Postdoc at Oxford on Mothers: Early Intervention Ethics

University of Oxford Department of Psychiatry

Postdoctoral Researcher; Becoming Good: Early Intervention and Moral Development in Child Psychiatry (BeGOOD)

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Researcher to work on the Wellcome Trust-funded BeGOOD project, which is held within the Neuroscience Ethics & Society Team, led by Professor Ilina Singh, in the Department of Psychiatry. The post is based in the Department of Psychiatry, in the Warneford Hospital and is funded for 3 years.

You will work with Professor Singh to develop and lead Motherhood: Early Intervention Ethics (MO:EIE), an empirical sub-study on the social and ethical dimensions of prenatal intervention.

You will have knowledge of relevant biosocial concepts and theories and be able to lead on developing methods for the sub-study. You will be excited to work in an interdisciplinary environment with scientists, bioethicists and social scientists.

You will have or be working towards the completion of a PhD in Anthropology, Geography, Sociology, Bioethics or a related social science discipline, and have a proven ability to carry an empirical research project related to human health, science or medicine through to successful completion. Excellence in qualitative methods and knowledge of ethnography are essential. Research experience in psychiatry, medicine or a relevant science would be an advantage as would experience with research involving children and/or families. An interest in innovative and digital methods for data collection and presentation is desirable.

You will be required to upload a covering letter explaining how you meet the job requirements, as well as a CV and details of two referees as part of your online application.

Grade 7: £30,434-£37,394 (discretionary range to £40,847) per annum

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