Research Assistant

The Organization

As an independent research organization, the Morgridge Institute for Research explores uncharted scientific territory to discover tomorrow’s cures. In affiliation with the University of Wisconsin-Madison, we support researchers who take a fearless approach to advancing human health in emerging fields such as regenerative biology, metabolism, virology and medical engineering. Through public programming, we work to inspire scientific curiosity in everyday life.

The Opportunity:

The Morgridge Institute for Research seeks a Research Assistant in Madison, Wisconsin to conduct qualitative and quantitative bioethics research. Conduct interviews, ethnographic observations, and content analysis of documentary evidence. Conduct data analysis and prepare data for presentation at professional meetings and for publication in peer-reviewed journals. Collaborate with Computer Scientists, Statisticians, and Bioinformaticians to undertake quantitative bioethics and legal research. Conduct scholarly bioethics research using appropriate databases, journals, treatises, government documents, and other relevant source materials, such as PubMed, JSTOR, Web of Science, Westlaw, Lexis, Hein Online, and LawAtlas. Apply appropriate theoretical frameworks to analyze scholarly sources, extend or critique those frameworks based on scholarly insights, and develop new theoretical frameworks. Prepare grant applications. Write scholarly manuscripts in collaboration with senior ethics personnel. Present research results and scholarly work to professional and lay audiences. Participate in the Research Ethics Consultation Service (RECS).


Requires: (1) Ph.D. in Law, Philosophy, or Humanities, or an S.J.D., and (2) a Bachelor’s degree in Bioinformatics, Biostatistics, Computational Biology or a related field. Position also requires six months of experience using research methods, which must include each of the following: (1) conducting legal research on government regulations; and (2) using research tools, including using one or more of the following databases: PubMed, JSTOR, Web of Science, Westlaw, Lexis, Hein Online, and LawAtlas.

To apply:

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume via the link below.

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