Cambridge University Hatton-WYNG Junior Research Fellow in Law, Medicine and LifeSciences


Hughes Hall and the University of Cambridge’s Centre for Law, Medicine and Life Sciences seek to appoint a research associate to pursue an independent programme of research on any aspect of the law’s intersection with medicine and the life sciences. This is a three-year position, with an ideal start date in October 2023, and is funded by a generous donation from the Hatton Trust and WYNG Foundation.

Selection criteria

Applications will be judged on the basis of the candidate’s potential to undertake a significant, exciting and feasible program of research on the law’s intersection with medicine and the life science, as evidenced by their research proposal, publication record and academic references.
Willingness and potential to contribute to the collegiate academic community will also be considered. This position is intended to support someone at an early stage in their academic career.

Essential knowledge, skills and experience:
(1) A degree in law.
(2) A higher degree assessed in full or in part by dissertation, or equivalent experience, demonstrating exceptional research ability.
(3) A proposed programme of research for the duration of the Fellowship that will make a valuable contribution to the candidate’s field of the study.
(4) Excellent writing and verbal communication skills, including the ability to present research findings effectively to fellow professionals at conferences and workshops and to audiences not familiar with the subject area.

Application Process

Applications should be sent by email to the HR Manager at
If you have any questions, or if you would like to have an informal discussion about the post, please contact Dr Jeffrey Skopek at
The application deadline is midnight (GMT) on 16th June 2023. Interviews will take place in early July and will be held in person at Hughes Hall or by Zoom.

Download the position announcement document here