Postdoctoral Fellow (Full-time, Bioethics)

Posted June 07th 2023

University of Pennsylvania (Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy)

Philadelphia, PA, USA

The Wexler Lab at the Department of Medical Ethics & Health Policy at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania is seeking a full-time postdoctoral fellow.

The Wexler Lab is an exciting, highly collaborative, and interdisciplinary research lab focused on the ethical, legal, and social implications of emerging technologies. We are particularly interested in ethical issues arising from novel neurotechnologies, direct-to-consumer healthcare, and digital medicine. Ongoing research activities in our group involve active collaborations across the Perelman School of Medicine, the larger Penn community, and external institutions.

This is a 12-month position with a desired start date of fall 2023, though earlier/later starts may be considered. There is a possibility for renewal contingent upon funding.

The post-doctoral fellow will be able to participate fully in the life of the Department, which is among the world’s leading centers of bioethics research and teaching. The fellow will have full access to the intellectual resources of the Penn community. There may be the potential for the fellow to obtain core training in bioethics by participating in a weekly bioethics proseminar led by the Chair.

Minimum Qualifications:
– Doctoral-level degree in a relevant field, such as sociology, public health, or bioethics. PhD’s preferred; JDs and MDs with relevant experience and/or training will be considered.
– Excellent writing and communications skills.
The ideal applicant will have: (a) a record of publication in a relevant field, such as sociology, bioethics, or neuroethics; and (b) experience conducting qualitative and/or quantitative empirical research (i.e., interviews and/or surveys).
Participation in a collaborative team setting is required, and candidates should demonstrate a high level of self-motivation, and excellent organization and time management skills. Exemplary interpersonal and communication skills are preferred as the candidate is expected to work closely with collaborators.

To Apply:
Interested applicants should email with the following:
– CV
– Cover letter or personal statement (two pages maximum)
– Writing sample (for which the applicant was lead or sole author; 20 pages maximum)
– The names and email addresses of 2-3 individuals who would be willing to provide a recommendation.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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