Job: Teaching Associate in Healthcare Ethics and Law, Bristol Medical School

2 July 2018

Location:

Bristol

Salary:

£32,548 pro rata, per annum

Hours:

Part Time

Contract Type:

Fixed-Term/Contract

Placed on:

27th June 2018

Closes:

25th July 2018

Job Ref:

ACAD103381

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.

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Job: Senior Research Associate in Healthcare Ethics at Bristol

18 June 2018
Job number

Division/School

Bristol Medical School

Contract type

Open Ended

Working pattern

Full time

Salary

£36,613 per annum

Closing date for applications

12-Jul-2018

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).


Conference: British Transplantation Society Ethics Symposium and Living Donor Forum

13 November 2017

Winter Ethics Symposium

23 November 2017

Paediatric Organ Donation and Transplantation in the UK

Mary Ward House, London WC1H 9SN

This year our focus is Paediatric Organ Donation and Transplantation in the UK
We have incorporated complex clinical cases, professional expertise, personal experience and public policy into an ambitious programme to address a range of challenging ethical issues.
Representatives from NHSBT and BTS will highlight obstacles to implementing paediatric donation and organ allocation prioritisation in the UK.
Clinicians working in neonatal and paediatric intensive care units and those involved in the care and possible transplantation of children will set out how a range of potential paediatric donors and transplant recipients are identified and managed and provide insight into factors affecting the development of strategies to expand the paediatric donor pool.
Paediatric donor and recipient families will share their personal stories, and ways to identify and address the psychological impact of bereavement in paediatric donation will be discussed.
Management of the adolescent living donor and strategies to optimise adherence and transition among adolescent recipients will be addressed.
Living Donor Forum

24 November 2017

Living Donor Risk

Mary Ward House, London WC1H 9SN

This year our theme is Living Donor risk, and in particular where the clinician perspective may be at odds with that of the prospective donor. Is this Caring Concern or Pompous Paternalism? How difficult is it for Living Donors to donate?
The day will take the form of an interactive discussion and debate between physicians and surgeons, coordinators, patients and carers. Come with an open mind or prepare to have your assumptions challenged!

Student rates are available.


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: (Senior) Research Fellow in Ethics at Univerzita Pardubice Centre for Ethics as Study in Human Value

26 June 2017

We are looking to appoint an established mid-career researcher to join the burgeoning team of the Centre for Ethics as Study in Human Value. This is a research-intensive post. The successful applicant will be given academic and administrative support to pursue his or her own work. In return he or she will be expected to produce a number of publications with international impact, to collaborate with other members of the Centre and to participate in the Centre’s lively research environment. We welcome applications by researchers in ethics whose work fits the research profile of the Centre. Specialisations in related fields such as political philosophy, philosophy of law, applied ethics, moral psychology, philosophy of action, history of ethics, philosophy of religion, and philosophy of art and literature, will be considered, so long as there is a clear ethical connection in the applicant’s research proposal.

Qualifications required:
This post suits an established researcher. The preference is for an applicant who has reached the level of Docent, Associate Professor, or equivalent. The candidate is expected to have a good record of publications and research activities commensurate with the advanced career stage of Associate Professor/Docent. Previous experience with joint (co-authored) publications and with major research projects, preferably as principal investigator, is an advantage.

We offer:

Full-time contract for 4 years (negotiable).
Research position with no teaching requirements and minimal administrative obligations; opportunity to supervise PhD students.
Internationally competitive salary.
Additional benefits: health and social insurance, 6-8 weeks of paid holidays.
Travel allowance, laptop and PC, funds for purchasing books.
Friendly workplace environment, conducive to research.

Intended start date: October 1st, 2017 (negotiable).

Documents and information (in English) to be submitted with the application:

Letter of motivation (1 page).
Professional CV, including a list of research, publication and teaching activities.
Copy of research degree documentation.
Research proposal (2000 words).
Names and contact details of two academic referees.
One sample of academic writing (e.g. a paper) relevant to the research area of the Centre for Ethics.

The application together with all the attachments should be sent by July 15th, 2017 by e-mail to centreforethics [at] upce.cz. Please state the name of the position in the e-mail subject.

For further inquiries, contact Dr. Ondřej Beran (ondrej.beran [at] upce.cz).


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