Postdoctoral Associate - Center for Medical Ethics & Health Policy - Clinic

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7082336 (Ref:8109-en_US)

Posted: August 5, 2021

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description


The Center for Medical Ethics & Health Policy at Baylor College of Medicine and the Houston Methodist Hospital System Biomedical Ethics Program are seeking applicants for our full-time clinical ethics fellowship.
This competitive 2-year program offers the opportunity to train with the Center's nationally renowned faculty and staff who lead premier Clinical Ethics Consultation Services at adult private hospital systems in the Texas Medical Center.  
The fellowship offers a competitive stipend, excellent benefits, and opportunities for continued professional development. Upon completion of this program, fellows will have the skills, training, and experience to make them competitive for positions in clinical ethics and academic bioethics.

For more information about Baylor College of Medicine and the Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy, visit our program website: 

Those interested in this position should submit a resume and cover letter indicating their desire to be considered.

Job Purpose

Postdoctoral Associates are trainees working in an apprenticeship mode in preparation for a career as a scientific professional.

Job Duties

  • Comprehensive training in clinical ethics consultation, including the opportunity to observe and independently conduct ethics consultations (on-call rotations) for a high-volume Clinical Ethics Consultation Service (~450 consultations per year) at the Houston Methodist Hospital.
  • Participation in Biomedical Ethics Committee and subcommittee meetings.
  • Participation in educational activities related to our undergraduate and graduate medical curricula; including the award-winning medical ethics pathway.
  • Preparation and delivery of presentations on clinical ethics-related topics for clinical audiences.
  • Faculty mentoring on educational development, teaching skills, and research.
  • Opportunities for collaboration on scholarly projects and participation in activities at Baylor College of Medicine affiliate hospitals.

Minimum Qualifications

  • MD or Ph.D. in Basic Science, Health Science, or a related field.
  • No experience required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong organizational skills, working both independently and collaboratively to achieve mission goals and deadlines.
  • Strong presentation and teaching skills.
  • Training or experience in bioethics or clinical ethics.





Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.



Baylor College of Medicine fosters diversity among its students, trainees, faculty and staff as a prerequisite to accomplishing our institutional mission, and setting standards for excellence in training healthcare providers and biomedical scientists, promoting scientific innovation, and providing patient-centered care. - Diversity, respect, and inclusiveness create an environment that is conducive to academic excellence, and strengthens our institution by increasing talent, encouraging creativity, and ensuring a broader perspective. - Diversity helps position Baylor to reduce disparities in health and healthcare access and to better address the needs of the community we serve. - Baylor is committed to recruiting and retaining outstanding students, trainees, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds by providing a welcoming, supportive learning environment for all members of the Baylor community.

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