About Us: Research Opportunities for Students

The following projects are research opportunities for students to gain experience in the field of bioethics. For any questions regarding these posts, please email the contact person listed with each project directly.

 

Position: Research Assistant – Ethics and Artificial Intelligence for Health
Number of Positions: 2
Location: University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics
Contact: Jennifer Gibson, jcb.director@utoronto.ca
Volunteer/Paid: Paid
Hours: 8-12 hours/week
Start/End Date of Project: September 10, 2018 – February 22, 2019
Application Deadline: August 31, 2018
Details: The Research Assistant(s) will participate in the 'Ethics and Artificial Intelligence for Health' research project based at the University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics. This project aims to identify key ethical issues associated with the development and application of AI technologies in health, to synthesize current knowledge about these ethical issues for dissemination to a range of different audiences, and to advance research in this emerging field. The Research Assistant(s) will participate in the analysis of academic and policy literature, contribute to drafting 2 or more policy briefs and assist in the development and drafting of a research grant application. For full position details and to apply, go to: https://cln.utoronto.ca/home.htm (click on Students, which will take you to a login using your UTORID and password).

 

Position: Research Assistant – Global Health Ethics
Number of Positions: 1
Location: University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics
Contact: Jennifer Gibson, jcb.director@utoronto.ca
Volunteer/Paid: Paid
Hours: 8-12 hours/week
Start/End Date of Project: October 1, 2018 – February 22, 2019
Application Deadline: September 21, 2018
Details: The Research Assistant in Global Health Ethics will work closely with the Director of the University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics and affiliated JCB faculty/researchers to set up and maintain watching briefs on new and emerging ethical issues and challenges in global health (e.g., climate change, migration of peoples, digital technologies, global governance of infectious disease). The Research Assistant will conduct background research on key topics, summarize findings in short watching brief reports, and contribute to setting research priorities based on the watching brief findings. For full position details and to apply, go to: https://cln.utoronto.ca/home.htm (click on Students, which will take you to a login using your UTORID and password).

 

Position: Volunteer Studentship
Location: SickKids Hospital
Contact: Randi Zlotnik Shaul, randi.zlotnik-shaul@sickkids.ca
Volunteer or Paid Position: Volunteer
Hours: 5-10 hours/week during academic year and 3-5 days/week during the summer
Start/End Date of Project: Ongoing
Application Deadline: Ongoing
Full details: Student and Health Care Professionals' Opportunities in Paediatric Bioethics
The Bioethics Department at SickKids welcomes requests from students and health-care affiliated individuals who wish to pursue a project in paediatric bioethics. The Department is able to accommodate 4-5 students each summer and 1-2 students over a more extended period throughout the year.