Opportunities

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/

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

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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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