Duke University, Initiative for Science & Society

2781 10872
Fellowship ID:Duke-Initiative for Science & Society-NEUROSCIENCEPOLICY [#10872]
Fellowship Title: Neuroethics, Bioethics, Science, Law, and Policy Post-Doctoral Fellowship
Fellowship Type:Postdoctoral
Location:Durham, North Carolina 27708, United States [map]
Subject Area: Science and Technology Studies
Appl Deadline:2018/04/30 finished (accepting applications 2018/04/02, finished 2019/01/20, listed until 2018/04/30)

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Neuroethics/Bioethics/Science, Law & Policy Post-Doctoral Fellowship


We seek a highly motivated and collaborative postdoctoral scholar to join an interdisciplinary laboratory (the Farahany Science, Law, and Policy Laboratory- SLAP Lab), which conducts research on ethical issues in the development of novel neurotechnologies, virtual reality, and artificial intelligence, at Duke University, led by Nita Farahany, JD, PhD, in the Duke Initiative for Science & Society and Duke Law School.

The postdoctoral fellow will serve as the lab manager for SLAP Lab. They will conduct qualitative and quantitative research (including surveys, interviews, and focus groups) with the public, researchers, and representatives from industry engaged in the development of new consumer-based and research-based technologies. The fellow will analyze these data to prepare manuscripts and presentations for national and international meetings. This work will be embedded in SLAP Lab with a vertically-integrated team of collaborators. The fellow will be encouraged to take advantage of other training and learning opportunities within the Duke Initiative for Science and Society and Duke University Community. We hope that this experience will prepare the fellow for an independent research career in bioethics/neuroethics, science policy, and/or legal academia.

Required Qualifications

  • A doctoral degree or equivalent in behavioral or social sciences (including psychology, sociology, neuroscience, or STS), or related fields (including law, health policy, science policy)
  •  Prior qualitative research experience
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • Prior interest/experience in neuroscience or psychology
  • Prior interest/experience in survey methodology and analysis
  • Prior interest/experience in transdisciplinary collaboration
  • Two-year commitment (with opportunities to extend as mutually desired)

How to Apply
Please email Nita Farahany at
scienceandsociety@duke.edu with your CV, cover letter, and names and contact information for two references. CVs without cover letters will not be considered.

Applications are due by April 30, 2017, with a preferred start date of July 1, 2017 or earlier

 Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual’s age, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Duke is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual’s age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

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Contact: Nita Farahany, 919-668-0793
Email: email
Postal Mail:
Duke Science and Society
Box 90222
Durham, NC 27708
Web Page: https://scienceandsociety.duke.edu/about-us/employment/

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