|Salary:||£35,502 to £36,411 per annum, including London Weighting Allowance|
|Placed On:||28th March 2023|
|Closes:||18th April 2023|
Contact details: Dr. Amy Hinterberger, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Department of Global Health & Social Medicine is seeking a highly motivated Research Assistant to join a Wellcome Trust funded project exploring how biotechnology is reshaping our understanding of the human, and transforming relations between humans and other animals. The project, called Biomedical Research and the Politics of the Human (www.politicsofthehuman.org) explores the role of cell-based biotechnologies on human and animal health, such as organoids, multi-cellular living systems, animal models and new techniques in bioengineering.
The project aims to investigate the bioethical, social and political implications of emerging biotechnologies. As a Research Assistant, you will be responsible for supporting the Principal Investigator in conducting research, contributing to project publications, and creating online content to disseminate our findings to various audiences.
Responsibilities will include:
The appointed person will have an undergraduate and a Masters degree in the social sciences, bioethics and/or humanities. The post would especially suit someone currently doing (or planning to do) a PhD in the social sciences or humanities. The appointed person will have a knowledge of qualitative social science research methods and some experience and familiarity with emerging biotechnologies, the relationship between science and society and bioethical analysis. The appointed person will also have excellent organisational skills, a strong ability to communicate and the aptitude to think critically.
This post will be offered on a full-time, fixed term contract for 12 months. However, the latest possible end date is 31 December 2024.
The above list of responsibilities may not be exhaustive, and the post holder will be required to undertake such tasks and responsibilities as may reasonably be expected within the scope and grading of the post.
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