.ac.uk

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Conference: Health Law and the UK: Where Now After Brexit?

6 December 2016
Thursday 4th May 2017
Birmingham Law School, University of Birmingham

As policy  makers and lawyers grapple with the aftermath of the EU Referendum this conference explores the  implications and  challenges of Brexit for UK Health Law.  Papers will include ‘Brexit: an opportunity to rationalise bioethics governance in the U.K.?; the impact of Brexit for  public health law; “Clinical Trials in the UK: Where Now After Brexit”;  the implications of Brexit for reproductive choice; “Open for Business – Risks to Public Health from International Commerce After Brexit”; “Research Regulation: A leap in the Dark”; privacy health and data protection post Brexit; and “Pharmaceutical regulation: another fine mess they’ve got us into”.

Speakers include:

Professor Emma Cave, Durham Law School

Professor John Coggon, Bristol Law School

Dr Mairead Enright, Birmingham Law School

Professor Graeme Laurie, University of Edinburgh

Dr Samantha Halliday, Leeds Law School

Professor Tamara Hervey, Sheffield Law Schools

Dr Mark Flear, Queens University Belfast Law School

Professor Jean McHale, Centre for Health Law Science and Policy, Birmingham Law School

Professor Jonathan Montgomery, Faculty of Laws UCL

Professor Chris Newdick,  School of Law, University of Reading

Professor Keith Syrett, Cardiff Law School

Dr Mark Taylor, Sheffield Law School

Registration is now open. The full programme is available here.

For further information contact Jean McHale – j.v.mchale [at] bham.ac.uk


Job: Researcher position in European law and ethics on end-of-life decisions

29 August 2014

Researcher position

European law and ethics on end-of-life decisions

TV-L E13 50% for one year or 100% for 6 months

Starting date: November 1st, 2014, or later

Job description:

A reseacher position is available in the area of end-of-life law and ethics in the context of a large, interdisciplinary European research project called “ALS-CarE: A Programme for ALS Care in Europe”, funded by the German Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF) within the “Joint Programme on Neurodegenerative Disease Research” (JPND). The post will be situated at the Technical University of Munich, supervised by Ralf J. Jox, Assistant Professor in Medical Ethics, from the Institute of Ethics, History and Theory at the University of Munich.

The post holder will be expected to conduct a review of current legislations of major European countries on end-of-life decisions and advance care planning. The special focus of the review will be on neurodegenerative diseases, in particular Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). The post holder will be a member of the Munich project group that also conducts an international empirical survey among end-of-life attitudes of ALS patients.

Your profile
Candidates should be graduates in law, alternatively in medicine, philosophy or bioethics, but with some knowledge in medical law. A PhD or JD is an asset, but not mandatory. Candidates should have demonstrated interest in bioethics or applied ethics, especially regarding end-of-life issues. Due to the international outlook of the project, spoken and written fluency in English is essential. Native English speakers are especially encouraged to apply. Residence requirements can be discussed on an individual basis.

Our offer

We offer close supervision in a small group of highly experienced researchers. The post holder will have the opportunity to publish first-author articles in high-ranked journals and present at international conferences. The job offers home-based work and temporal flexibility.

Disabled candidates are preferentially considered in case of equal qualification. Applications from women are encouraged. The position is temporary and project-based.

Please send your application (including letter of motivation, CV, certificates, 1-2 writing examples), preferentially by e-mail, to:

Ralf J. Jox, MD, PhD

Institut für Ethik, Geschichte und Theorie der Medizin

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

Lessingstrasse 2, D-80336 München, Germany

ralf.jox [at] med.lmu.de

Closing date: October 1st, 2014


Conference: European Association of Centres of Medical Ethics

27 February 2012

EACME (European Association of Centres of Medical Ethics) annual conference, hosted by the Centre for Ethics in Medicine at the University of Bristol

20-22 September 2012

This conference will mark the 25th anniversary of the Association, which provides an ideal opportunity to reflect on the many contributions made in and to European bioethics to date. The conference theme, “Other voices, other rooms: Bioethics, then and now” is borrowed from Truman Capote’s novel, which deals with issues of coming of age, including embracing one’s identity, understanding others, caring and being cared for, as well as searching for oneself and for those to whom one is relationally bound.

In keeping with these themes and the aims of the Association, we therefore invite speakers to reflect on the identity of European medical ethics, and the many places and people with whom it is intimately bound. As such, we’re keen to hear from across the different disciplines which encounter bioethical issues, including (but not limited to) medical sciences, nursing, allied health, law, social sciences, philosophy, classics and drama. The deadline for abstracts is 1 March 2012.


Conference: The Europeanisation of healthcare

2 February 2011

Thursday 24 February 2011, 1.15 pm – 6.00 pm

Venue: Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole Street, LONDON, W1G 0AE

This meeting is organised by the RSM Open Section in association with the European Association of Health Law and the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, University of London.

CPD: 3 credits (applied for)

Register now for this interdisciplinary afternoon meeting exploring current trends and practical realities in co-operative public health, individual healthcare and the medico-legal dimensions to these developments.

Speakers are figures directly involved in this Europeanisation of healthcare, including Dr Joana Namorado (EU), Professor Alberto Costa (Milan), Professor Jean McHale (Birmingham), Professor David Kerr (Oxford), Professor Mark McCarthy (UCL) and Alex Denoon (Lawford Davies).

The programme will examine:

  • Patient mobility; how the NHS interacts with the European dimension and reactions of healthcare consumers and policy makers
  • The need for a ‘common market’ in medical and healthcare research
  • Current regulatory issues and considerations of best practice from the medico-legal perspective