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The All of Us Research Program Policy Office; multiple positions

Expiration Date:
October 31, 2022
Hiring Institution:
All of Us Research Program
Location:
Bethesda, MD

The All of Us Research Program Policy Office is seeking exceptional candidates for multiple position openings on our Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications (ELSI), Technical Policy, and Legal & Regulatory Teams. Position announcements will be available on USAJOBS from Thursday, October 27th to Monday, October 31st

The All of Us Research Program seeks to gather and make available health data from one million or more individuals living in the United States to accelerate research that may improve health, with a particular focus on populations that have been historically underrepresented in biomedical research to help eradicate health inequities. The All of Us Policy Office is responsible for analyzing, developing, and interpreting policy for the program and contributing to intra- and inter-agency efforts, multi-national fora, and other collaborations that help shape science policy nationally and internationally. Within the program, the office is charged with ensuring the program’s compliance with relevant laws, regulations, and policies; developing informed consent processes; developing program policies on such topics as data and biospecimen governance, privacy, participant recruitment, and others; advising divisions within the program on a variety of policy and ELSI issues related to participant engagement, genomics, return of results, biospecimen access, and emerging technologies; and integrating ELSI objectives into the activities of the program. 

Candidates should possess knowledge–either through previous employment or course of study leading to an advanced degree–of laws, regulations, policies, and/or ELSI issues relevant to biomedical research and professional or extensive academic experience interpreting, integrating, and applying topical information. Candidates should also be able to demonstrate a strong research and analytical background, meticulous attention to detail, an ability to work in a fast-paced and inclusive work environment, experience in convening and coordinating multidisciplinary working groups, and excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences.  

Interested candidates are encouraged to email [email protected] with any questions or to express interest in being notified when the position is posted. 

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Program Director – Ethical, Legal and Social Implications (ELSI) Research Program

Expiration Date:
November 14, 2022
Hiring Institution:
National Human Genome Research Institute
Location:
Bethesda, MD
Job Type:
Full Time
Job Level:
Mid Level

The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) is seeking to hire a Program Director in the
Ethical, Legal and Social Implications (ELSI) Research Program. The Program Director will manage a
portfolio of grants, provide scientific expertise and advice to NHGRI leadership, organize scientific
workshops, and participate in NHGRI and trans-National Institutes of Health (NIH) funded consortia and
working groups. In addition, the Program Director will consult with grant applicants across the
application lifecycle (e.g., grant preparation, submission and review), and work with grant recipients to
help ensure adherence to NIH policies and the completion of high-quality research.


NHGRI is seeking qualified candidates who possess knowledge–either through previous employment or
course of study leading to an advanced degree–of the ethical, legal and/or social implications related to
genetics or genomics. Candidate backgrounds can include a wide range of disciplines, including, but not
limited to, the humanities, ethics, anthropology, clinical medicine, law, health disparities and inequities
research, health services research, implementation science, public health, behavioral and social
sciences, or genetics or genomics. Candidates should also be able to demonstrate a strong research
background; meticulous attention to detail; experience in working with and leading multidisciplinary
groups; and excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to communicate
effectively with a variety of audiences.


Interested candidates are encouraged to email Larry Brody ([email protected]) with any questions or
to express interest in being notified when the position is posted in late October.

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Assistant Professor, Medical Ethics Full-time (11-month, tenure track)

Expiration Date:
October 16, 2022
Hiring Institution:
Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic University
Location:
Athens, OH
Job Type:
Full Time

The Department of Social Medicine in the Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine is seeking an Assistant Professor with expertise in medical ethics and related areas to conduct research and develop and teach medical ethics content in our integrated medical curriculum. The Department of Social…

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The Department of Social Medicine in the Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine is seeking an Assistant Professor with expertise in medical ethics and related areas to conduct research and develop and teach medical ethics content in our integrated medical curriculum. The Department of Social Medicine and Heritage College are committed to and value diversity, inclusion, and health equity.

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Faculty - Center for Biomedical Ethics

Expiration Date:
December 15, 2022
Hiring Institution:
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Location:
Nashville, TN
Job Type:
Full Time
Job Level:
Mid Level

The Center for Biomedical Ethics and Society at Vanderbilt University Medical Center invites applications for a faculty position in the School of Medicine for candidates with MD, PhD, JD, or other terminal degree. The Department of primary academic appointment will be determined by clinical/…

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The Center for Biomedical Ethics and Society at Vanderbilt University Medical Center invites applications for a faculty position in the School of Medicine for candidates with MD, PhD, JD, or other terminal degree. The Department of primary academic appointment will be determined by clinical/professional discipline. Salary, academic rank, and academic track will be based on experience and qualifications. The mission of the Center for Biomedical Ethics and Society is to provide leadership in education, research, and clinical service at Vanderbilt University Medical Center concerning the ethical, legal, and social dimensions of medicine, health care, research, and health policy. The Center is committed to multi-disciplinary, collaborative exploration of the individual and social values, cultural dynamics, and legal and professional standards that characterize and influence clinical practice and biomedical research. The Center aims to be a catalyst for collaboration in teaching, research, and practice at Vanderbilt and to contribute to scholarship and policy making from the local to the international level. This position requires advanced training in some aspect of ethical, legal, and social implications of health care and research. Focused interest in translational research ethics is an asset. The faculty member will be expected to become an integral part of the Center. To that end, he or she will be expected to develop a portfolio of research activities in support of the Center’s academic mission. The scholarship of the Center can be grouped into the following broad areas - clinical ethics, research ethics, public health ethics, and the implications of advances in genomics, artificial intelligence, and machine learning. The Center is devoted to scholarship and research that can meet future clinical and public health care needs while promoting the public´s acceptance and trust in research. There are many opportunities to engage in collaborative research throughout the Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Along with maintaining an independent research portfolio, this faculty member will have the opportunity to bring methodological research expertise to bear in collaborative synergies with colleagues in Surgical Ethics and Pediatric Ethics within the Center as well as Health Services Research colleagues in the Institute for Medicine and Public Health as well as throughout VUMC. There are numerous opportunities to participate in educational activities throughout the Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Vanderbilt University campus. Faculty members in the center are engaged in undergraduate education, graduate education, and undergraduate and graduate medical education in classroom settings as well as in one-on-one mentoring and less formal settings. Biomedical ethics content is an important component of the medical school curriculum at Vanderbilt and a valued contributor to a variety of programs across the campus seeking to discuss the topical questions challenging medical practice, medical science, and medical technology today. Please submit a letter of interest including primary professional interests, a CV, and three contacts for references to: Keith G. Meador, MD, MPH, [email protected] , Center for Biomedical Ethics and Society; 2525 West End Ave; Suite 400; Nashville TN 37203. Electronic submissions are preferred. Vanderbilt University Medical Center is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Women, members of minority groups, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.

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Faculty position - Bioethics and Medicine

Expiration Date:
December 1, 2022
Hiring Institution:
Johns Hopkins University
Location:
Baltimore, MD
Job Type:
Full Time
Job Level:
Senior

The Division of General Internal Medicine in the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics invite applications for a full-time faculty position with a focus on bioethics and medicine. The successful candidate would have a tenure-track appointment in the…

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The Division of General Internal Medicine in the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics invite applications for a full-time faculty position with a focus on bioethics and medicine. The successful candidate would have a tenure-track appointment in the Division of General Internal Medicine and a core faculty affiliation in the Berman Institute of Bioethics. We encourage applications from junior and mid-level scholars.

Successful applicants will join thriving communities of scholars within the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics and the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine’s Division of General Internal Medicine. The Berman Institute of Bioethics is one of the largest and most highly-regarded bioethics programs in the world and includes scholars with backgrounds in public health, health policy, philosophy, medicine, nursing, social science, biomedical science, global bioethics, and law. Tenure-track faculty of the Berman Institute have appointments in five schools of the University – Public Health, Arts and Sciences, Medicine, Nursing, and the School of Advanced International Studies. The School of Medicine is one of the top medical schools in the country. The Division of General Internal Medicine has more than 75 full-time faculty members who are engaged in a wide-array of clinical, teaching and research activities.

Successful applicants will be expected to participate in an ethics service activity (e.g., serve on an Institutional Review Board, approximately 10% time) and engage in a range of educational activities.  These might include teaching a course in the Master of Bioethics Program, leading sessions with medical students and/or residents, and mentoring post-doctoral fellows in bioethics.  Maintaining a part-time primary care clinical practice (approximately 20% time) is preferable.  Ideal candidates will have a track record of peer-reviewed publication and demonstrated capabilities and/or potential in developing an externally-funded research program.

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Assistant/Associate/Professor - Bioethics & Health Humanities

Expiration Date:
January 15, 2023
Hiring Institution:
University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
Location:
Galveston, TX
Job Type:
Full Time
Job Level:
Mid Level

The School of Public and Population Health (SPPH) at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (UTMB Health) is recruiting a tenure track…

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The School of Public and Population Health (SPPH) at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (UTMB Health) is recruiting a tenure track faculty member in the Department of Bioethics and Health Humanities (BHH) and for membership in the Institute for Bioethics and Health Humanities (IBHH).  The individual will play an active role in teaching and mentoring graduate and medical students, and conducting and publishing research.  Applicants must have a PhD, JD, or MD with research and teaching interests in health humanities and/or bioethics.

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Penn Postdoctoral Training Program in the Ethical, Legal and Social Implications (ELSI) of Genetics and Genomics

Expiration Date:
December 5, 2022
Hiring Institution:
University of Pennsylvania
Location:
Philadelphia, PA
Job Type:
Full Time

The mission of the 3-year Penn Postdoctoral Training Program in the Ethical, Legal and Social Implications (ELSI) of Genetics and Genomics, supported by a training grant from the National Human Genome Research Institute, is to prepare junior scholars for success as creative, independent…

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The mission of the 3-year Penn Postdoctoral Training Program in the Ethical, Legal and Social Implications (ELSI) of Genetics and Genomics, supported by a training grant from the National Human Genome Research Institute, is to prepare junior scholars for success as creative, independent investigators in the field of ELSI research. Fellows will participate fully in the life of the Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy, which is among the world’s leading bioethics departments, and will engage with the outstanding genetic medicine, science, and ELSI communities at Penn. Fellows will receive a generous annual stipend, benefits, and funds for academic books and travel. When appropriate to their prior training and career goals, ELSI fellows will pursue a Master of Science in Medical Ethics to prepare them to compete for external funding in ELSI research. Steven Joffe, MD, MPH directs the Fellowship.

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Tenure-Track Assistant/Associate/Professors in the Broad Area of Sociogenomics

Expiration Date:
January 9, 2023
Hiring Institution:
Purdue University
Location:
Lafayette, IN
Job Type:
Full Time
Job Level:
Mid Level

Job Duties

Together the College of Liberal Arts and the College of Science at Purdue University seek applications for multiple scholars in Sociogenomics, including existing groups of investigators, to assemble a new world-leading cohort of approximately 15 faculty. The…

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Job Duties

Together the College of Liberal Arts and the College of Science at Purdue University seek applications for multiple scholars in Sociogenomics, including existing groups of investigators, to assemble a new world-leading cohort of approximately 15 faculty. The positions include tenure-track Assistant, Associate, and Professor ranks. A relatively new field, Sociogenomics encompasses theoretical and methodological approaches across the social, behavioral, and genetic sciences including those with an emphasis on computation. It explores the roles of genetics in social and behavior outcomes, as well as how genetics interact with the environment and social forces. Purdue is strongly committed to establishing a pre-eminent center in this emerging area including hiring a substantive cohort of scholars. We are especially interested in fostering collaborative linkages across the core fields of this discipline, here at Purdue and more broadly. This search is open to leading scholars in any area relevant to the advancement of Sociogenomics, and we are especially interested in candidates who draw from and contribute to research in the social science disciplines, biological sciences, the computational and data sciences, statistics, or other related disciplines. We anticipate joint appointments across departments where appropriate, with tenure homes flexible and negotiated at the time of hire.

We place particular emphasis at Purdue on responsible conduct of research and research ethics, and candidates will be expected to discuss this substantively in their applications. Beyond contributions of high-quality research aligned with the description above, successful candidates are expected to contribute to high-quality teaching, training, and mentoring of PhD students.

Qualifications

Must have completed all requirements for the PhD by the start date of the position in an appropriate field with a vigorous research program that will advance knowledge in Sociogenomics. Candidates should demonstrate a strong research profile and trajectory appropriate to rank. Candidates who apply for positions at the rank of tenured Associate or Professor should hold that rank at their current institution or have a record suitable for promotion to that rank at a leading research university. Furthermore, the person holding this position will create and disseminate relevant knowledge through student instruction.

Purdue University, the College of Liberal Arts and the College of Science are committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including discovery, instruction, and engagement.  Candidates are encouraged to address in their cover letter how they are prepared to contribute to a climate that values diversity and inclusion.

Purdue University, the College of Liberal Arts and the College of Science are committed to free and open inquiry in all matters. Candidates are encouraged to address in their cover letter how they are prepared to contribute to a climate that values free inquiry and academic freedom.

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Assistant Professor, Medical Ethics Full-time (11-month, tenure track)

Expiration Date:
October 16, 2022
Hiring Institution:
Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic University
Location:
Athens, Dublin, Cleveland, OH
Job Type:
Full Time
  • Develop and maintain an active research program in medical ethics (bioethics, clinical ethics, medical law, and/or healthcare ethics).
  • Collaborate closely with faculty members across the three Heritage College campuses to develop and teach curricular content in medical ethics (i.e…
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  • Develop and maintain an active research program in medical ethics (bioethics, clinical ethics, medical law, and/or healthcare ethics).
  • Collaborate closely with faculty members across the three Heritage College campuses to develop and teach curricular content in medical ethics (i.e., learning objectives, team-based learning sessions, resources, assessments) in a team-based learning environment.
  • Participate in small group coaching and mentoring of osteopathic medical students.
  • Provide service including interviewing prospective candidates for admissions to the Heritage College, participating in college-planned outreach activities, serving as faculty representative to a student organization(s), etc.
  • Commit to ongoing professional development and/or advancement activities.
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Postdoctoral Fellow – Functional Genomics Data Governance and Ethics

Expiration Date:
November 1, 2022
Hiring Institution:
Simon Fraser University
Location:
Burnaby, B.C.,
Job Type:
Full Time
Job Level:
Entry Level

We invite applications for 2 Postdoctoral Fellow (PDF) positions for the Cell Maps for AI Project funded by a new program at the National Institute for Health (NIH). This is an opportunity for an inquisitive and driven individual who is passionate about critically examining the ethical, legal,…

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We invite applications for 2 Postdoctoral Fellow (PDF) positions for the Cell Maps for AI Project funded by a new program at the National Institute for Health (NIH). This is an opportunity for an inquisitive and driven individual who is passionate about critically examining the ethical, legal, and social implications (ELSI) of functional genomics and cell maps and/or visible artificial intelligence (AI). The PDFs will be integral in contributing to an ambitious, multi-institutional, international research project aimed at examining and supporting the generation of sound and trustworthy functional genomics data and developing an ethical governance framework, with an emphasis on engaging with equity-deserving communities.

Reporting to the PIs, Dr. Jean-Christophe Bélisle-Pipon (SFU), and Dr. Vardit Ravitsky (Université de Montréal / Harvard), the PDFs will contribute to advance our understanding of the ELSI regarding functional genomics data generation as well as the most appropriate ways to collect, analyze, share, and act on those data. The goal is to do so in a participatory research design that gives “voice” to many types of knowledge and actively includes members of diverse communities, including the marginalized, those underserved by health systems and those commonly left out of governance design exercises.

The PDFs will be working on the NIH-funded project to build an ethically sourced, trustworthy, well-defined, and accessible multi-institutional and multimodal database of functional genomics data linked to different diseases. The project involves 20 co-investigators from 8 different institutions across North America. This represents a unique opportunity to work on the ethical data generation of functional genomics data that could be potentialized into AI tools for clinical care.

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