Postdoctoral fellowships, Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy, University of Pennsylvania

The Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine invites applications for two postdoctoral fellowships: the Fellowship in Advanced Biomedical Ethics, and the Program in the Ethical, Legal and Social Implications (ELSI) of Genetics and Genomics.  These fellowships seek to train scholars and future leaders in academic biomedical ethics and in ELSI research.  Appointments will commence in Summer 2018.

Fellows will participate fully in the life of the Department, which is among the world’s leading centers of bioethics research and teaching.  They will have full access to the intellectual resources of the Penn community.

Fellows will receive a generous annual stipend, benefits, and funds for academic books and travel. Depending on educational needs and career goals, fellows may also receive support to pursue a Master of Science in Medical Ethics (MSME) degree.

Applications are invited from scholars with doctoral degrees in hand, or who will have completed all requirements for their degree by June 2018.  Eligible degrees include a PhD or equivalent, MD or equivalent, and (for Fellows in Advanced Biomedical Ethics only), a JD. Doctorates may be in any relevant field, including but not limited to philosophy, political science, life science, or any of the social sciences.  Prior experience in bioethics is not required. Applicants who are members of underrepresented minority groups or who are disabled are strongly encouraged to apply.

Please visit for more information about the Fellowship in Advanced Biomedical Ethics, or for more information about the ELSI Fellowship. Application deadline is December 4, 2017.

For additional information, please contact Ms. Angela Golub, Administrative Coordinator, by email

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