Bioethics Research Faculty, Washington University School of Medicine


Washington University School of Medicine
Rank: Post-doctoral fellow, Instructor, or Assistant Professor
Term: 3-year appointment in research track.


Job Description: Washington University School of Medicine’s (WUSM) Division of General Medical Sciences is seeking an individual who will engage in empirical research on ethical and social issues related to health care and human subjects research. This person would support the Center for Clinical and Research Ethics and the Professional and Social Issues lab of James DuBois, DSc, PhD, and Alison Antes, PhD, which currently focuses on the responsible conduct of research, professionalism and integrity in medicine and research, and issues surrounding informed consent. New areas of interest include ethical issues in genetic research and therapy.


WUSM provides an exciting research environment with numerous collaborative opportunities. The position also affords the opportunity to deliver lectures to medical students, residents, and research trainees within the Clinical Research Training Center of the WUSM Institute for Clinical and Translational Science, which could provide some long-term salary support to supplement research funding. Efforts to secure long-term research funding through career development awards or independent investigator applications will be supported by mentors in the CCRE and GMS.


Requirements: The position requires an individual with excellent skills in writing and conducting empirical social science research (e.g., social science experimental design or qualitative data analysis), and an established interest in bioethics or research ethics. PhD (or equivalent) required at time of appointment. Fields of particular interest include social, industrial-organizational, or cognitive psychology, medical anthropology, and sociology. Individuals with a PhD in bioethics, a solid publication record, and an intense desire to master social science methods may also be considered.


Applicants who apply by May 1, 2016 will receive full consideration. Position could begin as soon as July 1, 2016. Please send electronically a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of three references to James M. DuBois, DSc, PhD, Director of the Center for Clinical Research Ethics, at


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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, ethnicity, protected veteran, or disability status.