Baylor College of Medicine (BCM)

Postdoctoral Associate

Baylor College of Medicine (BCM)

Houston, TX, United States


The Center for Medical Ethics & Health Policy at Baylor College of Medicine and the Houston Methodist Biomedical Ethics Program are seeking applicants for our full-time clinical ethics fellowship. This competitive 2-year program offers the opportunity to train with the Center’s nationally renowned faculty and staff who lead premier Clinical Ethics Consultation Services at adult private hospital systems in the Texas Medical Center. The fellowship offers a competitive stipend, excellent benefits, and opportunities for continued professional development. Upon completion of this program, fellows will have the skills, training, and experience to make them a strong candidate for positions in clinical ethics and academic bioethics. The Center cultivates a culture of intentionality, respect, inclusivity, and collaboration. We are reflective and mindful of issues related to diversity, equity and inclusion in all interactions with one another.

Baylor College of Medicine is recognized as one of the nation’s premier academic health science centers and is known for excellence in education, research, healthcare and community service. Located in the heart of the world’s largest medical center, Baylor is affiliated with multiple educational, healthcare and research institutions. Baylor College of Medicine fosters diversity among its students, trainees, faculty, and staff as a prerequisite to accomplishing our institutional mission and setting standards for excellence in training healthcare providers and biomedical scientists, promoting scientific innovation, and providing patient-centered care.

Job Duties

  • Engages in comprehensive training in clinical ethics consultation, including independently conducting ethics consultations for a high-volume Clinical Ethics Consultation Service (≈450 consultations per year) at the Houston Methodist Hospital 
  • Participates in Biomedical Ethics Committee at Houston Methodist Hospital 
  • Participates in educational activities related to our undergraduate and graduate medical curricula, including Baylor College of Medicine’s award-winning Medical Ethics Pathway
  • Prepares and delivers presentations on clinical ethics-related topics for clinical audiences
  • Prepares original research and scholarship
  • Participates in Center events and the New York-Houston Medical Ethics Consortium

Minimum Qualifications

  • MD or Ph.D. in Basic Science, Health Science, or a related field.
  • No experience required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Terminal post-graduate degree (JD, PhD, MD, DO, or equivalent)
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills, working both independently and collaboratively to achieve mission goals 
  • Strong presentation and teaching skills
  • Training or experience in medical ethics or clinical ethics 

Baylor College of Medicine requires employees to be fully vaccinated -subject to approved exemptions-against vaccine-preventable diseases including, but not limited to, COVID-19 and influenza.

Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.

Please apply via recruiter’s website.