Postdoctoral Training Program in the Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications of Genetics and Genomics
Medical Ethics & Health Policy, University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia)
December 10, 2019
Starting Date: 
August 1, 2020
Post date: November 14, 2019

The mission of the 3-year Penn Postdoctoral Training Program (T32) in the Ethical, Legal and Social Implications (ELSI) of Genetics and Genomics, supported by a training grant from the National Human Genome Research Institute, is to prepare young scholars for success as creative, independent investigators in the field of ELSI research. Fellows will participate fully in the life of the Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy, which is among the world’s leading bioethics departments, and will engage with the outstanding genetic medicine, science and ELSI communities at Penn. Fellows will receive a generous annual stipend, benefits, and funds for academic books and travel. ELSI fellows will pursue a Master of Science in Medical Ethics to prepare them to compete for external funding in ELSI research.

Application Instructions 

Applications are invited from scholars with doctoral degrees in hand (MDs, PhDs or equivalent), or who will receive such degrees by May of the year in which they apply to the fellowship. Doctorates may be in any relevant field, including but not limited to the life sciences, philosophy, political science, psychology, sociology, economics or anthropology. Prior experience in bioethics is not required.

Appointments will commence in Summer 2020. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and must have received an MD, PhD, or equivalent prior to starting the fellowship. Scholars from historically underrepresented groups and scholars with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply.

Applications for the entering class of 2020 are now open. Click here to apply. Applications are due by December 10, 2019.

For additional information, please contact:
Emily Walters
Administrative Coordinator

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