Postdoctoral Fellowships

The Petrie-Flom Center hosts a range of postdoctoral fellows working on issues at the intersection of health law policy, biotechnology and bioethics.

Current Fellowships

Precision Medicine, Artificial Intelligence, and Law

Sara Gerke joined the Petrie-Flom Center's Project on Precision Medicine, Artificial Intelligence, and the Law (PMAIL) in August 2018. As Research Fellow in Medicine, Artificial Intelligence, and Law, Sara oversees the day-to-day work of the Center’s component of this collaborative project, including conducting law, policy, and ethics research; drafting reports and recommendations; and coordinating the Center's efforts with collaborators at the Center for Advanced Studies in Biomedical Innovation Law (CeBIL) at the University of Copenhagen as well as other partners.

Learn more about the Project on Precision Medicine, Artificial Intelligence, and the Law (PMAIL)!

Ethics of Technological and Biomedical Innovation

Starting in the fall of 2019, the Petrie-Flom Center will jointly host one of the the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics' fellows-in-residence. This one-year fellowship will focus on legal implications of the Ethics of Technological and Biomedical Innovation. The fellow will pursue independent research at the intersection of the law, bioethics, and biomedical innovation, taking advantage of the resources both Centers have to offer.

The call for applications closed in November 2018. The 2019-2020 fellow will be announced soon!

Past Fellowships

Regulatory Foundations, Ethics, and Law

From 2015 to 2018, the Petrie-Flom Fellow in Research Ethics supported the Center's collaboration with the Regulatory Foundations, Ethics, and Law Program of Harvard Catalyst | The Harvard Clinical and Translational Science Center at Harvard Medical School to promote the ethical conduct of research with human beings. 

Academic Fellowship

The Academic Fellowship was a two-year, residential postdoctoral program, active from 2006 to 2016, that was specifically designed to identify, cultivate, and promote promising health law policy, biotechnology, and bioethics scholars early in their careers. Fellows were selected from among recent graduates, young academics, and mid-career practitioners who were committed to pursuing publishable research likely to make a significant contribution to the Petrie-Flom Center's focus areas. Our prior fellows are now producing top-rate scholarship at schools around the country, including Harvard, UC Berkeley, BU, UCLA, Cornell, the University of Illinois, the University of Arizona, Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, the University of New Hampshire, and the University of Cambridge.

Fellows devoted their full time to scholarly activities in furtherance of their individual research agendas. In addition, fellows contributed to the intellectual life of the Center and the Harvard Law School community through mentoring students, presenting their research in and attending faculty workshops and seminars, participating in Center events, and blogging at Bill of Health.

Please note that we are not currently soliciting applications.