Two new Postdoc research positions at the University of Nottingham

We are delighted to invite application for two new postdoc positions based in the Centre for Applied Bioethics at the University of Nottingham. Both posts are funded under a Leverhulme Programme grant entitled 'Making Science Public: Challenges and Opportunities'. The posts represent an exciting opportunity to work collaboratively on innovative interdisciplinary research projects with the primary aim of producing high quality academic journal articles and related outputs.


Research Post 1 (48 months) is to work on a project entitled 'Novel Food Technologies and Deliberative Technology Assessment' which is led by Dr Kate Millar (Centre for Applied Bioethics, School of Biosciences). The postholder will explore the extent to which new forms of Technology Assessment provide both a holistic appraisal and political space for an informed debate on alternative food futures. Candidates should hold a PhD (or equivalent) or be near completion in a relevant social science discipline and have postgraduate training in qualitative research methods. They will have knowledge of science policy, ideally related to public participation, ethics and science. The successful candidate will have an understanding of or an interest in animal / food ethics or food policy. More details are available at http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/jobs/currentvacancies/ref/SCI09242.

Research Post 2 (36 months) is to work on a project entitled 'Animals and the making of scientific knowledge' which is led by Dr Pru Hobson-West (Centre for Applied Bioethics, School of Veterinary Medicine and Science). The main aim of the project is to carry out an in-depth analysis of the recent UK public consultation on the revision of animal research legislation. Candidates should hold a PhD (or equivalent) or be near completion in a relevant social science discipline and have postgraduate training in qualitative research methods. They will have knowledge of social scientific debates on science and society issues including public understanding of science/ public participation and governance. The successful candidate will also have an understanding of or interest in the fields of animals and society or animal ethics. More details are available at http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/jobs/currentvacancies/ref/MED09251

The deadline for both posts is Friday 14th September 2012.
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