Current Employment Opportunities

Research Program Coordinator

A perfect position for someone looking to gain experience prior to graduate training in bioethics. 

The Research Program Coordinator will work with two or three primary faculty members at the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics to coordinate and provide research support for numerous academic and empirical projects and their components.

The position’s major areas of focus include participating in the development of an educational course; sustaining an ethics summit collaborative; editorial and project management of a book; research support; and administrative tasks.

Responsibilities include:

  • Participating in the development of a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on the ethics and policy issues
  • Serving as a teaching assistant for the piloting and first run of the course
  • Trouble-shooting, managing student forums, and grading of assignments in the context of a research project related to assessment methods for ethics-related course content
  • Managing follow-up for an ethics summit collaborative
  • Providing editorial assistance and project management of a book
  • Literature searches and reviews
  • Drafting and editing reports and manuscripts
  • Assisting in the development and implementation of various projects
  • Assisting in developing, submitting, and monitoring IRB applications and related documentation
  • Data entry, cleaning, and data set management
  • Administrative functions including scheduling, coordination of meetings/event planning, communication with key partners, facilitating cross divisional communications
  • Will work on development of Coursera course and need to work with specified software.
  • Other duties as required. 
Bachelor’s degree in Bioethics or a related field required. Some related experience required.

Special skills and knowledge: Must be detail-oriented. Must have excellent written, communication, and interpersonal skills; organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple tasks and complete work independently and accurately; library and online research skills; computer skills, including familiarity with word processing, data entry programs and research tools. Preferred skills include prior work with students, online courses, and exposure to synthetic biology.

Additional education may substitute for required experience and additional related experience may substitute for required education, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula. JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.


Bloomberg Distinguished Professorship in Ethics and Global Food and Agricultural Policy

The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies and the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics invite applications for the Bloomberg Distinguished Professorship in Ethics and Global Food and Agricultural Policy. This position is one of 50 new Bloomberg Distinguished Professorships designated for outstanding scholars who carry out interdisciplinary research and teaching in areas identified for significant growth at the University. This tenured faculty member will have dual academic appointments in the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics and the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, where tenure will reside.  

The Bloomberg Distinguished Professor will conduct original, policy-oriented scholarship and be a leader of SAIS’s and the Berman Institute’s collaborative efforts to advance research and scholarship in the areas of ethics, global food and agricultural policy.  The Bloomberg Distinguished Professor will have unprecedented opportunities for interdisciplinary, innovative scholarship and teaching.

Applicants must hold a PhD, JD, MD, or equivalent and: (1) have strong commitments to global food policy/agricultural health policy; (2) background or demonstrated scholarly commitment to addressing ethical issues in their area of expertise; (3) exhibit evidence or potential for a distinguished record of scholarship in ethics and global food policy; (4) record of excellence in teaching; and (5) demonstrated record of collaborative and interdisciplinary work. Scholars from a variety of disciplines, including the social sciences, philosophy, public policy, international affairs, public health, law, and economics are encouraged to apply. Applicants with strong training in empirical (quantitative and/or qualitative) social science research as well as in moral and political theory are welcomed. The Bloomberg Distinguished Professor is open to those at the associate or full professor rank, with tenure.

Minority and women candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.  The Johns Hopkins University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

 Applications will be reviewed beginning February 1, 2014, and applications will be accepted until a decision is made.     

 Please submit a CV and letter of interest to:

Prof. Jeffrey Kahn
Prof. Deborah Bräutigam
Co-Chairs, Search Committee
c/o Robin Schwartz
Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics
Deering Hall
1809 Ashland Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21205