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Posted: Monday, August 2nd, 2021
JOB TITLE: Tenure Track Investigator, Ethics and Health Disparities
DEADLINE: Application review begins 9/30, Open Until Filled
LOCATION: National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, Maryland
CONTACT: Cris Leite Program Support Specialist Office of Administrative Management NIH Clinical Center Building 10 CRC, Room 6-3581 Bethesda, MD 20892 Phone: For communication, send email to:

The Department of Bioethics at the NIH Clinical Center invites candidates with strong research credentials to apply for the Position of Tenure Track investigator in the Department of Bioethics (BEP) at the NIH Clinical Center (CC), Bethesda, MD. The candidate is expected to conduct original bioethics research and establish an independent research program with a focus on ethics and health disparities to add a new significant and timely dimension to the Department’s research

portfolio that currently focuses on the Ethics of Research, Ethics of Genetics and Emerging Technologies, Clinical Ethics, and Ethics and Health Policy. Disparities in health and access to health are widespread, have serious consequences to individuals and public health, and often result from social and structural inequities.

The incumbent will become part of an interdisciplinary group of bioethics scholars

committed to interdisciplinary and inter-institutional collaboration – across NIH Institutes and Centers and beyond and will have the opportunity to formally collaborate with the National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities.

The incumbent will contribute to the development, implementation, and evaluation of high quality educational and training programs for bioethics fellows and students as well as for the NIH community of investigators, research staff, clinicians, and administrative and program staff, and be an active participant in the Bioethics Consultation Service. The incumbent will serve as an advisor to the Chief, Department of Bioethics, the NIH Clinical Center Director, NIH Institute

and Center leadership, and others on bioethical issues through consultation, participation in institutional review boards, and participation on NIH committees and task forces.

The NIH is the nation’s foremost federally funded biomedical research institution. The NIH Clinical Center is the 200-bed hospital in which NIH intramural research protocols are conducted.  The Department of Bioethics’ research mission is to contribute to the understanding of ethical issues in research, clinical care, cutting-edge science, and healthcare policy that emerge at the NIH and around the world. Further information about BEP may be found at


Candidates must possess a Ph.D., M.D., D.D.S., D.M.D., D.V.M. or equivalent degree in a biomedical, behavioral, or related science, or have been certified by a university as meeting all the requirements leading to such a doctorate. The applicant should have a record of successful scholarship in ethics and health disparities due to social and structural determinants of health such as race, ethnicity, gender, disability, or other factors, and have ideas for embedding and expanding this research portfolio in the NIH intramural program. The position will be supported with independent resources commensurate with experience and programmatic needs.

Salary is competitive and commensurate with research experience and accomplishments, and a full Civil Service package of benefits (including health insurance, life insurance, retirement, and a Thrift Savings Plan) is available. This position is not restricted to U.S. citizens. This position is subject to a background investigation.


Interested applicants should send Curriculum Vitae and a list of publications, copies of three major publications, and a plan for future research to

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