Postdoctoral Fellowships

The Berman Institute’s wide and growing array of postdoctoral fellowships are helping launch the careers of the next generation of bioethics scholars.

The Berman Institute is pleased to invite applications for the Hecht-Levi Postdoctoral Fellowship Program in Bioethics. The Program is seeking a few uniquely qualified postdoctoral applicants to begin this two-year fellowship in September 2023.  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 a few Fellows accepted into the program each year.

Application review will begin December 16, 2022.

The Berman Institute also welcomes applications for:

All Berman Institute postdoctoral fellows are considered members of the Hecht-Levi Fellows cohort and are expected to participate in the Hecht-Levi Fellows activities described below.

Learn more about resources for Postdocs at Johns Hopkins University.

Hecht-Levi Fellowship

The Hecht-Levi Fellowship is a two-year program of study and experiential learning in bioethics administered by the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics. The main goal of the Fellowship is to launch the careers of the next generation of bioethics scholars, so the program offers a considerable amount of protected time for research and publication.

All Hecht-Levi Fellows participate in weekly seminars or discussions, pursue their own scholarship in bioethics, and collaborate with faculty on selected projects in bioethics. Each Fellow designs an individual program tailored to her or his particular goals, interests, and background.

Hecht‐Levi Postdoctoral Fellows 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 bioethics;
  • Professional development training;
  • Participation in the Berman Institute’s outreach efforts via social media;
  • 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

Application review will begin December 16, 2022. Applications must be uploaded via Interfolio.

Please be prepared to submit the following documents:

  • Personal statement (2 pages) explaining your interest in bioethics, what area(s) of scholarship you would like to pursue, and how the fellowship would advance your career goals
  • CV
  • Copy of Graduate Transcript(s)
  • Writing Sample
  • Three Letters of Reference

For more information on the Hecht-Levi Fellowship, please contact the Director of Education Initiatives, Professor Gail Geller, at ggeller@jhu.edu

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

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 Pragmatic Trials 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.

See full information below. Applications are due by December 16, 2022 and must be uploaded via Interfolio. 

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

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 before the start date of the appointment.

Start date

September 1, 2023

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 $62,500 per year, plus health and other benefits; and there is a modest discretionary fund for travel to relevant conferences and research expenses.

How to apply

Applications must be uploaded before December 16, 2022 via Interfolio: http://apply.interfolio.com/113459

Complete applications require the following materials:

  • A personal statement (not to exceed 1000 words) detailing your (i) relevant research and scholarly background; (ii) proposed primary area of inquiry during the fellowship; (iii) goals for the program and what you hope to gain from being part of the Berman Institute.
  • A current CV
  • Copy of graduate transcript(s)
  • Three letters of reference
  • A representative manuscript or publication

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.

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) or Professor Stephanie Morain (smorain1@jhu.edu).

Inaugural Dracopoulos-Bloomberg iDeas Lab Postdoctoral Fellow

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 

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.

See full information below. Applications are due by December 16, 2022 and must be uploaded via Interfolio. 

Inaugural Dracopoulos-Bloomberg iDeas Lab Postdoctoral Fellow

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