Employment Opportunities

Hourly qualitative/mixed methods RA position for genetic counseling communication study.  

A postdoc at the Center for Biomedical Ethics is seeking a part-time/hourly research assistant to assist with qualitative and mixed methods analysis of transcripts of genetic counseling sessions. The research assistant should have an interest in clinical communication and medical ethics as well as strong communication and collaboration skills. Prior experience related to qualitative coding and evaluation of shared decision-making would be helpful but is not required, as training will be provided. No prior knowledge of genetics or genetic counseling is needed.

The total time commitment is estimated to be 45 hours during the spring and summer quarters. Hours are flexible and work can be performed remotely and mostly asynchronously. This is an hourly/casual position with a pay minimum of $22.19.

Please contact Chenery Lowe (clowe7@stanford.edu).  

 

Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics (SCBE)

The Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics (SCBE) announces a clinical ethics fellowship position. 

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 goals and objectives of this fellowship include the following:

• Develop proficiency or expertise in clinical ethics consultation. Fellows are expected to develop the capacity to play the role of lead consultant by the end of the second year.

• Comprehensive knowledge of key bioethics topics, including skills in critically evaluating empirical and conceptual research in bioethics

• Experience in presenting, teaching, and discussing core concepts in clinically grounded bioethics at a post-graduate level.

• Develop the ability to take leadership roles in Clinical Ethics Committee Meetings.

• Acquisition of professional skills for academic achievement in the field of bioethics, including research, CV development, and career building (fellows will be prepared to take a faculty position in the field of bioethics in both hospital and academic settings).

• Obtain skills to conduct scholarly research related to clinical ethics and bioethics in both independent and highly collaborative research settings.

We seek applicants with the following prerequisite training and knowledge:

• An advanced degree in an academic or professional discipline with preference given to candidates with terminal degrees in bioethics, philosophy, medicine, behavioral sciences, law, social sciences nursing, social work, religious studies, and other fields related to the practice of clinical and academic bioethics.

• Exceptional candidates with a PhD in Philosophy are highly encouraged. Candidates are also expected to possess strong interpersonal skills, the ability to work independently and collaboratively, excellent oral and written communication skills, conflict resolution, organizational skills, as well as presentation and teaching skills.

Application Requirements: 

To apply, please visit: https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/ae0efec546ce4c69a5975477c2f46277

A copy of your CV, cover letter, and list of three references are required. Applications will be evaluated by the program’s director, assistant director, and former fellow. Final candidates must provide at least two writing samples/publications. Unfortunately, due to Stanford Graduate Medical Education (GME) regulations, we cannot accept or review applications from prospective international fellows. 

Application Deadline: Rolling review of applications until January 15th, 2024, for the expected start date in July 2024. For any questions or concerns, please contact Emma Villarreal(ev2000@stanford.edu). 

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.

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Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics

The Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics (SCBE) announces a post-doctoral fellowship position.

One postdoctoral fellowship position is 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: Candidates for our postdoctoral fellowship program must have a PhD or MD (JD not accepted) prior to starting, 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 Bench side 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, 2024, and September 2024. Starting before the beginning of Fall quarter 2024 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, Yvette Dunmore (ydunmore@stanford.edu).

Required Qualifications:

  • Candidates for our postdoctoral fellowship program must have a PhD or MD (JD not accepted) prior to starting, 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

“The FY24 minimum salary for this position is $71,650.

See the link to the OPA website posting of this position here: https://postdocs.stanford.edu/prospective/opportunities/open-postdoctoral-position-faculty-mentor-mildred-cho.”

To Apply: https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/7c8cd3c392024dde901a22ce17a55cd9

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.