Members of the BMJ Ethics Committee

Recruiter
BMJ Ethics
Location
London (Central), London (Greater)
Posted
03 Apr 2018
Closes
18 May 2018

We are looking for new members for the BMJ Ethics Committee.

The committee, which was set up in 2000, looks at a range of ethical issues that occur at the interface between research ethics, the ethics of medical publication, and broader ethical issues that arise in the work of BMJ. Specifically it supports BMJ staff and Editors in Chief with difficult cases; reviews and helps to develop editorial policies, and advises on the BMJ’s coverage of medical and research ethics. The Committee’s remit extends across The BMJ, the BMJ Journals and all other BMJ products and services

Members usually serve a three year term, renewable for two further years. Applicants must demonstrate an interest in and understanding of ethics and ethical approaches to problems and dilemmas arising in medical research and publication, and an interest in discussing and improving the processes of peer review and publication.

The committee is currently chaired by Professor Marion McMurdo and meets three times a year.  All meetings take place at the BMJ offices in London, and each meeting lasts a maximum of three hours. Committee members are not remunerated but UK economy-class travel expenses will be paid.

We are looking to recruit up to three new members with clinical, research, statistical, ethical or legal expertise. We are also looking for one or more new members to represent the views of patients or carers. Applicants should email their curriculum vitae together with a covering letter stating why they would like to be a committee member and what they would bring to the role.  Interviews will be at the beginning of July.  Please send by clicking the Apply button.

Closing date: 18 May 2018

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