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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
TELEPHONE: 713-798-3500

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



  • 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



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 is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.

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