Job Announcement: Research Scholar

The Hastings Center, Garrison, N.Y.

Description: This position offers a superb opportunity for an early career, mid-career, or established scholar to devote themselves to research and public outreach on questions of national and international significance. The Hastings Center is a world-renowned bioethics research institute with an active research portfolio, outstanding collaborative relationships with researchers and institutions in the US 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 wide variety of topics in health, health care and science. While areas of specialization and methodologies are open, we encourage applications from scholars with an interest in ethical issues related to artificial intelligence (AI), particularly as applied to health care. Applications are also encouraged from candidates interested in health care reform, health policy, and neuroscience. For the right candidate, this is a powerful opportunity to build a robust research portfolio at The Hastings Center.

Candidates should be committed to collegial, interdisciplinary work. Experience securing grant funding that enables original research on timely topics—or interest in developing that skill—is a must. In addition, candidates should have strong writing and speaking skills and a desire to become a public voice on issues of societal concern.

More information about the Hastings Center’s program areas, public outreach activities, and research projects is available at

Qualifications: Candidates will have a PhD, JD, MD, or other terminal postgraduate degree. Training or experience in bioethics is an asset, as is evidence that the candidate has applied their disciplinary skills to ethical concerns in health policy or the governance of emerging technologies.

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 and contact information for two references here:   Questions sent to will be answered promptly. Applications will be held in confidence.

To nominate: Call or email Jodi Fernandes, Executive Assistant to the President at 845-424-4040, extension 231 or Nominations will be held in strict confidence.

Application deadline: December 15, 2019.

The Hastings Center offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience, health insurance, TIAA-CREF pension plan, 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.

The Hastings Center is located in Garrison, New York, 50 miles north of New York City in the beautiful central Hudson River Valley, with easy transportation into and out of Manhattan. For more information about The Hastings Center, visit: