Biology – Tenure track position in Systems Neuroscience – University of Ottawa

The Faculty of Science’s Department of Biology at the University of Ottawa is hiring a tenure-track assistant professor in systems neuroscience. We are particularly interested in candidates who combine experimental and computational approaches to study the neural mechanisms of animal behaviour. The successful applicant is expected to develop an internationally recognized research program and to contribute to undergraduate and graduate training. Preference will be given to candidates who can teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels in French and English.

The successful candidate will join an innovative and collaborative department of 40 researchers working in all fields of biology, including animal behaviour, computational biology, cell and molecular biology, ecology, evolutionary biology, neurobiology and physiology. The Biology Department encourages broad collaboration; current faculty interact with a diversity of researchers through membership in the Brain and Mind Research Institute, the Ottawa-Carleton Institute of Biology and the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute. The Faculty of Science provides access to core facilities for molecular biology, genomics and microscopy as well as to high-performance computing through Compute Canada.

Term: Tenure-track position

Wage: Salary scale for Assistant professor is starting at $85,280 (as of May, 2019)

Benefits: The University of Ottawa provides a complete compensation package, which includes basic group life insurance, supplementary health insurance, a pension plan, long-term disability and optional life insurance.

Location: Department of Biology, University of Ottawa, 30 Marie Curie, Room 160, Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5

Skill requirements:

  • Education: PhD in a relevant field
  • Postdoctoral experience
  • Work experience: A demonstrated record of research excellence in neuroscience and evidence of a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate training

Interested applicants must submit their application package as a single PDF file and include the following items in the order listed:

  • A one-page cover letter formally expressing interest in the position and including a statement regarding their ability to teach in French and English
  • A two-page research plan
  • A one-page description of teaching experience and philosophy
  • A full curriculum vitae
  • Contact information of three references
  • Three recent published peer-reviewed articles

Send your application by email with the subject line “Application for systems neuroscience position” to:

All qualified candidates are invited to apply; however, preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. The University of Ottawa is an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage applications from women, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities. If you are invited to continue in the selection process, please notify us of any particular adaptive measures you might require by contacting the Office of the Vice-Provost, Faculty Relations, at 613-562-5958. Any information you send us will be handled respectfully and in complete confidence. The University of Ottawa is proud of its 160-year tradition of bilingualism. Through its Official Languages and Bilingualism Institute, the University provides training to staff members and their spouses in their second official language. At the time of tenure, professors are expected to have the ability to function in a bilingual setting.

Application deadline: January 30, 2019

Contact information:

Chair, Department of Biology
30 Marie Curie, Room 160
Ottawa, ON
K1N 6N5.
Telephone: 613-562-5729
Fax: 613-562-5486

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