Career and Research Opportunities

Instagram and Self-Presentation: Identifying the Relationship and Effects on Mental Health (INSPIRE Mental Health)

Are you an active Instagram user? Do you post on Instagram at least once every 1 to 2 weeks? We are looking for individuals who identify as women between ages 19 to 24 to participate in a survey related to Instagram and mental health!

We are currently conducting a research study to better understand the relationship between Instagram use and the psychological well-being of women! There are 2 phases of the project. In Phase 1, we will be asking participants who have public Instagram profiles to share their profiles with us. The research team will screen capture the participant’s profile including their bio and the nine (9) most recent photos to be included in Phase 2 of the project which consists of a survey.
Within 1 month after the research team has collected participants’ Instagram profiles, we will contact you again to complete the survey in Phase 2 of the project. The survey will take approximately 30-40 minutes to complete.

If you’re interested in participating, please email Mallorie Tam at mallorie.tam@ubc.ca or visit this link: https://ubc.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bCNhFwQuWztVq6y

Invitation to participate in a 15-minute survey about Alzheimer’s disease

We are currently conducting a research study to better understand the strengths and areas of improvement of the First Link® dementia support program.

You can participate in the 15-minute survey even if you’ve never used First Link® services before!

About First Link®

First Link® dementia support connects people living with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias, their caregivers and their families to support and learning at any stage of the journey. The Alzheimer Society of B.C.’s focus is supporting British Columbians affected by dementia.

To participate, or for more information

Visit: http://bit.ly/firstlinkeval
Email: Mallorie Tam at mallorie.tam@ubc.ca

Principal Investigator:
Dr. Julie Robillard
Department of Neurology
The University of British Columbia

Invitation to participate in a focus group about assistive technologies

  • Are you 50 years old or older?
  • Do you use technology to help you in your daily life? (e.g., hearing aids, cane, wheelchair, tablet, mobile apps etc.)

We want to hear from you!

We are looking for volunteers to take part in a focus group to share your views on assistive technology. The time commitment is 1.5 – 2 hours.

In appreciation of your time, you will receive a $25 gift card.

For more information, please contact Kat Kabacinska, Research Assistant at katkab@mail.ubc.ca.

Principal Investigator:
Dr. Julie Robillard
Department of Neurology
The University of British Columbia

Invitation to participate in a research study on creating user-centered, customized assistive technologies

Are you ages 50+?
We want to hear from you!

Researchers at the Centre for Brain Health at UBC are seeking adults for a study on creating user-centered, customized assistive technologies.

You are eligible to participate in our study if you:

    • Are ages 50 and up
    • Speak English fluently

For more information or to volunteer for this study, please contact:
Annika Ang, Research Assistant, at annikaang@alumni.ubc.ca or 604-875-2000 ext. 6723.

Principal Investigator:
Dr. Julie Robillard, PhD
Department of Neurology
The University of British Columbia

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.

Post Doctoral Fellow in Ethics and Knowledge Translation for Mend the Gap: Biomaterials for Spinal Cord Repair

A key position is available immediately for a highly motivated individual who holds a PhD in any field related to neuroethics to join the dynamic team at UBC. Under the direction of the Director of Neuroethics Canada, and co-Principal Investigator (co-PI) Dr. Judy Illes, this Postdoctoral Fellow will join a team of researchers devoted to neuroscience and biomedical ethics as part of a large research program entitled “Mend the Gap: A Transformative Biomaterials Platform for Spinal Cord Repair”, funded by the New Frontiers in Research Fund (NFRF) Transformation Program.

For more information, please visit: https://ubc.wd10.myworkdayjobs.com/ubcfacultyjobs/job/UBC-Vancouver-Campus/Postdoctoral-Research-Fellow_JR5219

Planning Grants for future Dana Centers for Neuroscience

The Dana Foundation is seeking strategic partners to design and host a Center for Neuroscience & Society, one that is deeply committed to rigorous interdisciplinary training in neuroscience, that engages in research with an eye towards addressing practical issues raised by advancing neuroscience, and that grows a new generation of interdisciplinary experts who are empowered to embed neuroscience and its implications in a societal context.
 
For more information, please visit: https://www.dana.org/funding-and-grants/

Canadian Brain Research Strategy: Job Opportunities

The Canadian Brain Research Strategy is a community-led initiative uniting to advance Canada as a world leader in collaborative, transdisciplinary, open, and ethical brain research. Their objective is to make brain research a national priority by establishing a Canadian Brain Research Initiative. They are looking to fill three roles but are flexible on the job descriptions and number of personnel. They welcome enthusiastic applicants with a passion for brain science who embrace a startup mentality and are looking to expand their professional skill set and for opportunities for growth.

For more information, please visit: https://canadianbrain.ca/were-hiring-join-us/

Post-doc in Neuroethics, University of Pennsylvania

The WexlerLab at the Department of Medical Ethics & Health Policy at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania is seeking a full-time postdoctoral fellow in neuroethics. This 12-month position will begin in fall 2022; there is a possibility for renewal contingent upon funding. The fellow will work on an NIH-funded project that utilizes sociological methods to study the ethical, legal, and social implications of neurotechnology.

Interested applicants should email Rebekah.Choi@pennmedicine.upenn.edu with their CV, Personal statement (two pages maximum), Writing sample (for which the applicant was lead or sole author; 20 pages maximum), and the names and email addresses of 2-3 individuals who would be willing to provide a recommendation.

Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Bioethics & Palliative Care, University of Washington

The Division of Bioethics & Palliative Care in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Washington and the Treuman Katz Center for Pediatric Bioethics at Seattle Children's Research Institute is recruiting a full time Assistant Professor without tenure (commensurate with experience and qualifications) on the faculty scientist track. This position would be multi-year appointments over a 12-month service period (July 1-June 30).

Responsibilities will include research relevant to bioethics and/or palliative care supported by independent extramural funding. The successful candidate will be expected to support the department’s commitment to health equity.

This position will have the opportunity to engage in research and scholarship in fields that intersect with bioethics and palliative care, such as law, medicine, decision-science, neuro-science, public health, social psychology, and social sciences. Positive factors for consideration include, but are not limited to, candidates with a track record of successfully obtaining extramural grant funding and/or candidates with expertise in research ethics, communication science, health disparities and/or end-of-life care.

For more information, please visit: https://apply.interfolio.com/99668

Chair, Department of Health Humanities & Bioethics, School of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Rochester

The School of Medicine and Dentistry at the University of Rochester is recruiting the first permanent chair for its Department of Health Humanities & Bioethics. This is an exciting opportunity for a dynamic leader to set and implement a vision for the collective work of the department and its important roles across the institution, our community, and nationally.

For more information, please visit: https://med-fom-neuroethics.sites.olt.ubc.ca/files/2022/01/HHB-Chair-Job-Ad-1-3-2161.pdf

Developments in Neuroethics and Bioethics - Elsevier Press

Proposals for cutting edge topics in Developments in Neuroethics and Bioethics are now being sought. The following topics are of special interest, but all will be considered equally based on the strength of the volume editor or editor group, and the proposed table of contents:

  • Environmental Neuroethics
  • Public and Global Mental Health
  • Advances in Neurotechnology
  • Neuroethics Policy for Children and Youth
  • Placebo and Addiction Neuroethics
  • Do-it-Yourself and Take-it-Yourself NeuroTools
  • Educational Strategies in Contemporary Neuroethics, Bioethics, and Biomedicine

For more information or to submit your proposal, please send a short abstract that describes the objectives of the volume and a table of
contents to: Dr. Judy Illes (jilles@mail.ubc.ca), Neuroethics Canada, UBC.

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.

Current Scholar/s:

  • Ben Gibbard, MD, MA, MSc, FRCPC, Developmental Pediatrician, Alberta Children’s Hospital; Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary

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
    • Alexandra Olmos Perez, M.Sc., Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
    • Osamu Sakura, Ph.D., Professor, Interfaculty Initiative in Information Studies/Graduate School of Interdisciplinary Information Studies, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
    • Adam Shriver, Ph.D., Center for Neuroscience and Society, Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy, University of Pennsylvania
    • 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
    • John Noel M. Viaña, M.Sc., University of Tasmania (Hobart, Australia)
    • Anna Schmitt, University of Luxembourg