Postdoctoral Fellowship

Posted November 04th 2021

Indiana University Center for Bioethics, IU School of Medicine

Indianapolis, Indiana,

Closing date
January 31st 2022


Tag(s): Indiana

The Center for Bioethics at the Indiana University School of Medicine offers a two-year fellowship focused on ethics of precision health and health information.   Founded in 2001, the IU Center for Bioethics is a gathering place for discussion, education, research, and collaboration in bioethics and related fields. Based at the IU School of Medicine, faculty from multiple schools at IU lead these efforts, guiding healthcare providers and researchers in their work and helping society confront important questions about health, science, and technology. Our faculty investigators carry out interdisciplinary, grant-funded research in bioethics and related areas, including patient decision-making, genetics, precision health, health information, and research ethics. We are also home to the Bioethics and Subject Advocacy Program (BSAP) of the Indiana Clinical and Translational Science Institute (ICTSI). Further information about the IU Center for Bioethics may be found at:  

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Responsibilities include:Conduct qualitative and/ or quantitative research involving ethical issues related to precision medicine and/ or health information (60% effort).  This effort:
    • Will include, during the first year, helping lead an NIH-funded project studying the return of pharmacogenomics test results to patients participating in a larger clinical trial;  
    • May include projects initiated by the post-doctoral fellow with approval of the Director of the IU Center for Bioethics;
    • May include projects currently being planned or underway at the IUCB regarding ethics and implementation of: learning healthcare systems, genetics, and biobank consent and governance. 


  • Participate in other research projects and service activities at the IU Center for Bioethics, including as part of the BSAP program of the Indiana CTSI and the Indiana University Precision Health Initiative ( 20% effort).


  • Contribute to the academic life of the IU Center for Bioethics, including project planning, informal and occasional undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, and the administration of related work at the Center (20%)

  As the nation’s largest medical school, IUSM is committed to being an institution that not only reflects the diversity of the learners we teach and the patient populations we serve, but also pursues the values of diversity, equity and inclusion that inform academic excellence.We desire candidates who enhance our representational diversity, as well as those whose work contributes to equitable and inclusive learning and working environments for our students, staff, and faculty. IUSM strives to take an anti-racist stance, regularly evaluating and updating its policies, procedures, and practices to confer equitable opportunities for contribution and advancement for all members of our community.We invite individuals who will join us in our mission to advance racial equity to transform health and wellbeing for all throughout the state of Indiana.  

Position Qualifications:

  • Recent PhD in bioethics, philosophy, health policy, public health or a related field, or MD with a strong background and interest in bioethics.
  • Experience with qualitative and/or quantitative social research methods.
  • Accomplished academic research and writing skills.

  Candidates legally approved to work in the USA with either an earned doctoral degree are invited to apply. Position will remain open until qualified applicants are found.   Interested applicants should apply online by completing an application, which is located at this website:   You will be required to upload a current curriculum vitae and a personal statement.   Salary Range: $47,484 – $58,560 based on experience and number of years post-PhD.   Benefits: We offer a stimulating, interdisciplinary, academic environment and the opportunity to work with a dynamic team of well-funded researchers and teachers in bioethics. Collaborating closely with faculty investigators at the IU Center for Bioethics the fellow will have the opportunity to build a portfolio of work at a leading medical research campus.   Application Address: Applicants should send a letter of interest (including a summary of research interests), curriculum vitae, and up to two publications or working papers to Tah Yogo, MA, program manager of the IU Center for Bioethics, at   Review of applications for the fellowship begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. AA/EOE.  

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