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 2022. 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. The Berman Institute also welcomes applications for a Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Ethics and Regulatory Aspects of Pragmatic Clinical Trials and a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Ethics and Infectious Disease.
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.
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
The application window for the Fall 2021 Hecht-Levi Fellowship opens Oct. 17, 2021. Applications are due on Friday, December 19, 2021 and must be uploaded via Interfolio.
Please be prepared to submit the following documents:
- Cover Letter
- Personal statement
- Copy of Graduate Transcript(s)
- Writing Sample
- Three Letters of Reference