Employment Opportunities

Post Doctoral Fellowships

ELSI Research Postdoctoral Fellowship
The goal of the training program is to create independent scholars who can conduct rigorous research on ethical, legal, social or policy implications of genetics and genomics.  Specific objectives are to introduce trainees to conceptual frameworks and methods used in ELSI research, core bioethics concepts and literature, and to the experience of working in an interdisciplinary research environment.  The Stanford Training Program in Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications (ELSI) Research at the Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics was established in 2016 with support from the National Human Genome Research Institute of the National Institutes of Health. Please click here for details on the Fellowship. The ELSI Research Fellowship is not currently accepting applications.

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 not currently accepting applications. Please check for updates in late 2021 for information on applying to the Clinical Ethics Postdoctoral Fellowship, click here for additional information about the Clinical Ethics Postdoctoral Fellowship.


Faculty Positions

Director, Stanford Medical Humanities and Arts
The Stanford University School of Medicine and Stanford Medicine and the Muse are pleased to announce a new faculty level position: Director, Stanford Medical Humanities and Arts. The School of Medicine will provide funding of a 0.3 FTE appointment, up to the level of the NIH salary cap. Queries should be sent to Christy Hartman. Note: this is an internal search, only current Stanford School of Medicine faculty are eligible to apply.

Staff Positions

There are no open staff positions at this time.

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.