Postdoctoral Training Program in the Ethical, Legal and Social Implications (ELSI) of Genetics and Genomics, University of Pennsylvania

Job Type: Postdoc

Application Deadline: December 10, 2019


The mission of the 3-year Penn Postdoctoral Training Program in the Ethical, Legal and Social Implications (ELSI) of Genetics and Genomics, supported by a training grant from the National Human Genome Research Institute, is to prepare young scholars for success as creative, independent investigators in the field of ELSI research. Fellows will participate fully in the life of the Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy, which is among the world’s leading bioethics departments, and will engage with the outstanding genetic medicine, science and ELSI communities at Penn. Fellows will receive a generous annual stipend, benefits, and funds for academic books and travel.

Applications are invited from scholars with doctoral degrees in hand (MDs, PhDs or equivalent), or who will receive such degrees by May of the year in which they apply to the fellowship. Doctorates may be in any relevant field, including but not limited to the life sciences, philosophy, political science, psychology, sociology, economics or anthropology. Prior experience in bioethics is not required. In addition, applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Applicants who are members of underrepresented minority groups or who are disabled are strongly encouraged to apply. Appointments will commence in Summer 2020.

Click here to apply. Applications are due by December 10, 2019.

Posted: October 11, 2019