Fellowship Opportunity – Post-doctoral/Post-baccalaureate Bioethics Fellowship at the NIH

September 12, 2017

Position Type: Post-doctoral/Post-baccalaureate Bioethics Fellowship at the NIH



Position Description:

The Department of Bioethics is pleased to offer a limited number of two-year post-doctoral and post-baccalaureate fellowships. Fellows participate in the activities and the intellectual life of our interdisciplinary department and study ethical issues related to biomedical research, clinical practice, genetics, biotechnology, public health, and health policy. They conduct mentored theoretical and empirical research on a range of bioethical fields of interest. For a typical fellow, this research yields multiple first-authored publications in premier academic journals. In addition to research and writing, fellows participate in weekly bioethics seminars, case conferences, ethics consultations, and IRB deliberations, and have access to multiple educational opportunities at NIH. No prior bioethics experience is required or expected.


Fellowships begin in September 2018. Stipends are commensurate with NIH Intramural Research Training Award guidelines.


Applicants for post-baccalaureate fellowships must have earned their degree no more than 3 years prior to the start date of the fellowship. Students planning to pursue MD, JD, PhD or other graduate degrees are encouraged to apply for post-baccalaureate fellowships. Only U.S. citizens are eligible.


Applicants for the post-doctoral fellowship must have earned their degree no more than 5 years prior to the start date of the fellowship. U.S. and non-U.S. citizens are eligible for post-doctoral fellowships.


Applications comprise: resume/CV, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, three letters of recommendation, a statement of interest, and one or two writing samples. Writing samples should total fewer than 30 double-spaced pages and should demonstrate analytical or critical thinking ability. They need not be on a bioethics topic. Most successful applicants submit samples that defend a position or analyze an argument. The statement of interest should be up to 1000 words and explain how the fellowship fits into your career goals and what potential bioethics topics you would like to investigate. You may also choose to discuss how you can lend a unique perspective to the department or contribute to the department’s diversity. The NIH is dedicated to building a diverse community in its training and employment programs.


Apply on-line at bioethics.nih.gov/education/index.shtml .

For further information see www.bioethics.nih.gov  or contact bioethics-inquiries@mail.nih.gov , or call 301-496-2429.

Employer Name: Clinical Center Department of Bioethics

Position Location:
Department of Bioethics
National Institutes of Health
10 Center Drive, Room 1C118
Bethesda, MD 20892-1156

Application Deadline Date:
Post-doc Application Deadline: Midnight December 31, 2017
Post-bac Application Deadline: Midnight January 15, 2018