Postdoctoral Researcher - Digital Bioethics
Grade 7: £31,604 - £38,833 with a discretionary range to £42,418 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 135271
Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Researcher in Digital Bioethics to work with Professor Ilina Singh as part of the Neuroscience Ethics and Society Research Group (NEUROSEC). You will be leading a programme of participatory research focused in child and adolescent mental health, working with young people diagnosed with ADHD and ASD, building digital tools that promote engagement, participation and research on the ethics of novel biomedical interventions in mental health.
Your primary location is the Wellcome Centre for Ethics and Humanities, Big Data Institute, Old Road Campus; you will be co-located in the Department of Psychiatry, Warneford Hospital, Oxford.
The post is for a fixed-term (funded for 2 years).
You will collaborate with Professor Singh’s group and with Wellcome Centre colleagues to develop cutting-edge conceptual work and digital tools that identify and address novel ethical concerns arising as a result of neuro and bio-technology innovations. This will include finalising ethics applications; recruiting participants in the UK and Canada; piloting interview protocols with ADHD and ASD service-users; and working with digital technology developers. You will be expected to travel to conduct research with key collaborators and young service-users around the UK and Canada.
You will have, or be close to the completion of, a relevant PhD in bioethics or a related social science discipline, and will demonstrate a high level of specialist knowledge in empirical ethics. You will have experience in the ethics of AI approaches to mental health/neuroscience research and innovation and/or in psychiatric ethics in the context of young people. Experience of working with digital health technologies 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 is 12.00 midday on 18 July 2018.