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Posted: Friday, December 21st, 2018
JOB TITLE: Philosophical Bioethics Research Associate
DEADLINE: Thursday, January 24th, 2019
LOCATION: Baylor College of Medicine Center for Medical Ethics & Health Policy
Houston, TX, United States
CONTACT: Oprah Garrett
TELEPHONE: 713-798-6608
Philosophical Bioethics Research Associate The Baylor College of Medicine Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy is hiring a part-time (up to 15 hours per week) Research Associate for assistance with various tasks associated with a “Philosophical Bioethics Boot Camp,” a program funded by the Greenwall Foundation to increase the quantity and quality of normative and conceptual work in the field of Bioethics.

The primary focus of the program, led by Dr. Jennifer Blumenthal-Barby, is a monthly seminar series in philosophical bioethics for current and future academic leaders in the field of bioethics who are members of the prestigious Greenwall Faculty Scholars Program. The program will also include a parallel series for select Fellows in the field of bioethics who do not have strong background or training in philosophical bioethics. A second major focus of the program is to equip and encourage participants to build philosophical bioethics (concepts, rigor of argument) into their scholarship through introduction to core philosophical concepts or articles that may be relevant and with assistance in tightening and strengthening conceptual analyses and arguments in their papers.

Primary duties and responsibilities: • Literature searches to identify, retrieve, and in some cases summarize relevant articles for the seminar discussions and for individual participants’ projects. • Help plan and prepare for a workshop or conference for leaders in the field of philosophical bioethics that is tentatively scheduled for the summer of 2019. • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications: • PhD or PhD Candidate in Philosophy with an AOS in Bioethics, Applied Ethics, or Ethics. • Capable of multi-tasking effectively, prioritizing complex deliverables, and working independently and collaboratively to meet deadlines. • Excellent interpersonal and verbal communication skills. • Candidate should be extremely dependable and detail-oriented with strong organizational skills.

How to Apply Those interested in this position should submit a CV and short letter indicating their desire to be considered. The letter should include the names and contact information for three persons willing to provide a reference. All aplicants should apply online at:
About the Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy The Center for Medical Ethics & Health Policy comprises 14 faculty members, three of whom hold endowed positions, 34 secondary faculty, 14 Health Policy Scholars, and 25 administrative, research and clinical ethics staff.

Our Center’s faculty teach in the undergraduate and graduate medical curricula, including the awardwinning Ethics Pathway for advanced medical students, a new, innovative pathway in Health Policy training, and a comprehensive College-wide graduate medical education curriculum in ethics, professionalism, and health policy (EP3).

Center faculty are also actively engaged in funded research supported by NHGRI and NCI of the NIH, PCORI, and private foundations. Our faculty have published more than 700 peer reviewed publications in high impact science, medical, and bioethics journals and have authored nearly 200 books and book chapters.
For more information about Baylor College of Medicine and the Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy, visit our website at
Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.

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