NHMRC Ext Fund Res Fellow (A), School of Humanities

Updated: 24 days ago
Location: Adelaide, SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 26 Sep 2021

Job no:505993
Work type:Fixed term - Full-time
Campus:Adelaide
Categories:Faculty of Arts, Level A


(Level A) $71,401 to $96,007 per annum plus an employer contribution of up to 17% superannuation may apply

Fixed term, full-time position available until July 2024

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. 

Enjoy an outstanding career environment

The University of Adelaide is a uniquely rewarding workplace. The size, breadth and quality of our education and research programs - including significant industry, government and community collaborations - offers you a vast scope and opportunity for a long, fulfilling career.

It also enables us to attract high-calibre people in all facets of our operations, ensuring you will be surrounded by talented colleagues, many world-leading. Our work's cutting-edge nature - not just in your own area, but across virtually the full spectrum of human endeavour - provides a constant source of inspiration.

Our culture is one that welcomes all and embraces diversity consistent with our Staff Values and Behaviour Framework and our Values of integrity, respect, collegiality, excellence and discovery. We firmly believe that our people are our most valuable asset, so we work to grow and diversify the skills, knowledge and capability of all our staff.

We embrace flexibility as a key principle to allow our people to manage the changing demands of work, personal and family life. Flexible working arrangements are on offer for all roles at the University.

In addition, we offer a wide range of attractive staff benefits. These include: salary packaging; flexible work arrangements; high-quality professional development programs and activities; and an on-campus health clinic, gym and other fitness facilities.

Learn more at: adelaide.edu.au/jobs

Your faculty's broader role

The Faculty of Arts is a place of innovative practice and thought leadership in a diverse range of disciplines clustered around the arts, humanities and social sciences. It currently serves the needs of around 5000 enrolled students, many graduates going on to become leading politicians, policy makers, historians, curators, musicians and writers.

Learn more at: arts.adelaide.edu.au

If you have the talent, we'll give you the opportunity. Together, let's make history.

Click on the ‘Apply Now’ button to be taken through to the online application form. Please ensure you submit a cover letter, resume, and upload a document that includes your responses to all of the selection criteria for the position as contained in the position description or selection criteria document.

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
P: +61 (8) 8313 5570
E: rachel.ankeny@adelaide.edu.au  

You'll find a full position description and/or selection criteria below: (If no links appear, try viewing on another device)

The University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Women and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply.

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