University of Pennsylvania — Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Ethical, Legal and Social Implications of Genetics and Genomics

The Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine invites applications for its postdoctoral Fellowship in the Ethical, Legal and Social Implications (ELSI) of Genetics and Genomics.  This fellowship seeks to train scholars and future leaders in ELSI research.  Appointments will commence in Summer 2019.

ELSI fellows participate fully in the life of the Department, which is among the world’s leading centers of bioethics research and teaching.  They have full access to the intellectual resources of the Penn community.

Fellows receive a generous annual stipend, benefits, and funds for academic books and travel. Fellows also receive support to pursue a Master of Science in Medical Ethics (MSME) degree.

Applications are invited from scholars with doctoral degrees in hand, or who will have completed all requirements for their degree by June 2019.  Eligible degrees include a PhD, MD, or equivalent. Doctorates may be in any relevant field, including but not limited to philosophy, political science, life science, or any of the social sciences.  Prior experience in bioethics is not required. Applicants who are members of underrepresented minority groups or who are disabled are strongly encouraged to apply. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

Please visit for more information about the ELSI Fellowship. Application deadline is December 12, 2018.

For additional information, please contact Ms. Angela Golub, Administrative Coordinator, by email at