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Lecturer in Bioethics

The Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics invites applications for a new non-tenure line faculty position, Lecturer in Bioethics—two year term, with possibility of reappointment.

The Lecturer will work with the Education Initiatives team and teach in the Institute’s educational programs:  a Master of Bioethics degree and bioethics certificate programs offered in conjunction with the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, a new non-degree Executive Education program, Summer Institutes and Intensives, and course(s) in our bioethics minor for Hopkins undergraduate students.

The Lecturer’s responsibilities will include:  developing courses (including online courses); teaching across the various Berman Institute educational programs (in academic tracks and Executive Education and summer programs); serving as the primary content mentor for multiple Master of Bioethics students; participating in academic advising; and, as a core member of the Education Initiatives Team, serving on various programmatic committees (i.e., student selection, curriculum development, etc.).

The successful candidate will possess a PhD, JD, MD, or equivalent, with demonstrated evidence of interest in and aptitude for teaching bioethics at the graduate or professional level; experience in online course development and teaching; and mentorship experience.  Formal training in bioethics is required.

The successful applicant will join a thriving community of faculty, research staff, and students in the Berman Institute of Bioethics, an interdisciplinary unit of Johns Hopkins University.  The Institute includes more than 40 core and affiliate scholars with backgrounds in public health, philosophy, medicine, nursing, social science, and law, with active portfolios of scholarship, teaching, service, and outreach in bioethics. The Institute is committed to training the next generation of leaders in the field of bioethics.  Our unique interdisciplinary programs, faculty, and position in the University provide a dynamic educational environment.

How to Apply

Candidates should provide a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, names and contact information for three references (or three letters of recommendation), a sample of written work (preferably published), and teaching evaluation summaries to bioethics@jhu.edu (Erin Law, Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics, 1809 Ashland Avenue, Baltimore, MD, 21205).  Questions can be addressed to Gail Geller (ggeller@jhu.edu; Director of Educational Initiatives) or Travis Rieder (trieder@jhu.edu; Assistant Director of Educational Initiatives).  Applications will be reviewed as they are received and new applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  We expect the successful candidate to begin duties in summer 2017.  Minority and women candidates are especially encouraged to apply.  The Johns Hopkins University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

Senior Coordinator – Requisition # 313971 

As a university-wide, independent, interdisciplinary center, the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics identifies and addresses key ethical issues in science, clinical care, and public health both locally and globally.  The Director of Finance and Administration is seeking a full-time Senior Coordinator in the Office of Finance and Administration, which is responsible for finance, facilities, human resources, special events, and other activities for the Institute.  The Senior Coordinator will be responsible for financial transactions, facilities management, budget reconciliations, financial reporting, and administrative support for the Director of Finance & Administration.

Responsibilities

  • Handle key functional aspects of the Institute’s facilities and daily operations involving building, activities, equipment, and resources. Assist with building operations and work with Director of Finance and Administration to ensure building systems are working effectively and efficiently (including plumbing, HVAC, housekeeping, etc.).  Handle building issues, some of which may be particular to historic/older buildings, and research/propose solutions.  Independently identify, evaluate, and contract with companies and contractors to complete facilities related work.  Navigate the contract process through negotiation of agreed upon verbiage and costs.
  • Create and maintain records tracking system for facilities preventative maintenance, life-cycle replacements, and other related issues as well as serve as the primary point of contact for employees reporting issues. Handle daily facilities requirements, including room set-up for courses and other activities.
  • Prepare, approve, and/or serve as backup for financial transactions (purchase orders, online payments, purchase cards, transfers, and others). Reconcile assigned non-sponsored accounts on a monthly basis and identify/resolve financial discrepancies.  Thoroughly analyze financial data and assist in the development of financial projections, non-sponsored budgets, and annual budgets.
  • Develop, oversee, and plan for computer, software, and A/V purchasing, maintenance, and replacement including forecasting and budgeting. Coordinate IT services for new equipment, maintain inventory records, and organize upgrades as needed. Monitor inventories. Organize equipment (computer, telephone, mail box, and desk space) and access (building and printer) for new employees.
  • Identify, propose, and initiate refinements and generate new approaches to solving BI operational challenges with creative problem solving and strategic thinking. Develop policy and procedure manuals for the Institute. Represent BI in internal (JHU) and external relationships with professionalism and diplomacy.
  • Provide administrative support to the Director of Finance and Administration. Create and manage task files and follow up daily on activities and projects, staying informed regarding all ongoing projects for the Director.  Monitor shared email in-box, forwarding and responding to messages as appropriate.  Handle calendar, schedule appointments, arrange travel, and organize meetings for the Director with a variety of constituencies.  Prepare meeting materials, answer phones, and maintain electronic and paper files. Exercise a high level of independent judgment in handling requests and resolving issues.  Effectively communicate with academic and administrative leaders, faculty, students, and other staff, on behalf of the director.
  • Produce reports using Word, Excel, Power Point, Access, and other software. Draft financial memos and reports, correspondence, and other documents on behalf of the Director for dissemination to a wide range of university leadership, faculty, and staff.  Proofread and edit confidential and sensitive information, and prepare official documents for signature.  Design/maintain electronic and physical filing systems to include: filing, retrieval, storage, coding, updating, and destructions.
  • Handle special projects and other duties as required.

Qualifications

  • High School diploma required. Bachelor’s Degree preferred with five years of progressively responsible relevant experience required.  Additional education may substitute for experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula. (JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience; up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job).
  • Fluency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook), SAP, and the ability to quickly learn new software.
  • Ability to apply strong planning skills to a range of program and administrative work/situations as needed with efficiency.
  • A demonstrated attention to detail and organizational skills are critical as the incumbent will be required to track and/or manage various projects and priorities simultaneously.
  • Skilled at maintaining a high level of confidentiality through adherence to established protocols and guidelines.
  • Possesses the ability to effectively communicate through strong writing and verbal skills, efficiently work as a team member, and embrace the mission of the Berman Institute of Bioethics. 

How to Apply

Please complete an application at https://jobs.jhu.edu, and attach a cover letter explaining why you would be a good fit for this opportunity, as well as a resume.  Only applicants selected for further consideration will be contacted.  Johns Hopkins University Berman Institute of Bioethics is an equal opportunity employer.  For more information on our mission and projects please visit www.bioethicsinstitute.org.

 

Sr. Research Program Coordinator – Requisition #313493

The Berman Institute of Bioethics is seeking a Sr. Research Program Coordinator to work collaboratively with the PI on a robust research agenda focusing on pediatric palliative care.  Palliative care for infants and children was founded on the principles and practices that defined palliative care for adult patients. Yet there are specific clinical, ethical, research, education, and policy concerns that are unique to very sick children and their families. Our research agenda explores the approaches to care for children with complex chronic conditions and their families, novel interventions to reduce hospitalizations, and the ethical frameworks needed for this population.

Responsibilities

  • Write scientific grant applications to help expand this new program.
  • Draft, write, and edit manuscripts for professional publications as well as specialist scientific and technical journals.
  • Draft, write, and edit presentations – research oriented (poster, power point)
  • Conduct literature reviews covering a broad range of scientific journals and project designs
  • Help with project design including methods, surveys, and tool development
  • Data collection including qualitative interviews.
  • Assist with qualitative and quantitative data analysis.
  • Manage projects and work with the PI to convene working group to examine pediatric palliative care issues (will include handling day to day issues).

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in social sciences, bioethics, biological sciences, or related discipline with three years related experience required. Master’s degree and five years’ experience preferred. Additional education may substitute for experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula (18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience).
  • Knowledge of palliative care highly desirable.
  • Research skills are critical.
  • Candidate must have excellent written, communications and interpersonal skills, superior organizational skills and the ability to think creatively and strategically.
  • Candidates should be self-motivated, able to work independently, meet deadlines, maintain a flexible and adaptable working style and display superb professional judgment and discretion.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, specifically Excel.
  • Knowledge of medical terminology and healthcare systems are helpful, but not required.

How to Apply

Please complete an application at https://jobs.jhu.edu.  Attach a cover letter and resume detailing why you are the most qualified candidate for the position.  Only applicants selected for further consideration will be contacted.  The Berman Institute of Bioethics is an equal opportunity employer.

 

Sr. Grants and Contracts Analyst – Requisition #313405

Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics is dedicated to identifying and addressing key ethical issues in science, clinical care, and public health both locally and globally.  The Sr. Grants and Contracts Analyst serves a critical role by managing sponsored funding activity for the Institute as well as handling reporting, control activities, and special projects.

Responsibilities

  • Advise faculty of funding opportunities.
  • Manage the grant/contract submission process, prepare and review grant proposals, and oversee pre-award data.
  • Provide guidance on protocols, regulations, and policies relevant to the University and various types of sponsors (federal/state governments, organizations, and private foundations).
  • Work with faculty to plan, develop, and finalize items for grant/contract packages including budgets, justifications, and other materials.
  • Review applications and ensure accuracy, completeness, and adherence to sponsors’ proposal guidelines.
  • Track and monitor proposals through approval processes to submission. Initiate internal routing and review through Coeus system.
  • Serve as liaison among various offices and to University Research Administration.
  • Manage post-award activities. Provide accurate and appropriate guidance regarding interpretation of applicable contract, grant and cooperative agreement terms and conditions, as well as other administrative rules, cost principles and regulations under OMB guidelines.
  • Prepare, negotiate and/or implement domestic and international sub agreements, subcontracts, and consultant agreements with individuals and organizations.
  • Handle account set-up, budgeting, and any required transactional processes. Work with Institute human resources to ensure alignment of salaries to projects.
  • Monitor the financial duties of staff with regard to pre and post award grants/contracts management and compliance with Institute, University, and external agency policies/procedures, established practices, and deadlines.
  • Review and analyze awards/projects on a monthly basis, assessing/monitoring expenditure levels against funding and budget obligations, and verifying compliance with regulations. Prepare quarterly reports and projections for faculty.
  • Develop and/or modify systems to ensure accurate and timely completion of interim and final reports. Coordinate no-cost extensions as needed.
  • Manage close out processes for sponsored projects.
  • Analyze complex financial data and prepare narrative and statistical reports for faculty and leadership.
  • Assist with the annual budgeting process, analyzing financial data and extracting/defining relevant information as well as interpreting data for the purpose of determining past financial performance and/or projecting financial probability.
  • Develop and implement improvements to sponsored projects policies and procedures.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, or related field required. Five years of experience in sponsored research, or financial and/or cost management required. Graduate level education may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula. Master’s degree with knowledge of US Government cost principles and grant/contract management preferred.
  • Federal grant and contract proposal submission experience.
  • Ability to focus on customer service, timely communications and meeting deadlines.
  • Proficiency with financial software applications, databases, and spreadsheets.
  • Strong organizational skills with a dedication to accuracy and attentiveness to details.
  • Effective communication skills (both written and oral).
  • Highly motivated and able to work independently, prioritize tasks for several simultaneous projects, and meet concurrent deadlines.
  • Exercise mature judgment and diplomacy in dealings with all stakeholders while maintaining a professional demeanor.
  • Experience using SAP/COEUS preferred.

How to Apply

Please complete an application at https://jobs.jhu.edu.  Attach a cover letter and resume detailing why you are the most qualified candidate for the position.  Only applicants selected for further consideration will be contacted.  The Berman Institute of Bioethics is an equal opportunity employer.

 

 


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