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Senior Research Fellow - Clinical Ethics and Law at Southampton

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University of Southampton

Salary: £37,706 to £47,722 Per annum
Full Time, Fixed Term for 3 years
Closing Date: Friday 8 June 2018
Interview Date: To be confirmed
Reference: 1003718CM

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

We are looking for an enthusiastic and experienced qualitative researcher to join the expanding CELS team in the Faculty of Medicine. We are an interdisciplinary research group focusing on exploring the ethical, legal and social issues arising from the integration of genomic technology into clinical practice and wider society.

The post holder will be responsible for coordinating the researcher portfolio for CELS and be the senior research fellow on a Wellcome Trust funded study entitled ‘Facilitating ethical preparedness in genomic medicine’, the EPPiGEN project. This is a collaborative award in Humanities and Social Science held with Brighton and Sussex Medical School and as such will require close liaison with researchers and the leads across the two settings: Professors Anneke Lucassen and Bobbie Farsides. 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.

For an informal discussion regarding the study, please contact Professor Anneke Lucassen on 023 8120 6841/ 023 8120 5615 or email: or Asst Professor, Dr Angela Fenwick on 023 8059 4559 or email:

Application procedure:
You should submit your completed online application form at

The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Ita Holmes (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 9002. Please quote reference 1003718CM on all correspondence.

The Faculty of Medicine holds an Athena SWAN Silver Award demonstrating commitment to equal opportunities and gender balance in the workplace. The Faculty recognises that applicants may seek flexible working patterns which will be considered as part of the recruitment process. For further information including key benefits designed to help maintain and support employees' well-being and work-life balance, please see our working with us website pages.

Status: Research Fellow
Location: Southampton General Hospital, UNITED KINGDOM
Advert Published: 10 May 2018
Expiry date: 8 Jun 2018
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