Researcher in the Ethics of Prenatal Genetics and Genomics
Ethox Centre, Nuffield Department of Population Health, Old Road Campus, Headington, Oxford
Grade 7: £32,817 - £40,322 p.a.
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 Researcher in the Ethics of Prenatal Genetics and Genomics you will work on a project, led by Associate Professor Ruth Horn, that explores ethical issues arising from the implementation of non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) in routine clinical care in England, France and Germany. This comparative project is situated at the interface between sociology, bioethics and law/social policy and seeks to gain in-depth understanding of the situations in which these questions emerge and are experienced by the key-stakeholders (health professionals, patients, scientists, policy-makers), and provide insight into the underlying value systems which promote them. Your responsibilities will include managing your own academic research and administrative activities, conducting qualitative research and analysing qualitative data from a variety of sources (including observations, interviews and focus-groups) and collaborating in the preparation of research publications and book chapters.
To be considered for this post you will hold, or be close to completion of, a PhD/DPhil in a relevant subject, together with relevant experience, and have a strong record of scholarship in both qualitative research and research relating to the ethics of non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT), as well as other areas of reproductive ethics and genomics, commensurate with the stage of your career. You will also have the ability to conduct literature review and empirical research German, in addition to English; demonstrate a strong publication record in bioethics (commensurate with career stage) with a particular focus on reproductive ethics; demonstrated ability to work to a high level of accuracy and with good attention to detail; and excellent communication skills.
Informal enquiries should be addressed to Mary Foulkes (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The position is full time (although part time considered) and fixed term for 24 months.
The closing date for applications is noon on 11th June 2021.
The full Job Description and details on how to apply can be found here