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Posted: Monday, February 4th, 2019
JOB TITLE: Postdoctoral Fellow
DEADLINE: Monday, July 1st, 2019
LOCATION: Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics (SCBE)
Stanford, CA, United States
CONTACT: Gabriella Rivera

Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics The Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics (SCBE) announces a post-doctoral fellowship position.

A post-doctoral fellowship 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: The NIH requires that candidates must have a PhD or MD (JD or Master’s degree only not accepted),
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 on ethical, legal and social considerations arising from genetics and genomics. The fellow will be part of an interdisciplinary community including faculty and fellows from this program and other affiliated programs. 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, fellows 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. Fellowship support includes a stipend, tuition, and health insurance. 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 July 1, 2019 and Spring 2020. Please contact the SCBE Fellowship Coordinator, Gabriella Rivera (, for any questions or concerns.

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