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Open Postdoctoral position, faculty mentor Mildred Cho

Important Info

Faculty Sponsor (Last, First Name): 
Cho, Mildred
Department Name: 
Center for Biomedical Ethics
Postdoc Appointment Term: 
July 1, 2019 - June 30, 2020
Appointment Start Date: 
How to Submit Application Materials: 

Send required application materials to Mildred Cho, PhD, Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics, 1215 Welch Road, Modular A, Stanford, CA  94305. Rolling review of applications for start date between July 1, 2019 and Spring 2020. Please contact the SCBE Fellowship Coordinator, Gabriella Rivera (, for any questions or concerns. 

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 encouraged to participate in 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, as well as in clinical ethics consultation.
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 is committed to increasing representation of women and members of minority groups, and we particularly encourage applications from such candidates. U.S. citizens, non-citizen U.S. nationals, or those lawfully admitted for permanent residence are eligible to apply.

Required Qualifications: 
  • The NIH requires that candidates must have a PhD or MD (JD or Master’s degree only not accepted).
  • Must 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 describing your research interests
  • Names of 3 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.