Inaugural Dracopoulos-Bloomberg iDeas Lab Postdoctoral Fellow

Call for Applications 

The Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics is pleased to invite applications for the inaugural Dracopoulos-Bloomberg iDeas Lab Postdoctoral Fellowship Program in Bioethics. The Program is seeking a uniquely qualified postdoctoral applicant to begin this two-year fellowship in September 2023. The candidate will be expected to show demonstrated experience and interest in public engagement and or storytelling. Although an extensive background in bioethics is not required, priority will be given to applicants with at least some exposure to bioethics during their education. The selection process is highly competitive, with only one two-year fellowship currently available. 

Application review will begin December 17, 2022 

Dracopoulos-Bloomberg iDeas Lab Fellowship Program Description

The iDeas Lab, set up in 2022 is the first Creative Studio and Incubator for world class stories at the intersection of science, ethics, medicine and public health based at the Berman Institute of Bioethics. It is ground-breaking in its approach of engaging scholarship in publicly available compelling projects. The inaugural iDeas Lab Fellowship is a two-year program of study and experiential learning in storytelling in bioethics administered by the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics through the iDeas Lab. We invite qualified applicants to propose their own research projects in the field of public bioethics.  

The main goal of the Fellowship is to launch the careers of the next generation of public bioethics scholars, so the program offers a considerable amount of protected time for research and publication.   

The iDeas Lab Fellow will participate in weekly seminars or discussions, pursue their own scholarship in bioethics, and collaborate with faculty on selected projects in public bioethics. The Fellow will design an individual program tailored to her or his particular goals, interests, and background.  

The iDeas Lab Postdoctoral Fellow will have access to a wide range of benefits and activities in multiple schools at Johns Hopkins, including: 

  • Weekly seminars, presentations and discussions with leading academic and policy makers; 
  • Individualized research program; 
  • Bioethics coursework through the Berman Institute’s Master in Bioethics program; 
  • Postdoctoral mentoring in public bioethics; 
  • Professional development training; 
  • Participation in the Berman Institute’s iDeas Lab projects; 
  • Teaching opportunities (commensurate with experience and background); 
  • $62,500 per year, plus health and other benefits 
  • $2,000 per year for travel/lodging and registration at relevant conferences 

To apply for the program, please submit the following documents through Interfolio:

  • Cover Letter 
  • Personal statement 
  • CV 
  • Copy of Graduate Transcript(s) 
  • Writing Sample and portfolio of Engagement Work 
  • Three Letters of Reference

For more information on the iDeas Lab Fellowship, please contact the Director of the iDeas Lab, Lauren Arora Hutchinson, at lauren.arorahutchinson@jhu.edu  

Faculty - Bioethics and General Internal Medicine

Bioethics and General Internal Medicine Faculty (click here for full information and to submit your application)


The Division of General Internal Medicine in the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics invite applications for a full-time faculty position with a focus on bioethics and medicine. The successful candidate would have a tenure-track appointment in the Division of General Internal Medicine and a core faculty affiliation in the Berman Institute of Bioethics. We encourage applications from junior and mid-level scholars.

Successful applicants will join thriving communities of scholars within the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics and the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine’s Division of General Internal Medicine. The Berman Institute of Bioethics is one of the largest and most highly-regarded bioethics programs in the world and includes scholars with backgrounds in public health, health policy, philosophy, medicine, nursing, social science, biomedical science, global bioethics, and law. Tenure-track faculty of the Berman Institute have appointments in five schools of the University – Public Health, Arts and Sciences, Medicine, Nursing, and the School of Advanced International Studies. The School of Medicine is one of the top medical schools in the country. The Division of General Internal Medicine has more than 75 full-time faculty members who are engaged in a wide-array of clinical, teaching and research activities.

Successful applicants will be expected to participate in an ethics service activity (e.g., serve on an Institutional Review Board, approximately 10% time) and engage in a range of educational activities.  These might include teaching a course in the Master of Bioethics Program, leading sessions with medical students and/or residents, and mentoring post-doctoral fellows in bioethics.  Maintaining a part-time primary care clinical practice (approximately 20% time) is preferable.  Ideal candidates will have a track record of peer-reviewed publication and demonstrated capabilities and/or potential in developing an externally-funded research program.


Applicants should have an M.D. or equivalent graduate degree with the potential for or a demonstrated record of distinguished scholarship at the intersection of bioethics and medicine, bioethics service (e.g., clinical ethics consultation) and related teaching.

Application Instructions

The search committee for this position expects to review applications in December, and thus application materials should be submitted by December 1, 2022. Johns Hopkins is committed to excellence and to finding candidates who are the right fit for this interdisciplinary environment. The position will remain open until the appropriate candidates are identified.

Applicants for the position should submit a cover letter and current CV to Interfolio, which is the University’s secure online search platform

Cover letters should be addressed to Jeremy Sugarman, MD, MPH, MA, Chair of the Search Committee.

Questions may be directed to Tasha Delane, Administrator: tdelane5@jhu.edu