Harold T. Shapiro Postdoctoral Research Associate in Bioethics

The Harold T. Shapiro Postdoctoral Research Associate position supports outstanding scholars studying ethical issues arising from developments in medicine or the biological sciences. We particularly encourage proposals focusing on problems of practical importance that have broader theoretical interest.

The Shapiro Fellow will spend from one to three years at Princeton conducting research and teaching the equivalent of one course each year. He or she will participate in the Ira W. DeCamp Seminar in Bioethics and will be invited to participate in other activities of the University Center for Human Values including a year-long research seminar for visiting fellows and Center faculty.


Applicants must have completed all the requirements for the Ph.D., M.D., or other equivalent doctoral degree by September 1 of the year in which they begin the fellowship and must not have held the degree for more than three years by that date. An applicant may have a background in any area of ethical studies, not necessarily in bioethics. However, the proposed research plan should be related to the field of bioethics.

Applications will be evaluated on the basis of the applicant’s previous accomplishments and the promise of the proposed research project in bioethics. The capacity to contribute to the University’s teaching program will also be taken into account.

Term of Appointment

The term of the fellowship is one year, beginning September 1 with the possibility of renewal for up to two additional years pending satisfactory performance. Appointment will be made to the rank of Postdoctoral Research Associate. Princeton University offers competitive salary and employee benefits.

Application Procedure

The University Center for Human Values is no longer accepting applications for the 2014-2015 Harold T. Shapiro Postdoctoral Research Associate in Bioethics. Decisions letters were mailed on March 19, 2014. Pending administrative approval, we anticipate making a new appointment effective in September 2015, for which a search will be initiated in fall 2014. Details will be available on our website no later than October 1, 2014.

Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer and complies with applicable EEO and affirmative action regulations.


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