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Wolfson Research Fellowship in Public Health Ethics

///Wolfson Research Fellowship in Public Health Ethics

Wolfson Research Fellowship in Public Health Ethics

University of Durham Wolfson Research Institute Centre for the History of Medicine and Disease Wolfson Research Fellowship in Public Health Ethics £27,116-£32,666 p.a. Post reference: 0752

The Centre for the History of Medicine and Disease (CHMD) seeks applications for a 5-year Wolfson Research Fellowship in Public Health Ethics (tenable from October 2005. Candidates must hold a PhD or equivalent doctorate degree in Ethics or Public Health or Social Science or Medicine and have a significant publication record relevant to the field of ethics in public health. The successful applicant will carry out research in public health ethics, in co-ordination with staff of the CHMD and the Centre for Public Policy and Health. He/she will also contribute to postgraduate teaching in Ethics and Public Health.

WOLFSON RESEARCH INSTITUTE

The Wolfson Research Institute is based in a purpose-built £12m building, including 23 laboratories and 60 offices, on Durham University’s Queen’s Campus, at Stockton-on — Tees but also involving a considerable amount of research at its Durham campus. The Institute forms the research division of the University’s Health Strategy Board and as such provides the inter-disciplinary framework within which all health and medically-related research from the three Faculties of the University is brought together and interfaces with the NHS and other partners in the region. This research is organised around four broad themes – clinical and health services; the Life Cycle and the life sciences; medical humanities; and public policy, health and well-being – and involves around 200 research staff and students, working at both the Durham and Stockton campuses of the University. The Institute’s prime aim is to play a key role in meeting two of the University of Durham’s strategic goals: international excellence in agenda-setting research; engagement with policy communities and groups beyond the University, particularly in the north east of England, in influencing policy formation and implementation. Thus the emphasis is upon the impact of research, on making a difference, both within and outside the academy.

The Centre Established in 2001 as an interdisciplinary University Research Centre, the Centre for the History of Medicine and Disease (Director: Professor Andreas-Holger Maehle, Dr.med.habil., PhD) provides a focus for research and postgraduate education in the history of medicine, health and disease, and medical ethics. It unites staff and postgraduates from the Department of Philosophy (graded 5 in RAE 2001) and the School for Health, and has associated members in several other University departments. Current major areas of research are the history of medical professional ethics and the history of sex education in the twentieth century. The Centre has recently launched a new taught Master’s programme in History and Philosophy of Science and Medicine (starting October 2005). The CHMD regularly organises workshops and research seminars, and hosts conferences. For further details see http://www.dur.ac.uk/chmd

The Post The successful applicant will be appointed as a fixed-term (5 years) Research Fellow (Grade II) in the Centre for the History of Medicine and Disease (CHMD), Wolfson Research Institute. He/she will be a member of the Board of Studies of the School for Health.

The postholder will:

• carry out research in the field of public health ethics, in consultation with staff of the CHMD and of the Centre for Public Policy and Health. By the end of the five-year period he/she is expected to have produced and have accepted for publication a number of articles and to have submitted the manuscript for a monograph to a publisher

• contribute to postgraduate teaching in Ethics and Public Health

• contribute to developing a taught Master’s and/or Continued Professional Development programme in Public Health Ethics

• develop a research programme and apply for external funding in the area of ethics and public health

• undertake such other organisational duties as may be required from time to time by the Directors of the CHMD and the Wolfson Research Institute

Person Specification

Essential

The successful applicant

• will have a PhD or equivalent doctorate degree in Ethics or Public Health or Social Science or Medicine

• will have a significant publication record relevant to the field of public health ethics

• will be able to demonstrate the ability to carry out innovative research in public health ethics

• will be able to demonstrate the ability to co-operate in research within the Wolfson Research Institute, in particular with the Centre for the History of Medicine and Disease and the Centre for Public Policy and Health, with other relevant University departments and centres, and the NHS

• will be able to demonstrate the ability to contribute to postgraduate teaching in Ethics and Public Health

Desirable

The successful applicant

• will have teaching experience relevant to postgraduate teaching in Ethics and Public Health

Terms and Conditions

The main terms and conditions of employment are as follows (the person appointed will receive a full written statement of the Terms and Conditions of Employment):

• The post is full-time and fixed-term for five years

• The salary £27,116 — £32,666 per annum

• The post is subject to a probationary period of three years

• The post is pensionable

Informal enquiries may be made to the Director of the Centre for the History of Medicine and Disease, Professor A H Maehle. Tel. 0191-334-0701 or — 6557. E-mail: [email protected]

Applications

Closing Date: 9 May 2005. Please quote reference number: 0752

In the interests of efficiency, we request that you apply for this vacancy using the on-line application form. If you prefer, we can post an application pack to you, if you telephone our answering service on 0191 3346499

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