CBSSM seeks postdoctoral research fellowship applicants

January 10, 2018  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

The U-M Center for Bioethics and Social Sciences in Medicine (CBSSM) is soliciting applications from qualified individuals for 1-2 postdoctoral research fellow positions for the 2018-2019 academic year.

The mission of CBSSM is to be the premier intellectual gathering place of clinicians, social scientists, bioethicists and all others interested in improving individual and societal health through scholarship and service.

Bioethics Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

Active projects in bioethics at CBSSM currently include the ethical, legal and social implications of genomic medicine, human subjects research ethics, empirical research with relevance to clinical ethics, global bioethics, gender equity, reproductive justice, deliberative democratic methods in bioethics, resource allocation, ethical issues associated with learning health systems and the sociology of medical ethics/bioethics, among others. Candidates’ area of focus must be in bioethics, although their backgrounds may be in social or natural sciences, humanities, medicine or law.

Decision Sciences Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

This fellowship focuses on understanding and improving the health care communication and decisions made by both patients and providers. Past postdoctoral fellows have included scholars whose research in health care communication and decision making has been approached using theories drawn from social cognition, motivation and emotion, risk communication, human factors, ethics and economics.

Postdoctoral fellows are expected to collaborate on established projects and are encouraged to conduct independent research with an emphasis on study inception, manuscript writing and applying for grants. CBSSM’s resources and collaborative support enable fellows to build their own research programs.

Evaluation of candidates will begin on Jan. 12 and will be evaluated on a rolling basis until Jan. 31. Click here for more details about these fellowship opportunities.



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