Research Fellow in Bioethics and Bioprediction

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Company: University of Oxford

Department: Faculty of Philosophy

Salary: £31,076 to £36,001 per annum. Grade 7.

Hours: Full Time

Contract type: Fixed-Term/Contract

Type / Role: Academic or Research

Phone: +44-1438 9328460

Fax: +44-1280 3699890

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Detail information about job Research Fellow in Bioethics and Bioprediction. Terms and conditions vacancy

Faculty of Philosophy: Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics, Littlegate House, St Ebbe's Street, Oxford 

Grade 7: Salary in the range £31,076 - £36, 001 p.a. 

Applications are invited for a full-time Research Fellow to conduct collaborative research in philosophy and applied ethics with a particular focus on the bioprediction of behaviour and related issues. 

This post is fixed-term for 2 years from the date of appointment. The Fellow will be located at the Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics, which is part of the Faculty of Philosophy. The post will be managed via two 50% contracts issued to the Research Fellow. 

The Fellow will conduct collaborative research under the supervision of Professor Julian Savulescu (Director of the Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics) and Dr Thomas Douglas (PI, Wellcome Investigator Award in Medical Humanities Neurointerventions in Crime Prevention). This post will focus particularly on the ethics of bioprediction of behaviour. 

Collaborative research will include the provision of research assistance for the supervisors, literature reviews and preparing drafts of publications. The Fellow will also play an important role in other aspects of the two projects, including public engagement as well as grant applications, event planning, preparation of policy papers, supporting donor relations and the development of collaborations, as well as other occasional duties such as administration or teaching. 

The postholder is required to have received the degree of PhD (or equivalent) in philosophy with specialisation in practical ethics or at least have submitted and preferably had examined a completed doctoral dissertation by the required start date of the post. Also essential are excellent research skills, including a track record of publications in applied and preferably biomedical ethics, and experience and interest in contributing to research on themes of interest to the projects at the interface of philosophy with contemporary issues in bioethics and the life sciences, the ability to critically appraise medical and social scientific literature and a strong track record in public engagement and popular writing, along with experience of organising academic events and teaching. 

Applications must be made online via the Oxford University jobs website (vacancy ID:130450) where further particulars for the post are available. 

Applications are to be submitted no later than 12.00 midday on 18 September 2017. 

Please note that the University of Oxford's retirement policy is changing. With effect from 1 October 2017, all employees at Grade 8 and above will have a retirement age of 68, and all employees at Grades 6 and 7 will no longer have a set retirement age. Further details are available here: 

Closing Date: 18-SEP-2017 12:00

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