The Petrie-Flom Center shares a variety of opportunities in the areas of health law policy, biotechnology, and bioethics, including jobs, fellowships, seminars, graduate programs, and calls for applications and abstracts. If you have opportunities that you would like to share with the Petrie-Flom community via our website and/or our biweekly e-newsletter, please contact us at petrie-flom@law.harvard.edu.

Learn more about where to look for career opportunities in law and bioethics.


The Petrie-Flom Center and Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics Fellow-in-Residence

The Petrie-Flom Center and Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics Fellow-in-Residence
Petrie-Flom Center, Harvard Law School, and Edmond J. Safra Center, Harvard University

Deadline: November 15, 2018

Each year the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University hosts several fellows-in-residence. For 2019-20, they are concentrating their fellowships on the Ethics of Technological…

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Open Society Internship in Rights and Governance
School of Public Policy at Central European University (CEU)

Deadline: November 15, 2018

The OSIRG summer internship program allows students to immerse themselves in the ideas and practice of open society by participating in a clinical seminar held at SPP at CEU in Budapest, Hungary. Applications Due COB November 15 More…

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Call for Submissions: National Conference on Tobacco or Health
National Network of Public Health Institutes

Deadline: November 16, 2018

From the call:    Submission Rules   Professionals working in the field of U.S. tobacco control are welcomed and encouraged to submit an abstract for consideration.…

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Call for Papers: Afflicted Bodies, Affected Societies: Disease & Wellness in Historical Perspective
Department of History, Seton Hall University

Deadline: November 19, 2018

From the call: The year 2018 marks the centennial of the 1918 Influenza Pandemic, one of the deadliest outbreaks of disease in recorded history.  To acknowledge the social impact of illness on humanity, the History Department at Seton Hall University…

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Call for Chapters: Edited Collection on Histories of HIV/AIDS in Europe

Deadline: December 01, 2018

From the call: We invite expressions of interest from scholars of any discipline, working on histories of HIV and AIDS in Europe, to contribute to an edited collection. Research on HIV and AIDS in historical perspective…

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Topol Research Fellows
Carr Center for Human Rights Policy, Harvard Kennedy School

Deadline: December 03, 2018

The Carr Center for Human Rights Policy invites applications from Harvard Kennedy School students interested in and committed to nonviolence and peace to apply for the newly announced Topol Research Fellows program. Fellows can apply from any master’s program at the Harvard Kennedy School. …

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Call for Applications: ELSI Post-Doctoral Researcher
The Columbia University Center for Research on Ethical, Legal & Social Implications of Psychiatric, Neurologic & Behavioral Genetics and The Hastings Center

Deadline: December 03, 2018

From the call:  The Columbia University Center for Research on Ethical, Legal & Social Implications of Psychiatric, Neurologic & Behavioral Genetics(a National Institutes of Health-funded Center of Excellence in ELSI Research [CEER])…

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Graduate funding opportunities in History and Philosophy of Science and Medicine 2019-2020
University of Cambridge

Deadline: December 05, 2018

From the description:  The Department of History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Cambridge is the largest of its kind in the UK, and has an unrivalled reputation for teaching and research. Staff have expertise in the history and philosophy…

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The Harold T. Shapiro Postdoctoral Fellowship in Bioethics
University Center for Human Values at Princeton University

Deadline: December 06, 2018

From the description:  The Princeton University Center for Human Values invites applications for the Harold T. Shapiro Postdoctoral Fellowship in Bioethics for a possible opening in September 2019. The Shapiro Fellowship supports outstanding…

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Call for Applications: ELSI Genomics Postdoctoral Training Program
University of Pennsylvania Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy

Deadline: December 12, 2018

From the call:  About the Fellowship The mission of the 3-year Penn Postdoctoral Training Program in the Ethical, Legal and Social Implications (ELSI) of Genetics and Genomics, supported by a…

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Tech and Human Rights Fellowship Program
Carr Center for Human Rights Policy, Harvard Kennedy School

Deadline: December 14, 2018

The Tech+Human Rights Fellowship is part of a new Carr Center for Human Rights Policy initiative to examine how technological advances over the next several decades will affect the future of human life, as well as the protections provided by the human rights framework.  The Center seeks…

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CfP: IV International Conference on Medical Humanities
London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research

Deadline: December 20, 2018

From the call:  The conference will explore the social, historical and cultural dimensions of medicine. It will promote an interdisciplinary perspective on health, illness, health care and the body. The conference will also focus on the issues relevant to…

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Call for Applications: Law and Medical Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics
Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics

Deadline: December 28, 2018

From the Law Fellowship call: FASPE Law examines the role played by German lawyers from 1933 to 1945, underscoring the reality that moral codes governing the practice of law can break down or be distorted with devastating consequences. Having…

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NIH Bioethics Fellowship
Bioethics Department at National Institutes of Health

Deadline: December 31, 2018

From the 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…

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Call to Action: Harvard University President’s Innovation Challenge
Harvard Innovation Labs

Deadline: January 02, 2019

From the opportunity: The President’s Innovation Challenge is a call to action, innovation and entrepreneurship. It’s a challenge to the entire Harvard community of students and postdocs to engage with pressing issues facing the world…

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Call for Papers: Public Health Reports Supplement on Health Disparities
Public Health Reports

Deadline: January 04, 2019

From the call:  Public Health Reports (PHR), a peer-reviewed journal of public health research and practice and the official journal of the Office of the Surgeon General and US Public Health Service, is inviting submissions for a supplement…

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Call for Applications: Funded PhD Studentships in Medical History/Humanities
Newcastle University, UK

Deadline: January 09, 2019

From the call: Newcastle University hosts a flourishing multidisciplinary medical humanities research network, involving participants from History; English Literature; Fine Arts; Creative Arts; Modern Languages; Archaeology; Classics; Music Studies;…

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Call for Submissions: Special Issue “Medical Narratives of Ill Health”
Humanities, MDPI

Deadline: January 10, 2019

General Description Humanities special issue: "Medical Narratives of Ill Health" The field of literature and medicine has been steadily growing over the past four decades, solidifying itself as a vital component of the medical and health humanities. The…

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Call to Compete: 8th Annual Health Law Regulatory & Compliance Competition
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law

Deadline: January 15, 2019

From the call: The Health Law Regulatory & Compliance Competition is a unique and innovative competition that challenges students to navigate through the complex regulatory landscape of health care law, including compliance with health care regulations…

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CfP: 46th Symposium of ICOHTEC in Katowice, Poland
International Committee for the History of Technology

Deadline: January 15, 2019

From the Call:  Social theorists from Max Weber to Jürgen Habermas have argued that power relations are among the defining characteristics of every society, along with culture and economic relations. The main theme of this conference, Technology…

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GlobalP3HS
Swiss School of Public Health

Deadline: February 01, 2019

From the description:  GlobalP3HS is an innovative Swiss doctoral program designed to competitively recruit exceptionally talented students from all over the world. Young scientists interested in proposing, learning, and performing cutting-edge research in public…

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