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T32 Postdoctoral Fellowship, ELSI Research

Expiration Date:
March 1, 2023
Hiring Institution:
Stanford University
Location:
Stanford, CA
Job Type:
Full Time

The postdoctoral fellow will conduct independent research on ethical, legal and social considerations arising from genetics and genomics. The fellow will be part of an interdisciplinary community including faculty and fellows from this program and other affiliated programs. Appointment for one…

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The postdoctoral fellow will conduct independent research on ethical, legal and social considerations arising from genetics and genomics. The fellow will be part of an interdisciplinary community including faculty and fellows from this program and other affiliated programs. Appointment for one year, renewable up to three years. Candidates must have a PhD, MD (JD or Master's degree only not accepted). Seeking candidates with background in social science, ethics, philosophy, history, health services research, public policy or other related disciplines. 

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Bilingual Spanish Speaking Research Assistant

Expiration Date:
January 30, 2023
Hiring Institution:
The Hastings Center
Location:
Garrison, NY

The Hastings Center, an independent, non-profit bioethics research institute located in Garrison, New York, seeks a bilingual Spanish speaking research assistant (5-10 hours/week). The research assistant will help with The Hastings Center’s Motivations Study, a federally-funded study…

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The Hastings Center, an independent, non-profit bioethics research institute located in Garrison, New York, seeks a bilingual Spanish speaking research assistant (5-10 hours/week). The research assistant will help with The Hastings Center’s Motivations Study, a federally-funded study interviewing community health center patients in the lower Hudson Valley about their views on participating in health research. Responsibilities include participant recruitment, conducting interviews in Spanish, and data maintenance for the Motivations Study.

Responsibilities: Under the supervision of the principal investigators (PIs), the research assistant will recruit and interview Spanish speaking community health center patients about their participation in the All of Us Research Program, a federally-funded precision medicine initiative. Duties include tabling outreach at a community health center in Peekskill, NY plus centers in Beacon, NY and/or Poughkeepsie, NY, determining study eligibility, explaining the Motivations Study to eligible participants and obtaining informed consent, conducting audio-recorded qualitative interviews, writing up field note summaries, and reviewing translated interview transcripts for accuracy. Potential for involvement in data analysis, write-up, and presentation, if desired.

Minimum skills and qualifications:

  • Fluency in spoken and written Spanish
  • Ability to effectively conduct semi-structured interviews in person
  • Ability to converse one-on-one comfortably with individuals from different cultural, economic and geographic backgrounds with varying degrees of stress and hardship
  • Ability to maintain participant confidentiality in the context of medical/public health research
  • Ability to work effectively and productively as part of an academic research team
  • Excellent “people skills” – comfort meeting and conversing with new people in a busy health center setting, and ability to establish rapport and trust
  • Flexible schedule
  • CITI certification to conduct human subjects research or willingness to pursue CITI certification (with financial support from The Hastings Center)
  • Must have a SSN and ability to work legally in the United States

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience conducting qualitative interviews
  • Experience using qualitative research software (NVivo, Atlas.ti, or similar program)
  • Experience working directly with medically underserved communities
  • Interest in developing health research skills
  • Bilingual Spanish postdoctoral scholars and doctoral or master’s students strongly encouraged to apply

The position will begin immediately and last until approximately August 2023.

Pay level will be commensurate with experience and pay structure tailored to the successful applicant. Flexibility to pay an hourly wage (5-10 hours per week) on a monthly basis or to arrange a subcontract agreement (15-20% level of effort). Travel expenses are reimbursable; no additional benefits are provided.

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Dr. Carolyn Neuhaus ([email protected]) and Dr. Johanna Crane ([email protected]), PIs of the Motivations Study. In your cover letter, please describe your qualifications for the position as well as any particular research or educational goals you may have related to working with our group.

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Director, Bioethics

Expiration Date:
February 1, 2023
Hiring Institution:
Montefiore Einstein Center for Bioethics
Location:
Bronx, NY
Job Type:
Full Time
Job Level:
Senior

Montefiore Health System and Albert Einstein College of Medicine seek a dynamic and accomplished leader to serve as the next Director of the Montefiore Einstein Center for Bioethics and the Shoshanah Trachtenberg Frackman Chair in Biomedical Ethics. Montefiore is a premier academic medical…

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Montefiore Health System and Albert Einstein College of Medicine seek a dynamic and accomplished leader to serve as the next Director of the Montefiore Einstein Center for Bioethics and the Shoshanah Trachtenberg Frackman Chair in Biomedical Ethics. Montefiore is a premier academic medical center and the primary teaching hospital for Albert Einstein College of Medicine, a research-intensive medical school; both are located in the Bronx, New York City. Our joint mission is to heal, to teach, to discover and to advance the health of the vibrant, diverse communities we serve. 


The next Director will build upon the significant strengths of the Center for Bioethics. The Bioethics Consultation service was initiated by Nancy Dubler, LLB, a founder of contemporary bioethics, in the 1970s; this service is one of the oldest and busiest in the nation. Our education programs include the Certificate Program in Bioethics and the Medical Humanities, which has trained several hundred professionals since its inception nearly thirty years ago. Educational programs were enhanced with the addition of the MS in Bioethics in 2010, in collaboration with Cardozo Law. All the education programs feature a unique approach, blending insights from the domains of clinical work, philosophy, narrative medicine, and the law. Our participants include both law and medical students, and established professionals who are clinicians, attorneys, scholars and advocates. Faculty of the Center are active in bioethics education programs for medical students, residents, and other trainees at Montefiore and Einstein. Montefiore’s Bioethics Committee addresses both policy and clinical issues and is chaired by the Center Director. The Director will supervise the Center faculty, who are engaged, interdisciplinary professionals active in the educational programs, consultation service and bioethics research. The Director will teach within the graduate programs and will provide direct service some weeks each year on the consultation team.  

The Director will be a recognized scholar in one or more domains within bioethics, including research ethics, clinical ethics, and/or ethics within public health policy. The Director reports to Montefiore’s Chief Medical Officer and Einstein’s Executive Dean, formalizing the Center’s mission to promote bioethics within both clinical and educational domains. The position is fully funded and full time, with benefits and a competitive salary commensurate with the candidate’s experience and qualifications.   
Montefiore and Einstein seek to expand on the strengths of the Center for Bioethics. The successful candidate will demonstrate all or most of the following criteria:  

-an advanced degree and/or combination of degrees, including MD, JD, PhD, advanced nursing degree; an additional MS degree in bioethics is strongly encouraged 
-national reputation in bioethics scholarship, policy and/or advocacy 
-leadership experience in managing bioethics and other professionals 
-demonstrated appreciation for the multi-disciplinary work necessary within bioethics  
-expertise in designing, teaching, and supervising the creation of formal courses in bioethics 
-competence in performing and supervising bioethics consultation, preferably in a high-volume service 
-the ability to foster relationships among Center faculty, institutional leadership, internal and external colleagues, students, patients and families, and community members 
-capacity to promote a work culture of respect, integrity, creativity and collegiality 
-experience as a mentor for diverse colleagues, including Center faculty, peers, and students, so that they may integrate a deep appreciation of bioethics principles and processes into research and clinical work 
-Excellent written and oral communication skills and expertise in public speaking  

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Open Rank Faculty Position Without Tenure (WOT), Department of Pediatrics, Division of Bioethics & Palliative Care

Expiration Date:
April 1, 2023
Hiring Institution:
University of Washington
Location:
Seattle, WA
Job Type:
Full Time
Job Level:
Mid Level

The Division of Bioethics and Palliative Care, Department of Pediatrics, at the University of Washington is recruiting a part time (0.6 FTE) or full time (1.0 FTE) Assistant/Associate or Full Professor, without tenure by reason of funding, (commensurate with experience and qualifications) on the…

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The Division of Bioethics and Palliative Care, Department of Pediatrics, at the University of Washington is recruiting a part time (0.6 FTE) or full time (1.0 FTE) Assistant/Associate or Full Professor, without tenure by reason of funding, (commensurate with experience and qualifications) on the clinician-scholar track.

Assistant Professors are eligible for multi-year appointments that align with a 12-month service period (July 1-June 30). Faculty with 12-month service periods are paid for 11 months of service over a 12-month period (July-June), meaning the equivalent of one month is available for paid time off.

Associate and Full Professors  hold indefinite appointments that align with a 12-month service period (July 1-June 30). Faculty with 12-month service periods are paid for 11 months of service over a 12-month period (July-June), meaning the equivalent of one month is available for paid time off.

Responsibilities for the full time position will include providing in-patient and outpatient palliative clinical services as well as clinical bioethics consultation services. This position will demonstrate excellence in and enthusiasm for providing high quality palliative care and clinical ethics consultation, as well as commitment to health equity. Responsibilities for the part time position will include providing in-patient and outpatient palliative clinical services. 

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Research Assistants / Research Fellows in Neuroscience & Society

Expiration Date:
February 28, 2023
Hiring Institution:
Harvard University
Location:
Cambridge (and remote), MA
Job Type:
Part Time
Job Level:
Entry Level

With support from the Dana Foundation, an interdisciplinary team of researchers at Harvard is developing an innovative research initiative on Neuroscience & Society. The initiative will encompass topics such as neuroethics and neurolaw, and will utilize community-engaged and participant-…

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With support from the Dana Foundation, an interdisciplinary team of researchers at Harvard is developing an innovative research initiative on Neuroscience & Society. The initiative will encompass topics such as neuroethics and neurolaw, and will utilize community-engaged and participant-centered approaches.

There is an immediate need for part-time student research assistants at all levels (undergraduate, graduate) and research fellows (post-bac, post-doc, early career) to support the work of this initiative. Applications are being accepted now, and will be reviewed on a rolling basis, so applicants should submit their materials as soon as possible.

The new initiative on neuroscience and society at Harvard reaches across multiple schools and departments, and is being led by Gabriel Lázaro-Muñoz, PhD, JD, Francis Shen, PhD, JD, and Theresa Williamson, MD. Under the direction of the PIs, research assistant and research fellow responsibilities will include contributing to literature reviews focusing on Ethical, Legal, Social Implications (ELSI) issues; reviewing pertinent regulations and legal cases; formulating memos for the research team; synthesizing relevant literature; participating in conducting focus group interviews; and participating in project meetings.

Specific research assignments will vary, but they will be focused on examining neurorights, including questions about the forms of control individuals should have over their mental state information, the circumstances under which it is acceptable for government entities or private actors to access such information, the kinds of legal protections and gaps that exist pertaining to this information, and what might be the feasible policy alternatives for maximizing the social benefits and minimizing the social costs of these technologies.

Mentoring will be provided to all research assistants and research fellows, including support for career development and opportunities for co-publishing.

The expected duration of the position is five months (Oct-Feb), ten hours per week. Hours will be flexible and remote work is possible.

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Postdoctoral Fellow, ELSI

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

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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Faculty Position, Biomedical Ethics

Expiration Date:
December 7, 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,…

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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.

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Postdoctoral Fellow

Expiration Date:
January 6, 2023
Hiring Institution:
Columbia University
Location:
New York, NY

The Division of Ethics in the Department of Medical Humanities and Ethics at Columbia University is pleased to invite applications for a Postdoctoral Fellow whose research focuses on health equity and the ethical and social…

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The Division of Ethics in the Department of Medical Humanities and Ethics at Columbia University is pleased to invite applications for a Postdoctoral Fellow whose research focuses on health equity and the ethical and social dimensions of emerging technologies (e.g.,artificial intelligence, machine learning, genomics, precision medicine, neurotechnologies). We are particularly interested in scholars engaging in innovative and interdisciplinary research at the intersections of team science, ethics and translational science, and who have experience in empirical research methods.  Scholars who are underrepresented in academic medicine and whose research centers the experiences of historically marginalized communities, including black, indigenous and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

The Postdoctoral Fellow will work with Ethics Division Chief Sandra Soo-Jin Lee on projects focused on team science and health equity, including a multi-institutional study “Leadership in the Equitable and Ethical Design (LEED) of Science and Engineering,” funded by a National Science Foundation Ethical & Responsible Research Program award. In these projects, the fellow will be responsible for conducting interviews for case studies, leading data analysis and writing manuscripts. We welcome applicants who have received their Ph.D in the social sciences, humanities, public health or related fields, and have a strong foundation in research methods.

The fellow will have opportunities to participate in the Division’s programming and teaching, and to collaborate with researchers in the Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research and more broadly at Columbia University. This twelve-month appointment includes salary, health benefits and office space, and is eligible for renewal for a second year. Salary is commensurate with experience; the range is $62,000 to $68,000 per year. The start date for this position is flexible but must begin before July 1, 2023. Please note that both U.S. citizens and other nationals are eligible to apply.

Review of applications will begin January 6, 2023. To apply, please submit the following:

  • Cover letter (not to exceed one page) that briefly summarizes your qualifications and interest in the position.
  • Statement of Research (not to exceed three pages) describing your research in health equity, team science and/or bioethics, your approach to diversity and inclusion, and how the fellowship would advance your career goals.
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Writing Sample (not to exceed 25 pages)
  • Three references. Names and contact information of those who can assess your scholarly work.

Applications and questions should be sent to:

Rachel Yarmolinsky

Senior Director, Division of Ethics

Department of Medical Humanities and Ethics

Vagelos College of Physicians & Surgeons

Columbia University

Email: [email protected]

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Director for Clinical Ethics

Expiration Date:
December 31, 2022
Hiring Institution:
University of Colorado
Location:
Denver, CO
Job Type:
Full Time
Job Level:
Senior

The University of Colorado Center for Bioethics and Humanities (CBH) is seeking highly qualified candidates for a full-time faculty position at the rank of Associate or full Professor to serve as Director for Clinical Ethics. The CBH Director for Clinical Ethics serves as a lead ethics…

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The University of Colorado Center for Bioethics and Humanities (CBH) is seeking highly qualified candidates for a full-time faculty position at the rank of Associate or full Professor to serve as Director for Clinical Ethics. The CBH Director for Clinical Ethics serves as a lead ethics consultant at both Children’s Hospital Colorado and University of Colorado Hospital and is a vital link, leader and resource for advancing the work of clinical ethics across the Anschutz Medical Campus, at affiliated institutions, and for hospitals and health systems regionally.

The CBH Director for Clinical Ethics is responsible for the Center’s work related to clinical ethics, including developing and testing strategies for innovation, evaluation and coordination of ethics consultation services. A key aim for this position is to build ethical awareness among all clinical faculty and staff and to achieve continuous improvement in the quality of ethics consultation services provided at all University-affiliated clinical sites while also serving as a resource regionally and nationally on clinical ethics consultation. On the Anschutz Medical Campus, the Director works in close coordination with chairpersons of Ethics Committees, hospital Medical Directors for Ethics and other ethics service line leaders, other CBH leaders, and senior executive leadership at clinical sites to achieve these goals.

The ideal candidate will have extensive training and experience in ethics consultation and moral distress rounds for pediatrics, maternal-fetal, and adult medicine in both inpatient and outpatient settings. This is a leadership position with significant administrative responsibilities and candidates must have significant prior leadership experience, preferably including national involvement in ethics consultation QI efforts as well as research and teaching related to clinical ethics.   

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Assistant/Associate Professor

Expiration Date:
January 31, 2023
Hiring Institution:
University of Florida
Location:
Gainesville, FL
Job Type:
Full Time
Job Level:
Mid Level

The Department of Community Health and Family Medicine (CHFM), Program in Bioethics Law and Medical Professionalism at the University of Florida, College of Medicine in Gainesville, Florida is seeking an Assistant or Associate Professor. The primary assignment will be in the Bioethics, Law, and…

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The Department of Community Health and Family Medicine (CHFM), Program in Bioethics Law and Medical Professionalism at the University of Florida, College of Medicine in Gainesville, Florida is seeking an Assistant or Associate Professor. The primary assignment will be in the Bioethics, Law, and Medical Professionalism Program (BLMP). The department is seeking a dynamic individual with the ability to develop their own portfolio of research, teach undergraduate medical education curriculum, prepare and deliver lectures, develop curriculum, and participate in bioethics consultation services for the UF Health enterprise.  This is a full-time position.  Tenure or tenure-track eligible or multi-mission depending on the interests and qualifications of the candidate.

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