Seeking survey participants for study on views on online information about Alzheimer disease and related dementias

The UBC National Core for Neuroethics is interested in learning about your views on online information about Alzheimer disease and related dementias. If you are aged 55 or older and have sought online health information about Alzheimer disease or dementia at least once, we cordially invite you to participate in our short phone interview. The interview should take about 20 minutes to complete.

If you are interested in participating in our interviews, please contact Tanya Feng, Research Assistant at the National Core for Neuroethics at DementiaOnlineStudy@gmail.com.

Seeking interview participants with Multiple Sclerosis or Parkinson's disease

The purpose of this interview is to explore the perspectives of patients with neurodegenerative diseases about the risks, benefits, and time frames associated with stem cell clinical trials. This study is funded by the Canadian Stem Cell Network.
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Graduate Student Opportunity

Area of research: Psychiatric Interventions and Public Attitudes
A Master's or PhD scholarship opportunity is available at the National Core for Neuroethics, University of British Columbia, beginning September 2017. The position is part of the European Consortium Grant on ethical legal and social issues in psychiatric neurosurgery. Broadly constructed, the purpose of this project is to explore international views and values about the (re)emergence of psychiatric neurosurgery for mental health disorders. Independent aspects of the project based on the student’s own scholarship will serve as the basis for his or her thesis.
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Graduate Fellowship in Applied Ethics

The W. Maurice Young Centre for Applied Ethics is pleased to offer the Graduate Fellowship in Applied Ethics. The fellowship will provide a one-time annual stipend of $20,000 plus a research-related allowance of $1,500, as well as access to office space at the CAE in the Klinck Building on UBC Vancouver campus.The period of the fellowship will be the 2017 academic year (i.e., September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018). Relevant topics for this fellowship include but are not limited to: bioethics, business ethics, environmental ethics, public health ethics, and health inequities. Students receiving other scholarships may receive a top-up from the Graduate Fellowship in Applied Ethics to a total of $20,000.

For information about how to apply, please follow this link: http://ethics.ubc.ca/graduate-fellowship-in-applied-ethics/

Rice Family Fellowship in Bioethics and the Humanities at The Hastings Center

The Hastings Center seeks applications for a 1-year, full-time fellowship position.
With generous support from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and private donors, The Hastings Center is creating a Humanities Research Initiative. The aims of the Initiative are to deepen the Center’s core commitment to humanities-based scholarship in bioethics and to nurture future leaders in this area. To advance those aims, we will, on an annual basis, bring in a junior scholar both to do their own work and to help Center scholars draw on the resources of the humanities to inform ongoing research at the Center.

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Research Scholar at The Hastings Center in Garrison, New York

The Hastings Center seeks applications and nominations for a full-time position of Research Scholar/Senior Research Scholar. 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 and outstanding collaborative relationships with researchers and institutions in the US and other countries.

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Clinical Ethics Faculty (open rank) at Baylor College of Medicine

Join the faculty and participate in one of the largest clinical ethics consultation programs in the country. Requirements: PhD, JD, MD, or the equivalent (applicants with a Master’s degree will be considered for a non-faculty position consistent with training and experience); clinical ethics consultation training and/or experience; established record of high quality scholarship. Application deadline: February 17, 2017.

To apply, please send CV and cover letter (with title of job) to: bioethics@bcm.edu

Quantitative Research Associate at Baylor College of Medicine

Work on several NIH-funded collaborative research projects studying the ethics and psychosocial impact of genomic sequencing. Requirements: MA, MS, or the equivalent; experience and expertise in survey development and statistical analysis; ability to work autonomously; strong verbal and written communication skills. Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

To apply, please send CV and cover letter (with title of job) to: bioethics@bcm.edu

Program Manager, Ethics Education and Clinical Ethics Consultation at Baylor College of Medicine

Work with faculty leaders to manage a hospital-based clinical ethics consultation program and graduate medical education program in ethics, professionalism, and policy. Requirements: MA, MS, or at least 3 years’ relevant experience; highly organized; strong project management skills; ability to work autonomously; strong verbal and written communication skills. Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

To apply, please send CV and cover letter (with title of job) to: bioethics@bcm.edu

Research Coordinator at Baylor College of Medicine

Provide administrative and research assistance to faculty in the Center. Requirements: BA, BS, or the equivalent; highly organized; ability to manage time well. Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

To apply, please send CV and cover letter (with title of job) to: bioethics@bcm.edu

Science Outside the Lab-North 2017 Summer Program

The program is a week-long immersion into the world of science policy and decision making. Through the program, students have a chance to meet experts ranging from science journalists & museum curators to federal funders & science advisors. Students will also gain a richer understanding of how policy is made, how to communicate with funders and decision-makers, and how science shapes - and is shaped by - government decisions.

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The Universities of Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow and St Andrews are delighted to announce the SPRINT-MND/MS (Scottish PhD Research & Innovation Network Traineeships in MND/MS) programme: a network of PhD studentships across Scotland, to promote research into all aspects of motor neurone disease and multiple sclerosis. Applicants will have a wide choice of projects supervised by world-leading researchers at these five Scottish Universities. Projects will include laboratory, clinical/psychology, nursing/allied health professional and social science-related topics.

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Student Intern

The International Neuroethics Society (INS) is seeking a student intern to work with staff, leadership, committees and members. This is a part time position available starting January 2017.

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Postdoctoral Positions in Values and Public Policy at Princeton University

The University Center for Human Values and the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University, invite applications for postdoctoral positions in Values and Public Policy. We aim to support highly promising scholars trained in moral and political philosophy, political theory, normative economics and related areas to develop a research agenda in the ethical dimensions of public policy.

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The Harold T. Shapiro Postdoctoral Fellowship in Bioethics at Princeton University

The University Center for Human Values invites applications for the Harold T. Shapiro Postdoctoral Fellowship in Bioethics for a possible opening in September 2017. The Shapiro Fellowship supports outstanding scholars studying ethical issues arising from developments in medicine or the biological sciences. We particularly encourage proposals focusing on problems of practical importance that have broader theoretical interest.

The Shapiro Fellow will spend from one to three years at Princeton conducting research. Candidates will be expected to contribute one course each year to the Center’s undergraduate program in coordination with the Center and by approval of the Dean of the Faculty. The Shapiro Fellow will participate in the Ira W. DeCamp Seminar in Bioethics and will be invited to participate in other activities of the University Center for Human Values including a year-long research seminar for visiting fellows and Center faculty.

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IBRO-USCRC North American Research Fellowships

The IBRO United States/Canada Regional Committee (USCRC) is pleased to announce that applications are now open for the 1st IBRO-USCRC North American Research Fellowships Program. This new program aims to provide increased research opportunities for neuroscientists and support the advancement of neuroscience research in the North American region.

A total of 3 fellowships are available. Applications from all regions will be considered.

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Senior Advisor, Research Ethics at the Secretariat on Responsible Conduct of Research

The purpose of this role is to support the Secretariat on Responsible Conduct of Research (SRCR) in achieving the ethics component of its mandate through the conceptualization, development, implementation and interpretation of policy guidance for the ethical conduct of research involving humans and developing and delivering related educational resources and activities. The incumbent, in consultation with the Executive Director, SRCR, defines, implements and monitors performance of ethics projects, policies, strategies and initiatives, and is responsible for managing these throughout their lifecycle from planning through to evaluation in collaboration with relevant stakeholders. The incumbent contributes to the policy advice and support provided by the SRCR to the Panel on Research Ethics (PRE), and to CIHR, NSERC and SSHRC on the basis of his/her ethics expertise. The incumbent, reporting to the Executive Director, SRCR, oversees relevant grants and awards budgets and provides efficient and effective leadership within the SRCR in the implementation of SRCR’s ethics projects, policies, strategies and initiatives.

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Neuroethics Postdoc Fellow at Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering, University of Washington

The Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering is an NSF Engineering Research Center focused on developing neural-inspired sensorimotor devices, such as deep brain stimulators, brain-computer interfaces, and smart prosthetics.

The responsibilities of the Fellow will be divided between:

  • Service to CSNE: Working closely with the Ethics Thrust faculty and ERC investigators to consider ethics challenges and solutions throughout the conceptualization, funds-seeking, execution, and reporting phases of research and translation; and,
  • Independent Research: Developing a portfolio of independent research and publications on ethical challenges in the domain of neural engineering. The slate for independent research is open, but conceptual or empirical ethics research related to brain-computer interface technology will be encouraged.

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Faculty Position in Biomedical Ethics at Mayo Clinic

The Biomedical Ethics Research Program is seeking candidates for an Open-Rank Faculty Position in Biomedical Ethics. Program faculty members assess and address difficult questions about right and wrong in medicine and biomedical science while they conduct rigorous research, teach, and engage in policy discussions about ethical questions.

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Visiting Scholar in Neuroethics 2016-2017 at the Institut De Recherche Clinique De Montreal (IRCM)

This program aims to provide early-career and established researchers from any disciplinary background with the opportunity to engage in neuroethics research within a dynamic environment. Applicants will submit proposals for a research project to be completed during a one- to two-month stay at the Neuroethics Research Unit of the IRCM in Montréal, Canada. We are seeking applications from both national and international scholars who have a strong interest in undertaking research in neuroethics. While no formal neuroethics experience is required, applicants must propose a research project that can make an original contribution to the field. All visiting scholars must be able to work on their research with minimal supervision and priority will be given to candidates who demonstrate an interest in building a collaborative project with members of the Neuroethics Research Unit.

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Postdoctoral Fellowship or graduate student scholarship at the Institut De Recherche Clinique De Montreal (IRCM)

IRCM is seeking a postdoctoral fellow or graduate student to join the Neuroethics research unit (www.ircm.qc.ca/neuroethics/) to lead research examining ethical and social issues in the use of brain-computer interfaces (BCI). In partnership with European research centers, this project aims to pursue online survey research and novel translational ethics and social science research approaches on BCI. The outcomes of this project will include, for example, a policy brief for decision-makers and the creation of a video podcast informing the public about ELSA aspects of BCI. This position is funded by a grant from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Santé. This is a 12-month renewable position.

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Visiting Scholars Program

We welcome visiting scholars to conduct research and collaborate with the members of the National Core for Neuroethics. Please contact our Faculty members for details.

Recent Scholars:

  • Hervé Chneiweiss, M.D., Ph.D.,Head, Neuroscience, Paris Seine Laboratory, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Inserm/Pierre and Marie Curie University, Paris, France
  • Joseph J. Fins, M.D., M.A.C.P., Chief, Division of Medical Ethics, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, New York, USA
  • Lesley McBain, Ph.D., Adjunct Professor, Department of Medicine, College of Medicine, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
  • Elena Moro, M.D., Professor, Joseph Fourier University - CHU Grenoble, Grenoble, France
  • Saskia Nagel, Ph.D., Principal Investigator, Changing Brains, University of Osnabrück, Osnabrück, Germany
  • Osamu Sakura, Ph.D., Professor, Interfaculty Initiative in Information Studies/Graduate School of Interdisciplinary Information Studies, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
  • Dan Stein, Ph.D., Chair, Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
  • Louise Whiteley, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Medical Museion, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark