Federal Fellowship Opportunity
Research Associate Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)
A fellowship opportunity is available within the President’s Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues (Bioethics Commission) in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). The Bioethics Commission provides advice and counsel to the President of the United States on bioethical issues that emerge as a consequence of advances in biomedicine and related areas of science and technology. Through engaging in original research, holding public meetings, and developing reports and other materials for public distribution, the Bioethics Commission works on identifying and promoting policies and practices that ensure scientific research, health care delivery, and technological innovation are conducted in an ethically responsible manner. By joining the staff for the Bioethics Commission, the selected participant will be involved in research, writing, and administrative activities related to bioethics, healthcare, science, and public policy.
Team activities may include:
• research and writing report drafts, substantive background memos, and blog posts;
• report drafting and editing;
• meeting planning and support;
• other research support activities as assigned.
The Research Participation Program for DHHS is administered by the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE). The initial appointment is for one year, but may be renewed upon recommendation of OASH contingent on the availability of funds and project needs. The participant will receive a monthly stipend based on educational level and experience. The participant must show proof of health insurance or may secure health insurance through this position. The appointment will be full-time at OASH in the Washington, D.C., area. Participants do not become employees of OASH, DHHS, or the program administrator, and there are no fringe benefits paid.
• A bachelor’s degree in science, technology, mathematics, engineering, public health, bioethics, or a related field received within the last five years.
• Experience and interest demonstrated in the field of science, healthcare, and/or bioethics preferred.
How to Apply:
Applications will be accepted through close of business May 17, 2013.
Please send cover letter, resume, 1-2 writing sample(s), and 3 references with contact information to:
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.
Effective February 15, 2013
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