Vacancy for Research Associate: Geography, Politics and Sociology at Newcastle University

Vacancy for Research Associate: Geography, Politics and Sociology at Newcastle University

Salary: £29,310 – £38,183 per annum

Closing Date: 22 March 2017

This is a fixed term appointment for three years, funded by a substantial University investment in the Policy, Ethics and Life Sciences Research Centre (PEALS), part of the Sociology subject area in the School of Geography, Politics and Sociology. PEALS aims to produce world-class research focused on the social and ethical debates around the contemporary life sciences, developing analyses, teaching and public dialogue that informs future policy and practice.

You will initially work with Professor Jackie Leach Scully for 50% of their time on research relating to the ethics of human genome editing, and 50% contributing to the writing and development of collaborative grants across PEALS. This could be within PEALS’ existing research strengths in the ethics of genomics, disability, feminist ethics, reproductive medicine, tissue donation, forensic science, or neuroscience, or pursuing a new line of enquiry. You will be expected eventually to apply for and acquire independent funding as PI. You will also be expected to contribute to the research environment of PEALS as a whole, through dissemination of research, public engagement or other activities as necessary.

This is an exciting opportunity to join an interdisciplinary bioethics research centre, with a unique and internationally recognised profile of empirical research, conceptual innovation and public engagement, and a strong commitment to research that informs life science policy and practice.

The post is available immediately to start on a mutually agreed date.

For informal inquiries please contact Professor Jackie Leach Scully at jackie.scully@ncl.ac.uk

Please submit a covering letter which should include a brief statement (no more than one page maximum) saying (1) why you want to work in PEALS, and (2) what your own current research interests are, and how you plan to develop them.

The University holds a silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our good employment practices for the advancement of gender equality. The University also holds the HR Excellence in Research award for our work to support the career development of our researchers, and is a member of the Euraxess initiative supporting researchers in Europe.

Source: Newcastle University

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