25 Jun 2018

2 postdoc positions in legal & social studies of biomedicine

Following a £1m investment from the Wellcome Trust, this week The University of Edinburgh is formally launching the Centre for Biomedicine, Self, and Society.

Following a £1m investment from the Wellcome Trust, this week The University of Edinburgh is formally launching the Centre for Biomedicine, Self, and Society. This brings together social scientists (Sarah Cunningham-Burley, Gill Haddow, Devi Sridhar and Martyn Pickersgill) and law and humanities scholars (Sarah Chan, Graeme Laurie and Steve Sturdy), as outlined here: https://www.ed.ac.uk/usher/news-events/news-2017/centre-for-biomedicine-self-and-society.

The first two of six post-doctoral fellows (two-year contracts each) are currently being advertised:

https://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/BKP608/research-fellowship-engagement-in-the-centre-for-biomedicine-self-and-society/

https://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/BKO478/research-fellowship-socio-legal-in-the-centre-for-biomedicine-self-and-society/

Expertise in socio-legal studies, bioethics, and STS will be particularly desirable for these positions. Those appointed will be closely mentored to support their ongoing research and future careers. 

Informal enquiries for the first position may be directed to Professor Cunningham-Burley (Sarah.C.Burley@ed.ac.uk) or Dr Sarah Chan (S.Chan@ed.ac.uk) and for the second position to Professor Graeme Laurie (Graeme.Laurie@ed.ac.uk). Closing dates are 16 July.