Opportunities

Seeking interview participants who have lost a brother or sister to Neuroblastoma

The purpose of this interview is to explore the experience of adolescents who have lost a brother or sister to neuroblastoma. Researchers hope to develop a better understanding of the experience of adolescents with the hope of helping the medical community address the concerns of adolescents along their sibling’s palliative care journey.

To participate or learn more, click here.

Invitation to participate in a research study on media reporting of psychiatric neurosurgery

UBC’s Neuroethics Canada is interested in learning about journalist practices and perceptions when reporting about the use of surgical techniques for the treatment of mental illnesses (psychiatric neurosurgery). If you are a North American journalist who has reported on psychiatric neurosurgery, we cordially invite you to participate in our short phone interview. The interview should take about 30 minutes to complete.

If you are interested in participating in our interviews, please contact Caitlin Courchesne, Graduate Research Associate at Neuroethics Canada at caitcou@mail.ubc.ca.

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 Fellowship

A Postdoctoral Fellow position is available immediately for a highly motivated PhD graduate to join a dynamic research team devoted to issues related to brain health, technology and patient experience. The position is based out of BC Children’s and Women’s Hospital in Vancouver, BC.

For more details, please see posting: (PDF)

Postdoctoral Fellowships or Graduate Student Scholarships at the Pragmatic Health Ethics Research Unit, IRCM

The Pragmatic Health Ethics Research Unit of the Montreal Clinical Research Institute (pragmatichealthethics.ca) is seeking two (2) postdoctoral fellows or graduate students. These positions are funded by a grant from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and the IRCM Foundation. These are 12-month positions with possible renewal. Candidates with expertise outside of bioethics (e.g., implementation science or action-research) are invited to submit their application.

For more details, please see posting: PDF

Scientific Director at the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research (MSFHR)

MSFHR is seeking an experienced research leader to fill the newly created position of Scientific Director. With a minimum 10-year track record as a researcher, the Scientific Director is excited to turn their attention to the “science of research funding” – an increasingly important focus for funders committed to understanding and responding to the ecosystem in which they work.

Reporting to the CEO and working with Foundation’s leadership team, the Scientific Director will develop a research agenda for the Foundation that helps determine and also study what we fund, how we support the translation of evidence into practice and policy, and how we strengthen the research system in which we work. They are responsible for day-to-day management and oversight of a portfolio that includes research programs and competitions, knowledge translation, strategic planning, partnership, and evaluation & impact analysis. The Scientific Director will lead a high-performing team of three directors, each of whom oversees staff.

A solid understanding of the BC and Canadian health research and health/health system landscape is critical, as is deep experience with funding agencies. Examples of such experience include success at obtaining grant funding, serving as a principal investigator, and chairing and participating on review panels. Direct experience with funding agencies (e.g., in an advisory or staff role) is an asset.

The Scientific Director will have existing strong relationships within government, academia, funders, the health system and the community, and the ability to develop new ones as needed. They have demonstrated success as a leader of people at all levels. Finally the Scientific Director is passionate about enhancing MSFHR’s expertise and ability to contribute to a thriving health research enterprise in British Columbia.

For more details, please see posting: Scientific Director at MSFHR (link)

Postdoctoral Fellowship or Graduate Student Scholarship at the Neuroethics Research Unit of the Montreal Clinical Research Institute (IRCM)

The Neuroethics Research Unit at IRCM is seeking postdoctoral fellows or graduate students to join the Neuroethics Research Unit of the Montreal Clinical Research Institute (IRCM; www.ircm.qc.ca/neuroethics/en/) to contribute to research examining the ethical and social implications of health care transitions for youth with chronic conditions, including rare diseases. The selected candidates will be involved in interventional ethics projects focused on pediatric to adult transitional care for youth with chronic health conditions and youth with primary immunodeficiencies/rare diseases who receive services at the Centre hospitalier universitaire Sainte-Justine and the IRCM. These projects aim to characterize transition practices from an ethics standpoint and to pilot innovative ethics informed interventions to support youth and their caregivers. These positions are funded by a grant from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and the IRCM Foundation. These are 12-month positions with the possibility of a renewal. Candidates with expertise outside of bioethics (e.g., implementation science or action-research) are invited to submit their application.

For more details, please see posting: Assistant Professor in the Division of Medical Ethics at NYU School of Medicine (link)

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:

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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)