Duke University, Initiative for Science & Society

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Position ID:Duke-Initiative for Science & Society-COGFUTURE [#26760]
Position Title: Cognitive Futures Law Research Associate
Position Type:Other
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27708, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Tech Policy
Appl Deadline:2024/03/01 11:59PMhelp popup filled (posted 2023/11/29, listed until 2024/03/01)
Position Description:   Remote  

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Duke Initiative for Science & Society invites applications for a Lead Research Associate the Cognitive Futures Lab, led by Nita Farahany. This position is intended for individuals with a master’s degree or higher (MA, MS, JD, PhD, MD, DPhil) who are interested in an academic or policy career working on issues at the intersection of neuroscience, AI, and society, with a particular interest in the legal, ethical, and social implications of science and technology.  

The Duke Initiative for Science & Society: 
 The Duke Initiative for Science & Society is an interdisciplinary initiative that examines the wide-ranging and integral role of science in social institutions and culture. Science & Society integrates and fosters innovation in related research, education, and engagement at Duke by adopting a pluralistic approach to understanding how science, technology and human endeavors intersect with a specific focus on ethical, legal, and social implications for science.  For more information, visit our website at http://www.scienceandsociety.duke.edu. ;

 The Fellowship: 
 The Cognitive Futures Lab research associate position is a one-year lead research role, working with Dr. Nita Farahany, as the lead research associate for the Cognitive Futures Lab at Duke Science and Society. It provides an opportunity to become involved in the activities of Science & Society and Duke University, while pursuing scholarship at the intersection of neuroscience, AI, law, science, technology, and society. This program aims to prepare scholars with the knowledge and skills necessary to conduct cutting-edge law, and policy research in this area. Candidates are offered a one-year position, with a possibility of renewal for a second one-year position. Research associates are provided with shared office space, a competitive stipend, and benefits. 

 The fellowship experience will include: 

Mentored research opportunities. 
The research associate will work closely with Dr. Nita Farahany and to conduct research at the intersection of neuroscience, AI, science, law, and policy. The associate will also obtain knowledge and skills necessary to obtain competitive research funding, in preparation for a successful career. 

 Project management and leadership experience. 
The lead research associate will oversee coordinating and leading the research projects in the Cognitive Futures Lab. The research associate will oversee coordinating and leading weekly team meetings and engaging with the broader Duke community to foster research collaborations. The associate will oversee supervising and mentoring undergraduates, graduates, and post-docs who are members of the Cognitive Futures Lab. 

Educational opportunities. 
The fellow will have access to Science & Society’s seminars, including courses and training seminars about science policy and science communication, along with the other resources available to the Duke community. 

Fellowship Responsibilities: 
 • Manage the Cognitive Futures Lab, guiding research projects toward completion of manuscripts of publishable quality. 
• Participate in science, law, and policy conferences, workshops, and seminars as appropriate. 
 • Support the work of Farahany’s Cognitive Futures Lab, including research, education, and engagement. 

Must have a MA, MS, PhD, MD, or equivalent doctoral degree in neuroscience, psychology, bioethics, or a field deemed relevant by the program.
Must have excellent written and oral communication skills and must be able to work in collaborative, team-oriented environments. 
Experience with social science research methods, including survey methods, quantitative and qualitative research, statistical analysis, and/or policy research is highly desirable. 
Familiarity with neuroscience and/or the law is also preferred.

Duke University 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.

Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas-an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.

Application Materials Required:
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Further Info:
email address
Box 90222
Durham, NC 27708