Researcher in Social Science

University of Oxford - The Nuffield Department of Population Health (NDPH)

Ewert House

Grade 7: £31,604 - £38,833 p.a. (pro rata for part-time)

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 Centre for Health, Law and Emerging Technologies (HeLEX) specialises in investigating the relationships between law, governance and practice in the area of emerging technologies in health.

As a Researcher in Social Science you will design, execute, analyse and publish research findings around the issues associated with using digital technologies in health and medical research settings. You will work with colleagues within the centre, across the university and internationally, to develop and implement the concept of dynamic consent, both in specific projects and more generally to determine its long-term value for patients and research participants.

To be considered for this role you will have a graduate degree (in social science, ethics, policy, law or a related field) and experience of designing, conducting and analysing surveys. You will also require a good understanding of the informed consent process, experience writing academic papers for publication and strong communication and presentation skills.

The post is full-time (part-time considered) and fixed-term for 1 year.

Informal enquires should be addressed to Professor Jane Kaye (

Closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 18 December 2017.

Please note that the University of Oxford's retirement policy has changed. With effect from 1 October 2017, all employees at Grade 8 and above have a retirement age of the 30 September before the 69th birthday. All employees at Grades 1-7 do not have a set retirement age. Further details are available here:

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