|Salary:||From £38,000 pa. Full-time (35 hours), part time arrangements considered.|
|Hours:||Full Time, Part Time|
|Placed On:||6th February 2023|
|Closes:||20th February 2023|
The Researcher - Bioethics and Policy, will play an important part in delivering the Nuffield Council on Bioethics’s overall work programme. This is a hugely varied and interesting role, which will enable the successful candidate to gain experience of a wide range of research, writing, and project-based activities across different focus areas including the environment, fertility, and the mind and brain.About the role
The Council's researchers carry out literature reviews, work on public dialogue activities, and produce background papers and blog posts. They work closely with the academics, clinicians and other experts who sit on the Council’s committees, and with varied groups of external stakeholders.
In their first few months in this role, the postholder will support the Council’s independent review of disagreements in the care of critically ill children, working with the project lead to explore ethical issues arising in this area and consulting with relevant stakeholders, including publics and experts. This is a particularly sensitive area of work and will require the postholder to liaise with stakeholders thoughtfully and compassionately.
In addition, the postholder will contribute to the overall work of the Nuffield Council, including managing information resources, monitoring relevant developments, participating in horizon scanning and contributing to team discussions.
This is a fixed term role for 18 months to cover for an internal secondment, with the successful candidate ideally being able to start by April 2023.About you
The candidate will require a relevant degree or equivalent experience (for example in biological sciences, medicine, philosophy, law or social science) and knowledge of bioethical issues. Good communication skills and experience of research, drafting and event organisation is essential.
For further information about the role, please click here to download the full job description.About us
The Nuffield Council on Bioethics is an independent body that examines and reports on ethical issues in biology and medicine. We have achieved an international reputation for advising policy makers and stimulating debate in bioethics.
We have published widely on a wide range of bioethics issues, including genome editing in farmed animals, gene editing in human reproduction, children and clinical research, organ donation, cosmetic procedures, non-invasive prenatal testing and research in global health emergencies. Our work includes a variety of projects including in-depth inquiries, horizon scanning, and an active response programme, which includes rapid policy briefings, workshops and roundtables.
The Nuffield Council on Bioethics is funded jointly by the Nuffield Foundation, Wellcome and the Medical Research Council.
Find out more at: www.nuffieldbioethics.orgMore information and how to apply
The closing date for applications is 09:30am (GMT) on Monday 20th February 2023 with interviews scheduled to take place on Friday 3rd March 2023.
Should you need to make an application in a different format or require any adjustments as part of the application process, please get in touch with us: firstname.lastname@example.org
Our benefits package includes:
28 days holiday per annum and all public holidays (with the option to buy or sell up to 5 days).
Pension scheme that offers employer contributions of up to 11%.
Life assurance scheme.
We offer family leave policies that provide an enhanced level of pay
Cycle to work scheme and loans towards season tickets.
Support with your learning and development
Wellbeing support including an employee assistance provider.
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