Employment Opportunities

Post Doctoral Fellowships

T32 Postdoctoral Fellowship in ELSI Research

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. Appointment for one year, renewable up to three years. Candidates must have a PhD, MD (JD or Master's degree only not accepted). Seeking candidates with background in social science, ethics, philosophy, history, health services research, public policy or other related disciplines.

Clinical Ethics Postdoctoral Fellowship

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.  The Clinical Ethics Fellowship is currently accepting applications for a start date in July 2022. Click here for additional information about the Clinical Ethics Postdoctoral Fellowship and to learn how to apply.  

GSK Postdoctoral Fellowship

Information and application link coming soon! 

Faculty Positions

Not currently accepting applications.

Staff Positions

SCBE is seeking a 75% effort Fellowship Coordinator to work with Center faculty and staff on a variety of tasks in support of this important clinical and research work. The Coordinator will have the ability to handle a wide variety of academic related tasks in a dynamic environment with frequently shifting priorities and tight deadlines. They will be under minimal supervision to provide administrative and operational support to the fellowship program(s). They will identify and resolve issues of limited scope within own work area using guidelines and standards. Apply here

Undergradute & Graduate Research Assistant Positions

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.

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

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

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

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.



There are currently no internships at SCBE.