Internships and Fellowships

Summer Undergraduate Research Internship, Neuroethics Research Unit, Montreal, Quebec

We are seeking applications from undergraduate students who wish to gain valuable experience in research through a summer internship at the Neuroethics research unit. The selected candidate will be involved in research being conducted to explore the ethical, clinical, research and policy aspects of neuroscience. The paid internship will be up to 12 weeks, from May to August 2017. The intent of the program is principally, but not solely, to support promising applicants for future funded positions as a Université de Montréal or McGill University master’s student supervised at the Neuroethics research unit, IRCM. Deadline to apply is February 4th, 2017. For more details, please see here.  

The Centre for Clinical Ethics (CCE): Fellowship in Clinical and Organization Ethics 2017-2018

The purpose of this fellowship is to train individuals to be competent practicing healthcare ethicists with particular attention focused on the skills required to work in a Catholic Healthcare setting. Our expectation is that fellows who successfully complete this program could work in both faith-based and non-faith-based healthcare settings. The Academic Fellow will spend one year supporting ethics programs in the CCE’s partner organizations and contributing to the intellectual/scholarly activities of the CCE, and participating in regular professional development sessions. The Fellow will also have the opportunity to visit a maximum of 2 CHAC-affiliated healthcare institutions not affiliated with the CCE. The Fellow will thereby enhance their core knowledge and skill competencies in clinical and organizational ethics activities (consultation, policy development, teaching, research ethics, research, and other organizational/clinical ethics program initiatives). There will be an emphasis on developing leadership capacity in these areas. The Fellow will have numerous opportunities for multi-disciplinary ethics networking, continuing education, and access to a wide range of clinical ethics and organizational ethics expertise in a variety of health care settings. This Academic Fellowship provides a unique opportunity for the Fellow to make significant contributions to the ethics programs at the CCE, and to broaden and deepen their own scholarly and clinical/organizational expertise.

Click here for more information about eligibility requirements and how to apply. 

Harold T. Shapiro Postdoctoral Fellowship in Bioethics

The University Center for Human Values invites applications for the Harold T. Shapiro Postdoctoral Fellowship in Bioethics for a possible opening in September 2017. The Shapiro Fellowship supports outstanding scholars studying ethical issues arising from developments in medicine or the biological sciences. We particularly encourage proposals focusing on problems of practical importance that have broader theoretical interest.

The Shapiro Fellow will spend from one to three years at Princeton conducting research. Candidates will be expected to contribute one course each year to the Center’s undergraduate program in coordination with the Center and by approval of the Dean of the Faculty. The Shapiro Fellow will participate in the Ira W. DeCamp Seminar in Bioethics and will be invited to participate in other activities of the University Center for Human Values including a year-long research seminar for visiting fellows and Center faculty.

The Institut de recherches cliniques de Montréal (IRCM), announces its summer internship competition for undergraduate students.  The Neuroethics Research Unit is part of this competition, and wishes to offer the possibility to students to integrate its research activities during the summer of 2016. The intent of the program is principally, but not solely, to support promising applicants for future funded positions as a Université de Montréal or McGill University master’s student supervised at the Neuroethics Research Unit, IRCM.

The ideal candidate is currently studying in social sciences, philosophy or neuroscience, and has a genuine interest for the field of neuroethics. Independence, self-motivation, very good communication and interpersonal skills and a facility to work in teams are also valuable assets. For more details, and to see the full list of requirements, please visit the www.ircm.qc.ca/stagesete, or write to neuroethics@ircm.qc.ca (subject line Summer Internship 2016).

Applications: For this competition, only one application, supported by the Unit’s director, Dr. Éric Racine, Ph.D., can be sent to the IRCM’s leadership before December 4th. In order to allocate time for a pre-selection process, you have until November 15th to send to the Neuroethics Research Unit your CV, University and collegial-level academic transcripts (scanned documents accepted), and the application form (available on the IRCM’s website), at neuroethics@ircm.qc.ca. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Note that it is possible that the Unit will hire more than one student, beyond this special competition, to fulfill its recruitment requirements.

The Centre for Medical Education at McGill University invites applications for a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Medical Education Research. This competition is open to permanent residents of Canada, Canadian citizens, or international scholars. This is a one-year funded position, with the possibility of renewal, to begin no later than September 1, 2015. Suitable candidates must hold a PhD in a social science or humanities discipline (e.g., medical anthropology, psychology, education) with demonstrated experience in qualitative research methodologies, an excellent knowledge of the theories and approaches that underlie these methods, and an ability to translate ideas into research questions. Previous success with grant applications, publications and scientific presentations is strongly recommended, as is the ability to work collaboratively in an interdisciplinary team environment.

The Master of Bioethics (MBE) degree is a new collaborative program of the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. An innovative, interdisciplinary, and cross-divisional graduate program, the goal the MBE program is to prepare students from diverse individual and professional backgrounds for the bioethics challenges of professional and civic life. The program requires successful completion of a minimum of 64 term credits including a practicum and culminating with the defense of a written thesis. Full-time and part-time degree options are available. Full-time students typically complete the degree over six 8-week academic terms. If enrolled part-time, the degree must be completed within a maximum of four years. Qualified professionals who work in fields related to bioethics, including medicine, public health, nursing, social work, health research, law, public policy, philosophy, history and others will be considered for admission to the master’s degree program. Applications are reviewed and offers of admission are made on a rolling basis. Applications for full-time enrollment for Fall 2015 must be received by July 1, 2015. Early submission of application materials is strongly advised. Please contact the program for part-time program enrollment deadlines.

The MHSc in Bioethics, offered through the Institute of Medical Science (IMS) and administered by the University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics, is a professional master's program for health practitioners, researchers, and administrators. The goal of the MHSc program is to enhance students' core knowledge and skill competencies in bioethics research, education and practice, ideally to strengthen ethics capacity in their health organizations. The MHSc in Bioethics is conducted in modular format and has no thesis requirement, allowing high achieving professionals to earn a master’s degree without interrupting their careers. The MHSc program exposes students to the breadth of clinical, organizational, and research ethics issues facing our health system today, with a strong emphasis on interprofessional exchange and practical experience informed by theory (including a practicum component). The application deadline is April 1, 2015. 

The University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics (JCB) invites applications for up to two (2) positions in its new full-time 2-Year Fellowship in Clinical and Organizational Bioethics to begin September 2015 (this program replaces the former one-year fellowship). The aim of the JCB 2-Year Fellowship (“the Fellowship”) is to train individuals seeking professional employment as a practicing healthcare ethicist in health organizations in Canada and internationally. Fellows will develop the core knowledge and skill competencies required to practice as a healthcare ethicist, produce related scholarship, and contribute to the intellectual life of JCB, its academic and health sector partners, and the bioethics community more broadly. Fellows receive CAN$45,000 ($43,200 stipend plus 4% vacation pay) annually. In addition, Fellows are entitled to statutory and university holidays. Fellows’ registration fees and travel expenses are also covered for the Canadian Bioethics Society annual conference. Applications are due by April 26, 2015 11:59pm Eastern Standard Time. 

The Centre for Clinical Ethics (CCE) with funding from the Catholic Health Alliance of Canada (CHAC) invites applications for a paid Academic Fellowship in Clinical and Organizational Ethics starting in August 2015 in Toronto, Canada. The CCE is a joint venture of St. Michael’s Hospital, a fully affiliated partner with the University of Toronto, St. Joseph’s Health Centre, an affiliate of the University of Toronto and Providence Healthcare. Our mission is to enable members of the health care community to identify and resolve ethical issues that arise in the clinical setting. We do this through education, case consultations, policy development, and research. As a faith-based Centre we are committed to the core values of our three supporting institutions and to broadening the understanding of the role that faith plays in the questions that confront people in their search for healing. The CCE invites applications for a one year Academic Fellowship in Clinical and Organizational Ethics beginning August 2015. The purpose of this fellowship is to train individuals to be competent practicing healthcare ethicists with particular attention focused on the skills required to work in a Catholic Healthcare setting. Please submit applications by Friday February 20, 2015.

The PhD is funded by the ADAPT Centre for Digital Content Platform Research. Funding is available for a PhD student for 4 years, to cover university fees and an annual tax-free stipend of €16,000. The focus of the PhD is on the ethics of one or more DCTs under development in the ADAPT centre. Through interviews and a systematic literature review the PhD maps out the ethical challenges and opportunities. In addition, it subjects these to a thorough ethical analysis. Based on the latter the PhD advances recommendations on how the challenges can be met and the opportunities reaped. The aim is to contribute to the ethically responsible development and use of DCTs. The successful candidate will be expected to work in a multidisciplinary environment. He/she will be based in the Institute of Ethics in DCU. Please send a cover letter, a CV, a writing sample and contact details of two referees to: Professor Bert Gordijn, Institute of Ethics, Henry Grattan Building, Dublin City University, Glasnevin, Dublin 9 (Ireland) at bert.gordijn@dcu.ie. For all further informal enquiries, please contact Professor Bert Gordijn, Director of the DCU Institute of Ethics. The deadline for applications is 31 January 2015.

   

The Erasmus Mundus Master of Bioethics is pleased to announce a call for a new selection of students and scholars for the academic year 2015-2016. This particular Master's program exists since 2000 and is organized by the KU Leuven (Belgium), Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen (the Netherlands) and the Università degli Studi di Padova (Italy). The main objective of the Master of Bioethics is to train highly qualified students for research work or professional activities in the interdisciplinary field of bioethics, a field that is increasingly confronted with different moral questions and dilemmas. It approaches bioethics from an international perspective, paying special attention to European philosophical traditions in this area. More information on the program is available here. They are also able to offer scholarships for students for the academic year 2015-2016. For more information on the different scholarships click here. The online application procedure is available on our website under the submenu ‘Application’. 

The Rotman Institute of Philosophy invites applications for a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Applied Ethics. The Institute’s research strengths in applied ethics include ethical issues arising in the medical and life sciences and in neuroscience, feminist philosophy, and values in science. The Fellowship will provide a new scholar in applied ethics with a unique opportunity to pursue his or her chosen areas of scholarly research in collaboration with philosophers and scientists. The Postdoctoral Fellowship in Applied Ethics has a one-year term with the possibility of renewal for a second year. The Fellow will be supervised by a faculty member working in the Rotman Institute of Philosophy. She or he will have an office within the Rotman Institute. The Fellow will be required to involve themselves fully in the research life of the Institute by conducting research leading to peer-reviewed publications and conference presentations, and by participating in conferences, research groups, reading groups, and outreach activities. Candidates must have had a PhD in philosophy conferred within five years of the start of the Fellowship. All PhD requirements must be completed by the starting date of this Postdoctoral Fellowship, July 1, 2015. The stipend is $40,500 CDN. Additionally, the Fellow will be provided a research allowance of $5,000 CDN.

In the Centre for Biomedical Ethics and Law a PhD position is available to work on the project 'Global nursing shortage: the ethical challenge of international nurse migration'. The Centre for Biomedical Ethics and Law (CBMER) is a well-established and renowned research centre in Europe. The expertise of the Centre spans a wide variety of disciplines including ethics, law, philosophy and theology. Close links are maintained with various medical and care disciplines. The staff is composed of senior academic researchers (including post-docs) and junior researchers in the different disciplines. Research is organized along the following interdisciplinary research lines: ethical, legal and social aspects of genetics and genomics; ethical and legal aspects of elderly care and end-of-life care; nursing ethics; ethical issues and legal regulation of healthcare professions; ethical and legal issues in organ donation and transplantation. They offer a fulltime PhD position for a period of four years. Your office will be at the Centre for Biomedical Ethics and Law of the University of Leuven (KU Leuven). The University of Leuven has excellent terms of employment.

The University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics (JCB) invites applications for up to three (3) positions in its new full-time 2-Year Fellowship in Clinical and Organizational Bioethics to begin September 2014 (this program replaces the former one-year fellowship). The aim of the JCB 2-Year Fellowship (“the Fellowship”) is to train individuals seeking professional employment as a practicing healthcare ethicist in health organizations in Canada and internationally. Fellows will develop the core knowledge and skill competencies required to practice as a healthcare ethicist, produce related scholarship, and contribute to intellectual life of JCB, its academic and health sector partners, and the bioethics community more broadly. Fellows receive CAN$45,000 annually and applications are due by May 20, 2014.

 

The CIHR Team Grant-funded project “Advancing Primary Healthcare for Persons Living with HIV in Canada” (LHIV) is seeking candidates for a postdoctoral fellowship position. The goal of the LHIV project is to conduct the foundational work required to shift the majority of HIV care to the primary healthcare community, while maintaining essential ties to specialist HIV care. Researchers from Memorial University are contributing to an analysis of ethical issues that emerge in the treatment of people with HIV in the primary care context. The postdoctoral fellow will use an institutional ethnography approach to exploring emergent ethical issues in HIV and primary care in clinics in St. John’s NL, as well as in sites in Ontario and Manitoba. The successful candidate will have a PhD in a medical social sciences field (e.g. medical anthropology, medical sociology, medical geography, community health, nursing, social work) with experience in conducting qualitative research and experience with institutional ethnography. Personal and/or professional knowledge of HIV would be an asset. This position is a 2 year postdoctoral fellowship with a stipend of $40,000 per year. Additional funding is set aside for travel associated with research. All funding is subject to budgetary approval. The Fellow will be based in St. John’s NL during the first year, and will be based in Toronto during the second year, with extended fieldwork visits to Winnipeg and possibly Ottawa. The start date for the fellowship is September 1 2014. The deadline for applications is March 1 2014.

We are pleased to announce a new selection of students and scholars in the framework of the Erasmus Mundus Master of Bioethics for the academic year 2014-2015. This particular Master's program exists since 2000 and is organized by the KU Leuven (Belgium), Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen (the Netherlands) and the Università degli Studi di Padova (Italy). The main objective of the Master of Bioethics is to train highly qualified students for research work or professional activities in the interdisciplinary field of bioethics, a field that is increasingly confronted with different moral questions and dilemmas. It approaches bioethics from an international perspective, paying special attention to European philosophical traditions in this area. We are pleased to inform you that due to the grant of the Erasmus Mundus label we are able to offer scholarships for students for the academic year 2014-2015 (Category A and B scholarships). Due to the grant of the Erasmus Mundus label we are also able to offer scholarships for visiting scholars for a stay at one of the partner universities for a period of minimum 2 weeks and maximum three months. Visiting scholars may be either junior scholars involved in completion of a PhD. dissertation, post-doctoral scholars or professors. The deadline for application is January 31s, 2014.

The University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics is recruiting now for September 2014. The deadline for applications is March 1, 2014 for both domestic and international applicants.

This professional degree program is designed to help students address a variety of real-world ethical challenges in health, healthcare and research. The program’s interactive, problem-based learning approach emphasizes interprofessional exchange and practical experience informed by theory. The two-year, course-based program is offered in a modular format allowing high achieving professionals to earn a master’s degree without interrupting their careers.

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. 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 in the Brain and Mind Institute and will participate fully in Dr. Weijer and Dr. Owen's neuroethics research group. 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: csuter4@uwo.ca. Fax: 519-661-3261. All items, except letters of reference, may be sent by email. The deadline to apply is December 15, 2013.

The mission of the CRÉUM is to contribute to research in ethics and to the quality of graduate training in all fields of ethics from meta-ethics to applied questions. We encourage applications from researchers working on themes related to the research axes of the CRÉUM : ethics and economics, ethics and the environment, ethics and health, ethics and politics, meta-ethics. We also accept applications from other disciplines, provided their research is directly linked to questions in ethics. The Université de Montréal is a francophone institution. Candidates must have sufficient knowledge of the French language to be able to participate in the activities of the centre. The application deadline for this fellowship is April 30, 2013.

The MHSc in Bioethics, offered through the Institute of Medical Science (IMS) and administered by the University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics, is designed for clinical practitioners and health care administrators who wish to increase their knowledge and skills in bioethics. The program is offered on a modular basis to accommodate the needs of those who wish to continue clinical practice yet engage in full-time graduate bioethics study. The program attracts students not only locally but also throughout the province, across Canada, and internationally. MHSc in Bioethics is a professional master's degree program that does not require a thesis.The MHSc deadline for applications has been extended to April 1, 2013 for domestic applicants and is March 1, 2013 for international applicants.

The Brain and Mind Institute and the Rotman Institute of Philosophy invite applications for a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Philosophy of Neuroscience. The Fellowship will provide a new scholar in philosophy of neuroscience with a unique opportunity to pursue his or her chosen areas of scholarly research in collaboration with neuroscientists and philosophers. Candidates must have had a PhD in Philosophy conferred within five years of the start of the Fellowship.The stipend is $38,000 CDN plus $6,180 CDN for teaching a half course in the Department of Philosophy. Additionally, the Fellow will be provided a research allowance of $5,000 CDN.The deadline to apply is Feb 15, 2013.

The Rotman Institute of Philosophy at The Western University in London, Ontario, Canada invites applicants for two separate Postdoctoral Fellowships in Philosophy and Science. Each fellowship is offered for one year with a possibility of renewal for a second year. The fellowships provide an opportunity for new scholars to pursue their chosen areas of scholarly research further in a research-intensive environment. For one fellowship, we seek a scholar working on general issues in philosophy of science, such as the status of laws, causation, and symmetries, in light of contemporary physics. For the second, we seek a scholar whose philosophical project engages the sciences, broadly construed – including philosophical research related to specific sciences, or research regarding the ethical and political dimensions of science. Applications must be received by February 15, 2013.

The MHSc in Bioethics Program is a 2 year course-based program with no thesis requirement. It is conducted in modular format to allow high achieving professionals to earn a master’s degree without interrupting their careers. The program’s interactive, problem-based learning approach provides students with knowledge and skills that can be applied to a variety of health and research contexts. Our expert faculty and guest lecturers help students bring theory and practice together to address real-world ethical challenges. The deadline for applications is February 18, 2013.

The University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics invites applications for paid Fellowships in Clinical and Organizational Bioethics starting in July, 2013. The purpose of this JCB Fellowship is to train individuals to be competent practicing healthcare ethicists. The Fellows will spend one year supporting ethics programs in JCB healthcare partner organizations, contributing to the intellectual/scholarly activities of the JCB, and participating in regular professional development sessions. They will thereby enhance their core knowledge and skill competencies in clinical and organizational ethics activities (consultation, policy development, teaching, research ethics, research, and other organizational/clinical ethics program initiatives).

 

The Neuroethics Research Unit - Institut de recherches cliniques de Montréal, IRCM is seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow to join the Neuroethics Research Unit to contribute to research examining ethical and social issues related to the field of social neuroscience. They are particularly interested in examining how the tradition of philosophical pragmatism could provide a lens to analyze the potential transformations yielded by the field of social neuroscience. This position is funded by a grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council. This is a 12-month position with possible renewal.

The Department of Medicine at the University of British Columbia has a post-doctoral position available immediately for an outstanding researcher to contribute to the continuation and development of innovative programs at the intersection of ethics and functional neuroimaging including, but not limited to mental health and to disordered states of consciousness.

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research welcome applications from Canadian and international applicants pursuing a full-time master’s or doctoral degree in health law and policy. To be considered for admission to the program, applicants must first be admitted into the Faculty of Law graduate program at one of the four affiliated academic institutions.

Please see the AJOB Jobs Page for fellowships and internships outside of Canada.