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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).