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Bioethics and General Internal Medicine Faculty Position

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 position with a focus on bioethics and medicine. This is a full-time tenure-track faculty position with an 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.

Applicants should have an MD (or similar) and be licensed to practice medicine in the United States as well as have the potential for or a demonstrated record of distinguished scholarship at the intersection of bioethics and medicine. Successful applicants will be expected to maintain a part-time clinical practice (approximately 20% time), 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.  Ideal candidates will have a track record of peer-reviewed publication and demonstrated capabilities and/or potential in developing an externally-funded research program.

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. 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 90 full-time faculty members who are engaged in a wide-array of clinical, teaching and research activities.

The search committee for this position expects to review applications in March, and thus application materials should be submitted by March 16, 2020. 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, at: http://apply.interfolio.com/70772.

Cover letters should be addressed to Jeremy Sugarman, MD, MPH, MA, Chair of the Search Committee. Please direct all questions about this search to Erin Law, Human Resource Coordinator, Berman Institute of Bioethics, at 410-614-5240 or elaw1@jhu.edu. The Johns Hopkins University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff, and students.  All applicants who share this goal are encouraged to apply.

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

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Bioethics and Health Policy Faculty Positions

Bioethics and Health Policy Faculty Positions
Department of Health Policy and Management
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics
Baltimore, Maryland, USA

The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics invite applications for 1 to 2 full-time positions with a focus on bioethics and health policy. These are 12-month faculty positions with tenure or on the tenure track with an appointment in the Department of Health Policy and Management and a core faculty affiliation in the JHU Berman Institute of Bioethics. We encourage faculty at all career stages to apply including senior, mid-level and junior faculty members.

Applicants should have a PhD, JD, MD or equivalent graduate degree with the potential for or a demonstrated record of distinguished scholarship at the intersection of bioethics and health policy. An interest in graduate-level mentoring and teaching in foundational and applied bioethics in a health policy context is required. Successful applicants will have a role in advising doctoral students in the bioethics concentration of the health policy PhD program. Ideal candidates will have a track record of peer-reviewed publication and demonstrated capabilities and/or potential in developing an externally-funded research program.

Successful applicants will join thriving communities of scholars within the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health’s Department of Health Policy and Management. 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. 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 Bloomberg School of Public Health is the #1 ranked school of public health and is the largest school of public health in the country. The Department of Health Policy and Management has more than 70 full-time faculty offering masters and doctoral programs in diverse areas including health services research, health and social policy, health economics, health policy and bioethics and health leadership and management. The Department is home to 15 Centers and Institutes focused on addressing a range of public health challenges.

The search committee for this position expects to review applications in December, and thus application materials should be submitted by December 1, 2019. Johns Hopkins is committed to excellence and to finding candidates who are the right fit for this interdisciplinary environment. The position(s) 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 http://apply.interfolio.com/69143. Cover letters should be addressed to Brendan Saloner, Ph.D., Chair of the Search Committee. Please direct all questions about this search to Ms. Michelle Ward, Senior Administrative Coordinator for the Department of Health Policy and Management, at 410-955-3625 or mward39@jhu.edu.  The Johns Hopkins University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff, and students.  All applicants who share this goal are encouraged to apply.

Joint Postdoctoral Fellow in Ethics and Infectious Disease

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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 arepleased to invite applications for two uniquely qualified fellows (one at each Institution) who are committed to interdisciplinary and transnational collaboration and who have a particular interest in exploring ethical issues at the intersection of global health and infectious disease.  This two-year fellowship will begin in September 2020.  Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the fellowship is awarded.

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 partner institution. Exact nature and timing of this requirement is flexible. Fellows are expected to spend at least one month per year or up to one full year at the partner institution.
  • Fellows will become integrated members of the ongoing post-doctoral training programs at both Institutions andhave 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

Salary/Benefits:

  • $60,000 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, please submit the following documents through Interfolio: http://apply.interfolio.com/68313  

  • 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 Director of Education Initiatives at the Berman Institute (Professor Gail Geller, at ggeller@jhu.edu) or the Director of the Wellcome Center at Oxford (Professor Michael Parker, at michael.parker@ethox.ox.ac.uk).

Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Ethics and Regulatory Aspects of Pragmatic Clinical Trials

Position Description

 The Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics invites applications for a Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Ethics and Regulatory Aspects of Pragmatic Clinical Trials. This position includes pursuing independent research, working alongside faculty members involved with the ethics and regulatory aspects of large-scale pragmatic clinical trials and participating in the Hecht-Levi Postdoctoral Fellowship in Bioethics.

The postdoctoral fellow is expected to pursue one or more projects addressing the ethics and regulatory aspects of pragmatic clinical trials in collaboration with Berman Institute faculty members. The Fellow will actively engage with the Ethics and Regulatory Cores of the NIH Health Care Systems Research Collaboratory and the Pragmatic and Implementation Studies for the Management of Pain to Reduce Opioid Prescribing (PRISM) Resource Coordinating Center.

As a member  of the Hecht-Levi cohort of Bioethics Postdoctoral Fellows at the Berman Institute, the Fellow will have access to Berman Institute faculty and resources, including weekly seminars, presentations, discussions with leading academics and policy makers, professional development training, outreach efforts, and teaching opportunities commensurate with experience and background.

Qualifications

Applications are welcome from candidates who will have an MD, PhD, or JD or their equivalent by the start date of the fellowship. Applicants should not have completed their terminal degree more than three years before the start date of the appointment.  Physicians should not have completed a formal residency training program more than three years by the start date of the appointment.

Start date

September 1st 2020.

 

Terms of Appointment

The fellowship is guaranteed for one year with the expectation of a second year of funding, contingent on review. Applicants may not be employed by another institution and are expected to be in residence for the duration of the appointment.

Salary is $60,000 per year, plus health and other benefits, and there is a modest discretionary fund for travel to relevant conferences and research expenses.

For general information about the nature of Postdoctoral Fellowships at the Berman Institute please contact the Director of Education Initiatives, Professor Gail Geller (ggeller@jhu.edu). For questions specific to the Fellowship in the Ethics and Regulatory Aspects of Pragmatic Clinical Trials, please contact Dr. Jeremy Sugarman (jsugarman@jhu.edu).

How to apply

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the fellowship is awarded. Apply via Interfolio: http://apply.interfolio.com/70049

Complete applications require the following materials:

  • A short covering letter
  • A current CV
  • Copy of graduate transcript(s)
  • Three letters of reference
  • A representative manuscript or publication
  • An essay (not to exceed 1500 words) detailing (i) the applicant’s relevant research and scholarly background; (ii) proposed primary area of inquiry during the fellowship; (iii) and what the applicant would hope to gain from being part of the Berman Institute.

Johns Hopkins is committed to active recruitment of a diverse faculty and student body.  The University is an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities, and encourages applications from these and other protected group members.  Consistent with the University’s goals of achieving excellence in all areas, we will assess the comprehensive qualifications of each applicant.

Senior Research Program Coordinator - REQ 22198

The Berman Institute of Bioethics is seeking a Sr. Research Program Coordinator to work collaboratively with the PI on a robust research agenda focusing on pediatric palliative care.  Palliative care for infants and children was founded on the principles and practices that defined palliative care for adult patients. Yet there are specific clinical, ethical, research, education, and policy concerns that are unique to very sick children and their families. Our research agenda explores the approaches to care for children with complex chronic conditions and their families, novel interventions to reduce hospitalizations, and the ethical frameworks needed for this population.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage projects and work with the PI to convene Working Group focused on pediatric palliative care research (will include handling day to day issues)
  • Collaborate with Working Group members to foster and track research progress
  • Write scientific grant applications to help support research agenda
  • Conduct literature reviews covering a broad range of scientific journals
  • Help with project design including methods, surveys, and tool development
  • Data collection, especially qualitative interviews
  • Assist with qualitative and quantitative data analysis.
  • Draft, write, and edit manuscripts for professional publication in scientific  journals
  • Draft, write, and edit research presentations (posters, power point)

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in related discipline.
  • Three years related experience required.
  • Additional education may substitute for experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula (18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in social sciences, bioethics or biological sciences preferred.
  • Master’s degree preferred.
  • Five years’ experience preferred.

Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of palliative care highly desirable.
  • Knowledge of qualitative research highly desirable
  • Research skills are critical
  • Excellent written, communications and interpersonal skills, superior organizational skills and the ability to think creatively and strategically.
  • Candidates should be self-motivated, able to work independently, meet deadlines, maintain a flexible and adaptable working style and display superb professional judgment and discretion.
  • Knowledge of medical terminology and healthcare systems are helpful, but not required.

How to Apply:

Please complete an application online at JHU Jobs; include a cover letter and resume.

Administrative Coordinator - REQ 22316

Provide administrative and research support to professor in the Berman Institute of Bioethics and Nitze School of Advanced International Studies.  Work assignments cover a range of activities including program support, meeting logistics and preparation, assisting with grant proposals, research, and general administrative support.

Responsibilities:

  • Serve as the administrative point of contact for a professor along with the program she oversees, the Global Food Ethics and Policy Program (GFEPP). Manage calendar for her and GFEPP, prioritizing multiple requests, and ensuring conflict-free meetings and appointments. Effectively communicate with academic and administrative leaders, faculty, students, other staff, and external contacts on behalf of the professor and the GFEPP.  Efficiently manage the professor’s time and travel. Manage communication regarding the GFEPP and the professor.
  • Coordinate reimbursement materials for submission to finance department.
  • Manage the Washington DC Berman office where the GFEPP will be hosted, including staffing front desk; handling inventories; ordering/restocking office supplies; liaising with building management; scheduling conference room/offices; working with IT for on-site issues; and other duties as required.  Provide limited on-site assistance for routine meetings and special events at the DC office including A/V set-up, room configuration, acceptance of deliveries, and catering set-up and clean-up.
  • Organize travel arrangements, catering, venue reservations, contracts, conference lines, A/V support, and other aspects as needed for the professor and GFEPP. Prepare agendas and meeting materials for distribution.  Attend meetings and record minutes. Compile decisions and action plans discussed in meetings and ensure the appropriate follow-up is conducted.
  • Draft and edit manuscripts, ad-hoc reports, and correspondence ensuring they adhere to the stated preferred writing style.
  • Manage assigned projects through to completion. Provide support for academic and policy-oriented inquiries.
  • Assist in preparation of grant applications/renewals in conjunction with the professor and the GFEPP.
  • Produce reports utilizing Word, Excel, Power Point, Access, and other software. Proofread and edit confidential and sensitive information, and prepare official documents for signature.  Analyze existing systems for improvement, design and maintain administrative filing systems to include: filing, retrieval, storage, coding, updating, and destructions.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma/GED.
  • Three years related experience.
  • Additional education may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or Master’s degree in public policy, public health or a food-related discipline.
  • Three years of progressive administrative responsibility is strongly preferred.
  • Some knowledge in food policy, food security and nutrition.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Possess excellent computer literacy, word processing, and spreadsheet skills with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook), Adobe Acrobat, RefWorks, library and online research to include online journal databases, with the ability to quickly learn new software is required.
  • A demonstrated attention to detail is vital as the incumbent will be required to work with a high degree of accuracy to independently complete tasks, resolve administrative issues, edit written submissions, prioritize and manage various projects with concurrent deadlines, and respond to changing priorities within a dynamic, fast-paced environment.
  • Highly motivated self-starter with excellent organizational skills. Able to utilize discretion and diplomacy when working with sensitive and privileged subject matter, maintain confidentiality, and exercise good judgement.
  • Adept in effectively communicating through excellent oral and written skills to a wide range of constituents internally and externally.
  • Ability to work efficiently as a collaborative team member with Berman Institute faculty, staff, leadership, and external contacts. Work to carry out the missions of the Berman Institute of Bioethics and the Nitze School of Advanced International Studies.

How to Apply:

Please complete an application online at JHU Jobs; include a cover letter and resume.  Please note this position is located in Washington DC.