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Research Fellow in Biomedicine, Self and Society: Beyond Bodies

The University of Edinburgh - Usher Institute

Location: Edinburgh
Salary: £33,199 to £39,609
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 8th May 2019
Closes: 10th June 2019
Job Ref: 047902

Fixed term for 24 months

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to join the Centre for Biomedicine, Self and Society within the Usher Institute at the University of Edinburgh. The successful applicant will work closely with colleagues in the Centre to design and deliver a qualitative research project that explores changing understandings of bodies in relation to biomedicine and emerging biotechnologies. The successful applicant will also contribute to the development of the Centre’s knowledge exchange strategy and to its programme of ‘responsive mode’ research following key policy, scientific, or public health shifts. This is an exciting opportunity to work with a group of established and emerging leaders in medical social science and humanities, and to help shape a programme of cutting-edge interdisciplinary research into the role and direction of biomedicine in modern society.

We are seeking applicants with a strong background in a relevant humanities or social science subject (e.g. bioethics, science and technology studies, sociology etc), including experience with a range of research methods as appropriate to discipline.

This post is a fixed-term, full time contract for 24 months.

Applicants should supply a full CV plus a short (approx. one page) outline of a possible research project you might wish to pursue should you be appointed to this position. Informal enquiries may be made to Dr. Sarah Chan (

Interviews to be held in June, with a start date as early as possible thereafter.

For more information and to submit an application, please use the ‘apply’ button below.

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