Job: Research Assistant – Global Psychiatric GenEthics

Closing date for applications is 12.00 midday on Monday 15 May 2017.

Department of Psychiatry, Warneford Hospital, Oxford.

Grade 6: £27,629 – £32,958 with a discretionary range to £36,001 p.a.

The post is for a fixed-term (funded to 31 December 2018).

We wish to appoint a full-time Research Assistant to work on the strategic development of a global ethics initiative in neuropsychiatric genetics. You will be located within the Neuroscience, Ethics and Society (NEUROSEC) Team. Led by Professor Ilina Singh the NEUROSEC team has an international reputation for its work in neuroscience and psychiatric ethics.

You will work with Professor Ilina Singh and members of the team to develop the Oxford project infrastructure; this will include day-to-day administration and development of a long term strategy for the project (requiring expertise in bioethics and global (mental health). You will be working with researchers and health professionals in Oxford and the USA; and will travel to meet with key collaborators in Africa and other regions of the world.

You will have or be close to the completion of a Master’s degree (2:1 or above) in bioethics or a relevant social science discipline; or in health policy or relevant professional or health-related degree. With prior experience of undertaking research in the context of bioethics, you will be willing and able to travel throughout the world. Experience of working in international settings, particularly in Lower/Middle Income Countries (LMIC) is desirable.

Owing to the nature of this position, any offer of employment with the University will be subject to a satisfactory disclosure report from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

You should upload a covering letter and CV as part of your application.


To download documents outlining the position and to apply, follow the link to the job advertisement on this page.

Contact Email : vacancies[at]



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