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6th September 2012, 00:51 to 6th October 2012, 00:51

Do you want to help improve the quality of research at the University of Southampton?
The University of Southampton would like to appoint members of the public, to become lay members of several committees examining the ethics of future research projects. The University is organised into eight Faculties, all of which are engaged in exciting world class research, further details can be found here: I
t is desirable that candidates have some experience in a similar role and of one or more of the faculty disciplines. Skills and experience will be matched to the requirements of the various Faculty Ethics Committees. Selection will be decided following review of candidates' CV and an interview. It is also desirable that candidates have access to a computer and they are familiar with the use of email and the internet.
- Lay members need to be independent of the University for at least 3 years (i.e. have not been employed or held office);
the term of appointment will normally be for three years (commencing October 2012);
- Lay members are expected to attend meetings (usually in the daytime) at the University for 1-2 hours approximately 5 times a year;
- Lay members will receive a modest honorarium, and be reimbursed for reasonable expenses for their attendance at ethics committee meetings and training events.
In the first instance please forward your CV by email to: or by post to:
Dr Martina Prude, Head of Research Governance, 4055/37,
University of Southampton, Highfield, SOT71BJ

Informal enquiries are also welcome by telephone on 023 8059 5058


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