Fellowship in ELSI Research

The Stanford Training Program in Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications (ELSI) Research at the Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics and the Center for Integration of Research on Genetics and Ethics (CIRGE) was established in 2016 with support from the National Human Genome Research Institute of the National Institutes of Health.

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.  This program builds on 15 years of experience in ELSI research training as an NHGRI Center for Excellence in ELSI Research, CIRGE.

We seek applicants with a background in medicine, genetics, biological sciences, social science, ethics, philosophy, history, health services research, public policy or other related disciplines. The NIH requires that candidates have a PhD or MD (JD or Master’s degree only not accepted), and be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident to be eligible for funding.


Postdoctoral Position

There will not be any openings for postdoctoral positions for Fall 2021.  

For more information, please contact SCBE Fellowship Coordinator, Emily Shulkin at eshulkin@stanford.edu.

For other postdoctoral positions at Stanford, please visit https://postdocs.stanford.edu/prospective-postdocs.

Program Leadership

Mildred Cho, PhD

Fellowship Program Director

Associate Director of the Center

Professor of Pediatrics

Emily Shulkin

Fellowship Program Coordinator

Ethics Consult & Fellowship Coordinator for the Center

Current Fellows

Carole Federico, PhD, MSc

Second Year Fellow

Daphne Martschenko, PhD

First Year Fellow

Vasiliki (Vaso) Rahimzadeh, PhD

Second Year Fellow

Jennifer Young, PhD, MA, MS

Third Year Fellow