Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Edinburgh University studentship

SCRIPT - a law and technology research centre at the University of Edinburgh, School of Law - is seeking to recruit a suitably-qualified candidate to undertake a fully-funded PhD studentship. This is a full-time, full maintenance, three-year position sponsored by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, which also supports the Centre. The area of research will fall within the "Open Science Business Model" strand of the Centre's activities and the successful candidate will be supervised by Professor Graeme Laurie and Andres Guadamuz, Co-Directors of the Centre.

This studentship will benefit from collaboration with Roslin Cells Ltd, a not-for-profit company associated with the Roslin Institute which produces high-quality embryonic stem cell lines for research and clinical application. Roslin Cells, which is interested in issues of Open Science and wishes to develop a suitable open licensing strategy, will serve as a case study and this is expected to form a central part of the thesis.

This studentship is being fully funded by the Arts & Humanities Research Council and candidates must be eligible to receive such support. Further details of the eligibility criteria are available from http://www.law.ed.ac.uk/ahrc/aboutus/studentshipguidelines.aspx

Queries relating to this studentship can be addressed to Professor Graeme Laurie, Director of SCRIPT at graeme.laurie@ed.ac.uk or on 0131 650 2020.

An application form is available from the SCRIPT Administrator via john.anzani@ed.ac.uk

The closing deadline for application is 09:00 Friday 13th June 2008. Interviews will be held on the afternoon of Friday 20th June 2008.

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