Posted: Thursday, November 2nd, 2017
The Mayo Clinic Biomedical Ethics Program seeks applicants for a one-year post-baccalaureate research experience in empirical bioethics research, as part of the Mayo Clinic Graduate Research Employment Program (GREP). Students will participate in educational activities and conduct bioethics research in a mentored environment.
GREP is designed for individuals who have completed a bachelor’s degree and plan to attend graduate school or medical school. Eligible candidates must have received their bachelor’s degree before the position starts. GREP students are eligible to take graduate-level courses through the Mayo Graduate School. The position is ideal for students interested in a “gap year” between their undergraduate and graduate degree programs.
Post-baccalaureate research fellows will be selected for the 2018-2019 academic year. The position may be extended beyond one year at the discretion of the supervisor but will not exceed a total of two years.
YOUR QUALIFICATIONS Students must have completed their bachelor’s degree before the position start date and must be pursuing medical/graduate school admission. Students must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. All students must pass a background check and post-offer placement assessment prior to their start date.
Students must have completed coursework in bioethics or a closely related discipline such as behavioral psychology, ethics/philosophy, medical anthropology/sociology, pre-med, or public health.
The successful applicants will be:
committed to pursuing a career in which they will engage topics in biomedical ethics
able to work independently
proficient in written and verbal communication
competent in identifying relevant peer-reviewed publications on specialized research topics
highly motivated to learn new research methods
TO APPLY Interested applicants should email
the following materials to email@example.com
by March 16, 2018.
Cover letter describing career goals and how biomedical ethics research relates to those plans
Resume/CV that includes students major, relevant coursework, honors, and related experiences
A 5-10 page writing sample (such as a course paper), preferably on a topic in biomedical ethics
Current college transcript
Two letters of recommendation from research mentors or undergraduate teachers (addressed to Dr. Richard Sharp, Program Director). Letters should be sent directly by the recommender and must be received by the application deadline.
FOR MORE INFORMATION For further information or specific questions, contact Dr. Jessica Hirsch, Biomedical Ethics Education Coordinator at
507-538-4023 or Hirsch.firstname.lastname@example.org.
For all other questions, please contact Dr. Richard R. Sharp, Director of the Biomedical Ethics Research Program at email@example.com.