Employment Opportunities

Post Doctoral Fellow

CLINICAL ETHICS POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW
The Clinical Ethics Fellowship in the Center for Biomedical Ethics is a two-year, full-time program designed to prepare graduates to become leaders in Bioethics in health care settings, academic institutions, and professional or government agencies. Established in 2015, this non-ACGME fellowship is committed to addressing ethical concerns through clinical ethics consultation, policy development, education and research. This fellowship will be appointed through the Stanford Graduate Medical Education (GME) office. Application Deadline: Rolling review of applications until the beginning of January 2020 for the expected start date in July 2020. For any questions or concerns, please contact Gabriella Rivera.

BIOETHICS AND INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGIES POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW
The Program in Bioethics at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) seeks applications for a Postdoctoral Scholar at 100% percent time. Candidate will be based primarily at UCSF, but shared between Stanford University and UC Berkeley. Anticipated start date: September 1, 2019. Please refer to link below for full job description.

Faculty Positions

There are currently no open Faculty positons at SCBE. 
 

Staff Positions

BIOETHICS CURATOR
The Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics (SCBE) is a national leader in bioethics research and ethics consultation, especially on cutting-edge ethical issues related to emerging biotechnologies such as genomic testing and gene editing. SCBE seeks a Biocurator to provide reference and research assistance and curation for a new Center for ELSI Resources and Analysis (CERA), funded by the Ethical, Legal and Social Implications (ELSI) Research Program of the National Human Genome Research Institute at the National Institutes of Health. The goal of the CERA is to enhance the production and use of research on the ethical, legal, and social implications of genetics and genomics by ELSI and genome researchers, clinicians, scholars, journalists, policy makers, community members and other stakeholders.

WEB DEVELOPER
The Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics (SCBE) is a national leader in bioethics research and ethics consultation, especially on cutting-edge ethical issues related to emerging biotechnologies such as genomic testing and gene editing. SCBE seeks a Web Developer to work with Stanford faculty who are at the forefront of bioethics and pioneers in bioinformatics to develop an innovative web-based platform that will serve as the core of a new Center for Ethical, Legal and Social Implications (ELSI) Resources and Analysis (CERA). CERA is funded by the ELSI Research Program of the National Human Genome Research Institute at the National Institutes of Health. The goal of the CERA is to enhance the production and use of research on the ethical, legal, and social implications of genetics and genomics by ELSI and genome researchers, clinicians, scholars, journalists, policy makers, community members and other stakeholders. The web-based platform will serve as a research knowledge base, a resource to enable curation and synthesis of key topics in the field, and as a locus for community-building.

SOFTWARE DEVELOPER
The Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics (SCBE) is a national leader in bioethics research and ethics consultation, especially on cutting-edge ethical issues related to emerging biotechnologies such as genomic testing and gene editing. SCBE seeks a Software Developer, to work with Stanford faculty who are at the forefront of bioethics and pioneers in bioinformatics, to develop an innovative, web-based platform that will serve as the core of a new Center for Ethical, Legal and Social Implications (ELSI) Resources and Analysis (CERA). CERA is funded by the ELSI Research Program of the National Human Genome Research Institute at the National Institutes of Health with the goal of enhancing the production and use of research on the ethical, legal, and social implications of genetics and genomics by ELSI and genome researchers, clinicians, scholars, journalists, policy makers, community members and other stakeholders. 

 

Graduate Research Assistants

Undergraduate and Graduate Research Assistantships Available
Part-time, paid undergraduate and graduate research assistantships available to work with faculty on research projects at the Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics. Work-study students welcome. Potential for significant roles in and publication opportunities from these projects, based on experience and contributions. Please send resume with background, education, and work experience to the faculty member contact for each project.
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IDENTIFYING POTENTIAL BARRIERS TO AND ENABLERS OF DEVELOPMENT OF ETHICAL MACHINE LEARNING FOR HEALTH CARE
Machine learning (ML) is increasingly being used by doctors and hospitals to make important health care decisions. ML can harm patients if it is inaccurate or biased. However, ML cannot be evaluated or regulated easily because its algorithms “learn” and are constantly evolving. ML development now involves players that are new to health care and thus may not recognize the ethical issues or pitfalls of ML in medicine. We seek to identify potential barriers to development of safe and ethical ML. Research assistants needed to schedule and analyze data from interviews with machine learning developers at companies in the US.
Contact: Mildred Cho, micho@stanford.edu

INTEGRATING ETHICS INTO MACHINE LEARNING FOR PRECISION MEDICINE
The overall goal of this project is to understand how to encourage and enable people who are developing artificial intelligence for personalized health care to be aware of values in their daily practice. We will examine actual practices and contexts in which design decisions are made for precision medicine applications and use this information to design group-based workshop exercises to increase awareness of values. Research assistants needed for systematic searches of medical and business literature to identify researchers and companies using machine learning for precision medicine, and to schedule and analyze data from interviews with machine learning developers.
Contact: Mildred Cho, micho@stanford.edu

ELSI.HUB: NATIONAL CENTER FOR ELSI RESOURCES AND ANALYSIS
The goal of ELSI.hub, a National Center for ELSI Resources and Analysis, is to serve as a locus for resource sharing and community building to enhance the production, sharing, and use of research on the ethical, legal, and social implications of genetics and genomics (ELSI research). Research assistants needed for curation and synthesis of ELSI literature and conducting surveys for needs assessments of ELSI researchers, genome scientists, clinicians, policy makers, and other stakeholders.
Contact: Mildred Cho, micho@stanford.edu

ETHICAL, LEGAL AND SOCIAL IMPLICATIONS IN THE USE OF DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY FOR MENTAL HEALTH APPLICATIONS
The long-term goals of the project are to: 1) develop a research program exploring the ethical, legal and social implications of digital health technologies in mental health care and the potential impact on ethical frameworks in healthcare; 2) generate empirical research that improves understandings of the ethical, legal and social, implications of digital health technology; and 3) to improve understandings of the ethical issues involved in the use of DMHT to inform guidelines and social policy for the use of digital health technology in research, clinical, and community settings.
Contact: Nicole Martinez-Martin, nicolemz@stanford.edu

Graduate students with an interest in bioethics and skills specific to work being done at SCBE should inquire about the availability of projects.  Common skill sets include genetics, bioethics, health law, neurosciences, medical technology and anthropology.  Please contact the Center for Biomedical Ethics at 650-723-5760.

 

Internships

There are currently no internships at SCBE.