Applications are invited for a Senior Researcher to develop a new project on the ethics of global psychiatric genetics research within the Neuroscience, Ethics and Society (NEUROSEC) Team. Lead by Professor Ilina Singh, the team is uniquely situated within Oxford Psychiatry and Neuroscience and has an international reputation for its work in neuroscience and psychiatric ethics. The post is funded by the Stanley Centre for Psychiatric Research and is based in the Department of Psychiatry at the Warneford Hospital (fixed-term for 2 years).
The Stanley Centre has begun a major global project in the collection of genomic data. Its purpose is to develop better understanding of the basic mechanisms underlying psychiatric conditions, and, eventually, to develop more effective and more precise treatments. Working with the Stanley Centre, NEUROSEC is leading the strategic development of a major ethics initiative to accompany and intersect with the global scientific work. You will be expected to take a leadership role in the strategic development and coordination of the Oxford Initiative in Global Psychiatric Gen-Ethics, and contribute to the development of an inspiring long-term vision for this global programme.
You will have PhD or equivalent with significant post-qualification research experience and a growing, internationally recognised reputation for research on bioethics and genomics or other relevant area of bioethics. You will have a strong publication record and an emerging impact of research on policy or practice along with experience of working in the context of international mental health.
You should upload a covering letter and CV as part of your application.
The closing day for applications is 12.00 midday on Monday 24 April 2017.