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Qualitative Research Fellow

Faculty of Medicine

Location:  Southampton General Hospital
Salary:   £30,942 to £38,017 pro rata, per annum
Full Time (Part Time considered) Fixed Term for 3 years
Closing Date:  Thursday 19 December 2019
Interview Date:   Tuesday 18 February 2020
Reference:  1175819CM-R

Clinical Ethics and Law at Southampton (CELS)

We are looking for an experienced qualitative researcher to join the multidisciplinary CELS team in the Faculty of Medicine led by Lucassen and Fenwick.  Our cross academic unit research group focusses on exploring the ethical, legal and social issues arising from the introduction of novel technologies into clinical practice and their impact on wider society.

The post holder will work closely with an established Senior Research Fellow on a Wellcome Trust funded study entitled ‘Facilitating ethical preparedness in genomic medicine’, the EPPiGEN project.  This is a collaborative award in Humanities and Social Science held with Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS) and as such will require close liaison with researchers and the leads across the two settings: Professors Anneke Lucassen (Southampton) and Bobbie Farsides (BSMS). The overall purpose of the research will be to develop an understanding of the concept of ethical preparedness through the engagement of patients, practitioners and policy makers in the issues that the concept raises. For more details about the project and related research, please visit our website: The post holder will contribute to the developing programme of work and will be encouraged to pursue areas of particular interest so there is scope for building on an existing portfolio of work.

Applicants will need to be educated to PhD level; be able to demonstrate their ability to organise high quality research; their ability to engage in conceptual thinking; meet deadlines and work with a team of researchers.  

Applications for Research Fellow positions will be considered from candidates who are working towards or nearing completion of a relevant PhD qualification.  The title of Research Fellow will be applied upon successful completion of the PhD.Prior to the qualification being awarded the title of Senior Research Assistant will be given.

Full/Part-time - Fixed-term for 3 years 

Once appointed, post title will be Research Fellow.

For an informal discussion regarding the study, please contact Professor Anneke Lucassen on 023 8120 6841 or email: or Assoc. Professor, Dr Angela Fenwick on 023 8059 4559 or email:

A standard level DBS check is required for this role.

Application Procedure

You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Ita Holmes (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 9002. Please quote reference 1175819CM-R on all correspondence.

Athena SWAN Silver Award holder: Medicine

The Faculty of Medicine holds an Athena SWAN Silver Award demonstrating commitment to equal opportunities and gender balance in the workplace. The Faculty recognises that applicants may seek flexible working patterns which will be considered as part of the recruitment process. For further information including key benefits designed to help maintain and support employees' well-being and work-life balance, please see our working with us website pages.

The closing date for this job opportunity has now passed, and applications are no longer being accepted for this position

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We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.

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