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Posted: Thursday, September 30th, 2021
JOB TITLE: Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Ethics and Regulatory Aspects of Pragmatic Clinical Trials
DEADLINE: October 19, 2021 - Dec 17, 2021
LOCATION: Berman Institute of Bioethics, Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD
CONTACT: Gail Geller
TELEPHONE: (410) 614-5556

The Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics invites applications for a Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Ethics and Regulatory Aspects of Pragmatic Clinical Trials. This position includes pursuing independent research, working alongside faculty members involved with the ethics and regulatory aspects of large-scale pragmatic clinical trials and participating in the Hecht-Levi Postdoctoral Fellowship in Bioethics.

The postdoctoral fellow is expected to pursue one or more projects addressing the ethics and regulatory aspects of pragmatic clinical trials in collaboration with Berman Institute faculty members. The Fellow will actively engage with the Ethics and Regulatory Cores of the NIH Health Care Systems Research Collaboratory and the Pragmatic and Implementation Studies for the Management of Pain to Reduce Opioid Prescribing (PRISM) Resource Coordinating Center.

As a member of the Hecht-Levi cohort of Bioethics Postdoctoral Fellows at the Berman Institute, the Fellow will have access to Berman Institute faculty and resources, including weekly seminars, presentations, discussions with leading academics and policy makers, professional development training, outreach efforts, and teaching opportunities commensurate with experience and background.


Terms of Appointment 

The fellowship is guaranteed for one year with the expectation of a second year of funding, contingent on review. Applicants may not be employed by another institution and are expected to be in residence for the duration of the appointment.

Salary is $62,500 per year, plus health and other benefits; and there is a modest discretionary fund for travel to relevant conferences and research expenses.


Applications are welcome from candidates who will have an MD, PhD, or JD or their equivalent by the start date of the fellowship. Applicants should not have completed their terminal degree more than three years before the start date of the appointment.  Physicians should not have completed a formal residency training program more than three years before the start date of the appointment.

Application Instructions

Applications must be uploaded by December 17, 2021 via Interfolio:

Complete applications require the following materials:

  • A short covering letter
  • A current CV
  • Copy of graduate transcript(s)
  • Three letters of reference
  • A representative manuscript or publication
  • An essay  (not to exceed 1500 words) detailing (i) the applicant’s relevant research and scholarly background; (ii) proposed primary area of inquiry during the fellowship; (iii) and what the applicant would hope to gain from being part of the Berman Institute.

Johns Hopkins is committed to the active recruitment of a diverse faculty and student body.  The University is an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities, and encourages applications from these and other protected group members.  Consistent with the University’s goals of achieving excellence in all areas, we will assess the comprehensive qualifications of each applicant.

For general information about the nature of Postdoctoral Fellowships at the Berman Institute please contact the Director of Education Initiatives, Professor Gail Geller ( For questions specific to the Fellowship in the Ethics and Regulatory Aspects of Pragmatic Clinical Trials, please contact Dr. Jeremy Sugarman (

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