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Postdoctoral Research Associate

Kent Law School

Location:  Canterbury
Salary:  £34,189 per annum
Grade:  Grade 7
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed Term - 24 Months
Release Date:  Wednesday 13 March 2019
Closing Date:  23.59 hours BST on Thursday 18 April 2019  (unless otherwise stated)
Reference:  SS-002-19

We are seeking a dynamic researcher interested in working as part of an interdisciplinary research team on a project funded by the Wellcome Trust (Investigator Award), entitled Law, knowledges and the making of ‘modern healthcare’: regulating traditional and alternative medicines in contemporary contexts”.

The project aims to engage with the complex issue of how law can apprehend traditional and alternative medicines, focusing on the context of Europe and Africa. It explores both the historical context of current regulatory frameworks in selected cases studies, and their impact on contemporary medical practices.  You will work with Dr Emilie Cloatre (Principal Investigator, Kent Law School), Dr Nayeli Urquiza-Haas (Research Associate) and benefit from the lively research environment of Kent Law School; one of the leading interdisciplinary and critical law schools in the UK.

This post will be full time for 2 years and works across the UK and Ghana case studies. 

As Postdoctoral Research Associate you will:

  • Undertake qualitative interviews and archival and library-based research
  • Undertake identification and synthesis of interdisciplinary academic literature relevant to the project questions
  • Assist in preparation and editing of project documentation (such as project reports and materials for the advisory board)
  • Produce publishable research relevant to the project objectives 

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • A Ph.D. in Law, Science and Technology Studies, Medical Anthropology, or a cognate field, (completed, or to be completed before post start date) or equivalent experience
  • Interest in and knowledge of literature in a relevant field of study
  • Proven track record of research and writing to the standard required for publishing in leading international journals
  • Interest in and/or knowledge of socio-legal theories and methods

Kent Law School (KLS) is a dynamic and cosmopolitan UK law school, known internationally for excellence in research, legal education and public service. The School employs dedicated, hardworking and talented academic and professional services staff and benefits from a large student body (approximately 1300 in total) that is lively, engaged and diverse. KLS is committed to producing outstanding research, to public service, to teaching students from all over the world and, within the UK in particular, to the education of students from less privileged backgrounds.

Start date for applications: 13 March 2019

Closing date for applications: 18 April 2019                                                

Interviews are to be held: 07 May 2019

Please see the links below to view the full job description and also to apply for this post. If you require further information regarding the application process please contact The Resourcing Team on quoting ref number: SS-002-19.

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