Career and Research Opportunities

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.

PhD Student

A PhD position is available immediately for a highly motivated graduate student to join a dynamic research team devoted to issues related to brain health, technology and patient experience. The position is based out of the University of British Columbia and BC Children’s and Women’s Hospital in Vancouver, BC. The successful individual will work closely with the Principal Investigator of the Neuroscience, Engagement and Smart Tech (NEST) Lab and other members of the Project Team to evaluate and co-develop technology to support brain health across the lifespan.

For more details, please see posting: (PDF)

Instructor, Assistant or Associate Professor at the Center for Bioethics, Harvard Medical School

The Center for Bioethics at Harvard Medical School is recruiting faculty to expand our research portfolio in bioethics. Appointment as an Instructor, Assistant or Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School, commensurate with training, experience, and achievements.

Candidates must have a terminal degree in an academic discipline related to bioethics, such as medicine, health policy, sociology, anthropology, economics, philosophy, history, or law, among others. The successful candidate will have demonstrated success at obtaining and completing funded research, with mentorship of junior faculty and students. The position will include an attractive start-up package that will support the candidate in initiating a program of research, with future support relying upon a combination of grant funding and institutional support.

For more details, please see posting: PDF

Neuroethics Research Faculty at the Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy, Baylor College of Medicine

The Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy at Baylor College of Medicine invites applications for an open rank tenure-track/tenured research faculty position to begin in the fall of 2020. We encourage applicants who have research interests in the emerging field of neuroethics to apply.

Applicants should have demonstrated scholarship in the field, a record of accomplishment or commitment to obtaining external funding for research, demonstrated skills in collaborating across disciplines, and a strong commitment to medical education. Applicants must have a terminal post-graduate degree (JD, PhD, MD, or equivalent) in bioethics, philosophy, neuroscience, law, social sciences, or other related field of study.

The successful candidate will develop a funded research program within the Center and participate in the other main mission areas of the Center including the opportunity to participate in the Center’s extensive education program.

For more details, please see posting: PDF

Developments in Neuroethics and Bioethics - Elsevier Press

Proposals for three volumes on 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, visit this page: https://goo.gl/UBM4tA

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:

  • Please visit us again for updates!

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)