Company Name:

Columbia University


New York, New York

Approximate Salary:

$47,500 Per Year

Job Category:

Fellowship, Psychiatry, Research, Social Psychology

Work Setting:

University/4-Year College

Position Type:

Full Time

Required Experience:

Entry Level

Required Education:


Date Posted:

November 6, 2018

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Post-Doctoral Researcher in Ethical, Legal and Social Implications (ELSI) of Genetics

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.

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 researcher will be an employee of the Columbia University Irving Medical Center, with an annual salary of $47,500, plus benefits.

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Outstanding female and underrepresented minority scholars are strongly encouraged to apply.

To apply: Upload a letter of application, a 500-word statement of research interests, a resume or CV, and contact information for three references here:
Application deadline: Monday, December 3, 2018 at 11:59pm EST.

For further information about the program and application materials, please contact the Columbia CEER’s Training Director, Ruth Ottman, PhD:

The Center for Research on the Ethical, Legal & Social Implications of Psychiatric, Neurologic & Behavioral Genetics is located at Columbia University Irving Medical Center in New York City. The Columbia CEER is funded by the National Human Genome Research Institute. For more information, visit

The Hastings Center is an independent, nonprofit, nonpartisan institution that since 1969 has been a leader in research, education, and policy recommendations on the ethical and social impact of advances in medicine, health care, and biotechnology. It is located in Garrison, New York, 50 miles north of New York City. For more information about The Hastings Center, visit

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