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Research Fellow for Clinical Ethics and Law at Southampton (CELS)


Salary:   £37,706 to £47,722 Per annum
Full Time Fixed Term for 3 years
Closing Date:   Monday 06 August 2018

We are looking for an enthusiastic and experienced social science researcher to join the inter-disciplinary team Clinical Ethics and Law at Southampton (CELS) located in the Faculty of Medicine. We are an interdisciplinary research group researching the ethical, legal and social issues arising from the integration of genomic technology into clinical practice and wider society.

You will be working on a Wellcome Trust Humanities and Social Science funded project "Facilitating Ethical Preparedness in Genomic Medicine (EPPiGEN)". This collaborative cross-disciplinary project is jointly run with Professor Anneke Lucassen University of Southampton and Professor Bobbie Farsides at Brighton and Sussex medical School and as such will require close liaison with researchers and the leads across the two settings.

The project will begin as genomic medicine services are being rolled out within the NHS, and will examine the experience of staff and patients with a particular focus on their preparedness to cope with the ethical challenges of this transformational healthcare initiative. The overall purpose of the research will be to develop an understanding of the concept of ethical preparedness through the engagement of patients, practitioners and policy makers in the issues that the concept raises.

The post holder will be involved in shaping the design of the study, appointing a research fellow to work with and supervising a clinical PhD fellowship.  Applicants will need to be educated to PhD level or equivalent professional qualifications and experience; have a track record of published research; be able to demonstrate their ability to organise high quality research; their ability to engage in conceptual thinking; meet deadlines and lead a team of researchers.  Once appointed, applicants job title will be Senior Research Fellow.

For an informal discussion regarding the study, please contact Professor Anneke Lucassen on 023 8120 6841/ 023 8120 5615 or email:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or Asst Professor, Dr Angela Fenwick on 023 8059 4559 or email:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


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