Researcher in the Ethics of Prenatal Genetics and Genomics

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Oxford, England
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Full Time
Date Posted
4 months ago

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University of Oxford - Nuffield Department of Population Health

Salary:£32,817 to £40,322 p.a.
Hours:Full Time, Part Time
Contract Type:Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On:31st July 2020
Closes:23rd September 2020

Nuffield Department of Population Health, Old Road Campus, Headington, Oxford

Grade 7: £32,817 - £40,322 p.a.

The Nuffield Department of Population Health contains world renowned population health research groups and provides an excellent environment for multi-disciplinary research and teaching. Based within NDPH, The Ethox Centre is an internationally recognised multidisciplinary bioethics research centre and is a vibrant and intellectually exciting place to work.

As Researcher in the Ethics of Prenatal Genetics and Genomics you will work on a project that explores ethical issues arising from the implementation of non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) in routine clinical care in England, France and Germany. This comparative project is situated at the interface between sociology, bioethics and law/social policy and seeks to gain in-depth understanding of the situations in which these questions emerge and are experienced by the key-stakeholders (health professionals, patients, scientists, policy-makers), and provide insight into the underlying value systems which promote them. Your responsibilities will include managing your own academic research and administrative activities, conducting qualitative research and analysing qualitative data from a variety of sources (including observations, interviews and focus-groups) and collaborating in the preparation of research publications and book chapters.

To be considered for this post you will hold a relevant PhD/DPhil, together with relevant experience, and have a strong record of scholarship in qualitative research, commensurate with the stage of your career. You will also have the ability to conduct literature review and empirical research in either German or French, in addition to English; demonstrated experience in conducting conceptual analysis; and excellent communication skills.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Ruth Horn ([email protected]).

For more information about the Ethox Centre please visit:

The position is full-time (although part-time considered) and fixed-term for 3 years.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 23 September 2020.

Closing Date: 23-SEP-2020 12:00

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