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Open Postdoctoral position, faculty mentor David Magnus

Important Info

Faculty Sponsor (Last, First Name): 
Magnus, David
Other Mentor(s) if Applicable: 
Bryant Lin MD, Randall Stafford MD
Stanford Departments and Centers: 
Center for Biomedical Ethics
Postdoc Appointment Term: 
One year
Appointment Start Date: 
September 7, 2023-Aug 31, 2024
How to Submit Application Materials: 

Please forward your application materials to:
Applications are due on Friday, August 11 2023 12:00pm (PDT)
For all other inquiries, contact:

Does this position pay above the required minimum?: 
No. The expected base pay for this position is the Stanford University required minimum for all postdoctoral scholars appointed through the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs. The FY24 minimum is $71,650.

We are pleased to announce the Stanford School of Medicine Health Equity Media Fellowship, a new program from Medical Humanities and the Arts. The fellowship is a paid reporting opportunity for early career media and health professionals designed to help fill a gap in rigorous, long-form, solutions-driven reporting on health equity in the United States. This year’s fellowship will focus broadly on themes related to Asian health.
Health journalism has flourished over the last three years due to the pandemic. At the same time, news outlets have dwindling resources, a limited pool of proficient health care reporters, and few paid opportunities for early career storytellers.
The program will launch in September 2023 with co-directors Dr. Michael Nedelman and Dr. Bryant Lin. It will be funded through grants from the Center for Asian Health Research and Education (CARE) as well as private donors. The fellows will be paid a graduate-equivalent stipend for the yearlong fellowship.
The program is open to fellows from diverse backgrounds, including those with a traditional media background and those with careers in health care or research. Fellows will work together to shed new light on health disparities; hold health institutions accountable; explore emergent solutions and trailblazing ideas in medical research and healthcare; meet physicians and leaders currently engaged with the field; and build portfolios and cultivate practical skills through workshops in health, narrative, and storytelling.
The fellowship begins with an intensive workshop series from September 7 to 22, 2023, at Stanford University’s medical campus. Toward the end of the academic year, the program will work with media partners to support an externship placement with a regional or national news organization.
Stanford’s Medical Humanities and the Arts program seeks to extend education and impact beyond academia and Silicon Valley and into the communities most impacted gaps in health equity, while acknowledging that academic programs alone are not enough to fix historical systemic issues in healthcare. We seek talented, motivated recent and pending MD graduates to join us as a Postdoctoral Fellow and key contributors to our mission at the Center for Biomedical Ethics. Our program will give you the chance to work on fundamental health equity research to broadly disseminate stories and research in Asian Health. With an emphasis on rigorous ethics and a collaborative environment, you'll explore new ideas, and publish your work to the broader scientific and multimedia communities.

Required Qualifications: 
  • Recent or pending MD or PhD graduate (degree must be completed prior to start date)
  • Graduate student applicants should be within five years of completing their MD degree or residency
  • At least one first-author research publication in a peer-reviewed scientific journal or currently in press
  • A demonstrated interest and significant work in the field of health equity
  • A demonstrated ability to think critically, work independently, and solve complex problems
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, as well as strong interpersonal skills
Required Application Materials: 

Please bundle your CV and Cover Letter into one single PDF when applying and do NOT send separate attachments
Title Your PDF "First Name_Last Name_Health_Equity"
Please do NOT send in any materials other than the CV & Cover Letter. Additional materials will not be considered and their inclusion will slow down the evaluation process.
CV to include:

  • Previous research, educational and other relevant experiences
  • Full publication list, including " in-press" and recently submitted papers
  • Contact information for three professional references
  • Cover Letter (1000 words max)
  • Personal Statement: summarize your background and interests (400 words max)


Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.