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Posted: Friday, April 2nd, 2021
JOB TITLE: Postdoctoral Researcher (Neuroethics) – Pediatric Deep Brain Stimulation
DEADLINE: Open Until Filled
LOCATION: Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX

The Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy at Baylor College of Medicine is hiring a full-time  postdoctoral researcher with a strong background or interest in qualitative methods and/or bioethics to  work in an NIH-funded study (Pediatric Deep Brain Stimulation: Neuroethics and Decision Making;  R01MH121371) examining the ethical, legal, and social implications of deep brain stimulation with  pediatric patients with treatment-resistant movement or psychiatric disorders. The study also involves  an examination of key decision-making factors for clinicians, patients, and caregivers. This is a non laboratory research position. 

The postdoctoral researcher will be part of an interdisciplinary team of researchers led by Gabriel  Lázaro-Muñoz, PhD, JD, Jennifer Blumenthal-Barby, PhD, and Eric A. Storch, PhD. The postdoctoral  researcher will have the opportunity to receive mentoring on grant writing. 

Primary duties and responsibilities: 

  • Assist with interview and survey materials development and data collection Conduct interviews and qualitative data analysis 
  • Assist with conceptual and ethical analysis 
  • Assist with quantitative data analysis, as able 
  • Take the lead and assist in the preparation of manuscripts for publication  
  • Take the lead and assist in the preparation of presentations to disseminate the project’s  research in local, national, and international meetings 
  • Perform other duties based on project needs 

Minimum Qualifications 

  • Doctoral degree (e.g., PhD, MD, JD) in philosophy, social sciences, neuroscience, genetics, health  policy, public health, or related field 

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Experience with qualitative data collection and analysis desired; experience with qualitative data  analysis programs preferred (e.g., ATLAS.ti, MAXQDA) 
  • Experience with quantitative data analysis preferred
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills required; must be able to work independently  and collaboratively to meet deadlines 
  • Strong interest in neuroethics, bioethics, health policy, and/or related legal issues How to Apply 

Those interested in this position should submit a resume and cover letter indicating their desire to be  considered. Please apply at: 

Application Deadline: Open until filled 

Salary Range: Commensurate with experience 

About the Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy 

Baylor College of Medicine is recognized as one of the nation’s premier academic health science centers  and is known for excellence in education, research, healthcare and community service. Located in the  heart of the world’s largest medical center, Baylor is affiliated with multiple educational, healthcare and  research affiliates. 

The Center for Medical Ethics & Health Policy has 15 primary faculty members, 31 secondary faculty, 24  scholars, and 36 fellows and staff, housed on the main Baylor campus in the Texas Medical Center in  Houston, Texas. 

Our Center’s faculty teach in the undergraduate and graduate medical education curricula, direct an  award-winning ethics pathway and newly developed health policy pathway for advanced medical  students, and have developed a comprehensive College-wide graduate medical education curriculum in  ethics, professionalism, and health policy. Center faculty are actively engaged in funded research  supported by the NIH, PCORI, and private foundations. Our faculty publish high-impact papers in the  peer-reviewed scientific, clinical, and bioethics literature and have authored and edited several seminal  books in bioethics. Finally, our faculty direct clinical ethics programs at affiliated hospitals in the Texas  Medical Center, that conduct over 600 clinical ethics consultations per year.  

For more information about Baylor College of Medicine and the Center for Medical Ethics and Health  Policy, visit our website at 

Baylor College of Medicine fosters diversity among its students, trainees, faculty, and staff as a  prerequisite to accomplishing our institutional mission and setting standards for excellence in training  healthcare providers and biomedical scientists, promoting scientific innovation, and providing patient centered care. Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access  Employer.

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