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]

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: 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]

Job: Postdoctoral Fellow in Ethics and Information Governance at Oxford

27 March 2017

University of Oxford – Nuffield Department of Population Health (NDPH)
Salary: £31,076 to £38,183 per annum (pro-rata for part-time) (Grade 7)

Based within the Nuffield Department of Population Health, The Ethox Centre is an internationally recognised multidisciplinary bioethics research centre and is a vibrant and intellectually exciting place to work. We are seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow to join the Oxford BRC (Biomedical Research Centre) Ethics group and the Clinical Informatics and Big Data Cross-cutting theme at Ethox.

You will play a leading role in developing, delivering and evaluating an ethically robust governance framework for capture, application and management of consents, information sharing and transparency within and across organisations. You will also provide support to the BRC and undertake research in ethics and governance across the Trust.

You will have, or be nearing completion of a PhD/DPhil (in ethics, law, bioethics or a related field) and have a research record appropriate to career stage and evidenced by relevant publications. You will also have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to work as part of an interdisciplinary team.

The post is full-time (part time considered) and fixed-term for 3 years.

Closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Thursday 20 April 2017. Interviews are planned to take place the during week commencing 1st May 2017.


Job: Post-doctoral fellowship in transplantation

22 March 2017

Post-doctoral fellow 100%
Institute of Nursing Science, Department Public Health,
University of Basel, Switzerland
Spring 2017 (or as per agreement) –2021

The Institute of Nursing Science (INS) of the Department Public Health at the University of Basel invites applications for a position of a post-doctoral fellow to join the Building Research Initiative Group: Chronic Illness Management and Adherence in Transplantation (BRIGHT) Research Group and the Psychosocial Interest research Group (PSIG) of the Swiss Transplant Cohort Study (STCS). The BRIGHT study is an externally funded international research project studying behavioral and health system outcomes in solid organ transplantation. The STCS is funded through the Swiss National Science Foundation and is a national cohort study including a comprehensive dataset of biomedical, psychosocial, behavioral and genetic data from pre-transplant to up to 9 years post-transplant. The successful candidate will be part of the interdisciplinary international research group analyzing the data of these 2 studies as well as participate in the preparation and execution of planned intervention studies.

Your tasks
The successful candidate is expected to:
– Participate in the analysis and dissemination of the BRIGHT and STCS data.
– Develop your own research projects using existing BRIGHT & STCS data.
– Participate in the planning and execution of intervention studies.
– Acquire external research funding.
– Participate in teaching in the Master in Nursing Science and PhD Health Sciences curriculum.

Your profile
– PhD in Nursing Science, Public Health, Medicine, Health Economics or another field of the health sciences.
– Experience in the field of transplantation and behavioral/psychosocial science is desirable.
– Sound knowledge of basic office (e.g. Word, PowerPoint) programs.
– Sound methodological and statistical skills and knowledge of statistical analysis software such as R, SAS or SPSS.
– Proficiency of German or willingness to learn German in a short term.
– Excellent oral and written English skills.
– Outcome oriented, a good team player, able to meet deadlines and be stress resistant.

Our offer
The successful candidate will:
– benefit from being part of an international interdisciplinary research group and work closely with leading researchers in the field of transplantation.
– benefit from the well-established INS research infrastructure as well as from the infrastructure of the University of Basel.
– have the opportunity to develop own research projects and get support in view of statistical, behavioral science and intervention research methodologies.
– work in the heart of Basel.
– receive compensation in accordance with the University of Basel wage scales for post-doctoral students.

Further inquiries and application
More information on this application can be received from Professor Dr Sabina De Geest (PI BRIGHT study & chair PSIG of the STCS) sabina.degees [at]
Please send your application in a single electronic document by March 31 2017 to bewerbung-nursing [at] Your application must include a letter of interest (max. 700 words), curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests (max. 200 words) and details of three referees.

Postdoctoral fellowship: Penn Fellowship in Advanced Biomedical Ethics

8 November 2012

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine

Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy

Penn Fellowship in Advanced Biomedical Ethics

The Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine invites applications for a new postdoctoral Fellowship in Advanced Biomedical Ethics, beginning in September 2013.  The mission of this 2-year Fellowship is to train scholars and future leaders in academic biomedical ethics.

Fellows will participate fully in the life of the Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy, which is among the world’s leading bioethics departments.  They will have full access to the intellectual resources of the larger Penn community.

The core fellowship experience will consist of:

  1. Mentored research:  Working with one or more faculty mentors, Fellows will be expected to conduct original research that will lead to the publication of a minimum of 2 manuscripts in top-tier peer-reviewed journals.
  2. Master of Science in Medical Ethics:   Fellows will undertake a 2-year program of study that will lead to a Master of Science in Medical Ethics (MSME) degree.  Coursework will include core topics in medical ethics (4 courses), a grounding in empirical research methods (4 courses), as well research-related electives.
  3. Department seminars:  Fellows will participate in and lead regular department seminars, including sessions devoted to works-in-progress, presentations by department and affiliated faculty as well as by invited scholars, and journal clubs devoted to critical analysis of conceptual and empirical articles in bioethics.
  4. Ethics committee, consultation, and institutional review board experience:  Consistent with their interests, Fellows will join an ethics committee and/or an institutional review board at a Penn-affiliated hospital and will participate in consultations, protocol reviews and other committee activities.

Applications are invited from scholars with doctoral degrees in hand (PhDs or equivalent, JDs, MDs), or who will have received such degrees by September 2013.  Doctorates may be in any relevant field, including but not limited to philosophy, political science, psychology, sociology, economics or anthropology.

Fellows will receive an annual stipend, benefits, and full tuition for coursework required for the MSME degree.

Interested applicants should send the following materials to Olivia Hamilton, Graduate Program Coordinator, olivh [at] by January 2, 2013:

  1. A curriculum vitae
  2. A personal statement (maximum 1200 words) that describes your reasons for applying to the fellowship, your career goals, and your specific areas of interest, if any, within bioethics.
  3. A published or unpublished writing sample (maximum 12 pages of text if a published work, 25 pages if an unpublished manuscript).
  4. In addition, applicants should arrange for 2 letters of recommendation to be submitted by individuals familiar with their academic work.  Such letters must be submitted to Olivia Hamilton, Graduate Program Coordinator, olivh [at] by the recommender, rather than forwarded by the applicant.
  5. Physician applicants who are currently enrolled in a clinical or research training program at Penn should contact Autumn Fiester, PhD at the address below for additional requirements.

For additional information, contact:

Autumn Fiester, PhD

Director of Education, Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine

fiester [at]

Post-doctoral fellowship: Petrie-Flom Centre at Harvard University

18 October 2012

Harvard Law School, Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology and Bioethics 2013-2015 Academic Fellowship Program

“The Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology and Bioethics at Harvard Law School Seeks Distinguished Candidates for Academic Fellowship Program.

PURPOSE: The Petrie-Flom Center is an interdisciplinary research program at Harvard Law School dedicated to scholarly research at the intersection of law and health policy, including issues of health care financing and market regulation, biomedical research and bioethics. The Academic Fellowship is a postdoctoral program specifically designed to identify, cultivate and promote promising scholars early in their careers. Fellows are selected from among recent graduates, young academics and mid-career practitioners who are committed to spending two years at the Center pursuing publishable research that is likely to make a significant contribution to the field of health law policy, medical innovation policy or bioethics. Our prior fellows have found employment as law professors at Harvard, UC Berkeley, BU, UCLA, Cornell and the University of Arizona.

PROGRAM: Petrie-Flom fellowships are full-time, two-year residential appointments starting in the summer of 2013. Fellows devote their full time to scholarly activities in furtherance of their individual research agendas. The Center does not impose teaching obligations on fellows, though in appropriate cases voluntary teaching opportunities may be made available. In addition to pursuing their research and writing, fellows are expected to attend and participate in research workshops on health law, bioethics, and biotechnology, and other events designated by the Center. Fellows are also expected to help plan and execute a small number of events in their field of expertise during their tenure, and to present their research in at least one of a variety of forums, including academic seminars, speaker panels, or conferences. Finally, the Center also relies on fellows to provide opportunities for interested students to consult with them about their areas of research, and to directly mentor our Student Fellows.

STIPEND AND BENEFITS: Fellows have access to the full range of resources offered by Harvard University. The Center provides each fellow with a private office, a research budget, and a stipend of $60,000 per full year.

ELIGIBILITY: Applicants must hold an advanced degree in a discipline that they intend to apply to issues relating to health law policy, biomedical research or bioethics. The Center particularly encourages applications from those who intend to pursue careers as law professors, but will consider any applicant who demonstrates an interest and ability to produce outstanding scholarship at the intersection of law and health policy, bioethics, or biotechnology during the term of the fellowship. Applicants will be evaluated by the quality and probable significance of their research proposals, and by their record of academic and professional achievement.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applications will be accepted starting August 1, 2012. Completed applications must be received at petrie-flom [at] by 9:00 a.m. on November 16, 2012. Please note that ALL application materials must be submitted electronically, and should include:

1. Curriculum Vitae
2. PDFs of all transcripts from all post-secondary schools attended
3. A Research Proposal of no more than 2,000 words describing the applicant’s area of research and writing plans. Research proposals should focus less on describing an interesting topic than on demonstrating that the applicant has an interesting and original idea about the topic that seems sufficiently promising to develop further
4. A writing sample that demonstrates the applicant’s writing and analytical abilities and ability to generate interesting, original ideas. This can be a draft rather than a publication. Applicants who already have publications may also submit PDF copies of up to two additional published writings
5. Three letters of recommendation, emailed directly from the recommender. Letter writers should be asked to comment not only on the applicant’s writing and analytical ability, but on their ability to generate new ideas and their commitment to pursue that intellectual enterprise in this area. To the extent feasible, letter writers should provide not just qualitative assessments but also ordinal rankings. For example, rather than just saying a candidate is “great,” it would be useful to have a statement about whether the candidate is (the greatest, in the top three, among the top 10%, etc.) among some defined set of persons (students they have had, people they have worked with, etc.)

All application materials with the exception of letters of recommendation should be e-mailed by the applicant to: petrie-flom [at]

Letters of Recommendation should be emailed directly from the recommender to the same address.

For questions or additional information, contact: Holly Fernandez Lynch, Executive Director, hlynch [at]; Katherine Paras, Administrative Director, kparas [at]”

Job: Research Associate at the Centre of Medical Law and Ethics, King’s College London

12 October 2012

We are seeking a Research Associate to work with Professor Rosamund Scott (King’s College London) and Professor Stephen Wilkinson (Lancaster University) on a Wellcome Trust funded programme entitled The Donation and Transfer of Human Reproductive Materials.  The post-holder will be based at King’s College London, in the Centre of Medical Law and Ethics, and will work under the direction and supervision of Professor Scott.

The role will facilitate and advance the research programme’s aims and outputs.  The post-holder will be expected to work flexibly in a number of different areas to achieve this.  He or she will work predominantly on legal, international, and ‘horizon scanning’ aspects of the programme, but will also be required to engage with the relevant ethical issues.

The Centre of Medical Law and Ethics, within the Dickson Poon School of Law, is a leading academic centre of research and teaching in medical law and ethics, the first in the United Kingdom.

The Research Associate will be required to: produce independent research and publications; support the research of the programme leaders; organise academic meetings; and contribute to the work of the team in a variety of other ways.  Further details can be found in the Job Description.

Applicants are expected to have: a good first degree in Law, Philosophy, or a closely related discipline; a doctorate in Law or Medical Ethics; extensive knowledge of and a strong interest in the regulation of assisted human reproduction; and a track record of demonstrable research excellence in law or philosophy.  Further details and additional requirements can be found in the Person Specification.

Closing date: 9am on Tuesday 30th October

Interviews will provisionally be held on 7th November 2012.

Equality of opportunity is College policy.


The appointment will be made, dependent on relevant qualifications, within the Grade 6 scale, currently £31,020 to £37,012, per annum plus £2,323 per annum London Allowance.

Post duration

This is a fixed-term post, for 36 months, available from 1st January 2013.


For an informal discussion of the post please contact Rosamund Scott via email at rosamund.scott [at]