Deadline: November 23, 2015

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The Center for Genomics and Society (CGS - at UNC-Chapel Hill has a postdoctoral position for research and policy training in ethical, legal, and social issues (ELSI) related to large-scale genetic/genomic research. Appointees will work closely with an interdisciplinary group of CGS investigators to conduct social science, public health, philosophical, policy, and/or legal research on ELSI issues related to targeted genome sequencing of asymptomatic adults for preventable health risks (the “GeneScreen” research project). Post-doctoral fellows will participate in CGS seminars and workshops as well as training tailored to individual interests, with opportunities for teaching experience, co-authorship on CGS manuscripts, grant writing experience, and independent grant submission and publication.

Candidates should have a strong interest in ELSI research, and have recently completed doctoral training (PhD, JD, MD) before beginning the program. Degrees can be in a variety of disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences, genetics or other basic sciences, epidemiology, nursing, medicine, law, or one of the humanities but candidates should also have strong empirical research skills in the social sciences. 

Funding for this position is provided by the National Human Genome Research Institute, which requires that trainees be “eligible for a NRSA award. As such, they must be citizens or non-citizen nationals of the United States, or have been lawfully admitted to the United States for permanent residence (i.e., possess a currently valid Alien Registration Receipt Card I-551, or other legal verification of such status). Non-citizen nationals are generally persons born in outlying possessions of the United States (i.e., American Samoa and Swains Island). Individuals on temporary or student visas are not eligible.”     

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