Research Fellow in Biomedical Ethics Philosophy
Salary: £27,466 – £32,796 per annum Grade:Grade 7 Contract:Fixed-term, Full-time Hours: Nominal 35 hours per week The Department of Philosophy seeks an applicant for a bid to the Wellcome Trust for a 5-year Research Fellow post. After five years, the expectation is that the post will continue as a Lectureship. Please note that an appointment to this role is dependent upon the success of the application to the Wellcome Trust, and would be tenable from 1 January 2009. After the five years, the expectation is that the post would be continued as a full, non fixed term, university-funded lectureship in biomedical ethics. Please note that an appointment to this role is dependent upon the success of the application to the Wellcome Trust, and that the applicant selected to put forward the bid will develop, together with the department, an application to the Wellcome Trust for the preliminary submission date of 1 June 2008. The deadline for the full submission is 1 August, and a decision will be expected in November. Therefore, if successful the post will be tenable from 1 January 2009. The Department has a wide range of expertise in theoretical as well as applied ethics and in history and philosophy of medicine and science. It has established links to the joint Durham/Newcastle Northern Centre for the History of Medicine, to the interdisciplinary Centre for the History of Medicine and Disease in Durham’s Wolfson Research Institute, to the medical humanities group of Durham’s School of Medicine and Health, and to the Newcastle-based Policy, Ethics and Life Sciences Research Institute. Applicants must have a track record of publications in biomedical ethics and hold a PhD or equivalent doctorate. Please note that as part of the current 3 year pay agreement the salary scale for this post will increase by 3% in May 2008 and 2.5% in October 2008. Please see
The post is subject to standard probationary terms. Further information will be issued in the contract of employment.