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Job: Senior Social scientist

Wellcome Genome Campus - Connecting Science

Wellcome Genome Campus Connecting Science is looking for a motivated and creative Senior Social Scientist to join the Society and Ethics Research group.

Apply by 12 August

Reporting to the Head of Society and Ethics Research, you will support the work of the group as well as lead your own research on the social/communication/ethical impact of genomics. You will have experience of delivering high quality research that is internationally recognised. You will also keep up to date with a rapidly changing field and represent the Campus with care and sensitivity.

You will deliver original and impactful research outputs with success measured by publication in recognised journals, presentation at international conferences and impact in policy.

Essential Skills

  • PhD in social science/psychology/genetic counselling/science communication/empirical bioethics
  • Quantitative and qualitative research methods and data analysis
  • Experience of initiating and carrying out independent social science research
  • Experience of writing funding applications and obtaining research funding
  • High level of influencing and negotiating  skills
  • Strong verbal and communication skills
  • Project planning and management experience, track record in delivering complex projects on time and on budget
  • Record of publications in high-quality journals


Salary range

£43,722 to £52,903 plus excellent benefits

Type of contract

Permanent contract

More information and application by 12 August.