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Posted: Thursday, October 28th, 2021
JOB TITLE: Joint Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Ethics and Infectious Disease
DEADLINE: Friday, December 17th, 2021
LOCATION: Berman Institute of Bioethics, Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, Maryland
CONTACT: Gail Geller

The Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics and the Wellcome Centre for Ethics and Humanities at the University of Oxford have established a Collaborative Bioethics Research and Training Program with support from the Wellcome Trust.  Through this partnership, we have created joint post-doctoral training opportunities.  We are pleased to invite applications from uniquely qualified individuals who are committed to interdisciplinary and transnational collaboration and who have a particular interest in the ethical issues at the intersection of global health and infectious disease.  This two-year fellowship will begin in September 2022.  


Qualifications, Responsibilities and Opportunities

  • Doctoral-level degree in bioethics, philosophy, public health, law, medicine, social science, history or other relevant discipline, with fewer than five years of post-PhD research by the start date.
  • Scholarly interests in ethical issues at the intersection of global health and infectious disease.  
  • Residency requirement at the Wellcome Center. Exact nature, duration and timing of this requirement is flexible and case-specific.   
  • Fellows will become integrated members of the ongoing post-doctoral training programs at both Institutions and have access to a wide range of activities and opportunities, including:
    • Regular seminars, presentations and discussions with leaders in the field;
    • Individualized research program;
    • Bioethics coursework and mentorship;
    • Professional development training;
    • Teaching opportunities (commensurate with experience and background);
    • Participation in outreach efforts via social media


  • $62,500 per year, plus health benefits
  • Travel for the residency requirement and modest living expenses when overseas
  • A modest discretionary fund for travel to relevant conferences

To apply: The application window is now open. Applications are due on Friday, December 17, 2021 and must be uploaded via Interfolio ( 

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


For more information on the Berman-Oxford Joint Post-doctoral Fellowship Program, please contact the Berman Institute’s Director of Education Initiatives (Gail Geller, ScD, MHS at or Associate Director for Global Programs (Joseph Ali, JD at

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