Petrie-Flom Seeks to Hire Senior Law & Ethics Associate for New Project with NFL Players Association

In connection with our work on a sponsored research project with the National Football League Players Association, the Petrie-Flom Center seeks to hire a Senior Law and Ethics Associate immediately. (Please note that this is a distinct position from the one we recently advertised working with Harvard Catalyst on clinical and translational research.)

We are seeking a full-time doctoral-level hire (J.D., M.D., Ph.D., etc. in law, ethics, public health, social science, or other relevant discipline) with extensive knowledge of and interest in legal and ethical issues related to the health and welfare of professional athletes.  The position will be funded for at least two years, with renewal likely for an additional year or more.

View the full job description and apply here.  

For questions, contact petrie-flom@law.harvard.edu or 617-496-4662.

Petrie-Flom Center Seeks to Hire Senior Law and Ethics Associate

In connection with our work on the Regulatory Foundations, Ethics, and Law Program of Harvard Catalyst | The Harvard Clinical and Translational Center, the Petrie-Flom Center seeks to hire a Senior Law and Ethics Associate immediately. This is a full-time position for a doctoral-level hire (J.D., M.D., Ph.D., etc. in law, ethics, public health, social science, or other relevant discipline) with extensive knowledge and understanding of clinical research and its regulation. The Senior Law and Ethics Associate will support a new program aimed at developing creative, practical solutions to reduce seemingly intractable legal and ethical barriers to clinical and translational research.

View the full job description and apply HERE. 

Contact Executive Director Holly Fernandez Lynch with questions.

Quantitative Analytical Support Needed for Public Health Law Research

The National Program Office (NPO) for Public Health Law Research (PHLR), a nationally recognized program sponsored by Robert Wood Johnson Foundation for the evaluation of the health impact of laws and legal practices, seeks a postdoctoral fellow who will provide quantitative analytical support to the PHLR team. The successful candidate holds a Ph.D. with significant experience in quantitative methods and law/health policy or a J.D. with strong quantitative and health policy research skills. The individual will produce empirical papers using the quantitative legal data currently on LawAltas.org and provide literature and systematic review support for journal publications, white papers, and grant submissions. This person will become a full member of the NPO for PHLR at the Temple University Beasley School of Law for a period of two years. PHLR staff and affiliated scholars will mentor this person in public health law research methods and provide networking opportunities with leaders in the field of public health law research. The postdoctoral fellow will be required to attend the PHLR Annual Meeting each year.

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Health Law Chair Position at Loyola University Chicago

Nadia N. Sawicki

I’m pleased to announce that Loyola University Chicago School of Law is seeking to fill the recently created Bernard J. Beazley Chair in Health Law and Policy.  My colleagues and I at the the Beazley Institute for Health Law and Policy are excited for the opportunity to welcome a distinguished scholar of health law into the Loyola community.

Inquiries should be directed to Prof. Spencer Weber Waller, the chair of the search committee, at  swalle1 at luc.edu. Interested candidates should submit an application at www.careers.luc.edu.

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Position Announcement: Chairperson and Full Professor

Department of Health Sciences, Northeastern University, Boston, MA

The Department of Health Sciences offers a Master of Public Health in Urban Health, a Master of Science in Exercise Science, and a Bachelor degree in Health Sciences. We currently offer a PhD program in Personal Health Informatics in conjunction with the College of Computer and Information Science and a new PhD in Population Health is being implemented.

Qualifications include: (1) earned doctoral degree in public health, a related health profession, or medical, biological, or social sciences, (2) excellent record of university teaching, (3) excellent record of scholarly publications and external research funding, (4) demonstrated leadership in administering an academic/research department, (5) strong commitment to interdisciplinary education, and (6) demonstrated background and commitment to supporting a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment.

Application Information: Applications will be reviewed beginning May 1, 2013  and will continue until the position is filled. The expected start date of this position will be August 1, 2013.

For the full description of this position, see: https://neu.peopleadmin.com/postings/23973.

Job Posting: EPA’s Office of the Science Advisor (OSA), Office of Research and Development (ORD) seeks Human Subjects Research Review Official

EPA’s Office of the Science Advisor (OSA), Office of Research and Development (ORD) is seeking a senior executive and scientific leader for the position of Human Subjects Research Review Official (HSRRO) in Washington, DC, who is the Agency’s focal point for providing guidance and leadership, and who serves as the expert technical resource to EPA in matters related to human research ethics and human subjects protection. The HSRRO provides strategic vision and leadership for a scientific program whose results serve as a basis for informing Agency decisions in areas related to human subjects research.

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Job Opening: Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center

Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center invites applications from experienced health law teachers and scholars for the Kermit Gitenstein Distinguished Visiting Chair in Health Law and Policy. Touro is seeking a nationally-known professor in the field of health law and policy to fill the chair for the spring semester in 2014. The Gitenstein visiting professor will teach at least one course at the law school, deliver public lectures, and participate fully in faculty and student life. Touro Law Center is part of Touro College, which includes New York Medical College—one of the largest private health sciences universities in the nation. The visiting chair will have the opportunity to develop collaborative initiatives with the medical profession in general and New York Medical College in particular. Women, members of minority groups and others whose background will contribute to the diversity of the faculty are encouraged to apply.

Touro Law Center is a dynamic institution that is at the forefront of legal education in this country, dedicated to producing practice-ready graduates. Touro’s students have the unique opportunity to take advantage of the first-ever law campus in the United States—a law school adjacent to and working with both a federal courthouse and a state courthouse. The law school is located in Suffolk County, Long Island, approximately an hour outside of New York City.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume at the earliest possible date for full consideration. Contact: Fabio Arcila, Jr., Appointments Committee Chair and Associate Dean for Research and Scholarship, at farcila@tourolaw.edu.

Touro College is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity. Our practices and employment decisions regarding employment, hiring, assignment, promotion, compensation, and other terms and conditions of employment are not to be based on an employee’s race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, disability, ancestry, military discharge status, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic predisposition, housing status, or any other protected status, in accordance with applicable law. Our policies are in conformance with Title IX, 1972 Education Amendments.

Job Opening — Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine Seeking Bioethicist

HJF is seeking a Bioethicist to provide support under an NIH-funded contract to the Division of AIDS (DAIDS) at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), a component of NIH, located on Rockledge Drive in Bethesda, Maryland.  Under the NIH Contract, HJF’s separate operating division, HJF-DAIDS, provides scientific and operations support to DAIDS including the Basic Sciences Program (BSP). Responsibilities include researching and preparing background materials on bioethical issues relevant to NIH/NIAID research for use by NIAID staff; reviewing clinical trial protocols upon request; working with NIAID staff to identify, coordinate, and resolve issues concerning ethical principles and the application of United States and international regulations and ethical guidelines in international settings; providing expert input in planning and organizing stakeholder meetings on bioethics topics.  Excellent research, oral communication and writing skills needed, and experience and advanced training in bioethics required.

For more information and to apply, please see www.hjf.org and click on Careers.

NASI Summer Internships

Something to pass on to our student readers:

The National Academy of Social Insurance (NASI) is recruiting for our 2013 summer internship programs. As a NASI member, we rely on your help to find excellent student talent. With your assistance, the most qualified upper division undergraduate and graduate students, as well as recent graduates looking to explore their next career choices, will have access to an unmatched internship experience.

Visit NASI’s Internship Opportunities page for additional information on internship programs and how to apply.

Application Deadline: March 1, 2013

NASI’s four internship programs The Washington Internship on Social Insurance, The Somers Aging and Long-Term Care Internship, The Nathan J. Stark Internship for Non-Profit Development, and The Eileen Sweeney Graduate Internship in Disability Policy offer a wide array of opportunities and a $3,500 stipend. Descriptions of the programs and the online application form are available on the individual internship pages and on NASI’s Internship Opportunities page.

NASI is looking for 15-20 outstanding summer interns for 2013. Think about the talented young people you know—students, mentees, interns, and relatives—and encourage them to apply for an exciting summer in Washington, DC. Undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students in various fields of study (such as Political Science, Economics, Social Work, Aging Studies, Journalism, Education, Social Policy, Psychology, Biology, History, Demography, Public Health, Health Sector Management, Health Policy and Administration, Human Development, Public Policy, Gerontology, International Affairs, Health Policy, and Sociology) should be encouraged to apply.

If you have any questions, feel free to call NASI at 202-452-8097 or email us at internships@nasi.org.

Homeland Security Internship Opportunity

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) sponsors a 10-week summer internship program for students majoring in homeland security related science, technology, engineering and mathematics (HS-STEM) disciplines. This program is open to undergraduate students in a broad spectrum of DHS mission-relevant research areas and graduate students interested in the specific field of Nuclear and Radiological Threat Detection.

The DHS HS-STEM Summer Internship Program provides students with the opportunity to conduct research at federal research facilities located across the country. The goal of this program is to engage a diverse, educated, and skilled pool of scientists and engineers in HS-STEM issues and to promote long-term relationships between student researchers, DHS, and federal research facilities to enhance the HS-STEM workforce.

DHS has partnered with the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) to manage the application and review process, notification, and implementation of the program.

For more information, click here.

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Harvard Medical School/Brigham and Women’s Hospital Fellowship in Pharmaceutical Law and Health Services Research

The Division of Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics at Brigham and Women’s Hospital Department of Medicine and Harvard Medical School invites applications for a new postdoctoral fellowship in pharmaceutical law and health services research.  Areas of focus include regulation, intellectual property, and comparative effectiveness, as well as the development, approval, and evidence-based use of drugs, devices, vaccines, procedures, or diagnostics.

Applications are invited from scholars with doctoral degrees (M.D., J.D., Ph.D., Pharm.D., or equivalent) or who will complete such training by July 2013.  Fellows will have an appointment at Harvard Medical School, receive close mentorship from faculty members in the Division, and engage in one or more projects intended to start their careers in law and public health research. Appropriate candidates will also be able to enroll in the Harvard School of Public Health summer Clinical Effectiveness Program with the option to pursue a Master’s degree in public health.  Deadline is March 1, 2013.  Email Aaron Kesselheim, M.D., J.D., M.P.H. at akesselheim@partners.org for more information.

Penn Fellowship in Advanced Medical Ethics

The Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine invites applications for a new postdoctoral Fellowship in Advanced Biomedical Ethics, beginning in September 2013.  The mission of this 2-year Fellowship is to train scholars and future leaders in academic biomedical ethics.  Fellows will participate fully in the life of the Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy, which is among the world’s leading bioethics departments.  They will have full access to the intellectual resources of the larger Penn community.

Applications are invited from scholars with doctoral degrees in hand (PhDs or equivalent, JDs, MDs), or who will have received such degrees by September 2013.  Doctorates may be in any relevant field, including but not limited to philosophy, political science, psychology, sociology, economics or anthropology.

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Safra Center Fellowships on Institutional Corruption

The Edmond J. Safra Lab at Harvard University lets us know that it is once again seeking to admit talented scholars and practitioners, at any stage of their career, who will uncover and explain institutional corruption and build tools to counteract it.

They have four types of fellowships open for the 2013-14 academic year:

1. Lab Fellowships and Projects: Funded residential and non-residential fellowships and projects for scholars and collaborators engaged in research and practice that directly address institutional corruption.

2. Applied Data Fellowship: A funded residential fellowship offered to a quantitative problem-solver who will translate the Lab’s research into applied tools, and help to deliver the Lab’s real-world impact on institutional corruption.

3. Investigative Journalists: Funded residential Lab fellowships for investigative journalists to write monographs about institutional corruption within selected institutions or fields.

4. Network Fellowships: Non-funded scholars working independently on projects related to institutional corruption.

More information about these opportunities can be found on their website: http://www.ethics.harvard.edu/lab/opportunities.  The deadline for the receipt of applications is January 1, 2013. Email with questions:  applications@ethics.harvard.edu.

Position Announcement: University of Georgia Law School – Medical-Legal Partnership Clinic

The University of Georgia School of Law seeks a tenure-track assistant professor to serve as the director of a to-be-created Medical-Legal Partnership (MLP) Clinic, beginning the 2013 – 2014 academic year. Job expectations include both clinical work and the production of academic scholarship.

On the scholarship side, the director must be able to satisfy all the standards applicable to other members of the tenure-track faculty, including the production of first-rate scholarship published in major law reviews.

On the clinical side, the successful applicant will be responsible for establishing partnership(s) with medical providers in the community to house the new MLP Clinic.  The goal of the MLP Clinic is to provide legal services to underserved individuals receiving treatment from the medical provider.  Responsibilities include managing the partnership relationship, teaching the classroom component of the Clinic, and supervising student legal work in the Clinic.

Finally, the director will teach a related doctrinal course.

Applicants must possess a J.D. or equivalent law degree and must be a member of the Georgia Bar or willing to become a member as soon as practical following appointment.  Applications should include a cover letter, resume or CV, description of scholarly research agenda, existing scholarship and references.  The University of Georgia is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages candidates from diverse backgrounds to apply.

Contact:  Professor Erica Hashimoto, University of Georgia, School of Law, Herty Drive, Athens, GA 30602. (706) 542-5098, hashimo@uga.edu.

Health Services Research Postdoctoral Fellowship and Research Scientist Positions

Liberty Mutual Research Institute/Harvard School of Public Health + Univ. of Massachusetts - Health Services Research Postdoctoral Fellowship and Research Scientist Positions

HEALTH SERVICES RESEARCH POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP: The Center for Disability Research (CDR) at the Liberty Mutual Research Institute in Hopkinton, MA and the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) are seeking applicants for a two-year postdoctoral position in health services/work disability research. This is a fully-funded, joint appointment based at the HSPH, involving faculty at both locations. We are also accepting applicants through a similar collaborative program based at the University of Massachusetts/Lowell.

The postdoctoral fellow will design and implement original studies at the CDR related to understanding and preventing work disability, conduct data analyses, and prepare first-authored scientific publications. The research focus is on the role of health care in work disability outcomes, through analysis of our extensive, longitudinal medical claims and disability data. After completion of the fellowship, transition to a full-time faculty-level position is quite possible.

For over a decade, this has been an excellent opportunity for postdoctoral fellows to develop expertise in health services research, build a strong publication track record, and begin a successful academic career. We have had considerable success in pursuing innovative analytic approaches to answer important research questions.

APPLICATIONS/FURTHER INFORMATION: Applications are due Nov. 15. More information is available at: http://www.mediafire.com/view/?7t8e7gaqaquoa4c. Interested persons should contact the Program Director, Glenn Pransky MD MOccH, at glenn.pransky@libertymutual.com

RESEARCH SCIENTIST: The Center for Disability Research is also recruiting a Research Scientist, to develop new studies on the return to work process, focusing on organizational and social aspects. Qualifications include a solid research background, and ability to implement innovative approaches to investigate the early phases of returning to work after injury or illness. This is an excellent opportunity – collaborative environment, all results are published in high-quality scientific journals, competitive salary and benefits, and a permanent fully-salaried position (not grant dependent). Although advanced training in a related, relevant field ­ such as economics or sociology – is required, experience in work disability is not necessary. A new perspective from outside the work disability field would be very welcome.

APPLICATIONS/FURTHER INFORMATION: A more detailed job description is at: http://www.mediafire.com/view/?13zys2knrg15y5j. The application deadline is Nov 30.

Petrie-Flom Center Academic Fellowship – Call for Applications

The Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School is currently accepting applications for the 2013-2015 Academic Fellowship Program.  The application deadline is November 16, 2012.

The Fellowship is a postdoctoral program designed to identify, cultivate and promote promising scholars early in their careers. Fellows are selected from among recent graduates, young academics and mid-career practitioners who are committed to spending two years in residence at the Center pursuing publishable independent research that is likely to make a significant contribution to the field of health law policy, medical innovation policy or bioethics. Our prior fellows have found employment as law professors at Harvard, UC Berkeley, BU, UCLA, Cornell, the University of Arizona, and the University of Illinois.

Please see the full call for further details regarding eligibility, stipend and benefits, and application requirements.