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Postdoctoral/Post Baccalaureate Fellowship Opportunity: Bioethics Fellowship at the National Institutes of Health

October 4, 2016

The Department of Bioethics is pleased to offer a limited number of two-year post-doctoral and pre-doctoral (post-baccalaureate) fellowships. Fellows participate in the activities and the intellectual life of our interdisciplinary department and study ethical issues related to the conduct of research, clinical practice, genetics, and health policy. They conduct mentored theoretical and empirical research on a range of bioethical fields of interest. For a typical fellow, this research yields multiple first-authored publications in premier academic journals. In addition to research and writing, fellows participate in weekly bioethics seminars, case conferences, ethics consultations, and IRB deliberations, and have access to multiple educational opportunities at NIH.  No prior bioethics experience is required or expected.

Fellowships begin in September 2017. Students planning to pursue MD, JD, PhD or other graduate degrees, or those who have achieved these degrees, are encouraged to apply. Salary is commensurate with Federal guidelines. Non US citizens are welcome to apply but must have a doctoral degree.  Applicants for the postdoctoral fellowship must have earned their degree no more than 5 years prior to the start date of the fellowship and applicants for the post baccalaureate fellowship must have earned their degree no more than 3 years prior to the start date of the fellowship.

Applications consist of: resume/CV, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, one to three writing samples (not to exceed total of 30 pages double-spaced), that demonstrate analytical or critical thinking ability three letters of recommendation (preferably from individuals familiar with your academic work), and a statement of interest explaining how the fellowship fits into your career goals and potential bioethics topics you would like to investigate (up to 1000 words).

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