Duke Law School
Duke University’s Center for Public Genomics (CpG) is seeking a Fellow to work at Duke Law School for a one- or two-year term beginning in the summer or fall of 2011. The CpG was established in 2004 to understand the benefits and risks of intellectual property protections in genomics. The CpG is funded by the National Human Genome Research Institute and is a national Center of Excellence in Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications Research. Duke schools affiliated with the CpG include Duke Law School.
The Fellow will be responsible for a variety of tasks within the CpG that are centered at Duke Law School. His or her focus will be the “Genomics as Information” Project, which seeks to identify, analyze, and propose policy responses to ownership challenges raised as genomic research becomes increasingly based on pure information. The Fellow will conduct research as part of a team led by the Principal Investigator of the project, Professor Arti Rai. The team also includes professors at the Columbia School of Public Health, Harvard Medical School, and various research assistants.
Qualified candidates should hold an advanced degree in law (J.D.). Coursework or practice in the area of intellectual property required. A scientific or technical background is desirable, but not required. Familiarity with statistics and statistical programs (e.g. STATA) is desirable, but not required. Salary is approximately $45,000 to $50,000 annually, depending upon experience.
For additional details and application procedures, visit the Duke Center for Genome Ethics, Law & Policy website.