Friday, 11 March 2016

Humanitarian Research Ethics Job - King's College London

Research Associate

Reference: THW/16/059639/000344 
Salary Details: £32,600 to £38,896 per annum 
Allowances: £2,323 London Allowance 
Contract Type: Temporary/Fixed term 
Contract Term: Full time 
We invite applications for a post of Research Associate to participate in the Wellcome Trust funded project “Towards a Humanitarian Research Ethics”. The project aims to contribute to developing a robust humanitarian health research ethics, by 1) systematically reviewing the existing literature on the ethics of conducting clinical and public health research in humanitarian emergencies; 2) identifying and interviewing key stakeholders about the unsolved ethical challenges in conducting such research; and 3) developing a larger empirical bioethics project on humanitarian health research ethics.

The post holder will be responsible for contributing to the further development, design and implementation of the programme of research on this project, under the guidance and supervision of the Principal Investigator, Dr Annette Rid. The post holder will undertake interdisciplinary bioethics research utilising concepts and methods from bioethics, philosophy, the social sciences, and policy research. He or she will contribute to disseminating the project results, by 1) communicating to multi- and interdisciplinary audiences at seminars, workshops, conferences and public outreach events and 2) publishing peer-reviewed academic papers in high-impact bioethics, social science or other journals.

The appointment will be made, dependent on relevant qualifications, within the Grade 6 scale, currently £32,600 to £38,896, per annum plus £2,323 per annum London Allowance.

This post is offered on a fixed term contract for 12 months.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 1 April 2016.

Interviews will be held 12 April 2016.

Equality of opportunity is College policy.

To apply for this post, you will need to register with the HireWire system first to download and submit the application form. Please note, should you wish to submit a CV and/or a short statement, you will need to copy & paste these at the end of the application form as the system will only allow one document to be uploaded.
Closing date: 01 April 2016 
Job Pack (Word Document 344k) 
If you have questions about this role, please contact: Dr Annette rid, Email:,

Application form:

Note: Only one document can be uploaded. If you wish to submit any additional information please include it within the application form.

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