Post-doctoral fellowships: Harvard Health Law Fellowships

“The Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology and Bioethics seeks distinguished candidates for its 2010-2012 Academic Fellowship Program.

PURPOSE: The Petrie-Flom Center is an interdisciplinary research program at Harvard Law School dedicated to scholarly research at the intersection of law and health policy, including issues of health care financing and market regulation, biomedical research and bioethics. The Academic Fellowship is a postdoctoral program specifically designed to identify, cultivate and promote promising scholars early in their careers. Academic Fellows are selected from among recent graduates, young academics and mid-career practitioners who are committed to spending two years at the Center pursuing publishable research that is likely to make a significant contribution to the field of health law policy, medical innovation policy or bioethics.

PROGRAM: Petrie-Flom fellowships are full-time, two-year residential fellowships
starting in the fall of 2010. Fellows devote their full time to scholarly activities in furtherance of their own research proposals. No teaching obligations or opportunities are associated with this fellowship. In addition to pursuing their research and writing, fellows are expected to attend and participate in research workshops on health law and policy and other events designated by the Center, and to present their research in at least one of a variety of forums, including academic seminars, speaker panels, or conferences. They also are expected to provide opportunities for interested students to consult with them about their areas of research and to help with the Center’s programming.

STIPEND AND BENEFITS: Fellows have access to the full range of resources offered by Harvard University. Each fellow is provided with a private office, library privileges, appointment fees, health benefits, a research budget, and a stipend of $60,000 per full year.

ELIGIBILITY: Applicants must hold an advanced degree in a discipline that they intend to apply to issues relating to health law policy, biomedical research or bioethics. The Center particularly encourages applications from those who intend to pursue careers as law professors (former fellows have taken up positions at Harvard, Berkeley, and Boston University’s law schools), but will consider any applicant who demonstrates an interest and ability to produce outstanding scholarship concerning health policy during the term of the fellowship. Applicants will be evaluated by the quality and probable significance of their research proposals, and by their record of academic and professional achievement.

APPLICATION: Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis starting September 1, 2009. Completed applications must be received at petrie-flom@law.harvard.edu by 5:00 p.m. on November 13, 2009.

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