Deadline: January 02, 2015

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The Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine invites applications for the Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Advanced Biomedical Ethics.  The mission of this 2-year Fellowship is to train scholars and future leaders in academic biomedical ethics.  Appointments will commence in August 2015.

Fellows will participate fully in the life of the Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy, which is among the world’s leading bioethics departments.  They will have full access to the intellectual resources of the larger Penn community.  The training program will consist of: 1) independent research under the mentorship of a Department faculty member; 2) completion of a two-year Master of Science in Medical Ethics (MSME) or a one-year Master of Bioethics (MBe) degree, if appropriate based on the applicant's career plans and past training; 3) participation in departmental seminars; and 4) participation in ethics committees, ethics consult services, and institutional review boards.  Fellows will present their work in local, regional and national forums and will be expected to publish at least two papers in high-impact journals by the completion of their training. 

Fellows will receive a generous annual stipend, benefits, full tuition for a master’s degree in bioethics, and funds for academic books and travel.

Applications are invited from scholars with doctoral degrees in hand (MDs, PhDs or equivalent, JDs), or who will receive such degrees by May 2015.  Doctorates may be in any relevant field, including, but not limited to, philosophy, political science, psychology, sociology, economics or anthropology.  Prior experience in bioethics is not required.

Additional information about the Fellowship Program, along with application requirements and a link to the form, is available at:

For additional information, contact:

Katherine Buckley
Administrative Coordinator, Penn Fellowship in Advanced Biomedical Ethics

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