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Research Scientist: ethics of precision medicine for the brain

The Penn Project on Precision Medicine for the Brain (P3MB) in the Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine seeks a research scientist to join a multi-disciplinary team studying the ethical and policy challenges raised by precision medicine for the brain.

P3MB is a multi-disciplinary scientific collaboration focusing on the rapidly growing scientific interest in biomarker-based diagnostics and therapeutics for neurodegenerative diseases and mental illness. The research scientist will work closely with P3MB faculty to identify topic areas, obtain funding, design and execute projects, and disseminate results through peer-reviewed publications and other high-impact venues.

Qualified candidates will have a PhD or equivalent in a social science or health policy-related field and experience conducting empirical research in a sociobehavioral field. Experience designing, executing and publishing research that collects primary data, and with team research, is essential. Particular skills sought include managing research projects and data, preparing grant applications and reports, and collaboratively writing academic articles. Candidates should have experience with empirical methods such as survey design and statistical analysis, including facility with a statistical software package. Familiarity with philosophical or empirical bioethics is a plus. Qualified scientists from diverse backgrounds, including underrepresented minority groups, are encouraged to apply.

To apply, applicants should visit:

Inquiries can be directed to Jason Karlawish, MD,


Clinical Neuroethics Fellowship for November 2015-July 2016

Objective: The Program in Medicine and Human Values (PMHV) at California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), a Sutter West Bay Tertiary Referral medical center in San Francisco, CA, is offering a concentrated post-graduate fellowship program focused on training scholars and/or medical practitioners to provide clinical neuroethics consultations in a healthcare setting. Clinical exposure and training will take place in both inpatient and outpatient settings within a large community and academic center. CPMC provides comprehensive subspecialty neurologic and neurosurgical services to a broad and diverse multicultural population within and beyond the San Francisco Bay Area. The Clinical Neuroethics Fellowship will be part of an interdisciplinary neurology and neurosurgical community within the Department of Neurosciences which includes the CPMC Stroke Care Center, Ray Dolby Brain Health Center, as well as other neurology subspecialty service lines.

Program: The Clinical Neuroethics Fellow will work under the supervision of the Senior Bioethicist and Board-Certified Clinical Neurologist. The Clinical Ethics Fellowship includes the following components:

1) Clinical subspecialty rotations:
• Stroke and Critical Care Neurology
• Stroke Recovery and Rehabilitation Unit
• Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology
• Neuromuscular Disease Neurology
• Movement Disorders Neurology
• Epilepsy
• Pediatric Neurology
• Deep-Brain Stimulation Clinic

2) Scheduled Didactic Sessions:
• Fellow-Faculty Didactics
• Cerebrovascular, Neuro-Interventional, and Neuroradiology case conferences
• Neuro-Oncology Case conference
• Neurosciences Grand Rounds
• Medical Center Ethics Committee conference
• Clinical Neurology bedside teaching rounds with Internal Medicine Residency
• Clinical Ethics Consultations with CPMC Bioethicist

3) Research:
• Completion of a publishable research project under the guidance of the Program’s Clinical Neuroethics Advisory Committee. The Program’s Fellowship Advisory Committee includes Dr. Thomasine Kushner, Dr. Alan Yee, and Dr. Catherine Madison.

Requirements: Candidates are required to have either a Medical Doctorate degree (M.D., D.O.) or a Doctoral degree(Ph.D.) in a bioethics-related field along with knowledge in neuroscience.

Application Process: Please submit the following to Dr. Thomasine Kushner, Senior Bioethicist, PMHV, CPMC at

(1) Cover Letter explaining your interest in the fellowship, your suitability as a candidate, and the area of neuroethics you may wish to develop as your research project during the course of your fellowship.
(2) Curriculum vitae
(3) Names and contact information of three references (letters are not required unless requested by the committee).

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position has been filled. A competitive stipend will be offered for this position. Candidates must have legal authorization to work in the United States.

Full or Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy at Georgia State University
GSU seeks an outstanding and established scholar to be appointed at Associate or Full Professor level with a primary appointment in the Department of Philosophy beginning in the Fall of 2015. This appointment will build on the Department’s existing strengths in ethics/philosophy of law and in empirically informed philosophy of mind/moral psychology. Applicants should send a letter of interest, including statement of research interests in Neuroethics, broadly construed, and a CV with a list of references, directly to the chair of the search committee, Nicole Vincent, at Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. More information can be found here.

Tenure Track Positions at Gallaudet University
The exciting interdisciplinary PhD in Educational Neuroscience (PEN) program at Gallaudet University (Washington, D.C.) is seeking applicants with an expertise in Cognitive Neuroscience-Educational Neuroscience at the assistant or associate professor level for two (2) tenure-track positions beginning in fall 2015. More information can be found here.

Full-time Lecturer/Assoc. Director at University of Pennsylvania
The Center for Neuroscience and Society at the University of Pennsylvania is seeking a PhD neuroscientist with teaching experience to join us as a full-time Lecturer and Associate Director of the graduate certificate program in Social, Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience (SCAN). Ideal candidate will have a PhD in social, cognitive or affective neuroscience, a love of teaching and ample teaching experience, and a well-developed interest in the ethical, legal and societal implications of neuroscience. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis starting in February 2015 until the position is filled. Information can be found here.



American Journal of Bioethics Neuroscience


Berman Institute Bioethics Bulletin

Center for Cognitive Liberty & Ethics

Center for Neuroscience & Society (University of Pennsylvania)

Emory Graduate Neuroscience Program

Emory Neuroethics Program

Institute for Ethics & Emerging Technologies

International Neuroethics Society

Johns Hopkins Program in Ethics and Brain Sciences

Neuroanthropology PLoS Blog


Neuroethics & Law Blog


The Dana Foundation Brain Site

The Initiative on Neuroscience and the Law

The MacArthur Law and Neuroscience Project

The National Core for Neuroethics (UBC)

The Neuroethics Research Unit at IRCM

Stanford Program for Neuroscience and Society


Society for Neuroscience: Women in Neuroscience

Association for Women in Science

National Postdoc Association

International Network of Women Engineers and Scientists

Women in World Neuroscience

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