A post-doctoral position in the Vanderbilt Center for Biomedical Ethics and Society focusing on ethical, legal, and social issues in genetics and genomics is available beginning in the summer of 2019. The position is available for up to two years. The Center has a long and distinguished history in research in this area. Current projects include a Center of Excellence in ELSI Research focusing on genetic privacy and identity in community settings. This center is co-led by Ellen Wright Clayton and Brad Malin and includes faculty and students from across the university in disciplines ranging from computer and genomics to law and humanities. Other projects include involvement in the eMERGE consortium, which explores the translation of research to the clinical setting, a project that has been proceeding for more than a decade, and LawSeqSM, which is defining the legal landscape for the future of genomics. The Center is also the home of the Program for Empirical Bioethics with leadership by Laura Beskow.
Vanderbilt and its alliance with Meharry are the home of the Data Repository and Engagement cores, respectively, for the All of Us Cohort. VUMC is also home to BioVU, the largest collection of de-identified DNA and associated clinical information in the country and the Vanderbilt Genetics Institute, which is a leader in computational genomics.
It is anticipated that a successful candidate will have a terminal degree as well as training in quantitative and/or qualitative social science skills with a track record of publication, will be committed to transdisciplinary investigation, and likely will have a course of work already in mind. However, candidates without experience in such areas could be successful, provided they have experience in studying sociotechnical systems and issues raised by genomic research and clinical translation. Excellent writing and organizational skills are critical.
Interested candidates should send a letter of intent, a current CV, and a writing sample to email@example.com. Electronic submissions are preferred. Consideration of applications will begin December 1, 2018 with a start date of July 1, 2019. Vanderbilt University Medical Center is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Women, members of minority groups, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
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The Center for Biomedical Ethics and Society is a transdisciplinary center in the Vanderbilt University Medical Center focused on research and consultation across a wide range of ethical, legal, and social issues in biomedicine.