Job: Research Scientist: ethics of precision medicine for the brain.

The Penn Project on Precision Medicine for the Brain (P3MB) in the Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy seeks a research scientist to join a multi-disciplinary team studying the ethical and policy challenges raised by precision medicine for the brain.

P3MB is a multi-disciplinary scientific collaboration focusing on the rapidly growing scientific interest in biomarker-based diagnostics and therapeutics for neurodegenerative diseases and mental illness. The research scientist will work closely with P3MB faculty to identify topic areas, obtain funding, design and execute projects, and disseminate results through peer-reviewed publications and other high-impact venues.

Qualified candidates will have a PhD or equivalent in a social science or health policy-related field and experience conducting empirical research in a sociobehavioral field. Experience designing, executing and publishing research that collects primary data, and with team research, is essential. Particular skills sought include managing research projects and data, preparing grant applications and reports, and collaboratively writing academic articles. Candidates should have experience with empirical methods such as survey design and statistical analysis, including facility with a statistical software package. Familiarity with philosophical or empirical bioethics is a plus. Qualified scientists from diverse backgrounds, including underrepresented minority groups, are encouraged to apply.

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Inquiries can be directed to Jason Karlawish, MD,