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Current Vacancies

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Ethics and Infectious Disease

Grade 7: £32,817 - £40,322 p.a.

The Wellcome Centre for Ethics and Humanities and the Ethox Centre at the University of Oxford and the Berman Institute of Bioethics at Johns Hopkins University have together established an exciting new collaborative bioethics research and training programme with support from the Wellcome Trust. The Oxford-Berman Institute Bioethics Partnership has enabled us to create two post-doctoral research positions (one at each Institution) for researchers who are committed to interdisciplinary and transnational collaboration and who have a particular interest in exploring ethical issues at the intersection of global health and infectious disease. We are now seeking applications for the postdoctoral position to be based in Oxford. A key opportunity of the post will be to work in collaboration with colleagues at the Berman Institute within the context of the Oxford-Berman Institute Bioethics Partnership.

The Nuffield Department of Population Health contains world renowned population health research groups and provides an excellent environment for multi-disciplinary research and teaching. Based within NDPH, The Ethox Centre is an internationally recognised multidisciplinary bioethics research centre and is a vibrant and intellectually exciting place to work.

As Postdoctoral Fellow in Ethics and Infectious Disease, you will manage your own academic research and administrative activities, carry out collaborative research with colleagues at the Berman Institute and present papers at conferences or public meetings.

To be considered you will hold a PhD/DPhil in a relevant subject, together with relevant experience, and possess sufficient specialist knowledge in the discipline to work effectively within the research programme. You will also have previous experience of publishing in peer-reviewed journals and excellent communication skills, including the ability to write for publication, present research proposals and results, and represent the research group at meetings.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Mary Foulkes (mary.foulkes@ethox.ox.ac.uk). For more information about the Ethox Centre please visit: www.ethox.ox.ac.uk.

The position is full-time (although part-time considered) and fixed-term for 2 years, with an expected start date of September or October 2020.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Friday 13 March 2020.

For more information and to apply, please click here

 

 

Research Fellow in the Ethical and Social Implications of the Clinical Use of Genomic Risk in Cancer Care

Grade 7: £32,817 – £40,322 p.a.


This exciting position, which is based at the Ethox Centre in Oxford’s Big Data Institute, offers the opportunity to join an internationally recognised ethics and social science research team engaging with practical ethical and social challenges raised by genomic data and its use in healthcare. The primary focus of this position will be contributing towards the development of the ethics and social science programme of a Cancer Research UK (CRUK) Catalyst Award – Cangene-Canvar; Data Resources, Clinical and Educational Tools to leverage Cancer Susceptibility Genetics for Early Detection and Prevention of Cancer which is designed to deliver research and resources that will improve how we deliver national NHS testing for cancer susceptibility genes such as BRCA1 and BRCA2. It will involve working with a large team of scientists, clinicians and patients highly passionate about achieving this goal.

As Research Fellow, you will take primary responsibility for coordinating, developing and carrying out empirical research and administrative activities for the Cangene-Canvar ethics workpackage. You will collect and analyse qualitative data from a variety of sources, contribute ideas for new research projects within Cangene-Canvar, present papers at conferences or public meetings and carry out collaborative projects with colleagues in partner institutions and research groups within the Cangene-Canvar programme.

To be considered you will hold a PhD/DPhil in a relevant subject, together with previous relevant experience, and have a strong record of scholarship in qualitative research and/or bioethics. You will also have prior research in the project topic area (ethics of data-sharing, public engagement, social science/ ethics of genomics) and excellent communication skills, including the demonstrated ability to write for publication, present research proposals and results, and represent the research group at meetings.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Ingrid Slade (Ingrid.slade@ethox.ox.ac.uk). 

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

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Friday 20 March 2020.

For more information and to apply, please click here