Job: Postdoctoral Fellow in Ethics and Information Governance at Oxford

27 March 2017

University of Oxford – Nuffield Department of Population Health (NDPH)
Salary: £31,076 to £38,183 per annum (pro-rata for part-time) (Grade 7)

Based within the Nuffield Department of Population Health, The Ethox Centre is an internationally recognised multidisciplinary bioethics research centre and is a vibrant and intellectually exciting place to work. We are seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow to join the Oxford BRC (Biomedical Research Centre) Ethics group and the Clinical Informatics and Big Data Cross-cutting theme at Ethox.

You will play a leading role in developing, delivering and evaluating an ethically robust governance framework for capture, application and management of consents, information sharing and transparency within and across organisations. You will also provide support to the BRC and undertake research in ethics and governance across the Trust.

You will have, or be nearing completion of a PhD/DPhil (in ethics, law, bioethics or a related field) and have a research record appropriate to career stage and evidenced by relevant publications. You will also have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to work as part of an interdisciplinary team.

The post is full-time (part time considered) and fixed-term for 3 years.

Closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Thursday 20 April 2017. Interviews are planned to take place the during week commencing 1st May 2017.


Job: Post-doctoral fellowship in transplantation

22 March 2017

Post-doctoral fellow 100%
Institute of Nursing Science, Department Public Health,
University of Basel, Switzerland
Spring 2017 (or as per agreement) –2021

The Institute of Nursing Science (INS) of the Department Public Health at the University of Basel invites applications for a position of a post-doctoral fellow to join the Building Research Initiative Group: Chronic Illness Management and Adherence in Transplantation (BRIGHT) Research Group and the Psychosocial Interest research Group (PSIG) of the Swiss Transplant Cohort Study (STCS). The BRIGHT study is an externally funded international research project studying behavioral and health system outcomes in solid organ transplantation. The STCS is funded through the Swiss National Science Foundation and is a national cohort study including a comprehensive dataset of biomedical, psychosocial, behavioral and genetic data from pre-transplant to up to 9 years post-transplant. The successful candidate will be part of the interdisciplinary international research group analyzing the data of these 2 studies as well as participate in the preparation and execution of planned intervention studies.

Your tasks
The successful candidate is expected to:
– Participate in the analysis and dissemination of the BRIGHT and STCS data.
– Develop your own research projects using existing BRIGHT & STCS data.
– Participate in the planning and execution of intervention studies.
– Acquire external research funding.
– Participate in teaching in the Master in Nursing Science and PhD Health Sciences curriculum.

Your profile
– PhD in Nursing Science, Public Health, Medicine, Health Economics or another field of the health sciences.
– Experience in the field of transplantation and behavioral/psychosocial science is desirable.
– Sound knowledge of basic office (e.g. Word, PowerPoint) programs.
– Sound methodological and statistical skills and knowledge of statistical analysis software such as R, SAS or SPSS.
– Proficiency of German or willingness to learn German in a short term.
– Excellent oral and written English skills.
– Outcome oriented, a good team player, able to meet deadlines and be stress resistant.

Our offer
The successful candidate will:
– benefit from being part of an international interdisciplinary research group and work closely with leading researchers in the field of transplantation.
– benefit from the well-established INS research infrastructure as well as from the infrastructure of the University of Basel.
– have the opportunity to develop own research projects and get support in view of statistical, behavioral science and intervention research methodologies.
– work in the heart of Basel.
– receive compensation in accordance with the University of Basel wage scales for post-doctoral students.

Further inquiries and application
More information on this application can be received from Professor Dr Sabina De Geest (PI BRIGHT study & chair PSIG of the STCS) sabina.degees [at]
Please send your application in a single electronic document by March 31 2017 to bewerbung-nursing [at] Your application must include a letter of interest (max. 700 words), curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests (max. 200 words) and details of three referees.

Job: Policy Analyst (Humanities) at the PHG Foundation, Cambridge

20 March 2017

Salary: £28,000 to £35,000 p.a. plus benefits
Closes: 7th April 2017
Full time or part time (min 28 hours p.w.)
Fixed Term contract for 3 years

This is a great opportunity for a social scientist/philosopher/lawyer with an interest in health policy to work with a world-leading think tank that uses research, analysis and advocacy to accelerate the impact of cutting edge biomedical science in healthcare.

As part of our busy team, you will have many opportunities to challenge yourself and to learn more about both exciting advances in biomedicine and the social, ethical, political and legal contexts that impact on their use in healthcare.

To succeed in the role you will have humanities and scientific expertise with ideally a good first degree in a relevant humanities subject (e.g. law, social sciences or philosophy). A postgraduate academic or professional qualification in health/medical law and ethics or biological science, medicine, public health or public policy is desirable.

You will have strong project management skills, a talent for writing and communicating complex issues to a variety of audiences and an ambition to influence public policy through your work. You must have the personal qualities to work well with fellow professionals and experts in a multidisciplinary environment, on interesting policy projects that combine the latest science and technologies with their ethical, legal, social and economic implications. You will also be committed to helping the PHG Foundation to further develop its reputation as an independent health policy think-tank.

You can download an application pack and details of how to apply from our website.

For an informal discussion contact Alison Hall at alison.hall [at]

Interviews will be held in Cambridge on 3 May 2017.

Job: Research Assistant in Criminal Justice and Health at the University of Lincoln

30 January 2017

University of Lincoln, College of Social Science, School of Health and Social Care
Salary: £26,829
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed Term
An opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated Research Assistant with relevant research skills and experience to undertake criminal justice and health research funded by the National Institute for Health Research and under supervision of Dr Coral Sirdifield in the Community and Health Research Unit (CaHRU).

Based at the University of Lincoln Brayford Campus, the Research Assistant will also work closely with members of the project steering group and external advisory group, including service user representatives where this is needed.

The Research Assistant will report directly to Dr Sirdifield and will also be provided with support from other members of the research team as needed.

You will be involved in all aspects of the research project, including: undertaking a narrative systematic literature review; conducting thematic analysis of documents; and conducting interviews and surveys with staff from a variety of criminal justice and health related organisations across England. You will also contribute to the preparation of reports, conference abstracts, presentations, and journal articles.

Ideally you will have experience of systematic reviews, qualitative and survey methods. You should be knowledgeable of and proficient in the use of data analysis packages such as NVivo and SPSS. Good written and verbal communication skills are essential, as is the ability to liaise with members of the project team.

You will be qualified to at least honour’s degree level in a relevant subject (1st, 2.1 or equivalent). Previous appropriate methods training and experience in systematic literature reviews and conducting interviews/surveys is desirable. Good written and verbal communication skills are essential. Proven knowledge of writing for publication would be an advantage.

Closing date: Sunday 12th February 2017

Job: Associate Professor in Health Law and Regulation at Melbourne Law School

19 January 2017


Location: Melbourne
Salary: AU$140,758 to AU$155,072
£84,482.95 to £93,074.21 converted salary* p.a. plus 17% superannuation
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed on: 9th January 2017
Closes: 28th February 2017
Job Ref: 0042049

About Melbourne Law School
Melbourne Law School (MLS) is Australia’s first all-graduate law faculty. Melbourne Law School was the first faculty in Australia to teach law, and awarded this country’s first law degrees. MLS is ranked the Number 1 Law School in Australia and sits within the top 10 law schools in the world.

About the role:
The position is to take a leadership and management role in developing a successful programme of health law research and teaching alongside Professor Jane Kaye. The position has been established within the Law School but will work closely with the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences and other relevant faculties and schools.

About you:
The successful incumbent will ideally be experienced in establishing collaborations and developing research projects with healthcare professionals working in innovative areas of translational research. In addition, they will be expected to contribute more generally to the work of the Melbourne Law School in teaching and learning, research, engagement and leadership and service. For the first five years of the appointment, they will teach one subject in either the Melbourne Juris Doctor (JD) programme or the Melbourne Law Masters (MLM) in medical and health law. After that time they may be required to take on a full teaching load.

Melbourne Law School is an equal opportunity employer, and welcomes applications from scholars able to enrich the diversity of our community. In particular, we encourage Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply.

Employment Type: Full-time continuing position

Enquiries only to: Professor Jane Kaye, Email jane.kaye [at]

Close date: 28 Feb 2017

For position information and to apply online go to:, click on the relevant option (‘Current Staff’ or ‘Prospective Staff’)  and search under the job title or job number 0042049.

Job: Legal/Regulatory Policy Analyst at the PHG Foundation

27 December 2016

Location: Cambridge
Salary: £35,000 to £45,000 p.a. (depending on experience) plus benefits
Full time or part time (min 28 hours p.w.)
Fixed Term – 3 years

Are you an experienced policy professional with a legal and regulatory background looking to progress your career?

Cambridge-based health policy think-tank the PHG Foundation seeks a talented and enthusiastic professional with a legal background who is passionate about seeing biomedical research translated effectively into healthcare. Working as part of a multidisciplinary team, your role will be to provide sound legal and regulatory analysis for the Foundation’s health policy projects.

To provide legal and regulatory expertise to support the management and delivery of projects within the Foundation’s integrated work programme. The post holder will use their specialist expertise and knowledge of the ethical, legal and regulatory context for policy development in healthcare to deliver accurate, measured, and timely outputs to influence legal, regulatory and ethical policy development in areas ranging from public health to personalised medicine.

The post holder will:

Have or build appropriate depth and breadth of knowledge of genetics, genomics, personalised medicine and population health to make an effective contribution to multidisciplinary projects

Keep abreast of the policy debate and understand current and emerging trends in relevant policy areas (UK, Europe and international)

Person Specification


Good degree in law, social sciences, philosophy or another relevant humanities subject.
Strong evidence of relevant continuing professional development.
Analysing and evaluating policy developments in healthcare and biomedical sciences and influencing policy processes
Writing for a variety of media including peer-reviewed and professional journals and presenting papers and posters at conferences, seminars etc.
Working collaboratively in a multidisciplinary environment
Excellent research and analytical skills (online and paper-based sources)
A broad understanding of health policy issues including
the social, political and regulatory environment
the role of relevant statutory and other bodies in the policy process
the implementation of innovations from biomedical research Excellent communication, presentation and influencing skills
Proficient in the main MS Office applications and referencing software e.g. Endnote
Project / change management
High standards of professionalism and exercising sound judgement
Excellent team work including ability to train / mentor colleagues
Self-motivated and an ability to take the initiative
Good problem solving skills
Good personal organisation and an ability to meet deadlines / respond to unplanned events


Postgraduate qualification in a relevant field, such as a master’s qualification in health/medical law and ethics, or a professional legal qualification
Building productive relationships with stakeholders
An understanding of the broad concepts and policy context of genomics, cell and molecular biology and/or public health
Knowledge of health policy and systems outside the UK
Experience of communicating with the media
Negotiation skills with practical expectation of what can be achieved

Pay and benefits

Starting salary will be within the range advertised. In addition the Foundation offers:

A contributory pension scheme (with generous employer contributions)
A stimulating, multidisciplinary working environment
Pleasant surroundings, flexible working and family friendly leave schemes
Childcare voucher scheme
Facilities for CPD
Group Life Assurance
How to apply

The deadline for applications is 13 January 2017

Interviews will be held in Cambridge on 1 February 2017.

Job: Legal Counsel Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute – Law

22 December 2016

Do you want to work for one of the premier centres of genomic discovery and understanding in the world?

The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute leads ambitious collaborations across the globe to provide the foundations for further research and transformative healthcare innovations. Its success is founded on the expertise and knowledge of its people and the Institute seeks to share its discoveries and techniques with the next generation of genomics scientists and researchers worldwide.

We are now looking for a proactive, enthusiastic and highly motivated Legal Counsel.

You will be working for a cutting edge scientific and Research Company, at a fantastic Cambridge countryside setting, within a fast-paced dynamic environment. You will be joining the company at a key stage of growth and expansion.

Essential Skills

  • Qualified as a UK solicitor or barrister (or equivalent in other jurisdictions)
  • Enthusiasm for the Institute’s charitable mission in scientific research
  • Substantial experience of applying legal expertise to a wide range of business and legal problems in a complex and dynamic setting, including a period as an in-house lawyer
  • Experience in intellectual property and/or IT law and in resolving issues around intellectual property, liability, warranties, indemnities, confidentiality etc.
  • Commercially and financially aware
  • Demonstrable ability to give advice that strikes an appropriate balance between risk and benefit and takes account of legal, tax and commercial considerations
  • Strong communicator with a track record of advising and influencing coupled with the ability to analyse and respond to a diverse range of situations
  • Demonstrable ability to present ideas articulately and to effectively convey legal concepts to non-lawyers
  • Ability to work well with a wide range of people (from scientists and academics to finance and operational professionals)
  • Strategic thinker who can take a considered view of risk and the broader implications of given approaches and courses of actions
  • “Can-do” attitude focused on looking for solutions
  • Positive, open-minded with a flexible approach

Ideal Skills

  • Good understanding of charity sector
  • Exposure to scientific research or pharma/biotech environment

Other information

The Sanger Institute is a charitably funded research centre focused on understanding the role of genetics in health and disease. We use state of the art large-scale genomic approaches to drive world-leading projects to uncover the basis of genetic and infectious disease. Our goal is to provide results that can be translated into diagnostics, treatments or therapies that reduce global health burdens.

The Institute is located near Cambridge, UK on the stunning Wellcome Trust Genome Campus. This growing and dynamic site is the British hub of genomic science. It hosts the European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI), the Centre for Therapeutic Target Validation, a Biodata Innovation Centre and will soon host Genomics England Limited’s 100,000 Genomes Sequencing Centre. It is an excellent environment in which to work and collaborate with researchers on campus and around the world and benefit from cross-fertilisation of ideas.

Our Benefits include: Defined Contribution Pension Scheme, Group Income Protection, Healthcare scheme, Childcare Vouchers, Workplace Nursery and 25 days Annual Leave, increasing by one day per year up to a maximum of 30, plus Bank Holidays. We also have a gym, two cafes, dining facilities, and a free campus bus service. Our thriving Sports and Social Club provides many opportunities to meet with people working across the campus.

Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute welcomes applications from all candidates irrespective of age, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religion or belief, or marital or civil partnership status.

Applications will be considered on an ongoing basis.