Ethics Panel Chair

The University of Stirling is seeking to recruit a new Lay (Independent) Ethics Panel Chair. Ethics Panels are responsible for overseeing and monitoring ethical issues associated with research activities, such as: non-invasive human research; animal, environmental and conservation research; and invasive or clinical research.

The University of Stirling is an international university, with a global reputation for high quality teaching and research. With 80% of our research ranged world-leading or internationally excellent (REF 2021), our interdisciplinary research makes a difference to society and has a positive impact on communities.

Our community of students (14,000+), staff (1,500+) and alumni (96,00+) are helping to shape the world with more than 120 nationalities represented on campus we are a global university of distinction and an employer of choice.

Lay positions on University Ethics Panels are unremunerated, although expenses related to University business will be reimbursed.

The appointment will be for three-years in the first instance.

About the role

A vacancy has arisen for the chair of the NHS, Invasive and Clinical Research Ethics Panel (NICR). NICR conducts ethical scrutiny of research proposals from staff and students and makes informed recommendations to researchers.

NICR meets approximately eleven times per year with the role of chair requiring additional active involvement in panel business. The University’s ethical review process exists to ensure our research activities fulfil legal obligations and meet high ethical and safety standards.

Applicants with disabilities, members of minority groups and women are particularly welcome to apply.

How to apply

Applications can be made through a CV and covering letter to NICR: 

For informal enquiries, please contact:

Rachel Beaton, Research Integrity and Governance Manager, Research, Innovation & Business Engagement: 

Deadline for application: 01 December, 2022