Bioethics Fellowship at Parliamentary Office of Science & Technology (POST)

The Parliamentary Office of Science & Technology runs several fellowship schemes with Research Councils, learned societies and charities, through which PhD students are sponsored to spend (usually) three months working at POST.

The Nuffield Council for Bioethics 2015 fellowship is one of these and is open for applications.

The Nuffield Council on Bioethics is an independent body that examines and reports on ethical issues in biology and medicine. It was established by the Trustees of the Nuffield Foundation in 1991, and since 1994 it has been funded jointly by the Foundation, the Wellcome Trust and the Medical Research Council. The Council has achieved an international reputation for advising policy makers and stimulating debate in bioethics.

The Fellow will produce a short briefing note (a ‘POSTnote’) on an area of public policy that raises bioethical issues. The Fellowship is open to postgraduate students registered for a PhD in a bioethics-related subject at a UK university.

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The deadline for applications is 5 January 2015.

Joint EPSRC & POST Postgraduate Initiative 2015

A three month secondment opportunity to the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST) open to EPSRC-funded PhD students.

POST is an office of the two Houses of Parliament charged with providing balanced and independent analyses of science and technology based issues of relevance to Parliament. During their time at Parliament, EPSRC / POST fellows will work on a policy topic grounded in science and technology.

All EPSRC-funded postgraduate students registered for a PhD or EngD (except first year students) who will still be studying in March 2015 are eligible.

HOW TO APPLY

Full details of how to apply and an application form are available on the Joint EPSRC and POST postgraduate initiative 2015 page.

Bioethics Fellowship at Parliamentary Office of Science & Technology

An exciting opportunity for PhD students to apply for a new bioethics fellowship at the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST). This position is supported by the Nuffield Council on Bioethics. The Fellowship is open to any PhD students studying a bioethics-related subject. This is a fantastic opportunity  to get first-hand experience of the workings of Parliament (and help promote informed debate of bioethics among Parliamentarians to boot). The Fellow will be based at the offices of POST in Westminster and will be tasked with producing a briefing note on an area of public policy that raises bioethical issues.

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The closing date for applications is 6th January 2014.

3 Month Secondment Opportunity for EPSRC funded PhD students

The EPSRC has announced the 2014 call for applications for a three month secondment opportunity to the Parliamentary Office of Science and technology (POST) open to EPSRC funded PhD students.

The Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST) is an office of the two Houses of Parliament (Commons and Lords), charged with providing balanced and independent analyses of science and technology based issues of relevance to Parliament.

During their time at Parliament, EPSRC/POST Fellows will work on a policy topic grounded in science and technology. Examples of previous topics include ‘ICT for Disabled People’ and ‘Livestock Super Farms’. Following the placement the fellow will be invited to write a short report for EPSRC detailing their work over the three months and the outcomes achieved.

All EPSRC funded postgraduate research students, except first year students, who will still be studying (receiving a stipend) in March 2014 are eligible.

The closing date is 4th October 2013.

Further details and how to apply can be found here: http://www.epsrc.ac.uk/skills/fellows/other/Pages/post.aspx