Postdoctoral Associate- Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications (ELSI) of Genomics

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7103976 (Ref:11811-en_US)

Posted: June 26, 2022

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Summary

The Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy at Baylor College of Medicine is hiring a full-time postdoctoral researcher with training in social science, health policy, public health, epidemiology, or related field to work on an NIH-funded study examining the social, clinical, and ethical implications of using polygenic risk scores in child and adolescent psychiatry, as well as other studies exploring ethical, legal, and social implications (ELSI) of genomics. The postdoctoral researcher will be part of an interdisciplinary team of researchers led by Stacey Pereira, PhD; Eric A. Storch, PhD; and Gabriel Lázaro-Muñoz, PhD, JD (Harvard). This is a non-laboratory research position. Those interested in this position should submit a CV and cover letter outlining interest in the role. This position is expected to begin Summer/Fall 2022.

 

In addition to supporting the Center’s robust research program, the Postdoctoral Associate will receive mentoring to assist with publishing manuscripts and presenting research at academic conferences. Qualified candidates may receive additional mentorship to submit their own external training grant application. They will also have opportunities participate in professional and academic development sessions hosted by the Center. Such development opportunities include journal clubs, speaker series, career development information sessions, peer mentorship, and programming on grant writing, academic presentations, and goal planning. The Center promotes an intellectually stimulating and collaborative environment conducive to academic excellence. The Center cultivates a culture of intentionality, respect, inclusivity, and collaboration. We offer intellectual, social, and professional development opportunities to promote a meaningful work experience. We are reflective and mindful of issues related to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

 

For more information about Baylor College of Medicine and the Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy, visit our website at www.bcm.edu/ethics.

 

About the Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy

 

Baylor College of Medicine is one of the nation's top academic health sciences centers. The Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy is comprised of 18 primary faculty members, 31 secondary faculty, 24 scholars, and over 40 fellows and staff. The Center conducts cutting-edge multidisciplinary research on perennial and emerging ethical issues arising in clinical practice and in biomedical research in a changing healthcare environment. Center faculty are actively engaged in funded research supported by the NIH and private foundations.

 

About Houston

 

Houston is one of the most racially, ethnically, and internationally diverse cities in the United States and supports world class cultural institutions – such as the Alley Theater, the Menil Collection and Museum of Fine Arts, the Houston Ballet, the Houston Grand Opera, and the Houston Symphony – four professional sports teams, and cuisines from around the world. Houston and its suburbs offer a wide range of affordable housing and family-oriented programs and activities.

Job Duties

  • Assists with project oversight.
  • Assists with interview and survey materials development and data collection.
  • Assists with quantitative data analysis
  • Conducts interviews and qualitative data analysis (training available).
  • Takes the lead and assist in the preparation of manuscripts for publication.
  • Takes the lead and assist in the preparation of presentations to share the project’s research in local, national, and international meetings.

Minimum Qualifications

  • MD or Ph.D. in a related field.
  • No experience required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Doctoral degree in social sciences (e.g., anthropology, sociology, psychology, STS), health policy, public health, epidemiology or related field.
  • Experience with quantitative data analysis.
  • Experience with qualitative data collection and analysis preferred, but training is available.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills required; must be able to work independently and collaboratively to meet deadlines.
  • Strong interest in health policy, genetics and genomics, bioethics, and/or related issues.

 

 

Baylor College of Medicine requires employees to be fully vaccinated -subject to approved exemptions-against vaccine-preventable diseases including, but not limited to, COVID-19 and influenza.

 

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

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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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Job posting number:#7103976 (Ref:11811-en_US)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Baylor College of Medicine
Houston,Texas
United States
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