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NEW! *Commission Accepting Applications for a Public Health Scientist
*Center of Research for Environment Energy and Water Researcher
*Healthcare Information & Technology Lab at Columbia is Seeking Research Fellow
*Assistant Director, Office of Research Integrity and Compliance, West Virginia University
*Northwestern University Brady Distinguished Visiting Faculty
*Ethicist at Kaiser Permanente
*Instructor in Bioethics and Medical Humanities at University of Arkansas
*Global Impact Corps: Global Health Volunteer Abroad Opportunity

Commission Accepting Applications for a Public Health Scientist

The Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues advises the President on bioethical issues that emerge from advances in biomedicine and related areas of science and technology. The Commission works with the goal of identifying and promoting policies and practices that ensure scientific research, health care delivery, and technological innovation are conducted in an ethically responsible manner. he Commission staff performs original, archival and literature-based research, as well as policy analysis to inform the deliberations of the Commission. The current topic under consideration by the Commission is the ethics of the development of medical countermeasures in children. In order to fulfill our mission, we are recruiting for a PhD-level public health scientist with strong writing skills who has demonstrated interest or experience in bioethics or ethics. Anticipated work will include research, writing, meeting preparation, and other projects as needed. This person should currently reside in or be willing to relocate to Washington, DC and be able to work full time. Applications will be accepted through close of business January 11, 2013.

Please send cover letter, resume, 1-2 writing sample(s), and 3 references with contact information to:
Esther Yoo
Committee and Staff Affairs
Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues
1425 New York Avenue, NW C-100
Washington, DC 20005
Applications by email are preferred.

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Center of Research for Environment Energy and Water Researcher

Background: Center of Research for Environment Energy and Water (CREEW) is a non-profit making research organization established in 2008 and carries out research, development and promotional activities on areas of environment, water and energy.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the implementation of research project activities related to water engineering and management
  • Prepare research and other (e.g., workshop, training courses, etc.) reports
  • Assist in the organization of workshops, training courses, and similar activities
  • Assist in the preparation of scientific articles for publication
  • Perform other tasks assigned by the immediate supervisor


  • Masters degree in water resources engineering or related fields or Bachelor Degree in Civil Engineering with minimum 2 years of work experience
  • Strong research and writing capabilities
  • Good computer skills, including MS Office application software; proficiency in other computer applications such as hydrologic (or relevant) modeling software, GIS, and statistical tools is preferred
  • Able to conduct research independently with minimum supervision
  • Ability to work under time pressure and in international multi-cultural environment
  • Articulate, ability to work both independently and in a team
  • Excellent command in written and spoken English

Interested applicants must submit either by post or e-mail i) a letter of intent, ii) complete CV, iii) transcripts for BS and MS degrees, iv) publication lists and iv) names and addresses of two Referees to the following address:
The President
Center of Research for Environment Energy and Water (CREEW) 259, Chanda Aryal Ojharamukhi Galli, Baluwatar, Kathmandu-4 G.P.O. Box 25563 Telephone No. +977 (1) 4411918
E-mail: info@creew.org.np
The closing date for applications is on 20 December, 2012.

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Healthcare Information & Technology (HIT) Lab is Seeking Research Fellow
HIT Lab is an independent cross-disciplinary public health research organization located on Columbia University’s Medical Center Campus. The Healthcare Technology Fellowship is designed to prepare developing public health, life science, and medical scholars at the doctoral or post-doctoral level for leadership roles in understanding and implementing information and communications technologies. The HIT Lab is currently seeking a Health Technology Fellow to write 15,000 word, 30 graphic, page paper related to mobile healthcare in the 21st century. The Healthcare Technology Fellow will apply a thematic analysis to while conducting interviews, performing secondary research, and using ATLAS.ti to determine quantitatively the key themes within the interviews. The ideal candidate should be able to work efficiently while being remote and on-site as required. Qualifications: Doctors of Philosophy or PhD candidates with a strong academic record; Should have at least 3 years of healthcare experience conducting primary research, and writing on healthcare related issues; Candidates must have the permanent right to work in the US or be a US citizen. Interested candidates should email their curriculum vitae, writing sample, blog or writing portfolio and contact information to:  hr@hitlab.org.

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Assistant Director, Office of Research Integrity and Compliance, West Virginia University

The Office of Research Integrity and Compliance (ORIC) at West Virginia University is seeking an Assistant Director. This position will assist the Director in overseeing the WV Clinical and Translational Research Institute activities as they related to the ORIC; manage the human research protections and animal care and use work flow, protocols and processes; and supervise the ORIC staff and operations on a day-to-day basis. The position is also responsible for managing specific Electronic Research Administration processes and providing support for the Conflict of Interest in Research and Biosafety Committees and processes. Candidate must possess a Bachelor’s degree in biomedical, social/behavioral/education or engineering sciences with a master’s degree preferred. Candidate must have a minimum of four (4) years’ experience in research supervision and management, committee leadership; electronic research administration for compliance, and human research protections regulatory oversight and team management. Two (2) years’ experience is required in responsible conduct of research education and training and also conflict of interest in research oversight and management. Successful candidate will have budget experience, be able to prepare extensive reports on research laws and issues to various agencies, and a demonstrated ability to successfully manage employees. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. To apply please email a letter of application, resume, and contact information of three (3) professional references including phone numbers to: mary.neely@mail.wvu.edu. WVU is an EEO/AA Employer. Minorities, persons with disabilities, females, veterans and other protected class members are encouraged to apply. For the full job description please visit http://employmentservices.hr.wvu.edu/wvu_jobs

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Northwestern University Brady Distinguished Visiting Faculty
Evanston Illinois

This is a one-year, full-time and benefits eligible position as the Brady Distinguished Visiting faculty, beginning September 1, 2013. The successful applicant will teach one seminar as part of The Brady Scholars Program in Ethics and Civic Life, will give three public lectures on themes related to The Brady Program, and will provide intensive pedagogical mentoring and research advising throughout the academic year to students, participating fully in social interactions. We require at least three years of college teaching experience after the receipt of the Ph.D., and documentation of teaching excellence. The undergraduates involved in this program pursue a three-year course of study on issues of civic and moral concern. Details can be found at http://www.bradyprogram.northwestern.edu/. Candidates should submit a cover letter, complete CV, three letters of recommendation, a writing sample, and teaching evaluations. Send application materials to The Brady Program Website, http://www.bradyprogram.northwestern.edu/, Faculty Tab, Moral & Political Visitor Search.  Review of files will begin as received; materials that arrive by December 7, 2012 will be given fullest consideration. EOE/ AAE. Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply.

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Ethicist at Kaiser Permanente
Oakland, CA (San Francisco Bay Area)

Job Description: The Ethicist is a member of the Regional Ethics Department's integrated ethics team.  As such, the ethicist will provide support for high quality clinical ethics case consultation throughout the region, engage in preventive ethics through ethics-related policy and program review, development and dissemination, and collaborate with many of NCAL's existing departments and programs to foster an environment grounded in integrity, transparency, accountability, fairness, respect and trust.  The Ethicist will serve as an expert resource in a particular area of health care ethics, such as organization ethics, dispute resolution, communication ethics or patient and family-centered care, and will enhance the Department's existing strengths in clinical ethics education, consultation methods, and organizational health care ethics policy development.   Essential Functions:
• Under the leadership of the Director of the Regional Ethics Department, collaborates with colleagues to enhance the organization's understanding of the role and importance of ethics in the delivery of high-quality health care and promote ethical practices at all levels.
• Contributes to ethics educational efforts, including on-site formal and informal presentations, regional and local guided discussions, conference planning, and the preparation of presentations, written materials, training tools and webinars.
• Helps develop other innovative approaches to distance learning, including website and on-line strategies (i.e. secure on-line discussions, videos, etc.) to enhance and/or supplement more conventional or traditional learning styles/opportunities.
• Regularly engages in efforts to evaluate the effectiveness of facility procedures utilized to resolve ethical conflicts and makes recommendations aimed at quality improvement, as needed.
• Approaches all ethical issues from a member and family-centered perspective and understands how to incorporate cultural and linguistic responsiveness into all departmental activities.
• Promotes open and honest communication and models tactful and effective communication.
• Facilitates consensus among stakeholders on complex ethical issues and related organizational policies.
• Identifies ethics policy gaps and works toward increasing ethics policy alignment region-wide.
• Provides resources and support to Medical Center personnel and Ethics Committees on local ethical issues.
• Analyzes consultation methods and approaches and provides recommendations for improvement strategies, where they would be beneficial.
• Reviews and develops policies as they relate to patient rights and ethics and assures compliance with accreditation and agency standards pertaining to clinical ethics and patient rights.
• Represents the Regional Ethics Department on committees and at regional and national conferences.
• Will be required to travel to facilities within NCAL as needed.

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Instructor in Bioethics and Medical Humanities

The Division of Medical Humanities in the College of Medicine at University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS—the state’s only health sciences institution with a medical school) seeks to appoint an instructor in bioethics.  Established in 1982, the Division of Medical Humanities (www.uams.edu/humanities/) provides ethics education, consultation and other support throughout the institution and its affiliated partners—Central Arkansas VA and Arkansas Children’s Hospital.  The Division is particularly proud of its many offerings by nationally recognized faculty in a broad range of medical humanities, including literature, history, anthropology, and law. Applicants must have particular interests in clinical ethics as well as consultations and, more broadly, should be familiar with all aspects of bioethics, able to teach medical students, residents, faculty, and others in various areas of medical ethics and humanities. Further, applicants must have a terminal degree in a humanities discipline, law, medicine, nursing, or other health profession. The position is intended as an initial 3-year hire, evaluated and contracted annually.  If the faculty member proves successful in this position, the possibility is available for negotiating a tenure-track line after initial appointment period.  (Salary commensurate with appointment rank and experience.) Review of applications will begin November 1st and continue until the position is filled. The intended start date is July 1, 2013. To apply, an applicant should send a CV, three letters of recommendations, and a sample of scholarship to:

Carol VanPelt
Administrative Assistant
4301 W. Markham St., #646
Little Rock, AR  72205

UAMS is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Global Impact Corps: Global Health Volunteer Abroad Opportunity



Unite For Sight has been featured weekly on CNN International and in The New York Times


Unite For Sight is the world's leader in socially responsible, effective volunteering abroad. Unite For Sight's Global Impact Corps is an immersive global health experience for students and for professionals.  All volunteers participating in Unite For Sight's international programs are Global Impact Fellows.  They participate daily with local ophthalmic nurses, local optometrists, and local ophthalmologists to support and assist the local eye clinics in outreach programs that reduce patient barriers to health care, including financial, transportation and education barriers.


Through hands-on, structured training, fellows gain a comprehensive understanding about best practices in volunteerism, global health, social entrepreneurship, and international development.  Global Impact Fellows gain skills and are nurtured to become new leaders in global health.  Additionally, Global Impact Fellows may participate in the Global Impact Lab, an optional program for fellows interested in pursuing global health research.


Locations (volunteer for 10 days, 20 days, 4 weeks, 6 weeks, 8 weeks, 10 weeks, 6 months, or more)

  • Accra Region, Ghana
  • Rural Villages, Ghana
  • Tamale, Ghana
  • Tegucigalpa, Honduras
  • Bihar, India
  • Chennai, India
  • New Delhi, India
  • Orissa, India

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