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Posted: Wednesday, June 23rd, 2021
JOB TITLE: Postdoctoral Fellowship
DEADLINE: Monday, September 6th, 2021
LOCATION: Indiana University Center for Bioethics, IU School of Medicine Indianapolis, Indiana
TELEPHONE: 317.278.0299

Description: The Center for Bioethics at the Indiana University School of Medicine offers a two-year fellowship.

Since its founding in 2001, the Indiana University Center for Bioethics (IUCB), Indianapolis, Indiana, has worked to advance research, teaching, and the public understanding of bioethics.  Our faculty investigators carry out interdisciplinary, grant-funded research in bioethics and related areas, including patient decision-making, genetics, precision health, health information, and research ethics. We are also home to the Bioethics and Subject Advocacy Program (BSAP) of the Indiana Clinical and Translational Science Institute (I-CTSI).

Further information about the IU Center for Bioethics may be found at: https://bioethics.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Conduct qualitative and/ or quantitative research involving ethical issues raised by precision medicine and/ or electronic health information (clinical or research) (40% effort).  We are currently carrying out or developing projects related to ethics and implementation of learning healthcare systems, genetic testing for rare diseases, biobank consent and governance, and return of genetic results (esp. pharmacogenomics) to patients and research participants.
  • Participate in other research projects and service activities at the IU Center for Bioethics, including as part of the BSAP program of the Indiana CTSI and the Indiana University Precision Health Initiative (40% effort).
  • Contribute to the academic life of the IU Center for Bioethics, including project planning, informal and occasional undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, and the administration of related work at the Center (20%)


As the nation’s largest medical school, IUSM is committed to being an institution that not only reflects the diversity of the learners we teach and the patient populations we serve, but also pursues the values of diversity, equity and inclusion that inform academic excellence.We desire candidates who enhance our representational diversity, as well as those whose work contributes to equitable and inclusive learning and working environments for our students, staff, and faculty. IUSM strives to take an anti-racist stance, regularly evaluating and updating its policies, procedures, and practices to confer equitable opportunities for contribution and advancement for all members of our community.We invite individuals who will join us in our mission to advance racial equity to transform health and wellbeing for all throughout the state of Indiana.


Position Qualifications:

  • Recent PhD in bioethics, philosophy, health policy, public health or a related field, or MD with a strong background and interest in bioethics.
  • Experience with qualitative and/or quantitative social research methods.
  • Accomplished academic research and writing skills.


Candidates legally approved to work in the USA with either an earned doctoral degree are invited to apply. Position will remain open until qualified applicants are found.

Interested applicants should apply online by completing an application, which is located at this website:

You will be required to upload a current curriculum vitae and a personal statement.


Salary Range: $47,484 – $58,560 based on experience and number of years post-PhD.


Benefits: We offer a stimulating, interdisciplinary, academic environment and the opportunity to work with a dynamic team of well-funded researchers and teachers in bioethics. Collaborating closely with faculty investigators at the IU Center for Bioethics the fellow will have the opportunity to build a portfolio of work at a leading medical research campus.


Application Address: Applicants should send a letter of interest (including a summary of research interests), curriculum vitae, and up to two publications or working papers to Tah Yogo, MA, program manager of the IU Center for Bioethics, at

Review of applications for the fellowship begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. AA/EOE.


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