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.


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: Legal Consultant at the AIDS Healthcare Foundation in Amsterdam

31 July 2017

AHF Europe runs the Checkpoint Amsterdam, a service that provides rapids HIV testing and counselling. The WHO recommends the use of lay testers or non-medical staff in HIV rapid testing in community based settings; currently in the Netherlands there is no specific framework to support the use of lay testers. We are looking for a professional with a background in health law or policy to conduct a thorough review of the current legal framework in the Netherlands related to provision of HIV/AIDS testing services and finger prick techniques. The aim of this is to identify and propose a compliant legal structure for AHF, draft documentation and a step plan to introduce and perform in the Netherlands community based rapid testing for HIV/AIDS. There may also be the need for a report analysing the relative pieces of legislation and documents of European Union, UN, WHO, etc, which would support the conclusions of his legal research. The Work Product should have the level of professionalism, detail and quality that will allow AHF to make publications, press conferences, implement changes in its activities, based on the conclusions of the legal research as performed by the Consultant. We are looking for a candidate who speaks English and Dutch and is available for approximately 2 months to complete the review and related reports. It is important for the candidate to be able to work independently and meet the deadline agreed upon. A Master’s degree in Law and experience in the field is a must. PhD in legal studies in a relevant field will be considered an advantage. This will be a paid assignment. If you are interested in this, please send a one page cover letter and your CV to Alena Davies alena.davies [at] aidshealth.org

The AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) is a Los Angeles-based global non-profit provider of HIV prevention services, testing, and healthcare for HIV patients. AHF provides medical care and services in 38 countries worldwide. AHF Europe, part of the AIDS Healthcare Foundation, is a provider of user oriented HIV prevention, testing, treatment and care services across Europe in partnership with government and non-government organisations, and advocates for access to these services for all in need. With more than 50, 000 patients in care in Russia, Ukraine, and Estonia and a total of 613,000 people tested (2013-2016) across Europe, AHF Europe is the largest HIV testing and treatment service provider in Europe.


Job: Policy officer at the HFEA

31 July 2017

Policy Officer
Fixed term contract (maternity cover)

Location: London

Salary: £25,000 plus benefits

Closing dates for applicants: 04/08/2017

We are looking for a fixed-term, full time Policy Officer to support a wide range of policy-related work. A key part of this will be to support Policy Managers in managing stakeholder groups and in carrying out reviews of HFEA policy, which can involve drafting committee papers, analysing consultation responses and giving policy advice. You will be working on various areas of policy, including on reducing multiple births, sperm and egg donation and fertility preservation. The successful candidate will also be responsible for dealing with patient, public and sector enquiries relating to all our policy areas.

This is an exciting opportunity for someone who can work effectively as part of a team, and who has good written and verbal communication skills – including an ability to handle sensitive patient enquiries. You should be able to demonstrate experience of project management and of working with a variety of stakeholders. You should also have the skills required to undertake literature searches, be confident at analysing information, and have the ability to summarise and identify key points from a wide range of evidence.

Given the varied nature of this role, good time management skills and the ability to prioritise tasks effectively, is key. You will be educated to degree level (or be educated or have experience to an equivalent level) with good IT skills.

This is a unique opportunity to play a key role in supporting the Policy team to help ensure that everyone in the UK affected by assisted reproduction receives high quality care. 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 our website.

Please visit NHS Jobs to apply for this position


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: Research Assistant/Associate (Law) – Newcastle University – Institute of Health & Society

10 July 2017

Research Assistant/Associate (Law) – A76493R
Newcastle University – Institute of Health & Society
Location: Newcastle Upon Tyne
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed on: 6th July 2017
Closes: 13th July 2017
Job Ref: 147248
Salary: Research Assistant – £26,829 – £28,452; Research Associate – £29,301 – £38,183

Applications are invited for an enthusiastic and highly motivated part time legal researcher (0.5 FTE) to help develop a new project on economic, social and cultural rights in UK law. The Institute is committed to social justice, fairness and Health for All. Much of our work addresses the causes of poverty, inequalities in health and the social determinants of health. Our research is interdisciplinary and grounded in a Right to Health approach. We work within a public health and primary care paradigm so that our research and teaching must be relevant to the communities we serve, locally, nationally, and internationally.

You will have an Undergraduate and Master’s degree in law. A PhD in law or a related discipline is required for appointment at Associate level.

You should be able to demonstrate an interest in human rights, both legally and in the wider policy context, nationally and internationally, as well as expertise and analytical ability in economic, social and cultural rights.

The Institute of Health & Society is committed to supporting equality and diversity for all staff and students. Applications for part time/flexible working will be considered; please state your desired working arrangements in your application.

The post is available immediately and is tenable for 3 years.

Informal enquiries may be made to Peter Roderick (email: peter.roderick [at] ncl.ac.uk).


Job: Health & Welfare/Court of Protection Solicitor, NHS Wales

7 July 2017

We are looking for a talented and committed solicitor to work predominantly within our Complex Patient Team which deals with disputes in some of the most complex and sensitive clinical scenarios.

The Team advises and represents the NHS in Wales in the Court of Protection which includes cases involving Serious Medical Treatment and Deprivation of Liberty. The Team also advises on Mental Health legislation and works closely with our Inquest team in cases involving death in detention.

This is a genuinely rare opportunity to join a team that works closely with its clients at the front line of clinical practice where legal and ethical problems are common.

You will be part of an experienced team that offers exciting opportunities not available elsewhere in Wales.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post

Closing date – 6th August 2017

For further details / informal visits contact:
Gavin Knox [KCL MA MEL alumnus]
02920 903713