Three tenure-track positions in Neuroscience and Mental health – Assistant Professor at the Institut universitaire en santé mentale de Québec

The research center of the Institut universitaire en santé mentale de Québec (CRIUSMQ), affiliated with Université Laval, is seeking applications to fill three tenure-track Assistant Professor positions as early as July 2016. This recruitment is made possible by the remarkable growth of the research center in the recent years and several major initiatives funded by the Canadian and Quebec governments (totalling >70M$). These include the Canada Excellence Research Chair in Neurophotonics, the second Canadian Foundation for Innovation fund for the Neurophotonics Center, and the Provincial Research Support Program for developments in optical and functional magnetic resonance imaging.

The CRIUSMQ hosts more than 60 principal investigators, including seven who hold a Canada Research Chair, and a staff of 500 people. Scientists at the CRIUSMQ share the dual mission of generating new knowledge on brain functions and determining the causes and treatments of various neurological and psychiatric disorders affecting children, adults and the elderly. This aim is pursued by multidisciplinary approaches embodied in the Center’s strong expertise in Cellular and Molecular Neurosciences, Integrative Neurosciences, Clinical and Cognitive Neurosciences, Psychiatry, Neurophotonics, and Optics/Photonics. Emphasis is put on collaborative research across these disciplines.

Applicants must have a PhD or MD/PhD and a post-doctoral training, with an excellent record of research productivity. The successful candidates will have demonstrated outstanding potential to develop an internationally-recognized research program in the fields of Neurosciences and/or Mental Health, together with the capacity of securing competitive research grants. Teaching interests will be an asset. The recruited candidates will be expected to supervise graduate students.

Université Laval, located in Québec City, is one of Canada’s leading universities and the oldest French-speaking institution in North America; non-French speaking applicants will be expected to develop language skills sufficient for teaching in French.

Applications in a single pdf file should include: i) a cover letter outlining specific interests in the position, ii) a scientific CV, iii) a 3-page research program outlining short and long-term goals. Applications must be sent electronically to faculty.position.IUSMQ@neuro.ulaval.ca. Three letters of reference should also be sent directly by their authors, at the same e-mail address.

The review of applications will begin by February 15, 2016, and the competition will remain open until positions are filled. Selected applicants will be contacted for a pre-interview.