| Summary Description: The Center for Science and Society at Columbia University invites applications for a postdoctoral research scholar/scientist or associate research scholar/scientist position to begin July 2017. Columbia University is pleased to announce three interdisciplinary postdoctoral positions in the Presidential Scholars in Society and Neuroscience program for researchers who have earned the doctorate, or its equivalent, in either (1) a humanities, arts, or social science discipline - such as psychiatry, psychology, public health, law, history, economics, literature, philosophy, anthropology, sociology, political science, journalism, music and the arts - and who have extensive acquaintance with, and critical understanding of, neuroscience research; OR (2) neuroscience or a related discipline in the natural sciences and who have extensive acquaintance with, and critical understanding of, another discipline in the arts, humanities, or social sciences. These Scholars will join an innovative program, Presidential Scholars in Society and Neuroscience, which will include nine postdoctoral positions and a large group of mentors and affiliated faculty from the arts, humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences. Over the last decade, Columbia University has assembled a distinguished group of neuroscientific researchers in the Zuckerman Mind, Brain, Behavior Institute, which stands poised to become one of the most important loci of neuroscience research in the world. Columbia University is committed to supplementing the groundbreaking experimental inquiry of the neuroscience faculty by systematic investigation into the conceptual underpinnings and the social foundations and consequences of such newly obtained knowledge. The Presidential Scholars in Society and Neuroscience will add the perspective of disciplines in the humanities and social sciences to intensify and broaden the neuroscientific research base and help advance transformative interdisciplinary research throughout the University. The goal of this interdisciplinary experiment is to train and foster a new generation of scholars with the capacity to advance understanding of the humanistic and social dimensions of mind, brain, and behavior. In order to foster true interdisciplinary research, each Presidential Scholar will work closely with at least two senior mentors, at least one drawn from neuroscience and the other(s) from the arts, humanities or social science discipline closest to the work of the scholar. The Scholars, mentors, and affiliated faculty will meet regularly throughout the academic year, inviting guest discussions from accomplished scholars around the world and serving as a locus for the Presidential Scholars' presentation of their own work. Successful applicants will be appointed in the Center for Science and Society at Columbia University. Appointments will be made at the level of postdoctoral scholar or scientist, or associate research scholar or scientist, with a start date of July 1, 2017 for the 2017-18 academic year. Renewal for the second and third years will be based on satisfactory performance. The annual salary will be approximately $80,000, plus benefits. While applications will be open until all positions are filled, only complete applications that are submitted by Monday, November 28 will be included in the first round of review.|
Minimum Qualifications: Candidates must hold a doctoral-level degree (PhD, DPhil, EdD, JD, MD, etc.) by July 1, 2017, and must have received this degree after July 1, 2012. Candidates must have an established ability to do original research in the natural sciences, social sciences, arts and/or humanities and contribute to the interdisciplinary mission of the program.
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