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Hecht-Levi Postodoctoral Fellow

Berman Institute of Bioethics, Johns Hopkins University, Johns Hopkins University

Job category Postdoc or similar / Fixed term
AOS Applicants with at least some exposure to Bioethics during their education are encouraged to apply, though an extensive background in bioethics is not required.
AOC Bioethics
AOC categories Biomedical Ethics
Workload Full time
Vacancies 2
Location Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Start date September 2019
Job description

The Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics is pleased to invite applications for the Hecht‐Levi Postdoctoral Fellowship Program in Bioethics. The admissions committee is seeking a few uniquely qualified postdoctoral applicants to begin this two-year fellowship in September 2019. Applicants with at least some exposure to Bioethics during their education are encouraged to apply, though an extensive background in bioethics is not required. This admissions process is highly competitive, and only a few applicants are accepted into the program each year.

Additionally, for the first time, we are recruiting candidates for the “Ruth Faden Scholars” program, which will begin in fall 2019. We will recruit one Faden Scholar from among eligible Hecht-Levi applicants for additional mentorship opportunities with Professor Ruth Faden, past Director and founder of the Berman Institute. Prospective Faden Scholars will have demonstrated scholarly interests and career goals in bioethics policy development and leadership. Fellowship applicants interested in applying should provide an additional short statement outlining their interests and relevant achievements for consideration as a Faden Scholar.

Application review will begin December 15, 2018

 Hecht-Levi Fellowship Program Description:

The Hecht-Levi Fellowship is a two-year program of study and experiential learning in bioethics administered by the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics. The main goal of the Fellowship is to launch the careers of the next generation of bioethics scholars, so the program offers a considerable amount of protected time for research and publication.

All Hecht-Levi Fellows participate in weekly seminars or discussions, pursue their own scholarship in bioethics, and collaborate with faculty on selected projects in bioethics. Each Fellow designs an individual program tailored to her or his particular goals, interests, and background.

Hecht‐Levi Postdoctoral Fellows have access to a wide range of benefits and activities in multiple schools at Johns Hopkins, including:

  • Weekly seminars, presentations and discussions with leading academic and policy makers;
  • Individualized research program;
  • Bioethics coursework through the Berman Institute's Master in Bioethics program;
  • Postdoctoral mentoring in bioethics;
  • Professional development training;
  • Participation in the Berman Institute's outreach efforts via social media;
  • Teaching opportunities (commensurate with experience and background);
  • $55,000 per year, plus health and other benefits
  • A modest discretionary fund for travel to relevant conferences

 To apply, please submit the following documents through Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/54582 :

  • Cover Letter
  • Personal statement
  • CV
  • Copy of Graduate Transcript(s)
  • Writing Sample
  • Three Letters of Reference

For more information on the Fellowship program or the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics, please visit bioethicsinstitute.org. For inquiries regarding the Hecht-Levi Postdoctoral Fellowship Program, please contact the Director of Education Initiatives, Professor Gail Geller, at ggeller@jhu.edu.

How to apply
Application type Online
Web address to apply http://apply.interfolio.com/54582
Hard deadline December 15, 2018, 11:59pm EST
Web address for more information http://www.bioethics.jhu.edu
Contact name Gail Geller
Contact email
Time created September 13, 2018, 5:04pm EST
Scheduled expiry date December 15, 2018, 11:59pm EST
Last updated September 13, 2018, 5:04pm EST
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