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Professor of Health Humanities and Program Director, Arts and Humanities in Healthcare

Expiration Date:
October 15, 2022
Hiring Institution:
University of Colorado
Location:
Denver, CO
Job Type:
Full Time
Job Level:
Senior

The Center for Bioethics and Humanities is seeking qualified candidates for a full-time faculty position at the rank of Associate or full Professor to serve as an educator in health humanities and as Director of the Anschutz Medical Campus’ Arts and Humanities in Healthcare Program. 

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The Center for Bioethics and Humanities is seeking qualified candidates for a full-time faculty position at the rank of Associate or full Professor to serve as an educator in health humanities and as Director of the Anschutz Medical Campus’ Arts and Humanities in Healthcare Program. 

The University of Colorado Center for Bioethics and Humanities develops and implements humanities and arts-related educational programs that impact virtually every learner and academic program on the Anschutz Medical Campus as well as facilitating related undergraduate and graduate programs at the University of Colorado and in our local and regional communities. The Center’s Arts and Humanities in Healthcare Program has been a national model and innovator in health humanities education and scholarship since its inception as a campus-wide program in 2009, and we seek an individual to lead this program to the next level of growth and success.

The ideal candidate to direct the Arts and Humanities in Healthcare Program will be a visionary leader with a passion for teaching and a record of excellence and national prominence in health humanities, including significant accomplishments in education and scholarship in the field. We seek an innovative, energetic, and engaging director, capable of upholding our position as a pioneering program in health humanities and shaping future directions for the program and the field. The director must have a strong track record in one or more of the major sub-fields within health humanities, such as narrative theory and practice in health care; media and health; exploration of music, writing, and/or visual arts in healthcare settings; or dramatic arts, such as improv or theatre of the oppressed. Experience in and passion for teaching are critical, including a strong commitment to influencing the growth and identity formation of health professions students through the arts and humanities, recognizing that music, history, literature, poetry, other arts and reflective writing support transformative learning into reflective and humanistic practice. Experience in clinical/therapeutic use of the arts in health care settings and in securing and conducting funded research related to arts and humanities in health care are highly desired.

The program director will help lead the ongoing expansion of the Center’s teaching and training programs and will have primary responsibilities related to teaching in health humanities across all of the University of Colorado’s health professions schools, including dental medicine, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, public health, physical therapy and physician assistant programs. The Center plays a leading role in the University’s required interprofessional education curriculum, oversees and contributes to teaching in the Bioethics and Humanities Trail in the School of Medicine’s Trek Curriculum, and regularly teaches electives in other colleges and schools. The Center is also responsible for some residency training and collaboration with the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences on the University of Colorado Denver’s Health Humanities Minor, including teaching the Minor’s required introductory course. The director is responsible for leadership and active participation in curriculum and program development and evaluation and serves as a mentor for university faculty and students who aspire to further study, training or development of teaching skills in arts and humanities in health care.

In addition to these core educational roles for the university, the director of the program has multiple opportunities to use Center resources to enhance the lives of our university colleagues and to reach beyond the university to our regional, national and international partners and stakeholders. These resources include The Art Gallery at the Fulginiti Pavilion for Bioethics and Humanities; the Music and Medicine Initiative, including the Anschutz Campus Choir and Orchestra; editorial oversight of the annual publication, The Human Touch: A Journal of Literature and the Arts; and curation of the Arts in Medicine Lecture series, the endowed Claman Lectureship and other programming.

Finally, the program director serves as a prominent advocate, fundraiser and voice for health humanities and for using humanities and arts to enhance empathy, understanding and resilience in health care. Candidates for this position should be prepared to lead the creation of new and expanded opportunities for students, health professionals, patients and the public to engage in discourse about important issues facing health care and society around social justice, equity, and human rights. The program director will be particularly expected to expand opportunities for learners from groups that have been traditionally marginalized and whose voices have not been heard.

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Consultant for Medicaid Evidence-based Decisions Project (MED) genetic testing workgroup

Expiration Date:
September 30, 2022
Hiring Institution:
Center for Evidence-based Policy, Oregon Health & Science University
Location:
Portland, OR
Job Type:
Part Time
Job Level:
Mid Level

The Center for Evidence-based Policy (Center) at Oregon Health & Science University is seeking to obtain a part-time (50 to 100 hours per year) consultant to provide support to the Medicaid Evidence-based Decisions Project (MED) Genetic Testing Workgroup. The MED Project is a collaboration…

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The Center for Evidence-based Policy (Center) at Oregon Health & Science University is seeking to obtain a part-time (50 to 100 hours per year) consultant to provide support to the Medicaid Evidence-based Decisions Project (MED) Genetic Testing Workgroup. The MED Project is a collaboration of state Medicaid agencies giving state policymakers the resources they need to make the best evidence-based decisions for improving health outcomes. MED reports and other tools provide valuable evidence about effective interventions and information about harmful or unnecessary services. MED participants meet regularly to discuss shared issues and have access to a wide-ranging collection of policy tools and evidence resources. MED reports use robust research strategies to appropriately cover clinical, policy, and financial issues. While most reports are proprietary and available to members only through the MED Clearinghouse, the Center occasionally makes reports public. MED members meet regularly to review report findings and discuss implementation issues. Members also collaborate through workgroups that address focused areas such as genetic testing. The Center is seeking to obtain a consultant with experience and knowledge of genetic testing and the coverage of genetic tests as applied in the clinical setting. The candidate should have experience working with Medicaid, commercial insurers, or at a minimum with state agency decision makers.

The consultant would be asked to:

• Assist in reviewing research studies, systematic reviews and clinical practice guidelines on topics related to genetic testing and help prepare or write sections of MED reports at the request of MED participants

• Serve as a subject matter expert to the MED genetic testing workgroup, Center research staff and members of the MED collaborative.

• Attend and occasionally do formal presentations to the workgroup. The MED Genetic testing workgroup meets 4 times a year. Meetings take place on Thursdays from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm Pacific time.

•Assist on other genetics related research the Center may conduct for clients in addition to those undertaken by the MED collaborative. Examples of reports the Center has prepared for the MED collaborative on genetic testing related issues include:

• Noninvasive Prenatal Testing Panels for Microdeletion Syndromes: Evidence, Guidelines, and Policies (2018) • Genomic Sequencing Panels for Hereditary Peripheral Neuropathies: Clinical Validity and Utility, Policies, and Reimbursement (2018)

• Genetic Testing: State Approaches to Determining Medical Necessity and Prior Authorization Criteria (2021)

• Whole Exome Sequencing: Evidence, Payer Policies, and Clinical Practice Guidelines (2022) We plan to contract for services on an hourly basis.

We expect the consultant would work from between 50 and 100 hours in a year. For more information, please contact Allison Leof ([email protected]). About the Center for Evidence-based Policy The Center was established in 2003 and is based at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, Oregon. The Center is recognized as a national leader in evidence-based decision making and policy design. We support public organizations by providing reliable information and opportunities for collaboration to guide decisions and improve health outcomes. The Center is nonpartisan, does not engage in lobbying, and our staff have no financial conflicts of interest.

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Public Engagement Associate

Expiration Date:
October 1, 2022
Hiring Institution:
The Personal Genetics Education Project, Harvard University
Location:
Boston, MA
Job Type:
Full Time
Job Level:
Mid Level

The Personal Genetics Education Project (pgEd.org) seeks motivated individuals to expand public engagement efforts on genetics. pgEd is working towards a future where everyone is aware about the personal, family, and social impacts of genetic advances, so people are better prepared to speak up,…

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The Personal Genetics Education Project (pgEd.org) seeks motivated individuals to expand public engagement efforts on genetics. pgEd is working towards a future where everyone is aware about the personal, family, and social impacts of genetic advances, so people are better prepared to speak up, ask questions, and make informed decisions for themselves and their communities.

The Public Engagement Associate’s primary role will be to plan and facilitate forums that bring people together for conversations about genetics – from health to ancestry testing and from the environment to the criminal justice system. As a part of this work, they will initiate and maintain relationships with relevant stakeholders, including workshop participants. In addition, they will contribute to educational resources that explore ways that genetics is impacting people’s lives from scientific, ethical, and social perspectives.
 
The Public Engagement Associate will join an interdisciplinary team of scientists and educators. Strong candidates will have experience with public engagement, especially working with communities that have been marginalized, economically disadvantaged, or otherwise excluded from conversations about science.

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Director, Center for Community Bioethics

Expiration Date:
September 30, 2022
Hiring Institution:
The Mountain Area Health Education Center
Location:
Ashville, NC
Job Type:
Full Time
Job Level:
Senior

The Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC) is creating a Center for Community Bioethics and invites applications for a Senior Bioethicist to direct this initiative. The new director will lead an innovative program for Western North Carolina (WNC). Its aim is to promote and enhance ethical…

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The Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC) is creating a Center for Community Bioethics and invites applications for a Senior Bioethicist to direct this initiative. The new director will lead an innovative program for Western North Carolina (WNC). Its aim is to promote and enhance ethical practices in health care that are sensitive and responsive to the rich cultural diversity of WNC.

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Associate Professor - Bioethics Institute

Expiration Date:
October 1, 2022
Hiring Institution:
The University of Miami
Location:
Miami, FL
Job Type:
Full Time
Job Level:
Mid Level

The University of Miami Miller School of Medicine’s Institute for Bioethics and Health Policy has for 30 years emphasized work in ethics and health information technology. It is seeking applications for an Associate Professor level position to focus on this topic. 

Applicants should have…

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The University of Miami Miller School of Medicine’s Institute for Bioethics and Health Policy has for 30 years emphasized work in ethics and health information technology. It is seeking applications for an Associate Professor level position to focus on this topic. 

Applicants should have an exemplary record of funded research and publications in ethics, best practices, governance or other topics in biomedical informatics or closely related fields; have experience as an instructor or curriculum developer in the areas of data science ethics or research ethics; be familiar with academic medical center operations, including electronic health records, laboratory information systems, and medical education; and have experience with or be willing to learn about hospital ethics processes and to assist in an ethics consult service. 

Areas of particular interest include the development and use of artificial intelligence techniques in healthcare delivery, health-related research, and quality improvement activities; ethical issues related to the use and design of digital health applications, which could include eHealth tools such as patient portals; and the ethical, legal, and social implications of genomic medicine, including bioinformatics. The successful applicant will have an interest in public health informatics or digital epidemiology. 

Though issues surrounding bias, explainability, governance, etc. of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning tools are receiving a great deal of attention, these issues are not new in informatics. The successful candidate will be able to think creatively about these issues as they arise in clinical practice, research, and public health. 

Experience in IT fields highly relevant to empirical ethical inquiry, such as human-computer interaction, user-centered design, usability, etc., is highly desirable. Experience with Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) programs – especially regarding data management – is desired.  

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Chief Executive Officer and President for the Center for Practical Bioethics

Expiration Date:
September 25, 2022
Hiring Institution:
Center for Practical Bioethics
Location:
Kansas City, MO
Job Type:
Full Time
Job Level:
Senior

EFL Associates has been retained to assist in the search for the Chief Executive Officer and President for the …

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EFL Associates has been retained to assist in the search for the Chief Executive Officer and President for the Center for Practical Bioethics, a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising awareness and responding to current and future ethical issues in health and healthcare.

We seek a visionary, inclusive, and inspirational leader to drive the mission. Candidates who will distinguish themselves will possess leadership experience in bioethics in addition to a background in healthcare (clinical, population health, public health, etc.), higher education, and/or the nonprofit sector.

-Masters required with expertise in Bioethics, Nonprofit Management, Public Health, Population Health, or a related field.  

-Minimum of seven years in a senior leadership role.

-Preferred candidates will have experience working with national, state and local leaders in ethics, bioethics, and healthcare.

The CPB Board has engaged EFL Associates to identify qualified candidates for this position. All inquiries should be directed to EFL Associates. Nominations, referrals, and inquiries will be held in confidence and will continue until the position is filled. For additional information and the full position specifications, please contact Nancy Huckaba or Cheryl Ashley.
 

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Director of Privacy and Research Data Security Program

Expiration Date:
August 15, 2022
Hiring Institution:
Virginia Tech
Location:
Blacksburg, VA
Job Type:
Full Time
Job Level:
Senior

The Director of the Privacy and Research Data Protection Program assumes a critical role in the research enterprise at Virginia Tech. The incumbent’s primary responsibilities are to ensure the privacy and security of research data that are collected, stored, used, and shared under the university…

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The Director of the Privacy and Research Data Protection Program assumes a critical role in the research enterprise at Virginia Tech. The incumbent’s primary responsibilities are to ensure the privacy and security of research data that are collected, stored, used, and shared under the university’s auspices. The position ensures that Virginia Tech is in compliance with institutional, state and local, and federal privacy regulations. Specific responsibilities include 1) develop and manage a process to support Virginia Tech investigators with addressing and meeting the data protection requirements of research activities; 2) coordinate with other divisions and units responsible for implementing privacy and data protection programs and initiatives; 3) provide subject matter expertise and counsel to the IRB and Virginia Tech investigators regarding data privacy requirements; 4) proactively create and revise university policy and corresponding guidance to assure consistency and currency with privacy-related best practices and evolving external policies; 5) act as the university research data steward; and 6) advise and brief the Associate Vice President for Scholarly Integrity and Research Compliance regarding all matters related to privacy and research data protections.

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Harold T. Shapiro Postdoctoral Research Associate in Bioethics for 2023-24

Expiration Date:
November 14, 2022
Hiring Institution:
Princeton University
Location:
Princeton, NJ
Job Type:
Full Time
Job Level:
Entry Level

The Princeton University Center for Human Values invites applications for the Harold T. Shapiro Postdoctoral Fellowship in Bioethics for a possible available position starting in September 2023. The Shapiro Fellowship supports outstanding scholars studying ethical issues arising from…

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The Princeton University Center for Human Values invites applications for the Harold T. Shapiro Postdoctoral Fellowship in Bioethics for a possible available position starting in September 2023. The Shapiro Fellowship supports outstanding scholars studying ethical issues arising from developments in medicine, the biological sciences, or population health. We particularly encourage proposals focusing on problems of practical importance that have broader theoretical interest.

The Shapiro Fellow will spend from one to three years at Princeton conducting research and teaching the equivalent of one course each year (subject to sufficient enrollments and approval by the Dean of the Faculty). They will participate in the Ira W. DeCamp Seminar in Bioethics and will be invited to participate in other activities of the University Center for Human Values including a year-long research seminar for visiting fellows and Center faculty.

Applications welcome from candidates who have or expect to have a Ph.D., M.D., or other equivalent doctoral degree by the start, normally beginning September 1, 2023. Applicants should not have more than two years of postdoctoral experience by the date of appointment. An applicant may have a background in any area of ethical studies, not necessarily in bioethics. However, the proposed research plan should be related to the field of bioethics. 

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Research Fellow/Research Associate - Biomedical Ethics

Expiration Date:
September 30, 2022
Hiring Institution:
Mayo Clinic
Location:
Rochester, MN
Job Type:
Full Time
Job Level:
Mid Level

A postdoctoral Research Fellow or Research Associate opportunity is available under the mentorship of Richard Sharp, Ph.D. at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. The incumbent will participate in empirical bioethics studies focused on genomics and individualized medicine. The successful…

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A postdoctoral Research Fellow or Research Associate opportunity is available under the mentorship of Richard Sharp, Ph.D. at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. The incumbent will participate in empirical bioethics studies focused on genomics and individualized medicine. The successful candidate will also have opportunities to participate in ethics teaching and service activities within the Center for Individualized Medicine. The Research Fellow/Research Associate will oversee research projects and participate in data collection, analysis, and publication.

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Research Scholar: Health Equity & Population Health (early, mid, or senior scholars)

Expiration Date:
October 31, 2022
Hiring Institution:
The Hastings Center
Location:
Garrison, NY
Job Type:
Full Time
Job Level:
Mid Level

The Hastings Center seeks a Research Scholar in Health Equity and Population Health. This position offers a superb opportunity for an early-career, mid-career or senior scholar to build a research portfolio dedicated to examining and addressing health equity and population health.

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The Hastings Center seeks a Research Scholar in Health Equity and Population Health. This position offers a superb opportunity for an early-career, mid-career or senior scholar to build a research portfolio dedicated to examining and addressing health equity and population health.

The Hastings Center is a world-renowned bioethics research institute with an active research portfolio, outstanding collaborative relationships with researchers and institutions in the United States and around the world, and a strong commitment to public engagement, including through outreach to journalists, policymakers, opinion leaders, and other audiences.

The successful candidate will have freedom to identify and address major ethical, legal, and social issues on a wide variety of topics in health, health care, and science. The position is open to many specializations and methodologies, from public health, economics, philosophy and sociology to race, disability, and gender studies. Key is that applicants have demonstrated an interest in the analysis of ethical issues related to health equity and population health. Applications are encouraged from candidates interested in health care reform, health policy, justice and emerging biotechnologies, genomics and justice, community-based organizations or community-based research, and the health disparities that arise at the intersection of race, gender, sexual orientation, class, ability, etc.

Candidates should be committed to collegial, interdisciplinary work. Like all Hastings Research Scholars, the successful candidate will develop original grant-funded research projects on timely issues. Experience securing grant funding—or interest in developing that skill—is required, as is the desire to become a public voice on issues of societal concern.

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