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Postdoctoral Fellowship in Neuroethics
The Brain and Mind Institute and the Rotman Institute of Philosophy invite applications for a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Neuroethics. The Fellowship will provide a new scholar in neuroethics with a unique opportunity to pursue scholarly research in collaboration with neuroscientists and philosophers.
Western’s Brain and Mind Institute (website) is a leading international center for cognitive neuroscience research. Ongoing research seeks to understand the neural bases of mental abilities such as perception, memory, reasoning, attention, self-awareness, motor control, language, and consciousness. Faculty include six Canada Research Chair holders and the recipient of a Canada Excellence Research Chair.
The Rotman Institute of Philosophy (website) is situated in one of Canada’s leading departments of philosophy, and it brings together philosophers and scientists to work on problems of global significance. Rotman faculty include two Canada Research Chair holders, and ongoing research focuses on a variety of aspects of contemporary physics, biology, and medical science.
The Postdoctoral Fellowship in Neuroethics has a two year term, and the Fellow will be co-supervised by Dr. Charles Weijer (Rotman Institute of Philosophy) and Dr. Adrian M. Owen (Brain and Mind Institute). The Fellow will be affiliated with Dr. Owen's lab (website) in the Brain and Mind Institute and will participate fully in Dr. Weijer and Dr. Owen's neuroethics research group. Their research team brings together philosophers, physicians, and neuroscientists to explore ethical issues in the use of neuroimaging to map residual cognitive function in vegetative, minimally conscious, and comatose patients after serious brain injury. The Fellow will have an office within the Rotman Institute of Philosophy, and will participate fully in the research life of the Rotman Institute, including participation in conferences, research groups, and reading groups. There may also be an opportunity to teach a half course in the Department of Philosophy.
Candidates must have had a PhD in philosophy, bioethics, or a related discipline conferred within five years of the start of the Fellowship. All PhD requirements must be completed by the starting date of this Postdoctoral Fellowship, May 1, 2014. The stipend is $40,000 CDN. Additionally, the Fellow may be reimbursed for up to $5,000 CDN in eligible research expenses per year. Please send a curriculum vitae, writing sample, research statement, and three letters of reference to: Carol Suter, Administrative Assistant, Rotman Institute of Philosophy, 2150A Stevenson Hall, Western University, London, Ontario, Canada N6A 5B8. Email: email@example.com. Fax: 519-661-3261. All items, except letters of reference, may be sent by email.
The deadline to apply is December 15, 2013. Applicants should have fluent oral and written communication skills in English. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. Western University is committed to employment equity and welcomes applications from all qualified women and men, including visible minorities, aboriginal people and persons with disabilities.
Neuroethics Hires at Georgia State University
Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia is creating a new interdisciplinary Neuroethics Program, a cooperative venture of the Department of Philosophy, the Neuroscience Institute, theDepartment of Psychology, and the College of Law. As part of the University’s Second Century Initiative (2CI), the Neuroethics Program includes three new open-rank tenured/tenure-track hires, new PhD Fellowships, and a Concentration in Neuroethics in the PhD programs in Neuroscience and in Psychology. Nicole Vincent has been hired as Associate Professor in Philosophy, Law, and Neuroscience for one of these positions. Searches for the other two positions are ongoing. Each successful candidate will be hired at a rank commensurate with experience, with a primary appointment in the Departments of Philosophy or Psychology, the Neuroscience Institute, or the College of Law. Joint appointment in these units and affiliation with other research units or interdisciplinary initiatives will be encouraged. The Neuroethics Program will be a part of a thriving interdisciplinary neuroscience community in Atlanta and at GSU, including the resources of the Center for Advanced Brain Imaging, the Brains & Behavior Program, the Language Research Center, and the Jean Beer Blumenfeld Center for Ethics.
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