The Center for Bioethics and Social Sciences in Medicine (CBSSM), a multidisciplinary research unit sponsored by the University of Michigan Medical School and the Ann Arbor Veterans Administration, has an active program for post-doctoral research fellows. CBSSM is currently soliciting applications from qualified individuals for two post-doctoral research fellow positions for the 2013-2014 academic year:
Bioethics Post-Doctoral Research Fellow
Active projects in bioethics at CBSSM currently include informed consent and therapeutic misconception, surrogate decision-making, decision-making capacity for treatment and research, deliberative democratic methods in bioethics, resource allocation, and the sociology of medical ethics/bioethics, among others. Candidates' area of focus must be in bioethics, although their backgrounds may be in social or natural sciences, humanities, medicine, or law.
Decision Sciences Post-Doctoral Research Fellow
This fellowship focuses on understanding and improving the health care communication and decisions made by both patients and providers. Past post-doctoral fellows have included scholars whose research in health care communication and decision-making has been approached using theories drawn from social cognition, motivation and emotion, risk communication, ethics, and economics.
CBSSM has five broad programs that serve its research mission and fellows will usually focus on one of these areas. Please see www.cbssm.org/research to learn more.
Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and education. All requirements of the PhD or equivalent terminal degree must be completed before the post-doctoral research fellow appointment can begin. Candidates should submit a letter of research interests, reprints/preprints, CV, and three letters of recommendation by February 4, 2013. Application materials should be sent in electronic format to:
Valerie Kahn, MPH, Manager
Center for Bioethics and Social Sciences in Medicine
University of Michigan
2800 Plymouth Road, Building 16, Rm. 455S
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2800