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Postdoctoral Scholar/Scientist or Associate Research Scholar/Scientist

Center for Science and Society, Columbia University

Job category Postdoc or similar / Fixed term
AOS Ability to do original research in the natural sciences, social sciences, arts and/or humanities and to contribute to the interdisciplinary mission of the program.
AOC Ability to do original research in the natural sciences, social sciences, arts and/or humanities and to contribute to the interdisciplinary mission of the program.
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Organization's reference number PSSN - Call for Applications
Location 511 Fayerweather Hall, 1180 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, United States
Start date July 1, 2018
Job 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 1, 2018.

Description:

Columbia University is pleased to announce up to three interdisciplinary postdoctoral positions in the Presidential Scholars in Society & Neuroscience program for researchers who have earned the doctorate, or its equivalent, in:

  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 includes up to nine existing postdoctoral research scholars and a large group of mentors and affiliated faculty from the arts, humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences.

To Apply:

Review of applications will begin on November 27, 2017 and will continue until the positions are filled. Candidates must hold a doctoral-level degree (PhD, DPhil, EdD, JD, MD, etc.) by July 1, 2018, and must have received this degree after July 1, 2013.

Please visit Columbia University's online application site for further information about this posting and to submit your application.  All submissions must include a proposal for an interdisciplinary research project, and must be submitted via the online platform.

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

How to apply
Application type Other
Instructions
Applications must be made through Columbia University's online Recruitment of Academic Personnel System (RAPS). In RAPS, please upload the following required materials: 1) Cover letter, 2) Curriculum Vitae, 3) PhD Dissertation Abstract (if applicable), 4) Writing sample(s) totaling up to 30 pages (article or book chapter preferred), 5) Proposal for an interdisciplinary research project. Please attach proposal as "Other Document 1," and visit PSSN website link above for specific instructions and requirements, 6) Work sample or portfolio. Please attach as "Other Document 2" (for applicants with a background in the arts only), and 7) List of three references and their contact information. RAPS will accommodate uploads of maximum two (2) megabytes in size per document.
Web address to apply http://bit.ly/raps-pssn2018
Email to apply
Hard deadline November 27, 2017, 5:00pm EST
Contact
Web address for more information http://bit.ly/PSSN2018
Contact name Jozef Sulik
Contact email
Contact phone 212 854 0666
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Time created September 14, 2017, 9:14am EST
Scheduled expiry date November 27, 2017, 5:00pm EST
Last updated September 15, 2017, 8:10am EST
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