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Open Postdoctoral position, faculty mentor Mildred Cho

Important Info

Faculty Sponsor (Last, First Name): 
Cho, Mildred
Other Mentor(s) if Applicable: 
Holly Tabor
Stanford Departments and Centers: 
Center for Biomedical Ethics
Postdoc Appointment Term: 
One year, renewable for up to three years.
Appointment Start Date: 
Between July 31, 2022 and Spring, 2023
How to Submit Application Materials: 

The Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics (SCBE) announces post-doctoral fellowship positions.
 
Up to two post-doctoral fellowship positions are available as part of the Stanford Training Program in Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications (ELSI) Research and at the Center for Integration of Research on Genetics and Ethics (CIRGE). Candidates from underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.
 
• Co-Principal Investigators and Program Co-Directors:  Mildred Cho, PhD, Holly Tabor, PhD
• Funding source: NIH National Human Genome Research Institute
• Appointment:  One year, renewable for up to three years
• Qualifications: The NIH requires that candidates must have a PhD or MD (JD or Master’s degree only not accepted) prior to starting the fellowship, and be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident to be eligible for funding.  We are seeking candidates with a background in social science, ethics, philosophy, history, health services research, public policy or other related disciplines.
 
• Job description: 
The postdoctoral fellow will conduct independent research on ethical, legal and social considerations arising from genetics and genomics.  The fellow will be part of an interdisciplinary community including faculty and fellows from this program and other affiliated programs. Fellows are expected to gain practical experience in professional activities through programs such as the Stanford Benchside Ethics Consultation Service, a research ethics consultation program to assist life sciences researchers in the resolution of ethical concerns in their research, one of the Stanford-affiliated clinical ethics consultation services, and/or teaching.
 
In addition to participating in SCBE and CIRGE activities, fellows will have access to a full range of courses at Stanford University, which includes genetics, social science, humanities and law courses.  It is expected that the fellow may need formal coursework in genetics, ethics, or ELSI research methods.  Mentors will assist the fellow in formulating an individualized curriculum and career strategies.  All trainees will be expected to present their research in scholarly venues.  Fellowship support includes a stipend, tuition, and health insurance. Funds will be provided by the fellowship for each fellow to travel to one meeting per year.
 
Stanford University School of Medicine deeply appreciates the value of a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community, and defines diversity broadly to include (among other things) diversity of genders, races and ethnicities, cultures, physical and learning differences, sexual orientations and identities, veteran status, and work and life experiences. The School of Medicine is committed to increasing representation of women and members of groups underrepresented in research, and we particularly encourage applications from such candidates.  These include Blacks or African Americans, Hispanics or Latinos, American Indians or Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders, individuals with disabilities, and individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds, including from low-income families and rural or inner-city educational environments.
 
Only U.S. citizens, non-citizen U.S. nationals, or those lawfully admitted for permanent residence are eligible to apply.
 

  • Application deadline:  Rolling review of applications for start date between July 1, 2022 and Spring 2023.  Starting before the beginning of Fall quarter 2022 in order to participate in the full academic year is strongly preferred.
  • Vaccination: In accordance with Stanford University’s vaccination policy, all postdocs must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless they are granted a medical or religious accommodation by the university.
  • Work arrangements: COVID-19 continues to present a challenge to in-person work. Although some work can be accomplished remotely, it is SCBE’s policy that postdoctoral fellows be available to work in person, including for teaching and attending classes, as University policy allows.

 
For questions, please contact the Fellowship Coordinator, Megan Cvitanovic (mcvitano@stanford.edu).

Required Qualifications: 
  • The NIH requires that candidates must have a PhD or MD (JD or Master’s degree only not accepted) prior to starting the fellowship, and be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident to be eligible for funding.
  • We are seeking candidates with a background in social science, ethics, philosophy, history, health services research, public policy or other related disciplines.
Required Application Materials: 
  • CV
  • Cover Letter
  • Contact information of three references 

 

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.