Overview: We are pleased to announce recruitment for two research associates (must bewithin 6 years after receipt of terminal degree when appointment begins) in bioethics/neuroethics at the University of Washington Department of Philosophy. Both are full-time, with a 12-month service period. One position is sponsored by the Center for Neurotechnology (CNT) and will involve conceptual, normative and empirical bioethics research related to neurotechnology as well as education and service to the CNT. The second position is funded by an NIH grant focused specifically on ethical issues related to brain-computer interface technology. Both research associates will become part of our multi-disciplinary neuroethics research team which is led by Sara Goering and Eran Klein and includes a vibrant group of graduate and undergraduate students.
Details: We seek scholars with a background and interest in conceptual, normative and empirical bioethics/neuroethics research. The disciplinary background is open (philosophy, law, anthropology, public health, science and technology studies, or related field), but the positions will be housed within the UW Department of Philosophy. The postdoctoral fellows will collaborate with Sara Goering (Philosophy, Disability Studies) and Eran Klein (Philosophy, Neurology) on current and planned qualitative studies and conceptual projects focused on medical neurotechnologies. Both research associates will be expected to help gather qualitative data, conduct analyses and interpret findings, and explore conceptual and policy implications of findings. In addition, successful candidates will need to demonstrate the capacity for independent project management related to qualitative research. Both positions will provide salary support for one year, with possible renewal for additional years. Funds for travel to conferences for research dissemination and professional development are available.
Eligible candidates will be trained in bioethics or neuroethics broadly construed, and will have earned a PhD, JD, or MD by January 2019. PhD may be in philosophy or related field (e.g., law, anthropology, public health, STS). Experience with qualitative methods and data analytic techniques is required. Strong candidates will have excellent written and verbal communication skills and demonstrated ability to work in multi-disciplinary environments.
Applicants must submit a current copy of their curriculum vitae, a cover letter describing their experience and interest in ethics and neurotechnology; one writing sample (peer reviewed publication preferred); and contact information for three academic references (name, title, institution, email address, phone number, relationship to you).
Review of applications will begin on October 24, 2018 and will continue until the positions are filled. We anticipate a start date in January 2019, but an earlier start will be considered
University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.
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