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The Program in Genomics and Ethics Team is currently seeking qualified candidates for a new position:


Research Associate II

In preparation for this increase in clinical use of sequencing, the Program of Genomics and Ethics (PGE) has been established at the Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities at the Medical College of Wisconsin supported by the Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Research and Education Fund. Genomic advances have raised a number of ethical questions about the impact of these advances on health and society. Issues concerning individualized use and research require the creation of new frameworks for decision-making about genomic data interpretation, return, storage and use. The PGE will bridge the gap between the clinical application of genome sequencing technologies and their ethical implications.


The Research Associate II will work with faculty and staff in the Program in Genomics and Ethics (PGE) in the Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities to foster the aims of the Program: 1. To discover new knowledge through the conduct of innovative research on genomics and ethical issues raised by emerging genomic technologies; and 2. To disseminate new knowledge and best practices for addressing the ethical issues raised by new genomic technologies to key stakeholders including health care providers, researchers and the public.  The research associate will work collaboratively and independently to develop a knowledge base in genomics and ethics, support the research programs of other investigators, and cultivate expertise in additional identified areas of research interest.


The successful Research Associate candidate will:

· Design and execute complex research studies and analysis protocols

· Help design, construct and maintain databases that support the research program

· Assist in developing, implementing and monitoring quality research and teaching activities

· Contribute to and prepare manuscripts, grants, and abstracts for dissemination, funding, and presentation


The qualified candidate will possess an advanced degree (Master’s level or above), three or more years of experience in human subjects research, grant submissions, and qualitative and/or quantitative methodologies. Priority will be given to those with previous experience in, and/or publications related to, genomics and/or bioethics.


Qualified candidates may apply online at to Position 20005313



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