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Dracopoulos-Bloomberg iDeas Lab Postdoctoral Fellowship Program in Bioethics

Johns Hopkins University
Maryland, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Oct 14, 2022
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Call for Applications:

The Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics is pleased to invite applications for the inaugural Dracopoulos-Bloomberg iDeas Lab Postdoctoral Fellowship Program in Bioethics. The Program is seeking a uniquely qualified postdoctoral applicant to begin this two-year fellowship in September 2023. The candidate will be expected to show demonstrated experience and interest in public engagement and or storytelling. Although an extensive background in bioethics is not required, priority will be given to applicants with at least some exposure to bioethics during their education. The selection process is highly competitive, with only one two-year fellowship currently available.


Application review will begin December 17, 2022

Dracopoulos-Bloomberg iDeas Lab Fellowship Program Description:

The iDeas Lab, set up in 2022 is the first Creative Studio and Incubator for world class stories at the intersection of science, ethics, medicine and public health based at the Berman Institute of Bioethics. It is ground-breaking in its approach of engaging scholarship in publicly available compelling projects. The inaugural iDeas Lab Fellowship is a two-year program of study and experiential learning in storytelling in bioethics administered by the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics through the iDeas Lab. We invite qualified applicants to propose their own research projects in the field of public bioethics.

The main goal of the Fellowship is to launch the careers of the next generation of public bioethics scholars, so the program offers a considerable amount of protected time for research and publication.

The iDeas Lab Fellow will participate in weekly seminars or discussions, pursue their own scholarship in bioethics, and collaborate with faculty on selected projects in public bioethics. The Fellow will design an individual program tailored to her or his particular goals, interests, and background.

The iDeas Lab Postdoctoral Fellow will have access to a wide range of benefits and activities in multiple schools at Johns Hopkins, including:
  • Weekly seminars, presentations and discussions with leading academic and policy makers;
  • Individualized research program;
  • Bioethics coursework through the Berman Institute's Master in Bioethics program;
  • Postdoctoral mentoring in public bioethics;
  • Professional development training;
  • Participation in the Berman Institute's iDeas Lab projects;
  • Teaching opportunities (commensurate with experience and background);
  • $62,500 per year, plus health and other benefits
  • $2,000 per year for travel/lodging and registration at relevant conferences
Application Instructions

To apply for the program, please submit the following documents through Interfolio:
  • Cover Letter
  • Personal statement
  • CV
  • Copy of Graduate Transcript(s)
  • Writing Sample and portfolio of Engagement Work
  • Three Letters of Reference
For more information on the iDeas Lab Fellowship, please contact the Director of the iDeas Lab, Lauren Arora Hutchinson, at

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