Research Scholar in Health Equity and U. S. Population Health
The Hastings Center
Location: Garrison, New York
Type: Full Time
Required Education: Doctorate
Academic / Research
Advocacy / Non-Profit
The Hastings Center offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience, health insurance, a TIAA-CREF pension plan, and generous vacation, sick leave, and holiday schedules. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to building a diverse staff and creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We especially encourage applications from scholars from diverse, underrepresented communities.
Internal Number: 1
This position offers a superb opportunity for an early-career, mid-career or senior scholar to build a research portfolio dedicated to examining and addressing health equity and population health. The Hastings Center is a world-renowned bioethics research institute with an active research portfolio, outstanding collaborative relationships with researchers and institutions in the United States and around the world, and a strong commitment to public engagement, including through outreach to journalists, policymakers, opinion leaders, and other audiences.
The successful candidate will have freedom to identify and address major ethical, legal, and social issues on a wide variety of topics in health, health care, and science. The position is open to many specializations and methodologies, from public health, economics, philosophy and sociology to race, disability, and gender studies. Key is that applicants have demonstrated an interest in the analysis of ethical issues related to health equity and population health in the United States. Applications are encouraged from candidates interested in health care reform, health policy, justice and emerging biotechnologies, genomics and justice, community-based organizations or community-based research, cross-national comparisons, and the health disparities that arise at the intersection of race, gender, sexual orientation, class, ability, etc.
Candidates should be committed to collegial, interdisciplinary work. Like all Hastings Research Scholars, the successful candidate will develop original grant-funded research projects on timely issues. Experience securing grant funding—or interest in developing that skill—is required, as is the desire to become a public voice on issues of societal concern.
Candidates will have a PhD, JD, MD, or other terminal postgraduate degree. They should demonstrate that they have applied their disciplinary skills to ethical concerns in health equity or population health.
To apply: Upload a letter of application describing your background, research interests, and fit for the position, along with a resume or CV, two writing samples, and the names of and contact information for two references here:https://hastingscenter.wufoo.com/forms/research-scholar/
The Hastings Center addresses social and ethical issues in health care, science, and technology. Through our publications and public engagement we insert human values and the value of bioethics into public conversations, while providing platforms for a range of voices to express themselves and be heard. We bring our work to multiple audiences, including leaders in public policy, biotechnology, and medicine, as well as journalists, educators, and students. Our analyses also influence professional practice: from end-of-life care to psychiatric practice to immigrant health care, we have helped to shape the standards of practice adopted by physicians, nurses, and lawyers.
Our research is carried out by interdisciplinary teams that engage in a rigorous process of analysis, deliberation, framing, and reframing of the key issues at stake. This work produces authoritative books, special reports, and other documents that inform professional practice and public policy.
Founded in 1969 by philosopher Daniel Callahan and psychoanalyst Willard Gaylin, The Hastings Center is the oldest independent, nonpartisan, interdisciplinary research institute of its kind in the world.