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Thursday, January 21, 2010


Postdoctoral Positions Available in ELSI Research

The Center for Genomics and Society (CGS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill invites applications for postdoctoral appointments in ethical, legal, and social issues (ELSI) related to large-scale genetic/genomic research. Appointees will work closely with an interdisciplinary group of CGS investigators to conduct social science, philosophical, policy, or legal research on ELSI issues, help design ELSI teaching modules to be used in undergraduate classes; and co-author publications. Post-doctoral fellows will participate in individually tailored, mentored research and professional development activities, and will be supported in establishing independent lines of ELSI research. Our website has information about CGS aims, research activities, and faculty:

This position is available immediately for duration of one year, with a possible additional year pending funding and acceptable progress. Candidates should be recent PhDs with interests in ELSI research, and training in the social sciences, genetics, medicine, nursing, public health, law, humanities or bioethics. Individuals from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. Stipends are established at the NIH rate, beginning at $39,009 for a recent PhD. Health benefits are included as well as sick and vacation time.

Applications should consist of a 1) curriculum vitae including previous research experience; 2) a personal statement describing interests in ELSI; and 3) names and contact information of three referees.

Applications will be accepted until April 15, 2009, or until positions are filled. Applicants should
address all materials and questions to:

Debra Skinner
Associate Director
Center for Genomics and Society
FPG Child Development Institute
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-8180
Tel: (919) 966-4571
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