College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Applications are invited from world-leading scholars in the field of medical law and ethics for the Chair of Medical Jurisprudence, which becomes vacant on 1 September 2019.
The first UK chair in medical jurisprudence was established at Edinburgh University in 1807, initially in the Faculty of Law and then the Faculty of Medicine, returning to the School of Law in 2005. Its (re)establishment in Edinburgh Law School marked a commitment to research and teaching excellence in this field, and signalled the objective to secure Edinburgh’s position as one of the leading centres for medical law and ethics in the United Kingdom and beyond.
The University seeks to appoint a scholar working in any area of medical law and from any jurisdiction. As well as providing research leadership in and beyond the Medical Law and Ethics Subject Area, she or he will contribute to postgraduate LLM teaching on both on-campus and online programmes, undergraduate courses, and the supervision of research students.
The successful candidate will be expected to take up the appointment from September 2019.
Closing date: Friday 1st February 2019, 5pm (GMT).
Salary: within the Professorial scale.
Informal enquiries may be made to the Head of School, Professor Martin Hogg (HoS.Law [at] ed.ac.uk)
Contract type: Permanent full time
Closing date: 14/10/2018
The Scientific Policy Manager is the main (internal) source of scientific Policy advice and briefing. They work with internal and external stakeholders to ensure that the HFEA’s scientific policies focus on improving quality of treatment and research, communicating these effectively, via briefings, articles, and speech-writing.
The post-holder manages the Scientific Advances Advisory Committee (SCAAC) and leads the Policy team’s scientific and clinical horizon scanning policy function, programming an annual international horizon-scanning panel meeting. They represent the HFEA at conferences and external working groups, presenting as required. The post also supports the Policy team, replying to public enquiries and drafting answers to relevant Parliamentary Questions. The Scientific Policy Manager is supported in their role by their line report, the Scientific Policy Officer.
This is an exciting opportunity for someone with a degree or equivalent in a scientific or clinical subject, and knowledge or academic experience in a biological or clinical science. You’ll have experience or involvement in policy work (ideally in a regulatory context), initiating and managing projects and good analytical skills. You’ll be able to understand complicated legal, ethical and scientific issues around assisted reproductive technologies and engage confidently with professional groups. Ideally, you’ll have experience of producing evidence-based guidance and working closely with senior staff and committees.
This is a unique opportunity to play a key role in the Policy team. You will have the chance to make a real and tangible difference to our work and the lives of patients. For more information about the work we do, please visit the HFEA website.
Job: Research Assistant in Law and Healing Reflecting on English Medico-Legal History and why it Matters at University of Manchester3 September 2018
Job Reference : HUM-12583Location : Oxford Road, ManchesterClosing Date : 01/10/2018Salary : £26,495 to £30,688 per annumEmployment Type : Fixed TermFaculty / Organisational Unit : HumanitiesDivision : Centre for Social Ethics and PolicyHours Per week : Full TimeContract Duration : Starting October 2018 until 30 September 2019
A research assistant is sought at Grade 5.3 to assist in the research funded by a Leverhulme Trust Emeritus Fellowship which has been awarded to Professor Margot Brazier. No DBS will be required. The research is desk based and archival.
The research will focus on:
Completion of my monograph Law and Healing: A History of a Stormy Marriage.
Further research into legal and ethical ‘lessons’ arising from a critical analysis of the regulation of midwives in the 16th to 18th centuries and the prototype for codes of professional ethics to be found therein.
Further research into the gradual rise of judicial deference to doctors and the era of Bolamisation from 1858 to 1998•
£32,548 pro rata, per annum
27th June 2018
25th July 2018
We are seeking a Teaching Associate to work within the thriving interdisciplinary Centre for Ethics in Medicine (CEM), in the Department of Population of Health Sciences, in Bristol Medical School.
The successful candidate will provide teaching and assessment related to healthcare ethics and law, primarily to students on the intercalated BSc (Hons) in Bioethics and to students on the MBChB Medicine. In view of these tasks, the post-holder will need a good knowledge of healthcare ethics and of healthcare law, and the ability to teach, assess and provide some assistance in the administration and development of the teaching of these disciplines, particularly at undergraduate level.
The post-holder will work as part of a multidisciplinary team under the supervision of Dr Zuzana Deans. They will also have regular contact with Professor Richard Huxtable (director of CEM), Dr Jonathan Ives (deputy director of CEM) and other colleagues in CEM and the Medical School.
Bristol Medical School
£36,613 per annum
Closing date for applications
We are seeking a Senior Research Associate to work on an exciting five-year collaborative project, which explores “best interests” decisions in healthcare, ethics and law, based in the Centre for Ethics in Medicine, in the Medical School at the University of Bristol.
The Senior Research Associate will primarily carry out research on the “Balancing Best Interests in Healthcare, Ethics and Law” (BABEL) project, which is funded by the Wellcome Trust. This is an empirical bioethics project, comprising normative and empirical work, and their combination. The post holder will primarily focus on best interests and healthcare ethics and will proceed through three phases (mapping, framing and shaping). In the mapping phase, undertaking literature reviews and analysis, focusing on literature in healthcare and healthcare ethics. In the framing phase, you will undertake empirical (qualitative) research with a range of participants, including individuals with fluctuating or absent mental capacity, carers, patient advocates and healthcare professionals.
In the shaping phase, findings from the previous phases (and from research elsewhere in the project) will be brought together to form recommendations for future practice. The post holder will produce reports, publications and presentations and will contribute to applications for further funding. You will also be expected to make contributions to teaching and assessment in Bristol Medical School, and particularly the Centre for Ethics in Medicine.
The successful candidate will have experience in bioethics and in qualitative social science research methods. Working as part of a multidisciplinary team, which includes Professor Richard Huxtable, Dr Jonathan Ives and Dr Giles Birchley, all from the Centre for Ethics in Medicine, and Dr Judy Laing and Dr Sheelagh McGuinness, from the Centre for Health, Law and Society.
For informal enquiries, please get in touch with Jonathan Ives (j.ives [at] bristol.ac.uk) or Richard Huxtable (r.huxtable [at] bristol.ac.uk).
Job: Research Fellowship (Socio-Legal) in the Centre for Biomedicine, Self and Society, The University of Edinburgh18 June 2018
Salary: £32,548 to £38,833 (UE07) Hours: Full Time Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed on: 15th June 2018 Closes: 16th July 2018 Job Ref: 044149
The Centre for Biomedicine, Self and Society is seeking an experienced researcher in the field of socio-legal studies to contribute to scholarly and engagement activities within this cross-College, cross-School initiative. The Centre, supported by the Wellcome Trust, seeks to effect lasting change in how we understand and influence the dynamic relationship between biomedicine, individuals and society.
Working closely with the Centre’s Executive Team, the successful candidate will develop and undertake an empirical socio-legal research project concerned with the legal consciousness of stakeholders in a health research context, such as in the realm of reproductive medicine, data sharing or clinical trials. You will also contribute to cross-cutting projects involving other members of the Centre.
The work demands close attention to detail, the ability to prioritise, identify and achieve deadlines and use good judgement and initiative. A positive collaborative attitude is also essential.
The successful candidate will have demonstrated success in research, supported by a track record of strong relevant publications. In addition, applicants are invited to explore how their research interests complement the existing strengths of the Executive Team and their respective Schools.
The post is available from 1st September 2018, full-time and fixed-term for 24 months.
Please include your CV and a supporting statement with details of how you meet the knowledge, skills and experience required for this post.
Informal enquiries may be directed to Professor Graeme Laurie (Graeme.Laurie [at] ed.ac.uk).
Salary: £36,613 to £41,212 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed on: 11th June 2018
Closes: 12th July 2018
Job Ref: ACAD103364
The Senior Research Associate in Healthcare Law will be based in the Centre for Health, Law, and Society (within the University of Bristol Law School) and carry out research on the Wellcome Trust funded Balancing Best Interests in Healthcare, Ethics and Law (BABEL) project. This project is a collaboration between the Centre for Health, Law, and Society and the Centre for Ethics in Medicine (within Bristol Medical School).
The BABEL project asks: How should the ‘best interests’ of incapacitated/incompetent patients be interpreted and applied in medico-legal decision-making? ‘Medico-legal decision-making’ covers medical treatment decisions in the legal and healthcare settings, thus encompassing judges, lawyers, healthcare professionals, advocates, patients, families and carers. The best interests standard pervades medico-legal decision-making about the treatment of incapacitated patients, young and old, and BABEL will examine various legal and ethically-charged decisions to treat or not treat a range of incapacitated patients in their best interests (e.g. sterilisation, vaccination, dementia care, and the withdrawal of life-sustaining treatment).
You should have demonstrable ability to produce excellent research leading to publications of 3* or 4* quality by REF2014 standards; significant experience of undertaking legal research; significant experience of qualitative social science research methods, including conducting interviews and/or focus groups and analysis of qualitative data; good knowledge of healthcare law, in particular mental health and capacity law; and demonstrable exemplary organisation and time-management skills, including managing multiple tasks at the one time. A PhD or equivalent in Law/ Socio-Legal Studies (in the research area) is also essential.
This post is full time and open ended, with fixed term funding until 31 August 2023. Available from 1 September 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter.
The closing date for applications is midnight on 12 July 2018. It is expected that the selection process will be held as soon as possible following the closing date.
For informal enquiries, please get in touch with Judy Laing (email: J.M.Laing [at] bristol.ac.uk or tel: +44 (0)117 39 40093) or Sheelagh McGuinness (email: sheelagh.mcguinness [at] bristol.ac.uk or tel: +44 (0)117 39 40094).