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Director, iDeas Lab

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The Berman Institute of Bioethics is seeking the inaugural Director  of the Dracopoulos-Bloomberg iDeas Lab (Sr. Communications & Marketing Manager), who will provide vision, leadership and coordination in designing, and developing the newly created creative group within the Institute with the goal of enhancing the Berman’s Institute’s work, reach, and impact with the latest digital media, multimedia, and design for dissemination of bioethics research and analysis. This role will directly report to the Director of the Berman Institute of Bioethics.

The iDeas Lab Director will help the iDeas lab realize its goal of increasing public reach and dissemination of the Institute’s work on issues of ethics in medicine, biomedical research, emerging science, and public health. We expect the iDeas Lab to become the recognized source for timely, high quality bioethics content and analysis while offering accessible, informative, and useful resources to a wide range of public facing stakeholders.

The iDeas Lab will be part of a broader effort in the Berman Institute to build a new paradigm for dissemination of bioethics research and analysis by radically rethinking the way work in bioethics is communicated to the public, and will include new purpose-built space to house technology for creation and distribution of engaging and modern audio and video content.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Lead a team of creative and technical professionals experienced in deploying a full range of media and data to compellingly translate complete research concepts for various publics as articulated in the iDeas Lab description
  • Co-lead the creative strategic direction for the iDeas Lab, in partnership with the Berman Institute’s Director
  • Participate in planning for dedicated space for the Lab as part of planning for a new additional building for the Berman Institute
  • Identify technology needs and begin acquisition
  • Engage in longer-term budget planning, and help seek extramural and philanthropic support for growth of the iDeas Lab
  • Collaborate with the Berman Institute’s digital team on the organization’s website and social media
  • Initiate partnerships with faculty within the Berman Institute and across the university
  • Participate in the training of students and post-docs in the Berman Institute to help them gain relevant skills for public facing work in bioethics
  • Analyze challenges and provide creative and viable solutions
  • Lead and execute creative strategies across multiple projects, working with faculty from inception of research concepts through proposal development, the carrying out of research, and dissemination of research findings and products
  • Conceptualize and execute creative campaigns across various channels including broadcast, digital advertising, print, social, industry and proprietary events
  • Lead and inspire a team of creative professionals and designers

Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):

  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field required
  • Five years related experience
  • Advanced degree may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula*

JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience.  For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job. 

** Applicants who do not meet the posted requirements but are completing their final academic semester/quarter will be considered eligible for employment and may be asked to provide additional information confirming their academic completion date. 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in creative agency environment
  • Experience should include direct project oversight experience
  • Proven experience working with new media formats, such as interactive graphic design, video creation, podcasting, and social media
  • Experience working on grant and philanthropically funded projects

Special Knowledge, Skills & Experience:

  • Ability to manage competing priorities simultaneously in a fast-paced environment
  • Exceptional analytical skills
  • Knowledge and experience working and leading teams in a creative agency environment
  • Excellent team-working skills, flexible, unquestionable integrity and a good listener
  • Creative; drives for results strong organizational and team-working skills.
  • Ability to exercise independent judgement
  • Outstanding interpersonal, customer service, and organizational skills. Strong written and oral communications skills
  • Demonstrated ability to negotiate, influence and persuade
  • Facilitation experience and skills
  • Excellent at maintaining confidential information with unquestionable integrity in a professional environment
  • Comfortable with working in a supportive environment with minimal supervision
  • Proven project management experience


Classified Title: Sr. Communications & Marketing Manager
Working Title: Director, iDeas Lab, Berman Institute of Bioethics
Role/Level/Range: L/04/LD
Starting Salary Range: Commensurate with experience
Employee group: Full Time
Schedule: M-F 8:00-4:30
Exempt Status: Exempt
Location: Hybrid/Berman Institute of Bioethics (Baltimore, MD)
Department name: Bioethics Institute
Personnel area: Academic and Business Centers


The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.


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Joint Postdoctoral Fellowship in Ethics and Infectious Disease

Call for Applications:

The Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics and the Wellcome Centre for Ethics and Humanities at the University of Oxford have established a Collaborative Bioethics Research and Training Program with support from the Wellcome Trust.  Through this partnership, we have created joint post-doctoral training opportunities.  We are pleased to invite applications from uniquely qualified individuals who are committed to interdisciplinary and transnational collaboration and who have a particular interest in the ethical issues at the intersection of global health and infectious disease.  This two-year fellowship will begin in September 2022.

Qualifications, Responsibilities and Opportunities:

  • Doctoral-level degree in bioethics, philosophy, public health, law, medicine, social science, history or other relevant discipline, with fewer than five years of post-PhD research by the start date.
  • Scholarly interests in ethical issues at the intersection of global health and infectious disease.
  • Residency requirement at the Wellcome Center. Exact nature, duration and timing of this requirement is flexible and case-specific.
  • Fellows will become integrated members of the ongoing post-doctoral training programs at both Institutions and have access to a wide range of activities and opportunities, including:
  • Regular seminars, presentations and discussions with leaders in the field;
  • Individualized research program;
  • Bioethics coursework and mentorship;
  • Professional development training;
  • Teaching opportunities (commensurate with experience and background);
  • Participation in outreach efforts via social media


  • $62,500 per year, plus health benefits
  • Travel for the residency requirement and modest living expenses when overseas
  • A modest discretionary fund for travel to relevant conferences

To apply: The application window is now open. Applications are due on Friday, December 17, 2021 and must be uploaded via Interfolio (http://apply.interfolio.com/97826).

  • Cover Letter
  • Personal statement in support of your application
  • CV
  • Copy of Graduate Transcript(s)
  • Writing Sample
  • Three Letters of Reference

For more information on the Berman-Oxford Joint Post-doctoral Fellowship Program, please contact the Berman Institute’s Director of Education Initiatives (Gail Geller, ScD, MHS at ggeller@jhu.edu) or Associate Director for Global Programs (Joseph Ali, JD at jali@jhu.edu).