Faculty Positions in Cognitive Neuroscience at Western University’s Brain and Mind Institute

Western University has a dynamic and world-leading Cognitive Neuroscience research community, supported by the $66M BrainsCAN initiative (http://www.uwo.ca/brainscan/), recently funded through the Canada First Research Excellence Fund. The University is further investing in a Cluster of Research Excellence in Cognitive Neuroscience to build on the significant research strengths in this area (http://www.uwo.ca/research/wcre.html).We are inviting applications from exceptional investigators for two Probationary (tenure-track) positions at the rank of Assistant Professor to join this Cluster. Salary to be determined based on qualifications and experience.

Qualified applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree and be recognized internationally for excellence in cognitive neuroscience research.  The successful candidates must have demonstrated an outstanding research record of publishing in the highest quality journals and evidence of a successfully funded research program appropriate for their career stage. The ideal candidates will have a focus on a deep understanding of cognition, demonstrate a strong commitment to collaboration and interaction with other investigators, and will be keen to bridge traditional silos. Applications are encouraged from researchers studying the neural substrates of human cognition or from those working with non-human vertebrate and invertebrate species to understand the neurobiology of cognition.

We are particularly interested in these specific areas:

(i) the application of molecular/cellular methods for understanding cognition;

(ii) translation along any of the pathways between animal models and the clinic;

(iii) aspects of consciousness, particularly sleep and

(iv) cognition and brain function across the lifespan.

The positions will commence on July 1, 2018, or as negotiated.

Successful candidates will be appointed into an appropriate academic Department in one of the following Faculties: The Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry; the Faculty of Social Science, the Faculty of Health Sciences and/or the Faculty of Science and will be expected to establish and maintain a vigorous externally-funded research program; teach and supervise undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral research trainees, and demonstrate the potential for developing innovative approaches within a collaborative research environment. They will have access to generous BrainsCAN-funded resources, including five core facilities with highly subsidized rates (Computational, Human Cognition and Sensorimotor, Imaging, NHP and Rodent Cognition), an internal grant funding program, and an ambitious postdoctoral fellowship program.

They will become members of the world-renowned Brain and Mind Institute (http://www.uwo.ca/bmi/), which has 36 Principal Investigators and nearly 200 trainees working in the areas of behavioural, cognitive, systems and clinical neuroscience. They will also have space in the new Western Interdisciplinary Research Building, which brings together faculty, staff and students from across the campus to consolidate three major groups – the Brain and Mind Institute, the BrainsCAN Initiative in Cognitive Neuroscience, and the Rotman Institute of Philosophy. Western has an interdisciplinary neuroscience graduate program (http://www.schulich.uwo.ca/neuroscience), and facilities include a full range of ultra-high field, research-dedicated MRI scanners (3T, 7T, 9.4T) and state-of-the-art laboratories for cognitive, behavioural, and neurophysiological testing in humans, non-human primates and rodents.

With a full-time enrolment of 32,000, Western University is a leading research-intensive university with a full-range of academic and professional programs. General information about Western can be found at www.uwo.ca. The university campus is in London, a thriving city of 500,000 people, located midway between Toronto and Detroit. With parks, river valleys, tree-lined streets, and bicycle paths, London is known as the “Forest City” and boasts galleries, theatre, music and sporting events, and an international airport, see (www.ledc.com). Western’s Recruitment and Retention Office is available to assist in the transition of successful applicants and their families.

Review of applications will begin Dec 19, 2017.

Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled. Positions are subject to budget approval. Applicants should have fluent written and oral communication skills in English. The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Western is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, members of racialized groups/visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression. In accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodations for interviews or other meetings, please contact Kris Skjellerup phone 519-661-2111 ext 83851.

Contact information:

Applicants are invited to submit a letter of interest, a Curriculum Vitae, statement of research interests, the names and contact information of three references, and completed Application for Full-Time Position at http://www.uwo.ca/facultyrelations/pdf/careers/Faculty/Application-FullTime-Faculty-Position-Form.pdf

in confidence to:

Dr. John P. Capone, Vice President, Research, email: vpr@uwo.ca

Western University, 1151 Richmond St, StvH 2107

London ON N6A 5B8 CANADA

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