Institute for the Study of Genetics, Biorisks & Society (IGBiS)

Research Fellow

The use of concepts of race/ethnicity in applied population genetics research

Applications are invited for the above post in the Institute for the Study of Genetics, Biorisks and Society. IGBiS carries out specialist research on the social, legal, ethical and cultural implications of developments in biosciences and biotechnology. The successful candidate will undertake social science research on a major Wellcome Trust funded project examining the way in which concepts of race and ethnicity are being created and deployed in applied population genetics research in the UK. Research will focus on case studies of pharmacogenetics and population genetic databases, and how research findings are being translated into the development of health services and policy. Duties will include analysing scientific and social science literature, and conducting semi-structured interviews, as well as contributing to written reports and publications.

Candidates must have, or be about to complete, a PhD in a relevant subject. These would include sociology, science and technology studies, and anthropology.

Salary will be within the range £18,893 * £26,237 per annum, depending on qualifications and experience. This post is available from 1 March 2004 or as soon as possible thereafter and will be offered on a fixed-term contract for a period of three years.

Candidates should send a detailed CV, together with the names and addresses of two referees, to Dr P Martin, IGBiS, Law and Social Sciences Building, The University of Nottingham, University Park, Nottingham, NG7 2RD. Closing date: 13 February 2004.

Dr Paul Martin Deputy Director and Senior Lecturer IGBiS Law and Social Sciences Building University of Nottingham Nottingham NG7 2RD Tel: 0115-951 5419 Fax: 0115- 846 6349 [email protected]