Post-Doc Research Position – Stanford University



May 2017

  The Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics (SCBE) announces a post-doctoral research position. This position is available as part of the Stanford Training Program in Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications (ELSI) Research and at the Center for Integration of Research on Genetics and Ethics (CIRGE). Candidates from underrepresented minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply.  
  • Principal Investigator and Program Director:  Mildred Cho, PhD
  • Funding source: NIH National Human Genome Research Institute
  • Appointment:  One year, renewable for up to three years
  • Qualifications: Candidates must have a PhD or MD, and be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident to be eligible for funding.  We are seeking candidates with a background in social science, ethics, philosophy, history, health services research, public policy or other related disciplines.
  • Job description:
The postdoctoral fellow will conduct independent research to identify ethical, legal and social considerations arising from genetics and genomics.  The fellow will be part of an interdisciplinary community including geneticists, ethicists, lawyers, physicians, and scholars in humanities, social sciences, and policy research. Fellows are encouraged to participate in programs such as the Stanford Benchside Ethics Consultation Service, a research ethics consultation program to assist life sciences researchers in the resolution of ethical concerns in their research, as well as in clinical ethics consultation.   In addition to participating in SCBE and CIRGE activities, the fellow will have access to a full range of courses at Stanford University, which includes genetics, social science, humanities and law courses.  It is expected that the fellow may
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Annual Meeting

The Twenty-seventh Annual Conference will be held at the Hilton Palmer House Hotel in Chicago, Illinois, on March 1-4, 2018.

The Twenty-seventh Annual Conference is open to Association members and nonmembers and welcomes persons from various disciplines and professions for discussion of common concerns in practical and professional ethics. The conference provides an opportunity to meet practitioners, professionals and scholars who share your interests. The Association for Practical and Professional Ethics was founded in 1991 to encourage interdisciplinary scholarship and teaching of high quality in practical and professional ethics by educators and practitioners who appreciate the practical-theoretical aspects of their subjects. The Association facilitates communication and joint ventures among centers, schools, colleges, business and nonprofit organizations and individuals concerned with the interdisciplinary study and teaching of practical and professional ethics. The Association is also the sponsor of the National Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl held at the Annual Conference, the 10 Regional Intercollegiate Ethics Bowls, the International Two Year College Ethics Bowl and the National High School Ethics Bowl held under its auspices. Join the APPE Listserv to get the most current information about the upcoming 2018 Annual Conference!  Contact the APPE office at to join! Please, see the list of Important Deadlines at the bottom of this page for specific submission deadlines.


Keynote Speaker


Ethics Center Directors Summit

The 2017 Ethics Center Directors Summit will be held on Thursday, March 1, 2018, in conjunction with the Twenty-seventh Annual Conference of the Association for Practical and Professional Ethics. More details TBA.

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Tricia Phillips

Tricia Phillips joined the APPE Board in 2015. She is currently an Associate Professor of Political Science at West Virginia University.
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Ethics Bowl

The Intercollegiate Ethics BowlSM (IEB) gives students a chance to enter an academic competition that combines excitement and fun with an educationally valuable experience in the areas of practical and professional ethics. 875

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Ethics Center Directors Summit

The Ethics Center Directors Summit is the largest gathering of ethics center leadership in the country. It happens every year as part of the APPE annual conference. If you direct an ethics center or are thinking about starting one, join us at the next annual conference to connect with peers and share best practices for leading an ethics center.
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