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Posted: Monday, March 29th, 2021
JOB TITLE: Postdoctoral Researcher (Neuroethics) – Pediatric Deep Brain Stimulation
DEADLINE: Monday, May 31st, 2021
LOCATION: Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX
CONTACT: Laura Torgerson
EMAIL: Laura.Torgerson@bcm.edu
TELEPHONE: 713-798-3500
DETAILS:

Postdoctoral Researcher (Neuroethics) – Pediatric Deep Brain Stimulation

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.

 

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

 

Qualifications:

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

 

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.

 

How to Apply

Those interested in this opportunity should submit a CV, a cover letter indicating their interest at

https://jobs.bcm.edu/job/Houston-Postdoctoral-Associate-Texa/727435100/

 

 

For more information about Baylor College of Medicine and the Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy, visit our website at www.bcm.edu/ethics

 

Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.

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