Title:  Postdoctoral Associate - Postdoctoral Researcher (ELSI / Neuroethics) - Polygenic Embryo Screening

Division:  Center for Medical Ethics and Health Pol
Schedule:  Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Work Location:  Texas Medical Center, Houston, TX
Salary Range:  Commensurate with experience
FLSA Status:  Exempt
Requisition ID:  6385


Job Purpose

Postdoctoral Researcher (ELSI / Neuroethics) - Polygenic Embryo Screening:
The Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy at Baylor College of Medicine is hiring a full-time postdoctoral researcher with a strong background or interest in qualitative methods and/or bioethics to work in an NIH-funded study examining the ethical, legal, and social implications of screening and selecting embryos based on likelihood of polygenic conditions (e.g., psychiatric disorders) and traits (e.g., height, intelligence). This is a non-laboratory research position. 

The postdoctoral researcher will be part of an interdisciplinary team of researchers led by Gabriel Lázaro-Muñoz, PhD, JD, and Stacey Pereira, PhD.

Job Duties

  • Assist with interview and survey materials development and data collection.
  • Conduct interviews and qualitative data analysis.
  • Assist with conceptual and ethical analysis.
  • Assist with quantitative data analysis, as able.
  • Take the lead and assist in the preparation of manuscripts for publication. 
  • Take the lead and assist in the preparation of presentations to disseminate the project's research in local, national, and international meetings.

Minimum Qualifications

  • MD or Ph.D. in Basic Science, Health Science, or a related field.
  • No experience required: 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Doctoral degree (e.g., PhD, MD, JD) in philosophy, social sciences, neuroscience, genetics, health policy, public health, or related field.
  • Experience with qualitative data collection and analysis desired; experience with qualitative data analysis programs preferred (e.g., ATLAS.ti, MAXQDA).
  • Experience with quantitative data analysis preferred.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills required; must be able to work independently and collaboratively to meet deadlines.
  • Strong interest in neuroethics, bioethics, health policy, and/or related legal issues.
  • Experience with reproductive ethics, disability studies, genetics, and/or bioethics preferred.





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