Job: Lecturer in Bio Law at Brunel

13 March 2019

College of Business Arts & Social Sciences

Brunel Law School

Full Time
Closing Date 04/04/2019
Ref No 1349

Job Description

Division of Private and Commercial Law                                   

Salary: H3 – £39,511 – £50,843 per annum including London Allowance

Brunel University London is a research-intensive University ranked among the UK’s top 50 and London’s top 10 universities in the Complete University Guide 2018.  The University has a global reputation for combining academic excellence with the practical entrepreneurial and imaginative approach of its namesake, Isambard Kingdom Brunel. It is an exciting time to be part of our team as it is going through a significant and exciting transformation.

Applications are invited for a Lectureship in Bio Law in the Division of Private and Commercial in the Brunel Law School. Preference will be given to candidates who have a demonstrated interest in Bio Law. The appointments are being made to consolidate further the School’s strong research and teaching profile.

The successful candidate will have a strong research and publications record suitable for submission for the REF2021, and will be able to demonstrate coherent future research plans as well as the potential for obtaining external funding. This is an exciting opportunity to pursue research related to areas such as social and ethical dimensions of Bio Law and health care, bioethics, medical law and AI and health care.

The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the teaching of Private Law foundation subjects (Tort, Contract, Land or Trust) at the undergraduate levels, to contribute to other undergraduate or postgraduate teaching as the need arises, to be able to demonstrate coherent future teaching plans and to undertake administrative duties within the School. Candidates must already hold a PhD or be able to evidence that they are very close to completing their PhD.

The successful applicant will also be expected to participate in at least one of the College research centres, Entrepreneurship and Sustainability and Global Lives, or a University Research Institute.

The position is tenable as soon as possible, or from 1 September 2019.

Closing Date: 4 April 2019

Interviews will be held on 4 June 2019. 

The recruitment process involves a presentation, formal interview, and meeting with staff members.
For further information about this post, or to discuss it informally, please contact Dr Christian Heitsch, Head, Division of Private and Commercial Law – Christian.Heitsch [at] brunel.ac.uk

Radio: Test Case on Debbie Purdy and assisted suicide

27 February 2019

Two related programmes on BBC Radio 4, available now on BBC Sounds until 28 March 2019

Test Case: Debbie Purdy

Debbie Purdy was a journalist who fell in love with a Cuban jazz musician, just as she discovered that she had primary progressive MS. Years later, their love led to a legal challenge in the House of Lords. Debbie was asking for the law to be clarified. If her condition meant she needed an assisted death, would her husband be likely to be prosecuted? Debbie’s book “It’s Not Because I Want To Die”, a gutsy account of love, life and facing death, is dramatised by Joy Wilkinson, and features the music of Debbie’s husband, Omar Puente.

Test Case: The Legacy of Debbie Purdy

So what became of Debbie Purdy and her husband Omar, who inspired her case? Why did Debbie’s legal battle, which happened 10 years ago, have such an impact? Deborah Bowman discusses these questions with the people who were there: her husband, Omar Puente, her solicitor, Saimo Chahal, and Lord Falconer, the barrister and Labour peer who campaigned on the issue in Parliament.


Conference: Human rights in end of life care: putting theory into practice

26 February 2019

27th June 2019, 09.30-15.30

Bush House, Lecture Theatre 1, King’s College London, Aldwych, London

The conference will hear from expert speakers on human rights legal cases and how they are using a human rights framework in end of life care, as well as offering a chance to hear and reflect on in-practice outcomes and experiences, from the perspective of the end of life care practitioner, and most importantly, the service-user.

Confirmed speakers include:

Dr Sanchita Hosali, Director, British Institute of Human Rights
Tor Butler-Cole, Barrister and Trustee of Compassion in Dying (and MA Medical Ethics & Law alumna)
Richard Harding, Herbert Dunhill Chair & Director of the Centre for Global Health Palliative Care
Professor Jenny Kitzinger, Cardiff University, Coma & Disorders of Consciousness Research Centre

Tickets are free, and on a first come, first served basis.


Job: Senior Decision Maker: Fitness to practise, General Medical Council

14 February 2019
Salary £70,715 – £76,365 (pro-rata)
Closes 06 Mar 2019
Part-time

Home based (requirements to travel to Manchester Head Office)

The General Medical Council (GMC) sets the standards for medical students and doctors across the UK. We support them to achieve and exceed those standards, with the aim of improving medical education and practice. We protect patients by taking appropriate action when these standards aren’t met.

Offering an excellent salary and benefits, this unique part-time role is an opportunity to join a diverse team of medical and lay case examiners. As a senior member of the fitness to practise team, your main responsibility will be to agree the outcome of an investigation with a lay colleague. In reaching a decision, you will use your medical knowledge and experience, communication, listening and analytical skills. The role will provide a valuable insight into work of the GMC, and the fairness of the investigation process. The experience of working in this role will provide a rich source of material for your personal development and appraisal.

You will be on the GP or specialist register in a general medical speciality, will hold a licence to practise and will maintain clinical commitments outside the GMC.

Previous experience of medico legal or tribunal work may be an advantage but is not essential, as comprehensive training and support will be provided.

The role is home based, but you will need to attend team and other occasional meetings in the Manchester or London offices. The initial training period will involve regular attendance at a GMC office, predominantly in Manchester.


Job: Medico-legal consultant at the Medical Protection Society, Leeds

17 January 2019
Posted 08 Jan 2019
Closes 22 Jan 2019
Hours Full Time

Based in Leeds – Permanent
Salary circa £85,000 – £95,000 including benefits, plus 12% Pension, PMI & Cashplan

Medical Protection Society (MPS) is the world’s leading protection organisation for doctors, dentists and healthcare professionals. We protect and support the professional interests of more than 300,000 members around the world, in countries as diverse as the United Kingdom, South Africa and Hong Kong.

We strive to be much more than a last line of defence by being at our members’ side at every step, offering support, advice and world-class defence. Membership provides access to expert advice and support together with the right to request indemnity for complaints or claims arising from professional practice.

We currently have a requirement for 2 Medicolegal Consultants (MLC) on a Permanent contract, based in our Leeds office.

As an MLC you will work closely with your colleagues across the wider department in order to provide support to members through Criminal, Disciplinary, Inquest and Regulatory cases.

MLCs are responsible for providing medicolegal advisory services but are also required to focus on strengthening the relationship with our members, the promotion of MPS and the interests of our members and the wider profession by means of education, teaching and involvement with external stakeholders and events.

The nature of the role means our MLCs are required to provide support, knowledge and mentoring to other colleagues and will sometimes be required to travel to offsite meetings and/or other MPS offices.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Advising members by telephone and in correspondence, about a wide variety of medicolegal and ethical issues affecting their professional practice. This can include, but is not limited to: disciplinary, inquests and regulatory investigations, or a combination of one or more of these.
  • Investigating and evaluating cases affecting members where there may be a wide spectrum of potential risk to members’ professional standing. Making regular case-handling decisions, such as when to instruct legal advisers, taking into account the requirements of the individual case and member, in an effective and efficient manner.
  • To work collaboratively in a multi-disciplinary team and to contribute to achieving team targets; to ensure cases are handled effectively and efficiently by making good use of the resources available within the team by showing leadership and support to other members of the team, and the organisation as a whole.
  • Attending meetings  as part of the handling of the handling of individual cases, supporting and counselling members, and working collaboratively with Legal Advisers
  • Representing members’ interest in a wide variety of circumstances.

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

  • The job holder is required to have both graduate and, ideally, post graduate medical degrees and/or diplomas and to be fully registered (and licensed where appropriate ) with a recognised regulator (e.g. GMC, HPCSA)
  • Post graduate experience in clinical medicine.
  • A clear understanding of the legal and ethical principles that apply in relation to medical practice in the United Kingdom
  • A degree in Medical/Healthcare Ethics and Law is desirable, but not essential.
  • Demonstrable presentation and coaching skills

Job: Post-doctoral research fellow in the Laws of Social Reproduction at KCL

18 December 2018

Research Associate, Laws of Social Reproduction

King’s College London – The Dickson Poon School of Law

Location: London
Salary: £37,412
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 11th December 2018
Closes: 13th January 2019
Job Ref: R6/FFL/2517/18-RN
 The salary will be paid at Grade 6, £37,412 per annum, inclusive of £3,223 per annum London Allowance.

This is an exciting opportunity to work on a large-scale European Research Council funded project titled ‘Laws of Social Reproduction’. The project undertakes a comparison of the law’s regulation of five sectors of women’s labour including sex work, erotic dancing, commercial surrogacy, paid domestic work and unpaid domestic work.

The post-doctoral research associate (PDRA)’s main responsibilities are to conduct literature review across relevant disciplines, conduct qualitative research in India, analyse the field work data using suitable software, organise a major national level workshop involving numerous stakeholders including academics, activists and policy-makers, publish academic outputs and disseminate the research findings of the project.

Prior field work experience in India essential; field work experience in at least one of the five sectors of reproductive labour listed above is highly desirable. Proven research skills essential. Applications from doctoral and post-doctoral candidates in law, anthropology, sociology, geography, political science, medical ethics and feminist economics are welcome.

The selection process will include a panel interview and a presentation.

For an informal discussion to find out more about the role please contact: Professor Prabha Kotiswaran, Prabha.kotiswaran [AT] kcl.ac.uk

To apply, please register with the King’s College London application portal and complete your application online. When applying, in the ‘Upload supporting documents’ section, please attach a personal statement to tell us why you are suitable for the role.

Please enclose writing sample relevant to the themes of the research project.


Job: Associate and Assistant Professor in Biolaw at Durham

10 December 2018

Associate Professor In Biolaw

Durham University – Durham Law School

Location: Durham
Salary: £51,630 to £58,089
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 3rd December 2018
Closes: 15th February 2019
Job Ref: LAW19-52

Assistant Professor In Biolaw

Durham University – Durham Law School

Location: Durham
Salary: £40,793 to £48,676
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 3rd December 2018
Closes: 15th February 2019
Job Ref: LAW19-59

Durham Law School is seeking to appoint … outstanding scholar[s] to the role of Associate Professor and Assistant Professor in Biolaw with research interests in this broad field understood to also include environmental law.

The Law School is in its largest expansion of permanent, full-time appointments in our distinguished 50-year history as we build additional capacity in core areas and further develop other strengths building critical mass in the area of Biolaw. Our award winning 53 academic staff are producing ground-breaking research with significant impact and are highly active in public engagement both nationally and internationally. We are a top 50 QS World Ranked law school and our research ranked 3rd best in grade point average in the UK’s last national Research Excellence Framework exercise in 2014. Durham Law School is consistently ranked among the top ten or higher UK law schools across various league tables, including 3rd in The Daily Telegraph, 8th in The Time and The Guardian. Our graduates include some of law’s leading figures, such as current members of the UK Supreme Court, the Court of Appeal, the Government, Members of Parliament and beyond.

The successful candidates will join our vibrant and inclusive academic community while supported by a very generous research leave scheme and individual research allowances. Applicants must demonstrate research excellence in the field of Biolaw, with the ability to contribute to our research groups like our Durham CELLS and to teach our students to an exceptional standard and to fully engage in the services, citizenship and values of the University.