Lay member to join our SETREC Imperial Ethics Committee

Lay member to join our SETREC Imperial Ethics Committee

Ongoing role
J97603
At a glance

Skills

  • Research (qualitative / quantitative)

Where

South Kensington, SW7 2AZ
Remote opportunity

Time

Mostly during office hours Estimate of time needed:
0-5 hours / month
You will need to be able to attend up to six to twelve meetings per year, lasting two hours per meeting.

Deadline

01 Aug 2024

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The Science Engineering and Technology Research Ethics Committee (SETREC) seek to appoint a member of the general public to serve as a lay member on the Committee.

What will you be doing?

The Science Engineering and Technology Research Ethics Committee (SETREC) seek to appoint a member of the general public to serve as a lay member on the Committee. The lay Committee member would be expected to obtain a balanced view of potential ethical issues before a project begins, the Committees include four members of the general public in addition to technical experts from the College.

More details on SETREC can be found here https://www.imperial.ac.uk/research-ethics-committee/committees/setrec/.

What are we looking for?

The lay Committee member will need to have experience and an interest in science, social science and engineering research, be able to understand and analyse complex issues, and look at a situation from several perspectives. A background in science or engineering research is not a requirement for this position. 

You will need to be able to attend up to six of the twelve committee meetings per year with meetings lasting around two hours.

You will need to be fluent in written and spoken English to be able to assess the research papers and discuss the projects.

You will need to have good communication skills.

You will need to be open to other members of the Committee disagreeing with your opinion, and be able to discuss your views with them.

What difference will you make?

Research ethics review forms an important part of the oversight of the College's research involving human participants, ensuring that research is conducted safely and effectively.

Before you apply

Please apply through Reach in the first instance. Please provide and CV and Supporting Document.

Causes
  • Education
  • Organisation type: 
    Educational body

    Our university has a number of beneficial parties, including the general public via our research and students in providing a varied and comprehensive education.