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


Conference: Abortion, Disability and the Law

10 February 2017

Registration is now open for the Anscombe [Christian] Bioethics Centre upcoming day conference, ‘Abortion, Disability and the Law’, on Saturday, 18 February 2017, from 9.30am to 4.30pm, in the aula of Blackfriars Hall (St Giles, Oxford OX1 3LY). The conference will examine the ethical, legal, social and psychological issues raised by abortion or childbirth following a diagnosis of foetal anomaly.

Speakers:

John Finnis
Helen Watt
Caroline Simons

Patricia Casey
John Wyatt
Heidi Crowter

Cost: £20 (£10 conc.) including lunch


Research fellowships: Fondation Brocher, Geneva

10 February 2017

The Brocher Foundation is located on the shores of the Geneva Lake, in Hermance (Geneva -Switzerland).

The Brocher Foundation residencies last between one and four months. They give researchers the opportunity to work at the Brocher Centre on projects on the ethical, legal and social implications for humankind of recent medical research and new technologies. 

Every month a dozen of visiting researchers live and concentrate on their research project at the Foundation.

The location allows researchers to link up with, and benefit from, the extensive network and knowledge of local experts from the international governmental and non-governmental organisations having their headquarters in Geneva.

Our call for residencies is closing on the 18th of February.

The Brocher Foundation offers visiting researchers the opportunity to come at the Brocher Centre in a peaceful park on the shores of Lake Geneva, to write a book, articles, an essay or a PhD thesis. The visiting positions are an occasion to meet other researchers from different disciplines and countries as well as experts from numerous International Organizations & Non Governmental Organizations based in Geneva, such as WHO, WTO, WIPO, UNHCR, ILO, WMA, ICRC, and others.

They give researchers (PhD students to Professors) the opportunity to work at the Brocher Centre on projects on the ethical, legal and social implications for humankind of recent medical research and new technologies.  Researchers can also apply with one or two other researchers to work on a collaborative project.

“Junior” visiting researchers can apply for an additional scholarship in order to cover their travel and local expenses in Geneva. To be eligible to this “Additional scholarship for Junior researchers”, the applicant should be a PhD student or should have obtained his PhD degree within a maximum of five years and should not perceive any other income during the time spent at the Foundation.

Applications from low and middle income countries are highly encouraged.

Ethical, Legal & Social Implications of recent medical research and new medical technologies :

Bioethics, Medical Anthropology, Health Economics, Health Policy, Health Law, Philosophy of Medicine and Health, Medical Humanities, Social Science Perspectives on Health, Medical Ethics, History of medicine. Equitable access to medical care, Biobanks, Biosecurity and Dual Use Dilemmas, Clinical Trials and Research on Human Subjects, Genetic testing and screening, Health Care Reform, Nanotechnology, Neglected diseases, Pandemic planning, Reproductive technology, Stem Cells and Cell Therapy, Organ transplantation, Telemedicine, Neurosciences, Synthetic Biology.

Must be submitted before 18/02/2017 midnight GMT.


Postgraduate study: The Fordham/Santander Universities International Scholarship in Ethics Education

24 January 2017
Application period now open for scholarships for Intensive 3-day Interdisciplinary Ethics Graduate Course

May 23 – 25, 2017 at Fordham University, New York City, USA

The Theories and Applications in Contemporary Ethics is a 3-day course that provides graduate students with cross-disciplinary learning experiences that integrate moral foundations in the humanities and sciences with their application to contemporary social issues.

This scholarship provides international students with funding for tuition, travel and lodging (for one week) for sessions and advising on our New York campus.

Applications must be received by March 15, 2017.

In addition to our May 2017 workshop, students may apply for scholarships to enroll in our master’s level Ethics and Society Program courses during the fall 2017 (September – December) or spring 2018 (January – May) semesters.

This scholarship is made possible through a generous gift from Santander Universities’ global division, a major social–responsibility initiative created by Banco Santander to advance the bank’s goal of expanding global education.

For questions about your application contact Ethics Center Academic Programs Director Dr. Bryan Pilkington bpilkington [at] fordham.edu


PhD: ‘Towards Professional Epistemic Justice: Finance and Medicine’ at the University of Sheffield – Philosophy

19 January 2017

‘Towards Professional Epistemic Justice: Finance and Medicine’ is a collaborative research project in applied epistemology and ethics between the University of Gröningen, the University of Sheffield and CUNY Graduate Center, sponsored by the Dutch Research Council (NWO) led by Profs Boudewijn de Bruin (Gröningen) and Miranda Fricker (CUNY Graduate Center/Sheffield).

This PhD studentship commences on 1 September 2017. The successful candidate will spend three years pursuing research for the Sheffield PhD in Philosophy, and they will be expected to visit Gröningen during their second year. They may also visit CUNY Graduate Center in New York, though there is not at present any extra funding for those purposes. After completion of the Sheffield PhD at the end of Year Three, they will spend Year Four in Gröningen pursuing research leading to a second PhD in Philosophy or in Economics from the University of Gröningen.

Supervision will be shared between Profs de Bruin and Fricker, with further supervisory support given by colleagues at Sheffield. Details of the overall project available on request from mfricker [at] gc.cuny.edu

Requirements

The studentship is open to students of any nationality. Normally, candidates should have completed a minimum of two years’ full-time undergraduate study in Philosophy, and have gained a good 2.1 BA Honours Degree (67%) or equivalent (US GPA 3.6). Candidates should have completed a Master’s course (or equivalent) in Philosophy, with a substantial research component, achieving a grade equivalent to 67%. It is desirable that candidates also have some knowledge of Finance or Medicine.

Please see www.sheffield.ac.uk/postgraduate/info/englang for English Language requirements.

Application Process

Candidates should submit an application for the Sheffield PhD via www.sheffield.ac.uk/philosophy/prospectivepostgraduates/applying

using the heading ‘Towards Professional Epistemic Justice studentship’.

Applying for a studentship in this project does not preclude applicants from applying for other sources of funding for their PhD.

In their online research proposal (900-1000 words), candidates should make clear how their background and interests make them a suitable candidate for the Towards Professional Epistemic Justice project, and explain the specific lines of enquiry they would wish to pursue within the framework of the project and the branch of it (epistemic justice and finance/ medicine) in which they wish to situate their thesis. Candidates may propose any project they see as broadly fitting these themes. Topics covered might include the structure of virtue and/or vice, virtues of epistemic justice, individual and collective or institutional virtues and vices, procedural remedies for biased outcomes, overcoming implicit bias, self-trust, self-fulfilling testimonial injustice, recognition theory, broader issues of justice and injustice in medicine and/or finance etc.

Candidates must also send an email message to Professor Fricker, mfricker [at] gc.cuny.edu notifying her that an application has been submitted and giving her the application number using ‘Towards Professional Epistemic Justice studentship’ in the subject line.

Interviews (probably by Skype or FaceTime) will be held in March 2017.

For further information, please contact Prof Miranda Fricker (mfricker [at] gc.cuny.edu) and/or Prof Boudewijn de Bruin (b.p.de.bruin [at] rug.nl).

Funding Details

The studentship is funded from 1/9/2107 to 31/7/2021 directly by the University of Gröningen. It pays €28,498 (Year 1), €33,201 (Year 2), €34,778 (Year 3) and €31,245 (Year 4 until 31/7/2021) and are subject to Dutch tax law. These funds are to pay course fees at Sheffield and to provide maintenance.

Location of PhD

University of Sheffield (3 years)

University of Groningen (1 year)