Deadline: Open until filled.

Richard R. Sharp, Ph.D.

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Mayo Clinic is seeking candidates for a post-doctoral position in biomedical ethics. The specific job category (research fellow, senior research fellow, or research associate) will be determined based on the candidate’s experience. 

Qualifications: Ph.D. or other terminal degree (J.D., M.D.) with experience in bioethics. Must have excellent written and oral communication skills. Experience with normative bioethical analysis, survey methods, qualitative research, and/or policy research is highly desirable. Familiarity with clinical genetics or genomic research also preferred. 

Position Start Date: As negotiated with the successful applicant. 

Responsibilities: The incumbent will work under the guidance of Richard Sharp, Ph.D. The incumbent will oversee research projects and participate in data collection, analysis, and publication. Potential areas of study include: ethical and social issues in individualized medicine, translational genomics research, integration of new genomic technologies (such as pharmacogenomics) into patient care, and direct-to-consumer genetic testing. The incumbent will have opportunities to participate in ethics teaching and service activities within the Center for Individualized Medicine. 

Interested applicants should apply to job posting 83535BR: Research Fellow on the Mayo Clinic jobs website ( Please include the following materials: 

1) a letter summarizing your research experience and interest in the position, 

2) your curriculum vitae, 

3) a brief professional writing sample, and 

4) the names and contact information only for three potential referees (do not solicit reference letters until requested). 

The Mayo Clinic Biomedical Ethics Program provides institutional and national leadership on ethical issues raised by translational research and integration of new medical technologies into patient care. 

Why Mayo Clinic? 

Learn and grow among the best in your field at the nation’s top hospital (U.S. News & World Report, 2016-2017), ranked No. 1 in more specialties than any other care provider. Mayo Clinic is committed to sustaining and growing research, believes in research-driven care and establishes a well-defined integration between research and clinical practice. At Mayo Clinic, you’ll use the power of collaboration to achieve the highest standards for research, medical care and health improvement, working in the largest integrated, not-for-profit medical group practice in the world with over 60,000 employees. You’re invited to contribute to a unique environment that brings together the best in patient care, groundbreaking research and innovative medical education. We offer exceptional benefits, and have been recognized by FORTUNE magazine as one of the top 100 “Best Companies to Work For”. 

Equal Opportunity Employer 

Mayo Clinic is an equal opportunity educator and employer (including veterans and persons with disabilities).

Read more and apply here (position number 83535BR)!

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