The Morgridge Institute for Research — Bioethics Investigator

The Morgridge Institute for Research, part of the dynamic research community at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-Madison), seeks an investigator (assistant or associate professor equivalent) to contribute to the Bioethics Theme at the Institute and to the intellectual community at the UW-Madison. We are interested in a talented, energetic scholar who will work with faculty across the UW-Madison on ethical, legal, and social issues related to medical devices or medical and scientific imaging. We seek a scholar whose ethics work focuses on any facet of medical devices or imaging, including discovery-phase research and engineering, product development, adoption and deployment, or the ethics of disruptive emerging technologies. The successful candidate may also be appointed to a tenure-track or tenured position in an appropriate University of Wisconsin-Madison department and will receive an attractive salary and benefits package plus start-up support.

We encourage applications from curiosity-driven individuals who are committed to collaborations that advance the Institute’s interdisciplinary mission and to building a more equitable and diverse scholarly environment. By the time of appointment, the candidate must have a Ph.D., JD, MD, or equivalent degree in a field related to ethics or science and technology studies (STS).

The Morgridge Institute for Research is a private, nonprofit basic science research institute affiliated with UW-Madison. We serve as a collaborative hub for investigators to work together on fundamental scientific questions. For more information, please visit

To Apply:
Applications should be submitted by January 28, 2022 to and include the following materials as .pdf files:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Concise description of research vision and future research plans
  • A short writing sample (article or book chapter)
  • A diversity statement
  • Contact details for at least three referees who know you and your work well.

The candidate should be prepared to submit a teaching statement on request.

In order to insure the safety of our workplace, proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required unless an exemption is granted for medical, disability or religious reasons.

The Morgridge Institute for Research is an equal-opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.

1 – If the writing sample is a chapter of a thesis or book, please write an introductory paragraph explaining how this writing fits into the larger project