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.
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.
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, 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