Two-year postdoc in the BrisSynBio team
Posted by RRI Tools on 17 Jan 2017
The BrisSynBio team is seeking to appoint a Post Doctoral Research Fellow for a full-time fixed term post for 2 years commencing as soon as possible.
The post is funded by BrisSynBio (a multi-disciplinary research centre that focuses on the biomolecular design and engineering aspects of synthetic biology) and will be located jointly with UWE Bristol's Faculty of Health & Social Sciences and BrisSynBio.
The post is within the Responsible Research and Innovation Theme of BrisSynBio. The Post Doctoral Research Fellow will be responsible for carrying out social science/ethics research pertaining to the use of gene-editing techniques in agricultural crop breeding working closely with Prof. Keith Edward’s team in BrisSynbio. and will be supervised by Prof. Julie Kent (UWE Bristol), Dr Darian Meacham (UWE Bristol / Maastricht University) and Prof. Keith Edwards (University Bristol).
Candidates should have some experience in social science discourses (ESLI/ELSA, RRI) surrounding gene-editing and/or agriculture, or social studies of science and technology, and a strong aptitude for inter-disciplinary research. Ability to work independently is essential.
Closing date: 18 Feb 2017