Postdoctoral Researcher - Ethics of Global Psychiatry
Grade 7: £31,604 - £38,833 with a discretionary range to £42,418 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 135272
Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Ethics of Global Psychiatry Bioethics to work with Professor Ilina Singh as part of the Neuroscience Ethics and Society Research Group (NEUROSEC). You will develop a programme of research on the ethics of new and emerging forms of research collaboration in global psychiatry. The programme will focus on the ethical challenges presented by two case studies: one on industry-academic science collaborations in mental health; the second on global collaborations in the context of neuropsychiatric genomics.
You will be co-located at the Wellcome Centre for Ethics and Humanities, Big Data Institute, Old Road Campus; and the Department of Psychiatry, Warneford Hospital, Oxford.
The post is for a fixed-term (funded for 3 years).
You will be responsible for independently developing a programme of research based on the two case studies; you will have a leading role in coordinating meetings that relate to collaboration ethics and oversight within and outside Oxford; and you will be expected to travel to meet with key collaborators in Africa, the United States, and other regions of the world.
You will have, or be close to the completion of, a relevant PhD in bioethics, philosophy or a related social science discipline, and will demonstrate a high level of specialist knowledge that will support leadership in a cutting edge bioethics research programme. You will have experience of working as part of a multidisciplinary research group and in working with applied ethics concepts, preferably in the context of mental health. Experience of research in global health and/or involving the pharmaceutical industry or biotech sector is desirable.
You will be required to upload a covering letter/supporting statement and a CV as part of your application.
The closing date for this post is12.00 midday on Wednesday 18 July 2018.