Postdoc (Stem cell therapy ELSI), Adelaide

Postdoc (Stem cell therapy ELSI), Adelaide

Closing date: 26 September 2021

The University of Adelaide is seeking candidates for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow opportunity, on a new NHMRC Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) grant through the ELSI (ethical, legal, and social issues) stream of the 2020 Stem Cell Therapies Mission.

The successful candidate will collaborate with an interdisciplinary team on a project entitled “Developing an Evidence–Based Model for Building Trust in Australian Stem Cell Research and Therapies,” led by Prof Rachel A. Ankeny. The project will use empirical and theoretical methods to explore shared values, goals, and priorities of diverse stakeholders (including researchers and other experts, industry, patients, regulators, and publics) associated with stem cell science and its applications, and the potential for using a commons-type model in Australia. The successful candidate will contribute to all phases of the research, assist with management and administration of the project across multiple sites, and contribute to peer-reviewed publications as well as policy recommendations. 

To be successful you will need:

  • PhD in Philosophy (bioethics or philosophy of science), History and Philosophy of Science, Science and Technology Studies, or a related field.
  • Excellent research skills including experience in literature reviews and analysis.
  • Ability and willingness to conduct research interviews with scientific and policy experts and stakeholders including patients.
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills.
  • Capacity to undertake administrative and other duties related to completing a major research project.

This position is only open to applicants who hold valid Australian working rights, including onshore visa holders. 

Applications close 11:55pm, 26 September 2021.

For further information

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact: Professor Rachel  A. Ankeny, School of Humanities, E: 

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