Research professional – CERVO Brain Research Centre, Quebec city

The research team at The CERVO Brain Research Center in Quebec City is looking for a research professional in the laboratory of Dr. Chantelle Sephton: https://cervo.ulaval.ca/en/chantelle-f-sephton

Research area: The main research objective of the lab is to determine how RNA processing is impaired in neurodegenerative diseases. We will achieve this by studying the RNA-binding proteins that are mutated in the motor neuron disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). We will use our mouse models and cell culture models of ALS to study the function of RNA-binding proteins and the effectiveness of therapeutic drug treatments. The results of these studies will provide insight into how impaired RNA regulation can cause ALS and we will use this information to develop targeted therapeutic treatments to treat the disease.

Research project: The current project in the Sephton laboratory requires a research professional to conduct preclinical testing of drugs in ALS mouse models as a proof of concept for the therapeutic treatment of ALS.

Main responsibilities

Under the supervision of Dr. Chantelle Sephton, the research professional’s main responsibilities are to:

  • Co-ordinate, conduct and analyze the results pertaining to the ongoing research program;
  • Work under minimal supervision for many tasks;
  • Supervise the people under his responsibility and ensure the quality and relevance of the results;
  • Ensure the coordination of research activities in close collaboration with students (ethical authorizations, purchases, communication with partners);
  • Participate in data collection (administration of tests, laboratory measurements), data entry and analysis;
  • Contribute to the dissemination of research results (scientific articles, presentations, and knowledge transfer);
  • Conduct scientific literature reviews to support project development.

Note: Responsibilities could be modulated according to the experience of the candidate

Required profile

Candidates should have some experience in animal handling (mice or rats) and experience in animal handling (e.g. i.p. injection and behavioral testing) as well as experience in molecular biology (PCR, purification DNA) and in biochemistry (Western blot, protein determination)

  • Must hold a Bachelor of Science in one of the following fields: biochemistry, neuroscience, genetics or molecular biology (candidates holding a master’s or doctoral degree are also invited to apply);
  • Sense of organization, initiative, rigour, flexibility and autonomy;
  • Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills;
  • Ease in the use of various computer software;
  • Language proficiency (English-intermediate and French-advanced)

Additional information

  • Type of employment: Initial one-year contract with possibility of renewal.
  • Schedule: Full time, 35 hours per week.
  • Salary: According to qualifications and experience.

Advantages :

  • Contribution to the Government and Public Employees Retirement Plan (RREGOP);
  • Group insurance (after three months of work) and paid at 50% by the employer;
  • 5 paid sick days per year;
  • 13 paid statutory holidays per year.

Contact information

TO APPLY
Interested persons are invited to send a cover letter and their Curriculum vitae at the following address: chantelle.sephton.1@ulaval.ca
Posting end date 2023/03/31

Post Doctoral Scholar – experimental detection of ultra-weak photon emission from biological systems

PRIMARY PURPOSE OF POSITION

The postdoctoral researcher is responsible for performing experimental research on detecting ultra- weak photon emission from biological samples. The candidate will plan, perform, and analyze experiments on biological samples using single-photon detection and imaging systems. The position has a 2-year term; the candidate will initially work at UCalgary, and then will transition to the National Research Council of Canada in Ottawa. These two sites are home to teams of experts in biophoton detection/theory and neuroscience applications. The candidate is expected to support the development of funding and attracting graduate students to ensure continued growth in the area of quantum biology. The incumbent will be expected to also present research accomplishments and findings in internal and external meetings, conferences, reports, and publications.

QUALIFICATIONS/EXPERTISE REQUIRED

  • A PhD in neuroscience, biology or related fields is required.
  • Experience in operating optical spectroscopy imaging equipment and image analysis softwaretools and software.
  • Experience in preparing and maintaining in vitro biological cell preparations (ideally dissociated cultures and brain slices).
  • Position requires flexibility to be on-site at U Calgary for up to 6 months, followed by being on-site at National Research Council (NRC) in Ottawa for up to 1.5 years.
  • An asset would be experience in assessing effect of pharmacological agents on cells and tissues, preferably neuronal in origin.
  • An asset would be experience in theoretical and experimental aspects of light emission from biological systems.
  • An asset would be knowledge of quantum mechanics.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Capable of assisting expansion and development of research projects in biophoton research.
  • A high level of effective time and project management, personal initiative, communications skills and teamwork.
  • Ability to travel nationally and internationally.
  • Knowledge of university policies and procedures is an asset.

ACCOUNTABILITIES/TASKS AND DUTIES

Technical:

The candidate will primarily be responsible for operation of an experimental setup designed to detect single photons (biophotons) from biological samples. Biological samples to be investigated will include living tadpoles and various neuron culture assemblies. Biophoton emission will be investigated using pharmacological and possibly electrophysiological approaches. The incumbent will also be responsible for the analysis and interpretation of the data, working with the teams at uCalgary and National Research Council. The incumbent will design, implement, and consult with the Principal Investigator on projects and programs. The candidate will be expected to identify and pursue new research opportunities aligned with the overall vision of the project.

Mentorship/Coaching:

  • The candidate will provide training of undergraduate and graduate students in experimental and theoretical research techniques, as well as presentation skills (written and oral).
  • Publishing/Presenting Research:
  • Publish/present research accomplishments at both the national and international level, including in high impact/selective academic journals.
  • Prepare manuscripts describing findings for submission for publication, and lead process of responding to referees/editors during the peer review process.
  • Occupational Health & Safety:
  • Understands and complies with the requirements of the University’s Occupational Health and Safety Policy.
  • Has knowledge of and understands the expectations of the University’s Occupational Health and Safety Management System (OHSMS) and applicable Faculty/Departmental/Unit specific health and safety policies and procedures.
  • Ensures that all work conducted is in accordance with the Alberta Occupational Health and Safety Act, Regulation and Code and other health and safety legislation as applicable.

 

ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY OF CALGARY

The University of Calgary is Canada’s leading next-generation university – a living, growing and youthful institution that embraces change and opportunity with a can-do attitude. Located in the nation’s most enterprising city, the university is making tremendous progress on its Eyes High journey to be recognized as one of Canada’s top five research universities, grounded in innovative learning and teaching and fully integrated with the community it both serves and leads. The University of Calgary inspires and supports discovery, creativity and innovation across all disciplines. For more information, visit ucalgary.ca.

To succeed as one of Canada’s top universities, where new ideas are created, tested and applied through first-class teaching and research, the University of Calgary needs more of the best minds in our classrooms and labs. We’re increasing our scholarly capacity by investing in people who want to change the world, bringing the best and brightest to Calgary to form a global intellectual hub and achieve advances that matter to everyone. For more information visit research.ucalgary.ca/postdocs.

 

ABOUT CALGARY, ALBERTA

Calgary is one of the world’s cleanest cities and has been named one of the world’s most livable cities for years. Calgary is a city of leaders – in business, community, philanthropy and volunteerism. Calgarians benefit from the strongest economy in the nation and enjoy more days of sunshine per year than any other major Canadian city. Calgary is less than an hour’s drive from the Rocky Mountains and boasts the most extensive urban pathway and bikeway network in North America.

The University of Calgary has launched an institution-wide Indigenous Strategy in line with the foundational goals of Eyes High, committing to creating a rich, vibrant, and culturally competent campus that welcomes and supports Indigenous Peoples, encourages Indigenous community partnerships, is inclusive of Indigenous perspectives in all that we do.

As an equitable and inclusive employer, the University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their academic and professional success while they are here. In particular, we encourage members of the designated groups (women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, members of visible/racialized minorities, and diverse sexual orientation and gender identities) to apply. To ensure a fair and equitable assessment, we offer accommodation at any stage during the recruitment process to applicants with disabilities. Questions regarding [diversity] EDI at UCalgary can be sent to the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (equity@ucalgary.ca) and requests for accommodations can be sent to Human Resources (hrhire@ucalgary.ca).

 

Contact information

LINK TO JOB-POSTING

https://science.careers.ucalgary.ca/jobs/10577986-post-doctoral-scholar-physics-and-astronomy-faculty-of-science

QUESTIONS

For questions specific to the role contact Prof. Daniel Oblak doblak@ucalgary.ca

Posting end date

2023/01/31

Funded Graduate Student Positions at the University of Manitoba

Multiple graduate student positions (M.Sc., Ph.D.) are available in the laboratory of Dr. Tabrez Siddiqui at the University of Manitoba. The Siddiqui lab’s multidisciplinary research program encompasses the molecular, systems and behavioural branches of neuroscience to investigate neuronal circuit organization, plasticity and network integration. Our goals are to generate transformative knowledge on the molecular mechanisms of synapse development and function in both the developing and mature brain, provide conceptual advances in understanding the mechanisms governing enduring changes in synaptic properties (plasticity) that underlie cognitive function and associative learning, and determine how synapses are specified in the mammalian brain to provide the framework for understanding the molecular logic of circuit organization and associated behaviours. The Siddiqui lab is also actively pursuing translational goals in uncovering synaptic regulatory mechanisms and targets in neurodevelopmental and psychiatric disorders such as autism and schizophrenia.

Eligibility Requirements

  1. Excellent academic standing
  2. Strong work ethic and interest in discovery science
  3. Experience or interest in using animal models
  4. Research experience is an asset
  5. Excellent written and oral communication skills

The positions are fully funded with standard stipends commensurate with the University of Manitoba guidelines and Departmental bylaws. Successful students will be admitted to the Physiology graduate program, but may be considered for the Biomedical Engineering program.

This search will close on January 20, 2023.

Please send the following the documents to Dr. Siddiqui by email

  1. Cover letter explaining your background, interests, and training, and why you will be a good fit for the Siddiqui lab research program.
  2. CV
  3. Transcripts

We thank all applicants for their interest. However, however only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

Rady Faculty of Health Sciences
Max Rady College of Medicine
Department of Physiology and Pathophysiology
Neuroscience Research Program
Kleysen Institute for Advanced Medicine
Health Sciences Centre
SR422-710 William Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R3E 0Z3
Phone: 1.204.318.2564

 

Email: tabrez.siddiqui@umanitoba.ca

https://umanitoba.ca

Siddiqui Lab Publications can be accessed here.

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/?term=Tabrez+j+siddiqui&sort=date

Some of our recent published studies are listed below

  1. Dhume S.H., Karimi B., Roppongi R.T. Connor, S.A., Mills, F., Tari, P.K., Oku, S., Bamji, S.X., Wang, Y.T., Brose, N., and Craig, A.M., Siddiqui, T.J., Distinct but overlapping roles of LRRTM1 and LRRTM2 in developing and mature hippocampal circuits, Elife. (2022) Jun 6;11:e64742. doi: 10.7554/eLife.64742.0: 0.
  2. Karimi B, Silwal P, Booth S, Padmanabhan N, Dhume S, Zhang D, Zahra N, Jackson MF, Kirouac GJ, Ko JH, and Siddiqui T.J.*, Schizophrenia-associated LRRTM1 regulates cognitive function through controlling synaptic activity in the mediodorsal thalamus, Molecular Psychiatry, 2021May 12. doi: 10.1038/s41380-021-01146-6
  3. Roppongi RT#, Dhume S#, Padmanabhan N#, Silwal P, Zahra N, Bomkamp C, Pati Cl, Karimi B, Champagne-Jorgensen K, Twilley RE, Zhang P, Jackson MJ, and Siddiqui TJ, LRRTMs organize synapses through differential engagement of neurexin and PTPσ, Neuron (2020), Apr 8; 106 (1):108-125.e12. doi: 10.1016/j.neuron.2020.01.003 (# co-first authors)
  4. Sinha R, Siddiqui TJ, Padmanabhan N, Wallin J, Zhang C, Karimi B, Fred Rieke, Craig AM, Wong RO, and Hoon M, LRRTM4: a novel regulator of presynaptic inhibitory and dyad output synapses of retinal bipolar neurons, Neuron (2020), Mar 18;105(6):1007- 1017.e5. doi: 10.1016/j.neuron.2019.12.028.
  5. Zhang Z, Pines MK, Oku S, Ge Y, Siddiqui TJ, Wu W, Archer-Hartmann S, Azadi P, Gordon MD, and Craig AM. (2018). Heparan Sulfate Organizes Neuronal Synapses Through Neurexin Partnerships. Cell 174(6): 1450-1464.

tabrez.siddiqui@umanitoba.ca

Tabrez J. Siddiqui, PhD

Associate Professor of Physiology and Pathophysiology, Max Rady College of Medicine, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba.

Principal Investigator, Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba.

Principal Investigator, Neuroscience Research Program,

Kleysen Institute for Advanced Medicine, Health Sciences Centre.
SR422-710 William Avenue, Winnipeg R3E 0Z3, Manitoba, Canada.
Phone: 1. 204.318.2564

https://umanitoba.ca/medicine/faculty-staff/tabrez-siddiqui

Twitter: @siddiquilab

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Post-doctoral Fellow in Neuropsychopharmacology – Khokhar lab – Western University

The Khokhar Lab (www.khokharlab.com) researches the interactions between substance use and serious mental illness, with an eye toward treatment of these disorders using a variety of behavioural and circuit-interrogation methods. The Post-doctoral Fellow will conduct brain imaging and behavioural experiments assessing the effects of alcohol/cannabis use and chemogenetic or pharmacologic manipulation in a rat model of schizophrenia or during development (CRC and CIHR-funded grant).

Previous training and experience with pre-clinical MRI imaging (e.g., fMRI, DTI, MRS) is preferred. In addition, any experience with schizophrenia (e.g., pre-pulse inhibition) and addiction-like behaviours (e.g., self-administration) would be beneficial. The Post-doctoral fellow will also provide input with respect to appropriate methodology, procedures, equipment and standards to produce required research data and apply specialized knowledge and principles to review, appraise and interpret published literature, summarize research findings, and draft scientific/technical reports, manuscripts, grant proposals while establishing and maintaining effective relationships with lab members, and presenting research findings (may include presenting findings at conferences).

Minimum Qualifications: PhD degree in Neuroscience or Medical Biophysics, with related research experience (pre-clinical MRI Imaging and Behavioural methods above).

The successful applicant will be encouraged to apply to extramural funding, but funding is in place for renewal of contract beyond the first year. The expected start date is as soon as possible. The position will remain open until filled. Please indicate in your application if you are a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada.

How to apply

Please send a cover letter/statement of interest, current CV, and a list of 3 references to Dr. Jibran Khokhar at jkhokha@uwo.ca. We will notify applicants before contacting any references.

 

CIHR Tier 2 CRC in Indigenous, Racialized and/or Vulnerable Populations – Carleton University

About the Position

 Field of Specialization: CIHR Tier 2 CRC in Indigenous, Racialized and/or Vulnerable Populations
Academic Unit: Faculty of Science
Category of Appointment: Preliminary (tenure-track) or tenured
Rank/Position Title: Assistant Professor or Associate Professor
Start Date: July 1, 2023
Closing Date: January 30, 2023

The Faculty of Science invites applications from qualified candidates for a Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) Tier 2 Canada Research Chair (CRC) appointment beginning July 1, 2023.

The Faculty of Science is seeking an emerging scholar in one or more of the following research areas: Indigenous health; health in remote/northern communities; nutrition in isolated/vulnerable populations; and/or substance use health. Applicants with research at the intersection of these areas will be considered. Applicants will preferably possess lived experiences relating to this role.

Tier 2 Chairs are intended for exceptional emerging scholars (e.g., candidates must have been an active researcher in their field for fewer than 10 years at the time of nomination). Applicants who are more than 10 years from having earned their highest degree (and where career breaks exist, such as maternity, parental or extended sick leave, clinical training, etc.) may have their eligibility for a Tier 2 Chair assessed through the program’s Tier 2 justification process.

For more details, please see the Canada Research Chairs Secretariat and the Carleton Office for Research Initiatives and Services.

The successful candidate will work with the Faculty of Science to prepare the application for the Tier 2 CRC Chair. Academic appointment is conditional on the approval of the application by the CRC Program and will be made to an appropriate unit within the Faculty of Science.

To see the full position posting, please visit Carleton University’s Deputy Provost’s website at https://carleton.ca/deputyprovost/jobs/academics/.

About the Faculty of Science

The Faculty of Science is a research-intensive unit comprising 12 departments, schools, and institutes serving more than 5000 students. The Faculty includes world-leading researchers in many different areas and has strong and growing interactions with industry partners, government organizations, and other organizations located in Canada’s National Capital region. For more information, visit: https://science.carleton.ca.

Qualifications

  • PhD (or other degree as applicable) in a relevant discipline. Candidates close to degree completion will also be considered.
  • Demonstrated potential for outstanding teaching contributions.
  • Demonstrated potential for innovative and scholarly research and the ability to develop an externally- funded, high quality research program.
  • Excellent ability to contribute to the academic life of the appointed Unit.

Application Instructions

Applications must be sent electronically in one single PDF file, which includes the following:

  • a cover letter of application (can include a description of lived experience as it relates to this role, if applicable)
  • a curriculum vitae
  • a description of teaching interests and experience (maximum 2 pages)
  • a statement of research interests, including brief summary of past research activities and outline of planned activities (maximum 3 pages)
  • a statement that identifies your strengths in advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion in your discipline and on campus as well as your future plans.

Applicants should provide the names of three individuals to provide letters of recommendation.

Please indicate in your application if you are a legally eligible to work in Canada.

If you’re interested in this opportunity, please contact Katherine Frank (kfrank@kbrs.ca) or Lauren Wright (lwright@kbrs.ca), or submit your application online at https://www.kbrs.ca/Career/16572.

To help Carleton University develop its equity programs, a confidential equity and diversity self-identification survey will be sent to all applicants separately.

About Carleton University

Located in Ottawa, Carleton is an innovative teaching and research institution with a tradition of leading change. Internationally recognized academics, staff, and researchers engage more than 31,000 students in over 100 programs of study. Carleton has long been known for promoting research excellence and connectedness and is involved in partnerships around the globe. With strong leadership, it enjoys a healthy financial position and our proximity to government and cultural institutions, media, and a thriving knowledge economy make Carleton and Ottawa a great place to work, learn, and live. Our picturesque campus is fully accessible and, along with award-winning student services, Carleton’s Paul Menton Centre for Students with Disabilities has been heralded as the gold standard for disability support services in Canada. Learn more about our university and the city of Ottawa.

We are strongly committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion in the nomination and appointment process. Carleton University is committed to fostering diversity within its community as a source of excellence, cultural enrichment, and social strength. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our university including, but not limited to women, visible minorities, First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression. Furthermore, Carleton understands that career paths vary and interruptions will not prejudice the assessment process. We invite you to review our revitalized Indigenous strategy, Kinàmàgawin and visit our Department of Equity and Inclusive Communities for information about our commitment to leadership in the areas of equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Accessibility is a university strategic priority and applicants selected for an interview who require accommodations are invited to contact the hiring Chair as soon as possible to ensure appropriate arrangements are made.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. All positions are subject to budgetary approval.

CIHR Tier 2 CRC in Accessibility and/or Patient-Centered Care at Carleton University

About the Position

Field of Specialization: CIHR Tier 2 CRC in Accessibility and/or Patient-Centered Care
Academic Unit: Faculty of Science
Category of Appointment: Preliminary (tenure-track) or tenured
Rank/Position Title: Assistant Professor or Associate Professor
Start Date: July 1, 2023
Closing Date: January 30, 2023

 

The Faculty of Science invites applications from qualified candidates for a Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) Tier 2 Canada Research Chair (CRC) appointment beginning July 1, 2023.

The Faculty seeks an emerging scholar in one or more of the following research areas: accessibility studies; patient-centered care; and/or health care analytics. Applicants whose research occurs at the intersection of these areas will also be considered. Applicants will preferably possess lived experiences relating to this role.

Tier 2 Chairs are intended for exceptional emerging scholars (e.g., candidates must have been an active researcher in their field for fewer than 10 years at the time of nomination). Applicants who are more than 10 years from having earned their highest degree (and where career breaks exist, such as maternity, parental or extended sick leave, clinical training, etc.) may have their eligibility for a Tier 2 Chair assessed through the program’s Tier 2 justification process.

For more details, please see the Canada Research Chairs Secretariat and the Carleton Office for Research Initiatives and Services.

The successful candidate will work with the Faculty of Science to prepare the application for the Tier 2 CRC Chair. Academic appointment is conditional on the approval of the application by the CRC Program and will be made to an appropriate unit within the Faculty of Science.

To see the full position posting, please visit Carleton University’s Deputy Provost’s website at https://carleton.ca/deputyprovost/jobs/academics/.

About the Faculty of Science

The Faculty of Science is a research-intensive unit comprising 12 departments, schools, and institutes serving more than 5000 students. The Faculty includes world-leading researchers in many different areas and has strong and growing interactions with industry partners, government organizations, and other organizations located in Canada’s National Capital region. For more information, visit: https://science.carleton.ca.

Qualifications

  • PhD (or other degree as applicable) in a relevant discipline). Candidates close to degree completion will also be considered.
  • Demonstrated potential for outstanding teaching contributions.
  • Demonstrated potential for innovative and scholarly research and the ability to develop an externally- funded, high quality research program.
  • Excellent ability to contribute to the academic life of the appointed Unit.

Application Instructions

Applications must be sent electronically in one single PDF file, which includes the following:

  • a cover letter of application (can include a description of lived experience as it relates to this role, if applicable)
  • a curriculum vitae
  • a description of teaching interests and experience (maximum 2 pages)
  • a statement of research interests, including brief summary of past research activities and outline of planned activities (maximum 3 pages)
  • a statement that identifies your strengths in advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion in your discipline and on campus as well as your future plans.

Applicants should provide the names of three individuals to provide letters of recommendation.

Please indicate in your application if you are a legally eligible to work in Canada.

If you’re interested in this opportunity, please contact Katherine Frank (kfrank@kbrs.ca) or Lauren Wright (lwright@kbrs.ca), or submit your application online at https://www.kbrs.ca/Career/16573.

To help Carleton University develop its equity programs, a confidential equity and diversity self-identification survey will be sent to all applicants separately.

About Carleton University

Located in Ottawa, Carleton is an innovative teaching and research institution with a tradition of leading change. Internationally recognized academics, staff, and researchers engage more than 31,000 students in over 100 programs of study. Carleton has long been known for promoting research excellence and connectedness and is involved in partnerships around the globe. With strong leadership, it enjoys a healthy financial position and our proximity to government and cultural institutions, media, and a thriving knowledge economy make Carleton and Ottawa a great place to work, learn, and live. Our picturesque campus is fully accessible and, along with award-winning student services, Carleton’s Paul Menton Centre for Students with Disabilities has been heralded as the gold standard for disability support services in Canada. Learn more about our university and the city of Ottawa.

We are strongly committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion in the nomination and appointment process. Carleton University is committed to fostering diversity within its community as a source of excellence, cultural enrichment, and social strength. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our university including, but not limited to women, visible minorities, First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression. Furthermore, Carleton understands that career paths vary and interruptions will not prejudice the assessment process. We invite you to review our revitalized Indigenous strategy, Kinàmàgawin and visit our Department of Equity and Inclusive Communities for information about our commitment to leadership in the areas of equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Accessibility is a university strategic priority and applicants selected for an interview who require accommodations are invited to contact the hiring Chair as soon as possible to ensure appropriate arrangements are made.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. All positions are subject to budgetary approval.

Assistant/Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics – University of Manitoba

U manitoba logoAssistant/Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Max Rady College of Medicine, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences
University of Manitoba
Position #32314

The Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics (DPT), Rady Faculty of Health Sciences (https://umanitoba.ca/health-sciences/) at the University of Manitoba (https://umanitoba.ca) invites applications for a full-time, Probationary (Tenure-track) or Tenured position at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor within the Max Rady College of Medicine, commencing on July 1, 2023, or on a date mutually agreed upon. Salary and rank will be commensurate with experience and qualifications

The Rady Faculty of Health Sciences is a major center of interdisciplinary health sciences education and research in Canada, offering a full range of undergraduate and postgraduate programs in biomedical sciences and health professions. The DPT has a rich history of excellence in research and high-quality education in biomedical and clinical pharmacology at the graduate and undergraduate levels across all Rady Faculty of Health Sciences constituent Colleges of Medicine, Pharmacy, Rehabilitation Sciences, Dentistry and Nursing. The DPT also contributes heavily to undergraduate programming in the Faculty of Science (BSc) and the Interdisciplinary Health Program Bachelor of Health Sciences (BHSc) curriculum.

DPT faculty members maintain robust, internationally recognized research programs maintained by extramural operating and infrastructure grants from local, national and international sources. Foundational DPT research themes include cancer biology, clinical pharmacology, neurosciences, and cardiovascular and metabolic sciences. Research strengths are cultivated by leveraging partnerships between DPT and partner research institutes in Manitoba, including the Kleysen Institute for Advanced Medicine, St. Boniface Hospital Research, Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba and the CancerCare Manitoba Research Institute.

The successful candidate will have an MD and/or PhD, postdoctoral training experience with a highly productive track-record of impactful scholarly activity, inspire learning and a strong commitment to excellence in pharmacology and therapeutics education. Evidence of teaching experience is considered an asset. The appointed candidate will be expected to teach throughout the DPT program to support the educational advancement of undergraduate and graduate students in the core theoretical knowledge of drug action, including relevant methodological concepts. They will also have a prominent role in developing and executing the DPT strategic educational plan, which is likely to encompass activities such as development of new courses, market-driven micro-credentials, career development initiatives for trainees, and national training programs. The appointed candidate will also be expected to develop a rigorous well-funded research program. Applicants with research expertise across all pharmacology disciplines are encouraged to apply but preferred areas of research will align with departmental themes of strength and institute partner priorities in child health, cancer, clinical pharmacology, cardiovascular sciences and neurosciences.

At the Assistant Professor rank, candidates must display a promising research agenda and have demonstrated potential and a commitment to teaching. At the Associate Professor rank, candidates must have a strong research orientation, a demonstrated record of high-quality publications and successful experience in academic teaching.

A generous startup package will be available to establish a world-class research program. Additionally, the University of Manitoba has a long track-record of reserving institutional infrastructure funding opportunities (e.g. Canada Foundation for Innovation John R. Evans Leadership fund) for early career investigators.

The City of Winnipeg (www.tourismwinnipeg.com), located where the Red and Assiniboine Rivers meet, is recognized for its vibrant, multicultural community and diverse culture. The city, with a growing population of more than 766,000, is home to internationally renowned festivals, galleries and museums, the historic Exchange District and The Forks, and ever-expanding research, education, and business sectors. From the Hudson Bay waters, across the farmland fields, to the pulse of the cities and towns, The Province of Manitoba’s (www.travelmanitoba.com) people and places – its 100,000 lakes, 92 provincial parks, winding river valleys and storied prairie skies – inspire.

The University of Manitoba is a driving force of innovation, discovery and advancement. Our momentum is propelled by our campus community – UM faculty, staff and students whose determination and curiosity shape our world for the better. Our teaching, learning and work environment is uniquely strengthened and enriched by Indigenous perspectives. With two main campuses in Winnipeg, satellite campuses throughout Manitoba, and world-wide research, UM’s impact is global.

Discover outstanding employee benefits, experience world-class facilities and join a dynamic community that values reconciliation, sustainability, diversity, and inclusion. We are one of Manitoba’s Top Employers and one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers. At the University of Manitoba, what inspires you can change everything.

Applicants are requested to submit the following materials, preferably via email as a single PDF file:

  1. Cover letter concisely describing suitability for the position
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Statement of teaching philosophy documenting experience and approach to training and mentoring students from different types of educational backgrounds and using a variety of teaching strategies for diverse learners, including undergraduates and graduate students.
  4. A one page personal statement describing previous contributions to equity, diversity and inclusion and the incorporation into the teaching philosophy, research program and service activities.
  5. Five-year research plan (max 5 pages) outlining background, rationale, aims and experiments
  6. Names of three referees in confidence (contacted only if short-listed)

 

Submit all materials to:

 

Vernon Dolinsky

Professor and Associate Head, Department of Pharmacology & Therapeutics

Chair of Department of Pharmacology & Therapeutics Search Committee

Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

University of Manitoba

A205 Chown Building, 753 McDermot Avenue

Winnipeg, MB, Canada R3E OT6

Tel:      (204) 789-3405

Email: Karen.Donald@umanitoba.ca

 

Review of applications will commence starting December 1, 2022 and will continue until the position has been filled. Materials may be shared with participating members of the search process.  All materials, including reference letters, will be handled in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (Manitoba).

The University of Manitoba is committed to the principles of equity, diversity & inclusion and to promoting opportunities in hiring, promotion and tenure (where applicable) for systemically marginalized groups who have been excluded from full participation at the University and the larger community including Indigenous Peoples, women, racialized persons, persons with disabilities and those who identify as 2SLGBTQIA+ (Two Spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, questioning, intersex, asexual and other diverse sexual identities). All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

 An inclusive, open and diverse community is essential to excellence and fosters voices that have been ignored or discouraged. To address the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion, and in recognition of the underrepresentation of members of historically and currently excluded groups, we take proactive measures including implicit bias training for all hiring panels. We strive for diversity and cultural safety throughout the hiring process (hiring panels, short-list of candidates, interviews). We encourage you to self-identify any aspect of diversity in your cover letter. 

 If you require accommodation supports during the recruitment process, please contact UM.Accommodation@umanitoba.ca or 204-474-7195. Please note this contact information is for accommodation reasons only.

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Assistant Professor Position in Behavioural Neuroscience – McGill University

The Department of Psychology at McGill University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in Behavioural Neuroscience. We are particularly interested in applicants who use computational methodologies or in vivo recording techniques but will consider all applicants studying the neural mechanisms of behaviour. Applicants are expected to have a doctorate in psychology, neuroscience, or a closely related field at the time of appointment. Applicants should present evidence of research productivity and the potential to obtain external funding. All applicants are expected to have an aptitude for undergraduate and graduate teaching. The Department has excellent facilities for interdisciplinary research, including through its links with related academic departments and research units in the McGill University Health Centre and the Montreal Neurological Institute. This position will start in September 2023.

Applications must be submitted on-line on Work Day at this link:

https://mcgill.wd3.myworkdayjobs.com/McGill_Careers/job/McGill-College-2001/Assistant-Professor-BNS_JR0000033648

Use a personal email address when creating an account in Workday. Do not use @mail.mcgill.ca or @mcgill.ca email accounts to apply. Applications should include 1 pdf attachment containing a curriculum vitae, a description of research interests (4 pages max), a description of teaching interests, experience and philosophy (2 pages max), a statement of engagement with principles of equity, diversity and inclusivity (1 page max), and up to three selected reprints/preprints of publications.

Applications will begin to be examined on December 1, 2022 after 30 days of this publication date. and continue until suitable candidates have been identified,

McGill University is committed to equity and diversity within its community and values academic rigour and excellence. We welcome and encourage applications from racialized persons/visible minorities, women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, and persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, as well as from all qualified candidates with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities.
At McGill, research that reflects diverse intellectual traditions, methodologies, and modes of dissemination and translation is valued and encouraged. Candidates are invited to demonstrate their research impact both within and across academic disciplines and in other sectors, such as government, communities, or industry.
McGill further recognizes and fairly considers the impact of leaves (e.g., family care or health-related) that may contribute to career interruptions or slowdowns. Candidates are encouraged to signal any leave that affected productivity, or that may have had an effect on their career path. This information will be considered to ensure the equitable assessment of the candidate’s record.
McGill implements an employment equity program and encourages members of designated equity groups to self-identify. It further seeks to ensure the equitable treatment and full inclusion of persons with disabilities by striving for the implementation of universal design principles transversally, across all facets of the University community, and through accommodation policies and procedures. Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations for any part of the application process may contact, in confidence, accessibilityrequest.hr@mcgill.ca.
All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority

Posting end date: 2022/12/31

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Postdoc in Neuroimmunology – Macauley lab, University of Alberta

The Macauley lab is accepting applications for a Postdoctoral fellow in the area of neuroimmunology. Research in the lab focuses on the role of Siglec family of immunomodulatory glycan-binding receptors in human health and disease. The lab is located in the Gunning/Lemieux Chemistry center at University of Alberta and is part of the Neuroscience and Mental Health Institute (NHMI) and Alberta Glycomics Institute (GIA). Additionally, we are strongly connected to the Canadian Glycomics Network (GlycoNet), and collaborate closely with several other UAlberta investigators studying microglia (e.g. Drs. Plemel, Voronova, Sipione)

Working within a highly interdisciplinary environment, the fellow will lead projects related to the role of an Alzheimer’s disease susceptibility factor, CD33, in disease pathogenesis, as well as development of novel CD33-based therapeutics in this context (PMID:35940942). Genetic models (PMID:33766097 and PMID:31815204) and biochemical tools (PMID:34517042) are readily available in our laboratory for working on this exciting project that is closely connected to human disease. Funding through multiple sources (CIHR, Alzheimer Society of Canada, Weston Brain Institute, GlycoNet, and NIH) are in place to advance our goal of understanding the cellular and molecular mechanisms by which Siglecs impact the function of microglia in the brain.

The position requires a Ph.D. in one of the following disciplines: neurobiology, immunology, chemical biology, biochemistry, or other related fields. Candidates should have a record of completed graduate research that can be directly applied to the field of interest described above. Prior experience with transgenic models of neurodegeneration, cell culture, microscopy (including immunohistochemical techniques) and biochemical techniques are highly desirable. The ideal candidate must demonstrate excellent laboratory skills, independence, and resourcefulness. Candidates must possess strong communication and organizational skills manifested with proven track records including peer-reviewed publications.

Please email a cover letter, CV, and the name of 3 potential references to Dr. Macauley.

Matthew Macauley
macauley@ualberta.ca

Posting end date: 2022/12/31