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The Dana Center Career Network in Neuroscience & Society regularly hosts events, both virtual and in-person.

Please reach out to Career Network Events Coordinator at [email protected] to learn more.


Upcoming Events

There are currently no upcoming events hosted by the Career Network. Be sure to subscribe to the Career Network Newsletter for updates on forthcoming opportunities.


Past Events


Friday, January 26, 2024: In-person event at Georgia State University

How Neuroscience Will Revolutionize the Law—and How You Can Get Involved

This event was hosted Friday, January 26, 2024 at 11:30pm EST. Room 124, Petit Science Center.

Rapid advances in brain science and neurotechnology will reverberate far beyond the lab and hospital. In this event, Dr. Francis Shen explored the intersection of neuroscience and law, one of many emerging “Neuroscience and Society” (NeuroX) fields. Neurolaw offers the promise of leveraging improved understanding of neural circuitry to produce a more effective and just legal system, but also ushers in the peril of utilizing brain science to reinforce structural inequities. Dr. Shen provided an overview of the field, including topics such as: brain-based lie detection, neuroscientific evidence in the courts, addiction, memory, developing brains, and aging brains. Dr. Shen also discussed the importance of community engaged practices in neurolaw research and practice.

In addition, this event served as an opportunity to explore more broadly the landscape of Neuroscience and Society careers. NeuroX fields such as neuroethics, neuroeconomics, neuroarchitecture, neuromusic, neuromarketing, educational neuroscience (and more!) are now emerging. Because these fields are new, it’s not easy to know how to pursue a career in neuroscience and society.

This event was an opportunity to learn more about the new Dana Foundation Career Network in Neuroscience & Society (neuroXcareers.org).

Tuesday, January 23, 2024: “JD, PhD, or Both? What Students Need to Know to Prepare for a Career in Neurolaw”

This event was hosted Tuesday, January 23rd at 7pm ET / 6pm CT / 5pm MT / 4pm PT.

For those considering a career at the intersection of neuroscience and law, it’s common to wonder what degree(s) you need. Is a JD enough? What about a PhD? What about doing both? The Dana Career Network in Neuroscience & Society hosted a virtual panel to explore: reasons to get (and reasons not to get) a JD/PhD; steps you need to talk to pursue a JD/PhD; what doors open after getting both degrees; and how this dual-degree path might align with your goals. Featured panelists presented a range of experiences and approaches to joint degrees. Audience questions and participation were encouraged.

View the event recording and more details below.

Hosted by the Dana Foundation Career Network in Neuroscience & Society, a conversation with Efrían Torres, PhD. This event was hosted December 7th, 2023 at 6pm EST. View the event recording and more details below.

Hosted by Dana Foundation Career Network in Neuroscience & Society and co-sponsored with Simply Neuroscience, the first Virtual Career Fair was held on Sept 11-14, 2023. See below for the event recordings and more information. Be sure to sign up for our email newsletter for Career Fair updates.

Regional Neuroscience and Society Meetups – Fall 2023

Neuroscience and society (neuroX) fields—such as neuroethics, neurolaw, neuroeconomics, neuromarketing, educational neuroscience (and more!)—are rapidly emerging. Given the novelty of these fields, navigating career paths and training opportunities in neuroscience and society can be challenging. With support from the Dana Foundation, these events offered an introduction to these fields, with an emphasis on how you might forge a career in them. The events introduced resources from the Dana Foundation Career Network in Neuroscience and Society. These sessions were run as a small group conversation for students, recent grads, post-docs, and those seeking midcareer transitions. Led by Harvard professor Francis Shen, the discussion explored questions such as: What is “neuroscience and society” and how can you make a career out of it? What type of career can you imagine yourself pursuing at the intersection of neuroscience and society? What type of education do you need for these interdisciplinary careers? What are some of the barriers you are encountering as you explore these career options? What don’t you know that you want to know about careers in neuroscience and society? The main event ran from 7-8 pm ET. Immediately after the main event, attendees could stick around for small group mentoring with Dr. Shen.


What does a Career Network event look like? It depends on the audience, but here is a description of a typical event:

A number of neuroscience and society fields–such as neuroethics, neurolaw, neuroeconomics, neuromarketing, educational neuroscience (and more!)– are rapidly emerging. Because these fields are new, it’s not easy to know how to pursue a career in neuroscience and society.

With support from the Dana Foundation, this in-person event will offer an opportunity to speak with Professor Francis Shen about the new Dana Foundation Career Network in Neuroscience and Society.

This interactive session will be run as a small group conversation for students, recent grads, post-docs, and those seeking mid-career transitions. The discussion will explore questions such as:

  • What is “neuroscience and society” and how can you make a career out of it?
  • What type of career can you imagine yourself pursuing at the intersection of neuroscience and society?
  • What type of education do you need for these interdisciplinary careers?
  • What are some of the barriers you are encountering as you explore these career options?
  • What don’t you know that you want to know about careers in neuroscience and society?

Título del Evento:

La neurociencia más allá del laboratorio: Cómo la neurociencia está cambiando la sociedad y abriendo nuevas vías profesionales

Descripción del Evento:

Están surgiendo rápidamente diversos campos de la neurociencia y la sociedad– como la neuroética, el neuroderecho, la neuroeconomía, el neuromercadeo, la neurociencia educativa (¡y muchos más!). Al ser campos nuevos, no es fácil saber cómo integrarse a una carrera de neurociencia y sociedad.

Con el apoyo de la Fundación Dana, este evento por Zoom ofrecerá la oportunidad de hablar con el profesor de Harvard Francis Shen sobre el nuevo “Dana Foundation Career Network in Neuroscience and Society”.

Esta sesión interactiva se desarrollará como una conversación abierta para los estudiantes de la Pontíficia Universidad Católica de Puerto Rico donde buscaremos identificar:

  • ¿Qué es “neurociencia y sociedad”?
  • ¿Qué tipo de carrera existe para mí en la intersección de neurociencia y sociedad?
  • ¿Qué tipo de preparación necesito para estas carreras interdisciplinares?
  • ¿Cuáles son algunos de los obstáculos que existen al explorar estas opciones profesionales?
  • ¿Qué no sabes pero te interesa saber sobre las carreras en neurociencia y sociedad?

Students attending Career Network events have come from over 306 schools.