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Scientific Integrity Official (ScIO)
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Research and Development is seeking a senior scientific leader for the
position of Scientific Integrity Official (ScIO) in Washington, DC. The ScIO is
the Agency’s focal point on scientific integrity and serves as the Agency’s expert
on such matters. The ScIO also provides strategic vision and leadership that
informs Agency decisions related to scientific integrity. This person should
have experience in an organization that generates a wide variety of information
and data that is used to support decision making, and should be familiar with the
legal, ethical, and cultural values associated with scientific integrity.
Who We Are Looking For? We are looking for an experienced leader and counselor on
scientific integrity who can guide the EPA in assuring compliance with all standards,
regulations, and policies in this area. The candidate must have an advanced degree
in a science or engineering field relevant to EPA’s mission and be
nationally/internationally recognized in a field that deals with the integrity of
scientific data and processes.
Major Responsibilities of the Scientific Integrity Official
• Serves as the Agency's Scientific Integrity Official and provides leadership
that promotes an organizational culture that supports scientific integrity, honest
investigation, and open discussion;
• Oversees the development of annual training related to scientific integrity
and the development and distribution of communication products to inform EPA employees
and stakeholders about EPA’s scientific integrity values;
• Oversees the implementation of EPA's Agency-wide scientific integrity policy,
including chairing the EPA Scientific Integrity Committee;
• Organizes an annual meeting and prepares an annual report on EPA’s performance
with respect to scientific integrity;
• Represents the Agency at inter-agency meetings on matters related to scientific
integrity and interacts with EPA and other federal officials, as well as stakeholders,
to share information and address new issues related to scientific integrity; and
• Works with the EPA’s Senior Counsel for Ethics and the Office of Inspector
General to ensure coordination and collaboration on issues pertaining to ethics and
scientific misconduct, respectively.
How To Apply: Find out more information at: http://www.epa.gov/osa. Applicants should
submit curriculum vitae via e-mail to
. Applications must be
received by May 27, 2013, to be considered and should address the applicants qualifications
with respect to functions and duties of the position. Electronic submission of application
materials is required. Applications sent via e-mail must be submitted in a readable format,
such as MS Word, portable document format (PDF), rich text format (RTF), or plain text.
Use of other formats may invalidate your application. For additional information please
contact Ms. Robin Clarke on (202) 564-6493.
Salary and Benefits: This is a Scientific or Professional (ST) position for which the
present rate of basic pay is between $119,554.00 to $179,700.00, depending on experience.
This position requires U.S. citizenship and will be eligible for full benefits, health and
life insurance, retirement, and vacation and sick leave. Travel, transportation and relocation
expenses will not be paid by the Agency. Any travel, transportation, relocation expenses
associated with reporting for duty in this position will be the responsibility of the selected
Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship in Bioethics (2-year appointment)
Kansas City University
Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences invites applications
for a 2-year postdoctoral teaching fellowship in bioethics. The fellow
will hold a Ph.D. in a related field (religious studies, philosophy, or
social sciences), or an M.D., D.O., or J.D. with a master’s degree in
bioethics. Terminal degree must be in hand by June 1, 2013. The fellow
will be expected to teach four courses each year, participate in the
bioethics OSCE program, conduct research related to bioethics, and
participate in clinical experiences and the activities of KCUMB’s
Applicants should be able to teach courses in bioethics related to
clinical ethics, medical humanities, and/or other areas of expertise
Founded in 1916, KCUMB is a non-profit, private university, with a
proud tradition of providing exemplary educational opportunities to
its more than 1,000 students. KCUMB’s College of Biosciences offers
master’s-level programs in bioethics and biomedical sciences, and the
Kansas City area is home to several of the top bioethics-related
organizations, providing ample opportunity for collaboration with
experts in the field. More information can be found at www.kcumb.edu.
To apply for the fellowship, please send the following via KCUMB’s
career site: https://jobs.kcumb.edu
• Current CV and cover letter
• Article-length academic writing sample
• Research and teaching statements
Applications will be accepted until May 8 or until the position is
filled. KCUMB offers a competitive salary and benefits package to
all employees. EOE. Tobacco-free environment.
University of Virginia
2013 Summer Biomedical Ethics Internship
The Program in Biomedical Ethics at the Center for Biomedical Ethics and Humanities
at the University of Virginia School of Medicine invites applications for the 2013
summer Biomedical Ethics Internship Program. Interns will have the opportunity to
work closely with the Program’s multidisciplinary faculty on a wide range of topics
in clinical, research, and health policy ethics. These include, but are not limited
to issues in organ transplant and allocation, reproductive health, compensation for
research injury, ethical issues at the end of life, policy approaches to substance
abuse and chemical dependency, and the emerging use of biotechnology.
Interns will work directly with a faculty mentor on projects of mutual interest or
pre-established projects. Additional opportunities, such as observation of clinical
ethics consultation and participation in weekly Ethics Consult Service meetings are
available. The internships are seven weeks duration, beginning June 10 and ending
The Summer Internship can provide stipends of $2,800 for two students. Students who
do not need financial support are also invited to apply. Housing and benefits are
Applicants should be rising 3rd or 4th year undergraduates, or recent college
graduates with course work or related experience in bioethics. They should have
an interest in biomedical ethics, and concrete career goals to which the study of
biomedical ethics applies. Applicants should demonstrate interest in biomedical
ethics through coursework, independent study, scholarship or clinical experience.
Applicants must submit: an application form, a letter of intent outlining his/her
interest in the field of bioethics, a writing sample such as a paper written for
a course, a letter of recommendation from a former professor/mentor, and a current
transcript. The deadline for applications for the 2013 summer program is May 15.
Applicants will be chosen based on demonstrated interest in the field of biomedical
ethics; scholarly aptitude based on course work, writing samples, and recommendations
by mentors/professors; and their ability to contribute to the intellectual community
of the Program in Biomedical Ethics of the Center for Biomedical Ethics and Humanities.
Inquiries and completed applications/documents should be sent via email to Mary Faith
The Center for Research on Ethical, Legal and Social Implications of Psychiatric,
Neurologic and Behavioral Genetics at Columbia University anticipates the
availability of post-doctoral fellowship positions to begin September 2013.
The goal of the fellowship is to train researchers whose work is focused on the
ethical, legal and social implications of advances in genetics, with a special
focus on psychiatric, neurologic, and behavioral genetics. Training programs,
which will generally last 2 years, include course work, mentored research
activities, guidance in seeking research funding, and participation in the
activities of the Center. All activities are designed to accommodate the skills
and interests of the fellows.
Candidates should have a doctorate (e.g., PhD, JD, MD) in the social and behavioral
sciences, genetics or other basic sciences, epidemiology, nursing, medicine, law, or
one of the humanities, and substantial empirical research skills.
For further information about the program and application materials, please contact
the fellowship director, Sharon Schwartz, PhD:
Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare SE Wisc
Job Qualifications :
Bachelor's Degree Required: Healthcare Ethics or health
related field; Master's preferred.
3-4 years applied clinical ethics experience.
Knowledge and understanding of the Ethical and Religious
Directives for Catholic Health Care Services (current edition)
Administrative or clinical experience in a health care setting
The ability to view ethical issues from an organizational/systems
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Expertise in providing education in ethical issues
Proficiency in leading meetings
Proficiency in facilitating ethics consultations
Ability to work independently and prioritize multiple projects and
Computer skills, particularly the use of Microsoft Office
The Clinical Ethicist promotes ethical practices in healthcare in
accordance with the Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare (FH) Mission, Vision,
Values (MVV) and Catholic identity. The Ethicist serves as a resource
to WFH Southeast Wisconsin acute care, transitional and extended care
and home, health and hospice sites as assigned in applying the Ethical
and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services to ethical
conflicts encountered in day-to-day clinical operations. The Clinical
Ethicist supports the development of ethics strategies, plans and
policies and provides education to various stakeholders regarding
ethical issues which impact clinical practice, and Catholic identity.
This work would serve both South and Central Wheaton Markets.
West Bay Region-Program in Medicine & Human Values
Location: California-San Francisco, Other locations in Sutter West Bay Region.
The Bioethicist West Bay Region (“WBR”), under the supervision of the Director PMHV,
the Senior Ethics Scholar and CPMC Bioethicist, will be the key provider of ethics
expertise to Sutter West Bay Hospitals. This position will support the Ethics
Committees of Sutter West Bay Hospitals by receiving and coordinating all requests
for ethics consultations, executing consultations and following up with cases after
referral. The Bioethicist WBR will be responsible for educating and training the
hospital ethics committees of Sutter West Bay Hospitals using materials developed
by the PMHV on the basis of the consultation case model used at CPMC. Additionally,
the Bioethicist WBR will develop with PMHV faculty ethics committee education and
training materials. The Bioethicist WBR will participate in regular ethics rounds
in Sutter West Bay Hospitals and lecture at appropriate Sutter West Bay educational
events. This position requires extensive travel between the Sutter West Bay Hospitals.
For non-physicians, an advanced degree in bioethics or a related field;
Ph.D preferred. For physicians or other health professionals, a Fellowship of at least
one year, at a recognized bioethics program.
Must possess knowledge of principles, concepts and methods of health care
ethics consultation, ethics program development and bioethics education. Should have
knowledge of biomedical ethics terms, the bioethics literature, professional standards,
methods of case analysis, JCAHO guidelines, and basic understanding of medical terminology.
Documented experience with clinical ethics consultation as individual
consultant, experience with bioethics education and interdisciplinary collaboration.
Experience in a health care setting with patient care, ethics education and ethics committee
education/ethics committee operations.
Please apply online by June 1, 2013 using Job Number 1305055:
Saint Louis University
Saint Louis University, a Catholic, Jesuit institution dedicated to student
learning, research, health care, and service is seeking applicants for a
tenure track appointment, at the rank of Associate Professor in the Albert
Gnaegi Center for Health Care Ethics (CHCE) with a joint appointment in the
Department of Theological Studies (DTS). The candidate will also be considered
to serve as the Director of the PhD Program in Health Care Ethics.
The Albert Gnaegi Center is an independent, degree-granting, and academic
Center within the University. It is also the tenure home for its faculty.
The Center is dedicated to the teaching, research, and service mission of the
University. Center faculty teach graduate level ethics courses in its PhD program,
and also teach professional ethics in the Schools of Medicine, Public Health, and
Nursing, as well as undergraduate health care ethics courses to Nursing, Public
Health, and Health Sciences students. The Center’s PhD program has a Catholic
Health Care Ethics Track, and trains scholars and practitioners to work in Catholic
Health Care. It also offers an undergraduate minor. The Department of Theological
Studies (DTS) offers a BA major and minor, a MA and a PhD. It is home to thirty-one
faculty, including four theological ethicists.
The appointee must have a PhD in Theology, with strength in Catholic Theological
Ethics with emphasis in Health Care Ethics. She or he will also have a strong
publication record, and must be able to teach graduate level courses and to supervise
PhD dissertations from the beginning of the appointment. It is also hoped that the
appointee will have strong student counseling skills and administrative skills.
Position responsibilities include publishing scholarly work, teaching graduate and
undergraduate courses in health care ethics and theological ethics more broadly,
with the possibility of administering the PhD Program in Health Care Ethics. The
successful candidate will be tenured both in the Center for Health Care Ethics and
in the Department of Theological Studies. This 12-month appointment has either a 2:1
teaching load, with administrative work as the PhD Program Director in Health Care
Ethics (with one, usually cross-listed undergraduate/graduate course, taught between
the Center and DTS), plus usual service commitments, or a 2:2 teaching load with usual
service commitments (with the same CHCE/DTS teaching distribution mentioned above).
The appointee will report to the Director of the Albert Gnaegi Center, who will be in
close consultation with the Chair of the Department of Theological Studies.
Saint Louis University is an urban university ranked as one of the top 5 Jesuit-Catholic
universities in the country.
All applications must be made online at http://www.slu.edu/jobs/faculty_job_details.php?i=11234&d=11234jd ;
applications must include curriculum vitae, a sample of written (published) work and
a cover letter. Applications received by April 30 will receive full consideration, but
applications will remain open until the post is filled.
Saint Louis University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer (AA/EOE) and
encourages nominations of and applications from women and minorities.
Research Assistant Position
Department of Bioethics, Cleveland Clinic
The Department of Bioethics at Cleveland Clinic, which houses a thriving environment for
clinical ethics and research, announces an opening for a part-time or full-time Research
Assistant to work on innovative research focused upon a variety of cutting-edge topics,
including end-of-life care, health care ethics and conflict of interests. Responsibilities
will include collecting and analyzing research data, coordinating study activities,
conducting literature reviews, preparing research protocols for the Institutional Review
Board, and assisting in the preparation of research reports and presentations. The
candidate must be familiar with database management (such as Excel or Redcap), and ideally,
familiar with basic statistical analysis. Familiarity with public health research, bioethics
scholarship, and/or quantitative research methods is preferred. Must have strong organizational
and communication skills, and have a desire for working with a team approach. A Bachelor’s
degree in one of the humanities, social sciences, or a related discipline is required, with
preference given to candidates with a graduate level degree or equivalent. Within 90 days, the
candidate must successfully complete certification in Human Subjects Research as required by the
Responsible Conduct of Research guidelines adopted by Cleveland Clinic. Applications will be
accepted until April 22th, 2013
Contact: Please send a cover letter and resume/CV to Dr. Susannah Rose (
Montefiore-Einstein Center for Bioethics
The Montefiore-Einstein Center for Bioethics seeks applicants for a faculty position,
with academic rank determined by experience and credentials. The primary obligation
for this faculty member will be to strengthen the empiric research program in bioethics
of the Center. The successful applicant will have demonstrated the capacity for funded
research within the broad domain of bioethics and will present a cogent career plan for
empiric bioethics research. Job duties will also include mentoring junior faculty,
participating in the bioethics consultation service, and teaching in our various programs.
The preferred applicant is a health care professional (i.e. with a degree in medicine,
nursing, public health, or other relevant field) who demonstrates expertise and interest
in bioethics research and teaching. We will coordinate with relevant departments for
applicants who wish to pursue part time clinical work in their area of specialty.
The Center is jointly sponsored by Montefiore Medical Center and Albert Einstein College
of Medicine in the Bronx, New York City. We offer a wide range of opportunities in bioethics.
Our Bioethics Consultation service is one of the oldest and most robust in the US, and is a
leader in the development of bioethics mediation. Our educational programs, known for
innovation and quality, include a Certificate Program and a Masters in Bioethics; to
learn more about our programs see our website:
Please send a cv and cover letter (or questions) to Stacy Govan at:
The Center for Ethics, Humanities and Spiritual Care at Cleveland Clinic
and its Department of Bioethics invite applications for a Professional
Staff position in the Section of Regional Bioethics. The successful
candidate will be appointed at the rank of Assistant, Associate or
full Staff, depending on his/her qualifications, and will be eligible
for academic appointment in the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of
Medicine at Case Western Reserve University.
We are seeking an individual with demonstrated competencies and enthusiasm
for providing high quality clinical ethics education and consultation,
effectively working with ethics committees, writing and revising
ethics-related policies and procedures, and developing innovative
programs and initiatives. This individual should be able to work e
ffectively and collegially with clinical professionals, leadership,
and other personnel.
Candidates for the position must have a doctorate/terminal degree in
an area of study related to bioethics, such as medicine, nursing,
philosophy, religious studies, law, or one of the social sciences.
Preference will be given to individuals with significant prior experience
in providing ethics consultation and education, working with ethics
committees, and developing ethics-related organizational policies and
Building on an almost 30-year history of excellence in clinical ethics,
the Cleveland Clinic is committed to sustaining and enhancing a vibrant
Section of Regional Bioethics within its system of eight community
hospitals. A hallmark of the clinical service provided by the Department
of Bioethics is a focus on improving the care of patients and families,
with attention to the ethics needs of health care professionals.
Cleveland Clinic is recognized internationally as one of the premier
medical institutions in clinical education, research, and patient care.
Over the past several years, its Department of Bioethics has grown to
include eleven Professional Staff members (faculty) and many affiliated
clinicians. The Department is the administrative home of the Cleveland
Fellowship in Advance Bioethics (CFAB), a city-wide training program for
the next generation of leaders in clinical ethics and bioethics research.
Members of the Department have numerous collaborations with medical
institutes at Cleveland Clinic, Case Western Reserve University, and
other regional institutions.
The successful candidate for this advertised position will report to the
Director of Clinical Ethics, and will work collaboratively with Professional
Staff in the Section of Regional Bioethics. The successful candidate will
also have opportunities to pursue academic interests including research and
publication, and helping to teach and train CFAB Fellows as well as medical
students in the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine.
Cleveland Clinic is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to
increasing the diversity of its faculty. It welcomes nominations of and
applications from women and members of minority groups, as well as others
who would bring additional dimensions to its research, teaching and clinical
Applications will be considered as they are received, with preference given
to candidates who can start by or prior to September 15, 2013. Interested
individuals may apply by sending a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the
names of three references to:
Martin L. Smith, STD
Director of Clinical Ethics
Department of Bioethics, JJ60
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
Brody School of Medicine
The Department of Bioethics & Interdisciplinary Studies at
Brody School of Medicine announces an immediate opening for
a fixed-term instructor or assistant professor position in
medical ethics or healthcare ethics. A multi-year contract
may be possible.
Responsibilities of the position include instruction of medical
students, residents, and learners and clinicians in other
healthcare fields. There may also be opportunities for
involvement in ethics consultation and institutional policy
A terminal degree (e.g., Ph.D., M.D., J.D.) in a relevant
discipline is strongly preferred, but exceptional applicants
who have completed all-but-dissertation requirements for a
terminal degree may be considered. Strong academic credentials
and formal training in ethics are important. Applicants with
experience in medical schools, hospitals, academic medical
centers, clinical ethics consultation or other healthcare
settings will be especially competitive.
Salary is competitive and commensurate with credentials and
experience. Position is available July 1, 2013; start date
The Brody School of Medicine, located in Greenville, NC, is
part of East Carolina University. The school has a tripartite
mission: to increase the supply of primary care physicians to
serve the state, to improve health status of citizens in eastern
North Carolina, and to enhance the access of minority and
disadvantaged students to a medical education. The Department
of Bioethics and Interdisciplinary Studies is made up of nine
core faculty from various disciplines. In addition to teaching,
research, and service responsibilities within the Brody School
of Medicine and other health-related programs, faculty members
provide clinical ethics services for the affiliated Vidant Medical
Center through the Bioethics Collaborative.
To apply, submit a CV, a writing sample, and two letters of reference
online to https://ecu.peopleadmin.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=70419.
For further questions, contact the department at: phone (252) 744-2797
or by e-mail:
. East Carolina University is an Equal
Opportunity/Affirmative Action University that accommodates individuals
Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics, Stanford University
A postdoctoral training fellowship is available in the Center
for Integration of Research on Genetics and Ethics (CIRGE),
a Center of Excellence in ELSI (Ethical, Legal, and Social
Implications) located at the Center for Biomedical Ethics,
Stanford School of Medicine, funded by the National Institutes
of Health. The fellowship aims to prepare fellows for
interdisciplinary scholarship in emerging ethical, social,
policy and/or legal issues raised by genetic research.
Fellows also will be expected to apply for an NIH F32 or
other fellowship, but will be guaranteed full support for
two years. Fellows will conduct independent ELSI research
in issues around behavioral genetics. They will have a range
of additional opportunities, including participating in
CIRGE intellectual life (an interdisciplinary community of
scholars including geneticists/scientists, ethicists,
lawyers, and physicians); taking coursework in genetics,
ethics, or ELSI research methods; being involved in a
research ethics consultation service for bioscientists;
and helping to plan and participate in CIRGE symposia,
policy workshops, and other events and programs aimed at
forging interdisciplinary dialogue with genetics
researchers. Summer 2013 start date.
Candidates with a PhD or equivalent from a variety of
backgrounds are invited to apply, including genetic research,
social sciences, humanities, law or policy. Submit by email
the following to Colleen Berryessa, Program Manager at
: Cover letter describing your reasons
for applying, career goals, curriculum vitae, a two to three
page research proposal, an eight to ten page writing sample,
contact information for three references and current citizenship
and visa information. Questions should be directed to Ms. Berryessa.
The Henry M. Jackson Foundation (HJF)
The Henry M. Jackson Foundation (HJF) is seeking a Bioethicist to provide
support under an NIH-funded contract to the Division of AIDS (DAIDS) at
the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), a
component of NIH, located on Rockledge Drive in Bethesda, Maryland.
Under the NIH Contract, HJF’s separate operating division, HJF-DAIDS,
provides scientific and operations support to DAIDS including the Basic
Sciences Program (BSP).
Responsibilities include researching and preparing background materials on
bioethical issues relevant to NIH/NIAID research for use by NIAID staff;
reviewing clinical trial protocols upon request; working with NIAID staff
to identify, coordinate, and resolve issues concerning ethical principles
and the application of United States and international regulations and
ethical guidelines in international settings; providing expert input in
planning and organizing stakeholder meetings on bioethics topics.
Excellent research, oral communication and writing skills needed, and
experience and advanced training in bioethics required.
Please apply on-line at www.hjf.org/careers Click “Advanced Search” and
enter job number 208038 in the Job Opening ID box.
The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine,
Inc. (HJF) is a congressionally authorized, not-for-profit corporation that
provides unparalleled scientific and management services to military medical
research and education programs worldwide. Our mission is to advance military
medical research. AA/EEO
Chair of Medical Humanities
Southern Illinois University School of Medicine
Southern Illinois University (SIU) School of Medicine in
Springfield, Illinois, seeks a leader in medical humanities
education, research/scholarship, and professional service for
the position of Chair of the Department of Medical Humanities.
The SIU Department of Medical Humanities offers a curriculum
designed to provide medical students with core knowledge in
the humanities, emphasizing application of the content and
methodologies of humanities disciplines to the practice of
medicine. These humanities disciplines include: ethics,
health policy, medical history, medical jurisprudence,
psychosocial care, and religious studies. SIU School of
Medicine is a respected leader among community-based medical
programs and an internationally recognized leader in medical
Located in the capital of Illinois, this multi-disciplinary
department is part of an established medical school with a
dynamic and collaborative learning and research environment
that is internationally known for its medical education
innovations and dedication to problem-based learning.
Department faculty, through their teaching, research and
service, draw upon expertise in such areas as health policy,
law and medicine, ethics, psychosocial care, religious studies,
and medical history and literature to foster dialog on health,
health care, and the human condition. In addition to contributing
to the education of medical students, residents and physicians,
the Department is a key contributor to the school’s new M.D.-M.P.H.
concurrent degree program and serves as the medical school home for
one of the oldest and most robust M.D./J.D. dual-degree programs
in the country. The Department seeks a candidate who can build
upon a successful school social mission and develop individual and
collaborative educational and research initiatives which would help
improve the health of the people of central and southern Illinois
Highlights of the position and the area include:
12-month faculty appointment (established as a tenure-tracking position;
however, candidates seeking a non-tenure faculty position will
also be considered).
A highly competitive salary and excellent benefits package.
Great work/life balance in a “Top Places to Live” community.
Family-oriented communities, excellent schools, and affordable housing.
Easy access to metropolitan amenities in Chicago and St. Louis.
M.D., Ph.D., J.D., or an equivalent terminal degree is
required. The successful candidate must have experience that demonstrates
readiness for leadership in the medical school setting. Ideally candidates
will have demonstrated experience teaching medical students, health professions
students, or small group teaching in other higher education settings and whose
research focuses on health inequities and social determinants of health in rural
and underserved U.S. communities.
For full consideration: All interested persons should apply to this position
and submit a letter of interest, current curriculum vitae or resumé, and current
list of professional references online at www.siumed.edu/jobs.
Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.
Southern Illinois University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer.
Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Center for Biomedical Ethics and Society
The Center for Biomedical Ethics and Society at Vanderbilt University
Medical Center invites applications for an assistant professor rank
tenure-track or clinician-educator faculty position in the School of
Medicine for candidates with MD or PhD. The Department of primary
appointment will be determined by clinical discipline and/or research
interests. Candidates with interests in bioethics along with research
interests in personalized medicine using patients’ individual
characteristics, including their genetic makeup, to tailor their
care are particularly desired. This position requires advanced training
in ethics, experience teaching ethics in a health science setting, the
capacity for independent research in healthcare ethics, and interest
in serving on the Center’s active ethics consult service. A successful
candidate should either have experience in clinical ethics consultation
or be willing to undergo training to become an ethics consultant.
The mission of the Center for Biomedical Ethics and Society is to provide
leadership in education, research, and clinical service at Vanderbilt
University Medical Center concerning the ethical, legal, and social
dimensions of medicine, health care, and health policy. The Center is
committed to multi-disciplinary exploration of the individual and social
values, cultural dynamics, and legal and professional standards that
characterize and influence clinical practice and biomedical research.
The Center aims to be a catalyst for collaboration in teaching, research,
and practice at Vanderbilt and to contribute to scholarship and policy
making from the local to the international level.
Please submit a letter of interest including research interests, a CV, one
representative publication, and three contacts for references to: Keith G.
Meador, MD, MPH,
, Center for Biomedical Ethics
and Society; 2525 West End Ave; Suite 400; Nashville TN 37203.
Electronic submissions are preferred. Applications from women and members
of minority groups are encouraged. Applications will be reviewed until the
position is filled.
Kaiser Permanente Northern California
To submit your interest, visit our website at www.jobs.kp.org
and search for job#153310.
The Ethicist is a member of the Regional Ethics Department's
integrated ethics team. As such, the ethicist will provide
support for high quality clinical ethics case consultation
throughout the region, engage in preventive ethics through
ethics-related policy and program review, development and
dissemination, and collaborate with many of NCAL's existing
departments and programs to foster an environment grounded in
integrity, transparency, accountability, fairness, respect and
trust. The Ethicist will serve as an expert resource in a
particular area of health care ethics, such as organization
ethics, dispute resolution, communication ethics or patient
and family-centered care, and will enhance the Department's
existing strengths in clinical ethics education, consultation
methods, and organizational health care ethics policy development.
-Under the leadership of the Director of the Regional Ethics
Department, collaborates with colleagues to enhance the
organization's understanding of the role and importance of
ethics in the delivery of high-quality health care and promote
ethical practices at all levels.
-Contributes to ethics educational efforts, including on-site
formal and informal presentations, regional and local guided
discussions, conference planning, and the preparation of
presentations, written materials, training tools and webinars.
-Helps develop other innovative approaches to distance learning,
including website and on-line strategies (i.e. secure on-line
discussions, videos, etc.) to enhance and/or supplement more
conventional or traditional learning styles/opportunities.
-Regularly engages in efforts to evaluate the effectiveness of
facility procedures utilized to resolve ethical conflicts and
makes recommendations aimed at quality improvement, as needed.
-Approaches all ethical issues from a member and family-centered
perspective and understands how to incorporate cultural and
linguistic responsiveness into all departmental activities.
-Promotes open and honest communication and models tactful and
-Facilitates consensus among stakeholders on complex ethical
issues and related organizational policies.
-Identifies ethics policy gaps and works toward increasing ethics
policy alignment region-wide.
-Provides resources and support to Medical Center personnel and
Ethics Committees on local ethical issues.
Analyzes consultation methods and approaches and provides
recommendations for improvement strategies, where they would be
-Reviews and develops policies as they relate to patient rights
and ethics and assures compliance with accreditation and agency
standards pertaining to clinical ethics and patient rights.
-Represents the Regional Ethics Department on committees and at
regional and national conferences.
-Will be required to travel to facilities within NCAL as needed.
-A minimum of five (5) years experience providing ethics case
consultation, either as a member of a hospital ethics committee,
as a member of an ethics consultation team, or as an individual
ethics consultant, or an equivalent length of time engaged in health
care dispute resolution and dialogue facilitation.
-A minimum of three (3) years experience developing formal and
informal ethics education curricula and providing ethics education
to an interdisciplinary, professional audience, or an equivalent
length of time providing dispute resolution training in a health
-Master's degree in health care or clinical ethics, along with a
second academic or professional degree in a relevant field, such
as law, public policy, nursing, social work, chaplaincy.
-In depth knowledge of ethical principles and their theoretical
basis, moral concepts, and methods of ethics case consultation
and dialogue facilitation.
-Highly developed ability to analyze, evaluate and provide direction
and guidance on critical and complex ethical issues (clinical,
organizational and policy-based).
-Ability to analyze practical problems, apply an appropriate resolution
method consistently and collaborate as a member of a multidisciplinary
advisory team Strong interpersonal, communication and advocacy skills,
as well as highly developed active listening abilities.
-Five (5) years of professional experience working in an integrated,
health care ethics system preferred.
-Earned doctorate in philosophy, theology, law or other relevant field,
with a specialization in health care or clinical ethics and expertise in
a particular area of health care ethics, such as organizational or
communication ethics, dispute resolution, or patient and family-centered
-Expertise in organizational ethics, conflict resolution, communication
ethics, patient and family-centered care, or innovative methods of clinical
ethics education delivery preferred.
-Demonstrated success in the utilization of quantitative and qualitative
evaluation methods aimed at improving ethics quality across the continuum of
care and throughout organizational policies, procedures and practices preferred.
-Demonstrated success in building consensus on complex ethical issues and
related organizational policies preferred.
-Ability to represent the ethics department locally, regionally and
To submit your interest, visit our website at www.jobs.kp.org
and search for job#153310.
Clinical Ethics Position
Lenox Hill Hospital, New York NY
The Clinical Ethics Program at Lenox Hill Hospital
is growing. We are in search of a qualified individual
to function as a full-time clinical ethicist for a major
teaching hospital on the Upper East Side of Manhattan.
The successful candidate will join an established, busy
clinical ethics consultation service responding to individual
and organizational cases and issues. Duties will also include
assisting the Director of Clinical Ethics in leadership of the
institutional ethics committee, the development and implementation
of bioethics curricula for the full range of clinical trainees
across disciplines and levels, development and implementation of
methods to study and improve consultation processes, and work on
ethics related policy and program development across the institution.
The ideal candidate will be capable of advancing scholarship in the
field by contributing to the literature in his/her area of interest.
The successful candidate will also be prepared to assist the Director
of Clinical Ethics to advance the integrated ethics approach utilized
here, in which ethics quality gaps are identified and addressed
collaboratively to improve processes institution-wide. The Program
in Clinical Ethics at Lenox Hill Hospital utilizes both consultation
and mediation approaches to its work. You will be called upon to
address a wide range of issues in which value-laden dilemmas arise
in the acute hospital setting. These will commonly include shared
decision-making at the end of life, decision-making for the patient
without capacity and without surrogate, cultural variations in health
care decision-making, mediation of disputes or disagreements to various
parties to a case, research ethics questions and institutional approaches
to value-laden matters. You will be called upon to work thoughtfully
with colleagues who may have varying perspectives on a situation as well
as patients’ loved ones working their way through uniquely difficult life
Qualified candidates will have a relevant doctorate or
advanced professional degree (PhD, MD, nursing, social work, JD or other
related field) as well as clinical ethics training and experience.
The ideal candidate will have completed a certificate program and/or
fellowship program in bioethics with prior experience conducting clinical
ethics consultations at the bedside in an acute hospital setting. Strong
analytic skills and leadership skills are very important; strong interpersonal
skills are essential (verbal and written). Of utmost importance, the successful
candidate must be a wonderful colleague, a team player and demonstrate the
highest standards of professionalism. This position reports to the Director
of Clinical Ethics, Lenox Hill Hospital, part of the North Shore-LIJ Health System.
Salary and benefits package is highly competitive. For immediate consideration,
please email your Curriculum Vitae and statement of interest to:
Barrie J. Huberman, PhD, Director of Clinical Ethics at
Two postdoctoral fellows in philosophy and science
Rotman Institute of Philosophy – Western University, London, Canada
The Rotman Institute of Philosophy at The Western University in
London, Ontario, Canada invites applicants for two separate
Postdoctoral Fellowships in Philosophy and Science. Each fellowship
is offered for one year with a possibility of renewal for a
second year. The fellowships provide an opportunity for new
scholars to pursue their chosen areas of scholarly research
further in a research-intensive environment. For one fellowship,
we seek a scholar working on general issues in philosophy of
science, such as the status of laws, causation, and symmetries,
in light of contemporary physics. For the second, we seek a
scholar whose philosophical project engages the sciences, broadly
construed – including philosophical research related to specific
sciences, or research regarding the ethical and political dimensions
of science. (Scholars working in Foundations of Physics and
Philosophy of Neuroscience should apply to the fellowships
offered in those areas.)
The Rotman Institute of Philosophy is situated in one of Canada's
leading departments of philosophy, and it brings together
philosophers and scientists to work on problems of global significance
(http://www.rotman.uwo.ca/). Rotman faculty include two Canada
Research Chair holders, and ongoing research focuses on a variety of
aspects of contemporary physics, biology, and medical science.
Both Postdoctoral Fellows will have an office within the Rotman Institute
in the Department of Philosophy (www.rotman.uwo.ca). S/he will have the
use of the University's internet and library resources. It is expected
that the Fellows will give one lecture on their research during the
course of the year at Western and that they will participate fully in
the research life of the Rotman Institute of Philosophy, including
participation in conferences, research groups, and reading groups.
The Fellows are also expected to teach a half course in the Department
Candidates must have had a PhD in Philosophy conferred within
five years from the start of the Fellowship. All PhD requirements
must be completed by the starting date of this Postdoctoral Fellowship,
July 1, 2013. The stipend is $35,000 Canadian plus a research allowance
of $5,000 Canadian.
Please send curriculum vitae, writing sample, research statement, and
three letters of reference to: Carol Suter, 2150A Stevenson Hall,
Western University, 1151 Richmond St, London, Ontario, Canada N6A 5B8.
Fax: 519-661-3261. E-Mail:
. Email applications are
encouraged. In the case of letters of reference, these should come
directly from referees.
Applications must be received by February 15, 2013. This position is
subject to the availability of funds. Applicants should have fluent
oral and written communication skills in English. All qualified candidates
are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents
will be given priority. Western University is committed to employment equity
and welcomes applications from all qualified women and men, including visible
minorities, aboriginal people and persons with disabilities.
Postdoctoral Fellowship: Health and Humanities
The University of Texas Medical School at Houston
The John P. McGovern, M.D., Center for Humanities and Ethics
at The University of Texas Medical School at Houston invites
applicants for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in humanities
and healthcare. This position will require the successful
candidate to engage in and help carry out the work of the Center,
while encouraging her or his development as a medical humanist
The McGovern Center was established in September 2004 as an
integral part of the University of Texas Health Science Center
at Houston (UTHealth). While housed in the Medical School, the
Center works closely with all six professional schools at
UTHealth—schools of nursing, medicine, dentistry, public health,
biomedical sciences, and biomedical informatics. Educationally,
the Center addresses the dehumanizing forces in contemporary
health care by studying and teaching forms of care and research
that are ethically-sound, spiritually-informed, and culturally
sensitive. The Center’s scholarship and research focuses on
contexts, experiences, power, meanings, ethics, and professional
formation in medicine and health care using the methods of the
humanities and the interpretive social sciences. UTHealth is
situated in the Texas Medical Center, the world’s largest medical
center, and adjacent to safe walkable neighborhoods like Rice Village
(home of Rice University). Houston is the nation’s fourth largest
city, with ample intellectual, cultural, artistic, and gastronomic
The successful candidate should meet the following criteria:
• Ph.D. in the humanities or interpretive social sciences
(in hand by June 2013);
• Experience teaching in some area of the medical or health-related
• Evidence of research/publication in the humanities related to
healthcare, with expertise in history, literature, philosophy, theology,
the arts, or the social sciences.
The successful candidate will be expected to participate fully in McGovern
Center activities and become engaged with the larger Health Science Center.
This will include 50 % time spent supporting existing programs, such
as teaching in required and elective courses, and participating in the
intellectual life of the Center; and 50% in pursuit of his or her own
research and scholarship either independently or in collaboration
Applications will be accepted until March 15, 2013. The successful
candidate will be announced June 1, 2013. Starting date is September 1, 2013.
Fellowship will be awarded for two years, with an annual stipend of $45,000
(plus benefits), and $2,500 allowance for research and travel.
Candidates should send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, writing sample,
and three letters of reference to:
Thomas R. Cole, Ph.D., Director
John P. McGovern Center for Humanities and Ethics
Medical Bioethics Director
Kaiser Permanente Southern California Region
We have successfully expanded our Medical Bioethics
program throughout Southern California and are in
search of a Medical Bioethics Directors who will
function as a full-time Clinical Ethicist for the
Kaiser Permanente Downey Medical Center.
In this role as a clinical ethicist, you will
oversee the Medical Bioethics program specifically
for our Downey location. You will be relied on to
act as advisor and co-chair for the medical
center’s Bioethics committee, which includes
directing and expanding the Bioethics program
through an integrated ethics approach. Key
functions will include responding to individual
and organizational cases and issues, conducting
individual ethics case reviews and facilitating
team consultations, analyzing and improving
consultation methods and approaches, and reviewing
policies and their development as it relates to
patient rights and bioethics. You will also assure
compliance with accreditation and agency standards
pertaining to clinical ethics and patient rights,
and provide advice, guidance, and education regarding
end of life care to providers and staff. You will
engage in quality improvement activities to reduce
ethics quality gaps within the domains of end-of-life
care; shared decision-making; the health care
environment; and professionalism. Additional duties
include working with health care providers at the
bedside to provide high-quality and sensitive
consultation to patients and their loved ones.
Qualified candidates will have a relevant professional
degree, and a master’s in social work, nursing, or other
related field. Candidates must have experience with
clinical ethics consultation (including bedside),
education, and interdisciplinary collaboration, preferably
with a background in organizational and research ethics.
Candidates will have knowledge of principles, concepts,
and methods of health care ethics consultation and ethics
program development, to properly analyze, evaluate, and
provide expert advice and consultation, as well as direction
and guidance on critical and complex ethical issues (clinical,
organizational, and research). Strong interpersonal and
verbal/written communication skills are essential, as are the
ability to work with all disciplines in the health care team,
clinical teaching experience, tolerance for ambiguity, and an
understanding of clinical processes and problem solving.
For immediate consideration, e-mail your resume to
. Visit jobs.kp.org for complete
qualifications and job submission details. Refer to position
number 026198. Principals only please.
This position supports Kaiser Permanente’s code of conduct and
compliance by adhering to all laws and regulations, accreditation
and licensure requirements, and internal policies and procedures.
We are proud to be an equal opportunity/affirmative
action employer (EEO/AA).
Assistant Professor of Research Ethics and Medical Humanities
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
The Division of Medical Humanities in the College of Medicine
at University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS—the state’s
only health sciences institution with a medical school) seeks to
appoint a tenure-track faculty member at the level of assistant
professor to focus on ethical issues in research.
Along with education and consultation in research ethics and
participation on the university’s IRBs, the Division provides
support for the UAMS CTSA and participates in national research
collaborations as well. While applicants must have particular
interests and experience in research ethics, more broadly, they
should be familiar with all aspects of bioethics and be prepared
to teach medical students, residents, faculty, and others in
various areas of medical ethics and humanities. Further,
applicants must have a terminal degree in a humanities discipline,
law, medicine, nursing, or other health profession. Salary will
be commensurate with rank and experience and will be in line with
the AAMC’s figures for PhDs in bioethics.
Established in 1982, the Division of Medical Humanities
(www.uams.edu/humanities/) provides ethics education, consultation
and other support throughout the institution and its affiliated
partners—Central Arkansas VA and Arkansas Children’s Hospital.
The Division is particularly proud of its many offerings by
nationally recognized faculty in a broad range of medical
humanities, including literature, history, anthropology, and law.
Review of applications will begin in February 2013 and continue
until the position is filled. The intended start date is July 1, 2013.
To apply, an applicant should send a cover letter, CV, three letters of
recommendations, and a sample of scholarship to:
4301 W. Markham St., #646
Little Rock, AR 72205
UAMS is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
University of California, Los Angeles Health System Ethics Center
Two year Fellowship in Clinical Ethics
The Ethics Center was founded in 2002 with the goal of
strengthening the UCLA Health System's ethical environment
and commitment and improving the humanistic aspects of health
care provided for patients and their families. The Center
enjoys broad institutional support and is a leader in developing
innovative clinical ethics programs. The Center serves the
needs of the UCLA Health System’s four hospitals, which rank
among the best in the nation, and the full UCLA patient population.
The volume and complexity of UCLA ethics consultation, which
includes transplant, trauma, oncology, psychiatry, neurology,
neonatology and pediatrics, affords the successful candidate an
unrivaled experience in this field. As well as, exposure to a high
profile academic environment and the ability to work with pioneers
in the field.
The goal of the two year fellowship is to provide extensive clinical
experience and opportunities for research in clinical ethics for
individuals who hold an advanced degree in health care ethics.
Responsibilities will include but not be limited to:
• Provide clinical ethics consultation to Ronald Reagan-UCLA
Medical Center, Mattel Children’s Hospital, Neuropsychiatric Hospital
and Santa Monica-UCLA Hospital. After an appropriate period of
observation, the fellow will provide supervised on-call coverage for
the ethics consultation service.
• Participate on the three UCLA Health System Ethics Committees
• Collaborate in developing ethics education programs for staff
• Participate in ethics rounds
• Collaborate in policy development activities
• Participate in educational activities
• Participate in a research project
• Complete one manuscript suitable for publication
The Fellow will receive intensive mentorship in clinical ethics from
members of the Center’s faculty. They will be subject to on-going
formal and informal assessment.
Qualifications include a Masters or PhD in health care ethics or bioethics.
The ability to integrate cross-cultural care, end of life/palliative care,
psychosocial and spiritual care into clinical care is critical to this role.
We are searching for a compassionate and empathic professional with excellent
interpersonal skills who is able to utilize critical and creative thinking in
navigating complex ethical issues. A strong interest in collaborative and
interdisciplinary work is required.
Stipend is $55,000 plus excellent benefits.
Fellowship entails a full-time commitment from September 1, 2013 – August 31, 2015.
Apply to job online at:
Please submit the following to:
1. Your curriculum vitae,
2. A letter describing why you are interested in addressing ethical issues
in a clinical setting, potential research interests, your goals post-fellowship,
and relevant character traits that make you well suited for clinical ethics.
Deadline for applications is February 4, 2013
The Hastings Center
The Hastings Center seeks applicants for the
two-year position of Research Assistant, beginning
in the summer of 2013.
The Hastings Center’s two Research Assistants
provide support to our projects and research scholars.
They are intellectually engaged with all aspects of
our work, have opportunities to meet and work with
leaders in the field, and in the course of their
employment develop a deep familiarity with a wide
range of bioethics issues. The successful candidate
will be trained by and work alongside the other
Research Assistant, who has been in the job for one
year. His or her responsibilities will include journal
screening, literature and web-based searches, document
retrieval, bibliographic and citation services,
preparation of detailed summaries of research project
meetings, assistance with preparation of scholarly
publications and presentations, and other research
support. In addition to the formal duties of the
position, our Research Assistants are encouraged to
submit abstracts to academic conferences, contribute
to Bioethics Forum, and seek publication of their
Qualifications and key competencies include: a bachelor’s
degree; excellent oral and written communication skills;
familiarity with word-processing applications and citation
management software as well as online bibliographic and
document retrieval tools; flexibility in managing multiple
ongoing tasks; and a willingness to work creatively and
collaboratively in an interdisciplinary environment.
Experience in bioethics is desirable, but not required.
This position is for recent undergraduates only. Graduate,
post-graduate, or advanced/professional degree holders will
not be considered. Candidates must already have the right to
work in the U.S. (e.g. be U.S. citizens, or U.S. permanent
To apply for the Research Assistant position, please visit
http://bit.ly/hastings_ra_2013. Candidates will be asked to
submit the following forms and materials (preferably in PDF
or DOC formats): a letter of application describing your
background and interest in the position; a resume or CV; a
writing sample, preferably related to bioethics; a transcript
of all undergraduate work (an internal, electronic transcript
is acceptable); and names and contact information for two
Application deadline: Friday, February 1, 2013 at 5:00PM EST.
The Hastings Center offers its Research Assistants a competitive
salary, health insurance, and generous vacation, sick leave,
and holidays. The Hastings Center is 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.
We are located in Garrison, New York, 50 miles north of New York
City. For more information about The Hastings Center,
New York State Task Force on Life and the Law
Requirements include superior academic credentials
(M.D., J.D., or Ph.D. preferred), demonstrated expertise
in bioethics/health policy, and an ability to forge consensus on controversial issues.
The Task Force is a nationally recognized multidisciplinary
body whose members are gubernatorially appointed and leaders
in law, medicine, nursing, philosophy, and bioethics, as well
as patient advocates and representatives of religious communities.
The Task Force’s mandate is to develop state policy recommendations
on issues related to bioethics. Past reports have addressed
policy questions related to end-of-life care, physician assisted
suicide, organ transplantation, assisted reproductive technologies,
and genetic testing. The Task Force is working on projects
related to research with human subjects, ethical issues in public
health disasters, and surrogate decision making.
The Executive Director’s role is to: strategically facilitate
meetings and build consensus on challenging issues and provide
guidance to the New York State Department of Health; supervise
staff who, together with the Executive Director, conduct legal
research and analysis and draft related guidance; provide project
oversight for Task Force activities; formulate and revise reports;
develop grant proposals, and represent the Task Force to the public.
Other related duties as assigned.
To apply, please visit HRI’s web site at (preferred method):
www.healthresearch.org/jobs or mail resume to: Health Research, Inc.,
150 Broadway - Suite 560, Menands, NY 12204-2719. Please include
reference code 2012-2664 on envelope.
No phone calls or faxes accepted
Bioethicist, Sutter Health West Bay Region, Northern California
Program in Medicine & Human Values, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC)*
Primary Location: California-San Francisco-Other Locations
The Bioethicist West Bay Region (“WBR”), under the supervision of
the Director PMHV, the Senior Ethics Scholar and CPMC Bioethicist,
will be the key provider of ethics expertise to Sutter West Bay Hospitals.
This position will support the Ethics Committees of Sutter West Bay
Hospitals by receiving and coordinating all requests for ethics consultations,
executing consultations and following up with cases after referral.
The Bioethicist WBR will be responsible for educating and training the
hospital ethics committees of Sutter West Bay Hospitals using materials
developed by the PMHV on the basis of the consultation case model used
at CPMC. Additionally, the Bioethicist WBR will develop with PMHV faculty
ethics committee education and training materials. The Bioethicist WBR
will participate in regular ethics rounds in Sutter West Bay Hospitals and
lecture at appropriate Sutter West Bay educational events. This position
requires extensive travel between the Sutter West Bay Hospitals.
SUPERVISION: This position reports to the PMHV Director for clinical work and
Program Supervisor for all other work activities.
For non-physicians, an advanced degree in bioethics or a
related field; Ph.D preferred. For physicians or other health professionals,
a Fellowship of at least one year, at a recognized bioethics program.
Must possess knowledge of principles, concepts and methods of
health care ethics consultation, ethics program development and bioethics
education. Should have knowledge of biomedical ethics terms, the bioethics
literature, professional standards, methods of case analysis, JCAHO guidelines,
and basic understanding of medical terminology.
Documented experience with clinical ethics consultation as
individual consultant, experience with bioethics education and interdisciplinary
collaboration. Experience in a health care setting with patient care, ethics
education and ethics committee education/ethics committee operations.
Please apply online: https://sutterhealth.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?
Job Number: CPMC-1214796
competitive benefits, a drug-free workplace and supports work/life balance.
Providence Health & Services
The Ethics Director is responsible for the quality, effectiveness
and performance of ethics services in the Western Washington Region,
which incorporates the facilities of both Swedish Health Services
(“Swedish”) and Providence Health & Services (“Providence”).
The Director works closely with the Regional Chief Executive in
carrying out strategic initiatives; assists senior leadership and
staff in addressing ethical concerns; promotes ethical practice in
all Western Washington ministries and facilities; and collaborates
with physician leaders to provide ethics education for physicians,
residents and medical students. Areas of focus include clinical,
organizational and professional ethics with special attention to
ethical challenges across the continuum of care. Central to this
position and the role of ethics services is to enhance patient care
by bringing practical wisdom, integrity, and moral confidence of
clinicians to provide the best care possible. The Director performs
duties in a manner that reflects the mission, values, and behavioral
standards of Providence and Swedish.
The position reports to the Regional Chief Executive and must establish
and maintain effective working relationships with staff at all levels of
the Western Washington Region, as well as with other Providence and
Swedish staff, vendors and agents, and others. The Director is a member
of the ethics community of Providence, which includes ethics directors
from the other regions and the Providence Center for Health Care Ethics
located in Portland, OR.
KEY POSITION ACCOUNTABILITIES:
• Provide leadership and support to the regional and operational leaders
in matters of organizational and clinical ethics.
• Assist senior leadership and staff in addressing ethical concerns and
promote ethical practice in all regional ministries and facilities
• Provide and support clinical ethics consultation services within the region.
• Create and manage an effective ethics education program for clinicians.
Answer the call. Providenceiscalling.jobs
When applying online, please reference job number 20384
For more information contact:
Providence Health & Services
Providence Health & Services is an equal opportunity employer who provides
competitive benefits, a drug-free workplace and supports work/life balance.
The Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues
Public health scientist position
The Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical
Issues advises the President on bioethical issues that
emerge from advances in biomedicine and related areas
of science and technology. The Commission works with
the goal of identifying and promoting policies and
practices that ensure scientific research, health care
delivery, and technological innovation are conducted
in an ethically responsible manner.
The Commission staff performs original, archival and
literature-based research, as well as policy analysis
to inform the deliberations of the Commission. The
current topic under consideration by the Commission is
the ethics of the development of medical countermeasures
In order to fulfill our mission, we are recruiting for a
PhD-level public health scientist with strong writing
skills who has demonstrated interest or experience in
bioethics or ethics. Anticipated work will include research,
writing, meeting preparation, and other projects as needed.
This person should currently reside in or be willing to
relocate to Washington, DC and be able to work full time.
Applications will be accepted through close of business
January 11, 2013.
Please send cover letter, resume, 1-2 writing sample(s),
and 3 references with contact information to:
Committee and Staff Affairs
Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues
1425 New York Avenue, NW C-100
Washington, DC 20005
Applications by email are preferred.
Josiah C. Trent Professorship in Medical Humanities
Duke University seeks a distinguished scholar to
fill the Josiah C. Trent Professorship in Medical
Humanities. The position will be situated within
the Trent Center for Bioethics, Humanities &
History of Medicine, an interdisciplinary program
for the examination of ethical, historical and
social questions at the intersection of science,
medicine, history, religion, and law.
The recipient of the professorship will play a
leading role in strengthening Medical Center and
University programs and will hold joint appointments
in both the Duke School of Medicine and another school
most relevant to the scholar’s field (e.g., Trinity
College of Arts and Sciences, Sanford School of Public
Policy, Divinity School, School of Law) with the primary
appointment to be negotiated.
Candidates must have a doctoral degree, such as MD, PhD
or JD, and have demonstrated outstanding scholarship in
his or her field. Teaching and administrative activities
may include teaching undergraduate, graduate and medical
students, mentoring junior faculty, and participating in
scholarly activities across the University. It is
anticipated that these activities will occupy approximately
50% of the faculty member’s time, leaving the remainder for
independent scholarship. Depending on the successful
candidate, the responsibilities may also include clinical
time. The final distribution of duties will be negotiated.
Those interested in this position should send a curriculum
vitae and short letter indicating their desire to be
considered. The letter should include the names and
contact information for three persons willing to provide
a reference. Applications by female and minority
candidates are strongly encouraged.
Materials should be sent by February 15, 2013 to:
Ross E. McKinney, Jr., MD
Chair, Josiah C. Trent Professorship Search Committee
Or via post:
Trent Center for Bioethics, Humanities & History of Medicine
Box 3040, Duke University Medical Center
Durham, NC 27710
Duke University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
We value diversity in all of its many aspects.
University of Arkansas,
Division of Medical Humanities in the College of Medicine
Instructor in Bioethics and Medical Humanities
The Division of Medical Humanities in the College of Medicine
at University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS—the state’s
only health sciences institution with a medical school) seeks to
appoint an instructor in bioethics. Established in 1982, the
Division of Medical Humanities (www.uams.edu/humanities/) provides
ethics education, consultation and other support throughout the
institution and its affiliated partners—Central Arkansas VA and
Arkansas Children’s Hospital. The Division is particularly proud
of its many offerings by nationally recognized faculty in a broad
range of medical humanities, including literature, history,
anthropology, and law.
Applicants must have particular interests in clinical ethics as
well as consultations and, more broadly, should be familiar with
all aspects of bioethics, able to teach medical students, residents,
faculty, and others in various areas of medical ethics and humanities.
Further, applicants must have a terminal degree in a humanities
discipline, law, medicine, nursing, or other health profession.
The position is intended as an initial 3-year hire, evaluated and
contracted annually. If the faculty member proves successful in this
position, the possibility is available for negotiating a tenure-track
line after initial appointment period. (Salary commensurate with
appointment rank and experience.)
Review of applications will begin November 1st and continue until the
position is filled. The intended start date is July 1, 2013. To apply,
an applicant should send a CV, three letters of recommendations, and a
sample of scholarship to:
4301 W. Markham St., #646
Little Rock, AR 72205
UAMS is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
Regional Ethics Department
Kaiser Permanente, Northern California Region
Location: Oakland, CA, USA
HR Contact: Chris Argate
Kaiser Permanente in Northern California seeks an ethicist
to join its Regional Ethics Department. As part of the
integrated ethics team, the ethicist will provide support
for high quality clinical ethics case consultation throughout
the region, engage in preventive ethics through ethics-related
policy and program review, development and dissemination, and
collaborate with many of NCAL’s existing departments and programs
to foster an environment grounded in integrity, transparency,
accountability, fairness, respect and trust. The ethicist will
serve as an expert resource in a particular area of health care
ethics, such as organization ethics, dispute resolution,
communication ethics or patient and family-centered care, and
will enhance the Department’s existing strengths in clinical
ethics education, consultation methods, and organizational health
care ethics policy development.
At minimum, qualified candidates will have a Masters degree in
clinical or health care ethics, along with a second academic or
professional degree in a relevant field, such as law, public policy,
nursing, social work, or chaplaincy. Preferred education includes
an earned doctorate in philosophy, theology, law or other relevant
field, with a specialization in clinical or health care ethics, and
expertise in a particular area of health care ethics, such as
organizational or communication ethics, dispute resolution, or
patient and family-centered care.
Qualified candidates will have a minimum of five years experience
providing ethics case consultation, either as a member of a hospital
ethics committee, as a member of an ethics consultation team, or as
an individual ethics consultant, or an equivalent length of time
engaged in health care dispute resolution and dialogue facilitation.
Five years of professional experience working in an integrated health
care ethics system is preferred. Candidates must also have a minimum
of three years experience developing formal and informal ethics
education curricula and providing ethics education to an interdisciplinary,
professional audience, or an equivalent length of time providing dispute
resolution training in a health care setting. Applicants must have a
highly developed ability to analyze, evaluate and provide direction and
guidance on critical and complex ethical issues (clinical, organization
and policy-based) and strong interpersonal, communication and advocacy
skills, as well as highly developed active listening abilities.
For more information and to apply, visit Kaiser Permanente’s employment
website at <jobs.kp.org> and reference position number 153310.
University of Michigan
Center for Bioethics and Social Sciences in Medicine
Bioethics Post-Doctoral Research Fellow
The Center for Bioethics and Social Sciences in Medicine is
currently soliciting applications from qualified individuals
for two post-doctoral research fellow positions for the 2013-2014
Bioethics Post-Doctoral Research Fellow
Active projects in bioethics at CBSSM currently include informed
consent and therapeutic misconception, surrogate decision-making,
decision-making capacity for treatment and research, deliberative
democratic methods in bioethics, resource allocation, and the
sociology of medical ethics/bioethics, among others. Candidates'
area of focus must be in bioethics, although their backgrounds may
be in social or natural sciences, humanities, medicine, or law.
Decision Sciences Post-Doctoral Research Fellow
This fellowship focuses on understanding and improving the health care
communication and decisions made by both patients and providers.
Past post-doctoral fellows have included scholars whose research in
health care communication and decision-making has been approached using
theories drawn from social cognition, motivation and emotion, risk
communication, ethics, and economics.
CBSSM has five broad programs that serve its research mission and fellows
will usually focus on one of these areas. Please see www.cbssm.org/research
to learn more.
• Program in Clinical and Research Ethics
• Program in Health Communication and Decision-Making
• Program in Medicine and Society
• Program in Health, Justice, and Community
• Program in Genomics, Health, and Society
Post-doctoral fellows are expected to collaborate on established projects
and are encouraged to conduct independent research with an emphasis on study
inception, manuscript writing, and applying for grants. CBSSM's resources and
collaborative support enable the fellows to build their own research programs.
Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and education. All
requirements of the PhD or equivalent terminal degree must be completed before
the post-doctoral research fellow appointment can begin. Candidates should
submit a letter of research interests, reprints/preprints, CV, and three letters
of recommendation by February 4, 2013. Application materials should be sent in
electronic format to:
Valerie Kahn, MPH, Manager
Center for Bioethics and Social Sciences in Medicine
University of Michigan
2800 Plymouth Road, Building 16, Rm. 455S
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2800
Mercy Hospital, Oklahoma City
Director of Ethics
The Director of Ethics position, located in Oklahoma City, provides leadership to clinical ethics
services through consultation, education, and policy development. The Director supports the
integration of the mission of the Mercy Health Ministry by their participation and leadership of mission
and formation activities. This position serves the hospitals and clinics by working collaboratively
with physicians, patients, families, co-workers and health ministry leaders to facilitate ethical
decision-making consistent with the Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care
Services and the integration of the Mercy values.
Education: Masters degree in Ethics, Theology or a related academic training acceptable
Experience: Clinical health care ethics training and practice.
Other skills & knowledge: Understanding of clinical issues. Ability to communicate with a wide
variety of people with collaboration and presentation skills. Must demonstrate initiative, good
judgment and leadership ability. Willingness and ability to represent and apply the moral teachings
of the Catholic Church to clinical issues. Must be capable of clear thinking, communicating effectively
and of travel as required by the job. Must be able to use/learn to use the comprehensive electronic
Education: Ph.D. in moral theology or moral philosophy with a specialization in health care ethics.
Five years in clinical ethics consultation or healthcare experience preferred.
Qualified candidates may apply online at mercy.net
Mercy Hospital, Oklahoma City
4300 W. Memorial Road
OKC, OK 73120