Post Doctoral Associate

Updated: 4 months ago
Location: Durham, NORTH CAROLINA
Deadline: (
Position ID:Duke -Initiative for Science & Society -POSTDOC22 [#20884, 3820]
Position Title: 
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27708, United States [map ]
Subject Area: Clinical Bioethics
Appl Deadline:2022/01/31 11:59PM * (accepting applications posted 2021/12/28, listed until 2022/01/31)
Position Description:  Apply    
Post Doctoral Associate

The Duke Initiative for Science & Society is seeking a highly motivated and collaborative postdoctoral scholar to join a rapidly growing team of scholars and professionals leading scholarship and new curriculum on the ethics and policy of emerging science and technology.

The initial appointment will be for a 2-year term, with an opportunity for renewal up to 5 years.

This post-doctoral fellow will undertake substantial scholarship during their fellowship, with the intention of publishing the results of the bioethics research. • Conduct bioethics-relevant research, including identification of research questions, performance of literature reviews, determination of appropriate methods, gathering relevant data, analysis of findings, write-up of results, and dissemination of knowledge. • Contribute to the preparation of grant proposals, the conducting of grant-related activities and research, and the evaluation and reporting of grant activities and outcomes. • Help supervise students involved in bioethics research.

The postdoctoral fellow will teach 1-2 courses for the Master’s in Bioethics & Science Policy program including Research Law and Bioethics (Fall). The postdoctoral fellow will assist with mentoring and overseeing practicum placements of Master’s students and participate in Science Policy engagement activities (such as panel discussions, symposia, etc.) for Science & Society.

The fellow will be encouraged to take advantage of other training and learning opportunities within the Duke Initiative for Science & Society and the Duke University community. We hope that this experience will prepare the fellow for an independent research career in bioethics, science policy, and/or legal academia.

Required Qualifications - A doctoral degree or equivalent in bioethics or social sciences or related fields (including law, health policy, science policy) - Prior teaching experience - Exceptional written and oral communication skills

Preferred Qualifications - Prior interest/experience in transdisciplinary collaboration - Two-year commitment (with opportunities to extend as mutually desired)

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual’s age, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.
Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas-an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.

View or Apply

Similar Positions