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Senior Research Fellow in Clinical Ethics and Law at Southampton (CELS)

Cancer Sciences

Location:  Southampton General Hospital
Salary:   £39,152 to £49,553 per annum
Full Time Fixed Term for three years
Closing Date:  Saturday 15 August 2020
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  1277120CM

This is an exciting opportunity for a senior researcher with a background in ethics, philosophy, or social science, to work on a national project researching the ethical issues facing cohort and biobank studies. The post will underpin the new ethics committee for UK Biobank, a large open access health resource involving half a million participants. 

The post is based in Clinical ethics and law (CELS);a centre of excellence within the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Southampton( We are an interdisciplinary research group exploring the ethical, legal and social issues arising from the introduction of novel technologies into clinical practice and their impact on wider society. The University of Southampton is in the top 1% of world universities. 

Your key responsibilities will be to develop and manage a portfolio of conceptual, empirical and public engagement research activities around the key ethical issues that are relevant to cohort and biobank studies involving genomic data linked to clinical information.  

Applicants will need to be educated to PhD level; have experience in ethics, philosophy or social science; have an ability to organise high quality research and engage in conceptual thinking; have a strong publication record; have experience of working with stakeholders; meeting deadlines; and working with a team of researchers.   

Full Time- Fixed-term for 3 years with a possibility of extension for a further year.

For an informal discussion regarding the post, please contact Professor Anneke Lucassen email: or senior research fellows Dr Kate Lyle and Dr Susie Weller (  

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. 

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 Hannah Farrance (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 2507. Please quote reference 1277120CM on all correspondence.

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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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