NIH Bioethics Fellowship
National Institute of Health
Deadline: January 15, 2016
Our interdisciplinary department strives to create an academic environment where our fellows have the freedom and support to develop and implement their own independent scholarship agenda, with guidance from faculty mentors. Post-baccalaureate and post-doctoral fellows participate in the activities and the intellectual life of the department and study ethical issues related to conduct of research, clinical practice, genetics and health policy. Fellows will 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. Two-year positions begin in September 2016. Students planning to pursue MD, JD, PhD or other graduate degrees, or those who have achieved these degrees, are encouraged to apply.
Applicants for the post-doctoral fellowship must have earned their degree no more than 5 years prior to the start date of the fellowship and applicants for the post-baccalaureate fellowship must have earned their degree no more than 2 years prior to the start date of the fellowship. Salary is commensurate with Federal guidelines. Non US citizens are welcome to apply but MUST have a doctoral degree or currently be enrolled in graduate school.
Applications consist of: resume/CV, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, one or more writing sample(s) that demonstrate analytical or critical thinking ability (not to exceed 30 pages double-spaced collectively), three letters of recommendation (preferably from individuals familiar with your academic work), and a statement of interest (up to 1000 words) which may include discussion of how the fellowship fits into your career goals and potential topics you would like to investigate at the department. You may also choose to discuss how you can lend a unique perspective to the department or contribute to the department’s diversity.
Apply on-line at http://bioethics.nih.gov/education/index.shtml. All attachments should be in pdf format. For further information see www.bioethics.nih.gov or contact firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 301/496-2429.