Research Scholar at the Hastings Center

The Hastings Center

Job Type: Fellowship

Application Deadline: February 28, 2017

The Hastings Center seeks applications and nominations for a full-time position of Research Scholar/Senior Research Scholar.

Description: This position offers a superb opportunity for an early career, mid-career or established scholar to devote themselves to research and public outreach on questions of national and international significance. The Hastings Center is a world-renowned bioethics research institute with an active research portfolio and outstanding collaborative relationships with researchers and institutions in the US and other countries.

The successful candidate will have strong analytic skills and the ability to identify and address major ethical, legal and social issues in health, health care and science. They will be committed to collegial, interdisciplinary work. Like Hastings Center’s current research scholars, the new member of our team will have experience securing grant funding that enables original research on timely topics. We are particularly interested in candidates whose research aims to inform health and/or science policy and practice.

In addition to Hastings’ commitment to original scholarship, we are committed to engaging the public. The successful candidate will have strong writing and speaking skills and the desire to become a public voice on issues of societal concern. Each member of our research team collaborates with the Hastings Center’s Communications Department in outreach to journalists, policymakers, opinion leaders, and other audiences. More information about the Hastings Center’s program areas, public outreach activities, and research projects is available at

Qualifications: Competitive candidates will have a PhD, JD, MD, or other relevant terminal degree or combination of degrees. Although a degree in bioethics is not essential, the successful candidate should have training or significant experience in bioethics, or be able to demonstrate that they have applied their disciplinary skills to bioethical concerns, health policy, or the governance of emerging technologies. Experience in project development and grant-writing is important.

To apply: send a letter of application describing your background, research interests, and fit for the position, along with: your resume or CV, two writing samples; and the names and contact information for two references to Electronic applications are preferred. Questions sent to will be answered promptly. Applications will be held in confidence.

To nominate: call or email Jodi Fernandes, Executive Assistant to the President at 845-424-4040 or Nominations will be held in confidence.

Application deadline: February 28, 2017. Applications will be reviewed as they are received.

The Hastings Center offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience, health insurance, TIAA-CREF pension plan, generous vacation, sick leave and holiday schedules. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to building a diverse staff and creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

The Hastings Center is an independent, nonprofit, nonpartisan institution that since 1969 has been a leader in research, education, and policy recommendations on the ethical and social impact of advances in medicine, health care, and biotechnology. The Center is located in Garrison, New York, 50 miles north of New York City in the beautiful central Hudson River Valley, with easy transportation into and out of Manhattan. For more information about The Hastings Center, visit:

Posted: January 23, 2017