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Undergraduate Bioethics Internship

Expiration Date:
January 16, 2023
Hiring Institution:
Mayo Clinic
Location:
Rochester, MN
Job Type:
Full Time
Job Level:
Entry Level

The primary purpose of the Undergraduate Bioethics Internship is to provide an intern with the opportunity to work on a particular research project for the summer under the direction of a faculty mentor. Students will participate in a biomedical ethics summer curriculum, which includes…

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The primary purpose of the Undergraduate Bioethics Internship is to provide an intern with the opportunity to work on a particular research project for the summer under the direction of a faculty mentor. Students will participate in a biomedical ethics summer curriculum, which includes educational sessions on bioethics research methods and lunch meetings with members of the program faculty. The intern is responsible for observing the functions and processes of the assigned work unit. In addition, the intern may be given selected work assignments to reinforce the learning experience, to assess the performance levels and to provide benefit to the work unit. The intern will be responsible for completing all internship-related assignments and reports for both Mayo and the participating educational facility. The duration and timing of the internship will be arranged with the intern and the sponsoring educational facility.

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Clinical Bioethics Fellowship

Expiration Date:
December 15, 2022
Hiring Institution:
Ohio State University
Location:
Columbus, OH
Job Type:
Full Time

The Center for Bioethics is home to a one-year clinical ethics fellowship designed to provide intensive training for individuals seeking to do bedside clinical ethics under expert supervision. Our trainees are exposed to inpatient and outpatient consults and help address policy and other…

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The Center for Bioethics is home to a one-year clinical ethics fellowship designed to provide intensive training for individuals seeking to do bedside clinical ethics under expert supervision. Our trainees are exposed to inpatient and outpatient consults and help address policy and other healthcare related issues. The fellowship is competency and practice based, and strives to meet competencies as described by organizations such as the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities as well as the Association of Bioethics Program Directors.

The fellowship is currently focused on future physician leaders in clinical ethics but is open to non-physicians as well. Previous or concurrent advanced training in bioethics through graduate work or the equivalent is encouraged.

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Postdoctoral Fellowship, Bioethics

Expiration Date:
January 9, 2023
Hiring Institution:
University of Michigan
Location:
Ann Arbor, MI
Job Type:
Full Time

This fellowship focuses on research and clinical ethics as well as empirical research methods. Candidates' area of focus must be in bioethics, although their backgrounds may be in social or natural sciences, humanities, medicine, or law. Active projects in bioethics at CBSSM currently include…

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This fellowship focuses on research and clinical ethics as well as empirical research methods. Candidates' area of focus must be in bioethics, although their backgrounds may be in social or natural sciences, humanities, medicine, or law. Active projects in bioethics at CBSSM currently include the ethical, legal, and social implications of genomic medicine, human subjects research ethics, empirical research with relevance to clinical ethics, global bioethics, gender equity, reproductive justice, deliberative democratic methods in bioethics, resource allocation, ethical issues associated with learning health systems, and the sociology of medical ethics/bioethics, among others. 

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Postdoctoral Fellowship, Ethics of Big Data and AI in Healthcare

Expiration Date:
February 28, 2023
Hiring Institution:
NYU Grossman School of Medicine
Location:
New York (hybrid), NY
Job Type:
Full Time

The fellow will contribute to ongoing NIH-funded research on the actionability of genomic data for health screening—a mixed-methods project drawing on theory and methods from sociology, science and technology studies, and bioethics. The fellow will also aid in the development of new research on…

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The fellow will contribute to ongoing NIH-funded research on the actionability of genomic data for health screening—a mixed-methods project drawing on theory and methods from sociology, science and technology studies, and bioethics. The fellow will also aid in the development of new research on the ethical integration of AI/ML tools in healthcare. The fellow will be involved in all aspects of these projects, including grant writing, qualitative data collection (such as semi-structured interviews), data analysis, literature reviews, and co-authorship of manuscripts. The fellow will have the opportunity to lead research and manuscript development for projects of their choosing, related to the broad topic of big data and AI in healthcare. The fellow will be able to participate fully in the Division of Medical Ethics, the Department of Population Health, and the Grossman School of Medicine, offering excellent opportunities for professional growth and career advancement.

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Clinical Ethics Faculty (Open Rank)

Expiration Date:
December 9, 2022
Hiring Institution:
Baylor College of Medicine
Location:
Houston, TX
Job Type:
Full Time
Job Level:
Senior

The Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy at Baylor College of Medicine is seeking an experienced Clinical Ethicist to join their faculty (rank and track will be commensurate with experience and qualifications). The successful candidate will join faculty and fellows who lead premier…

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The Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy at Baylor College of Medicine is seeking an experienced Clinical Ethicist to join their faculty (rank and track will be commensurate with experience and qualifications). The successful candidate will join faculty and fellows who lead premier Clinical Ethics Consultation Services in the Texas Medical Center.  The successful candidate will also be expected to contribute to the Center's multidisciplinary education programs and to conduct high quality independent and collaborative research and scholarship.

The Center cultivates a culture of intentionality, respect, inclusivity, and collaboration. We offer intellectual, social, and professional development opportunities to promote a meaningful work experience in an open and nurturing environment. We appreciate, celebrate and advance diversity of all types -- of culture, background, experience and ideas -- and are reflective and mindful of issues related to diversity, equity and inclusion in both interactions with one another and Center decision-making.

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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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