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Posted: Wednesday, July 29th, 2020
JOB TITLE: Researcher in the Ethics of Prenatal Genetics and Genomics
DEADLINE: Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020
LOCATION: Ethox Centre, University of Oxford
Oxford, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
CONTACT: Ruth Horn
TELEPHONE: +44 (0)1865 287893
Grade 7: £32,817 - £40,322 p.a. Contract type: full-time (although part-time considered) and fixed-term for 3 years. The Nuffield Department of Population Health contains world renowned population health research groups and provides an excellent environment for multi-disciplinary research and teaching. Based within NDPH, The Ethox Centre is an internationally recognised multidisciplinary bioethics research centre and is a vibrant and intellectually exciting place to work. As Researcher in the Ethics of Prenatal Genetics and Genomics you will work on a project that explores ethical issues arising from the implementation of non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) in routine clinical care in England, France and Germany. This comparative project is situated at the interface between sociology, bioethics and law/social policy and seeks to gain in-depth understanding of the situations in which these questions emerge and are experienced by the key-stakeholders (health professionals, patients, scientists, policy-makers), and provide insight into the underlying value systems which promote them. Your responsibilities will include managing your own academic research and administrative activities, conducting qualitative research and analysing qualitative data from a variety of sources (including observations, interviews and focus-groups) and collaborating in the preparation of research publications and book chapters. To be considered for this post you will hold a relevant PhD/DPhil, together with relevant experience, and have a strong record of scholarship in qualitative research, commensurate with the stage of your career. You will also have the ability to conduct literature review and empirical research in either German or French, in addition to English; demonstrated experience in conducting conceptual analysis; and excellent communication skills. Informal enquiries should be addressed to Ruth Horn ( For more details and information on how to apply please see:

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