Job Opportunity: Bioethics Postdoctoral Fellowship, Clinical Center, Department of Bioethics, NIH, Bethesda, MD

Rachel Howell
July 31, 2014

Our interdisciplinary department strives to create an academic environment where our fellows have the freedom and support to develop and implement their own independent scholarship agenda, with guidance from faculty mentors. Post baccalaureate and post doctoral fellows participate in the activities and the intellectual life of the department and study ethical issues related to conduct of research, clinical practice, genetics and health policy. Fellows will conduct mentored theoretical and empirical research on a range of bioethical fields of interest. For a typical fellow, this research yields multiple first-authored publications in premier academic journals. In addition to research and writing, fellows participate in weekly bioethics seminars, case conferences, ethics consultations, and IRB deliberations, and have access to multiple educational opportunities at NIH. No bioethics experience is required or expected.

Two-year positions begin September 2015. Students planning to pursue MD, JD, PhD or other graduate degrees or those who have achieved these degrees are encouraged to apply. Salary is commensurate with Federal guidelines.

To Apply:
Applications should include: resume/CV, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, one or more writing sample/s that demonstrate analytical or critical thinking ability (not to exceed 30 pages collectively), three letters of recommendation (preferably from individuals familiar with your academic work), and up to a 1000-word statement of interest which may include discussion of how the fellowship fits into your career goals and potential topics you would like to investigate while here. You may also choose to discuss how you can lend a unique perspective to the department or contribute to the department's diversity. Non US citizens are welcome to apply but MUST have doctoral degree or be currently enrolled in graduate school.

Apply on-line at http://bioethics.nih.gov/education/index.shtml. All attachments should be pdf format. For further information see www.bioethics.nih.gov or contact bioethics-inquiries@mail.nih.gov, or call 301/496-2429.

Position Location: Department of Bioethics
National Institutes of Health
10 Center Drive, Room 1C118
Bethesda, MD 20892-1156

Application Deadline Date: 
Postdoc Application Deadline: Midnight December 31, 2014; 
Post Bac and Pre Doc Application Deadline: Midnight January 15, 2015.