Job Opportunity: Post-Doctoral Researcher in Ethical, Legal and Social Implications of Genetics, Columbia University

December 3, 2018


Applicants should have recently completed a terminal degree (e.g., PhD, JD, MD) in the social and behavioral sciences, genetics or other basic sciences, epidemiology, nursing, medicine, law, or one of the humanities. 


The Columbia University Center for Research on Ethical, Legal & Social Implications of Psychiatric, Neurologic & Behavioral Genetics (a National Institutes of Health-funded Center of Excellence in ELSI Research [CEER]) and the Hastings Center jointly announce the availability of a two-year post-doctoral research position to begin summer 2019. 

This position is an extension of the highly successful post-doctoral fellowship program that the Columbia CEER has run since 2013. The successful applicant will spend time in two world-class research institutions, receiving mentorship and supervision from established and highly successful ELSI researchers and participating in the dynamic programs of research and public engagement of both institutions. The goal of the position is to develop research skills on the ethical, legal, and social implications (ELSI) of genetics, with a special focus on psychiatric, neurologic, and behavioral genetics. During this two-year position, the post-doctoral researcher will complete coursework and seminars, engage in mentored research activities, and receive guidance in seeking research funding. All activities will be designed to accommodate the skills and interests of the post-doctoral researcher. 


Application Components: 

  • Letter of application
  • 500-word statement of research interests
  • Resume or CV
  • Names and contact information for three references

For more information, please visit the posting webpage or contact the Columbia CEER’s Training Director, Ruth Ottman, PhD: [email protected].