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Postdoctoral Fellow

Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics, Stanford University

Job category Postdoc or similar / Fixed term
AOS Biomedical ethics
AOS categories Biomedical Ethics
AOC Open
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Location Stanford, California, United States
Start date Fall 2017-Spring 2018
Job description

Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics


The Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics (SCBE) announces a post-doctoral research position.

This position is available as part of the Stanford Training Program in Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications (ELSI) Research and at the Center for Integration of Research on Genetics and Ethics (CIRGE). Candidates from underrepresented minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply.


  • Principal Investigator and Program Director:  Mildred Cho, PhD
  • Funding source: NIH National Human Genome Research Institute
  • Appointment:  One year, renewable for up to three years
  • Qualifications: Candidates must have a PhD or MD, and be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident to be eligible for funding.  We are seeking candidates with a background in social science, ethics, philosophy, history, health services research, public policy or other related disciplines.
  • Job description: 

The postdoctoral fellow will conduct independent research to identify ethical, legal and social considerations arising from genetics and genomics.  The fellow will be part of an interdisciplinary community including geneticists, ethicists, lawyers, physicians, and scholars in humanities, social sciences, and policy research. Fellows are encouraged to participate in programs such as the Stanford Benchside Ethics Consultation Service, a research ethics consultation program to assist life sciences researchers in the resolution of ethical concerns in their research, as well as in clinical ethics consultation.

In addition to participating in SCBE and CIRGE activities, the fellow will have access to a full range of courses at Stanford University, which includes genetics, social science, humanities and law courses.  It is expected that the fellow may need formal coursework in genetics, ethics, or ELSI research methods.  Mentors will assist the fellow in formulating an individualized curriculum and career strategies.  All trainees will be expected to present their research in scholarly venues.  Funds will be provided by the fellowship for each fellow to travel to one meeting per year.

Stanford University School of Medicine is committed to increasing representation of women and members of minority groups, and we particularly encourage applications from such candidates.  U.S. citizens, non-citizen U.S. nationals, or those lawfully admitted for permanent residence are eligible to apply.

Send CV, cover letter describing your research interests, and names of 3 references to:

Mildred Cho, PhD


Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics

1215 Welch Road, Modular A

Stanford, CA  94305

  • Application deadline:  Rolling review of applications for start date between September 1, 2017 and Spring, 2018.
How to apply
Application type Email
Please include cover letter with statement of research interests, writing sample, and CV. Please note eligibility criteria.
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Deadline for full consideration: September 1, 2017, 12:00am PST

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Hard deadline No deadline specified (applications considered on an ongoing basis)
Contact name Mildred Cho
Contact email
Contact phone 650-725-7993
Time created August 1, 2017, 10:58am EST
Scheduled expiry date February 16, 2018, 3:44pm PST
Last updated August 1, 2017, 10:58am EST
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Applications reviewed on a rolling basis.