IBRO – MBL and CSHL Fellowships

The IBRO (International Brain Research Organization) US-Canada Regional Committee (USCRC) is pleased to announce our 2021 fellowships program that will cover the cost for PhD students and postdoctoral fellows training in neuroscience in Canada to attend advanced neuroscience courses or meetings at the Marine Biological Laboratories (MBL) at Woods Hole, MA., and Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL), NY.

For MBL, all trainees are welcomed to apply but preference will be given to trainees belonging to minority groups (Indigenous communities in Canada, visible minorities, persons with disabilities, women, and other minorities) as
well as those in non-U15 Universities (http://u15.ca/). The MBL awards will cover the cost of tuition, room, and board. Fellowships are worth up to $11,000 per trainee depending on the course taken.

For CSHL, reduced registration fees for virtual meetings are available for trainees from non-U15 Universities (http://u15.ca/). If in-person courses resume in the second half of 2021, partial tuition support of up to $8,000 per trainee will be available.

The aim of this program is to increase diversity in neuroscience in Canada, by providing such trainees with access to cutting-edge research training in contemporary neuroscience.

Interested trainees should submit applications directly to the course of interest (see link below). Evaluation of applications and offers of admission to courses are made by the course leaders. Accepted candidates with the backgrounds mentioned above will be automatically considered for IBRO fellowship.

Eligible MBL courses: Neural Systems and Behavior, Neurobiology: Mechanisms & Advanced Approaches, Methods in Computational Neuroscience, Biology of the Inner Ear: Experimental and Analytical Approaches, Brains, Minds and Mechanisms, Physiology: Modern Cell Biology Using Microscopic, Biochemical and Computational Approaches, and Frontiers in Stem Cells and Regeneration.

Eligible CSHL courses: see link below.

MBL: http://www.mbl.edu/education/courses/
CSHL: https://meetings.cshl.edu/meetingshome.aspx

Please inform us when applying or if you have questions about eligibility.

Contact: sam.david@mcgill.ca

Post-doctoral Research Fellow position in clinical neurophysiology at The Hospital for Sick Children

Post-doctoral Research Fellow position in clinical neurophysiology

Neurological Outcome of Glycemia in Neonatal Encephalopathy

The Neurosciences & Mental Health Program at the Hospital for Sick Children Research Institute is seeking an enthusiastic postdoc researcher to work in close collaboration with neurologists, neurophysiologists, and neuroradiologists in analysing pre-existing continuous glucose, EEG, and clinical data.

With the direction of principal supervisors Drs. Emily Tam and Cecil Hahn, you will work closely with affiliated staff and students who form a group that use neuroimaging and neurophysiology to study newborn brain disorders.

Despite therapeutic hypothermia for hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE), rates of death and major disability continue to be high. Using continuous glucose monitoring, we have found that hyperglycemia occurs in more than 50% of HIE, associated with brain injury and possibly long-term outcomes. This study uses continuous glucose data paired with continuous electroencephalography (cEEG) and detailed clinical data to determine the temporal relationships between abnormal glycemia and brain function.

This is part of an ongoing project that is funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

A substantial amount of data already exists for this project and the motivated researcher will be able to jump straight into analysis.

Requirements

  • PhD in a relevant area (engineering or computer sciences) required.
  • Must have experience with EEG analyses
  • Well developed skills in data science is required.
  • Computer programming (Matlab, Python, or R) and/or signal processing/time series analyses.
  • Proven experience in research commensurate with your level of experience post-PhD.
  • Experience in analysis of neurophysiological data is preferred.
  • Experience in clinical research would be an asset.
  • Excellent communication skills (oral and written).
  • Be able to work independently and meet deadlines.

We offer

  • Initial contract will be for a period of 1 year, with the possibility of extension for a second year.
  • We offer a competitive salary based on qualifications and experience.
  • In addition, we offer an attractive benefits package, that includes extended health and dental coverage.
  • Toronto is a world-class rated in the top ten cities worldwide for livability that has a large and rich neuroscience community.
  • The Research Institute offers many opportunities for career development and additional training as part of the Research Training Centre.

Additional information

The post is available from 4th January 2021.

Contact Dr. Emily Tam via emily.tam@sickkids.ca for more information.
If you wish to apply directly, please send a CV, a cover letter with research statement/interests, and the names of two references.

Please use the following direct link to the job posting to apply to the position via the SickKids website:

https://career.sickkids.ca:8001/psc/CRPRD/CAREER/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM_FL.HRS_CG_SEARCH_FL.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST_FL&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=1&JobOpeningId=13321&PostingSeq=1&

BrainsCAN Graduate Studentship Program at Western University

We are pleased to announce the “Call for Applications” for the BrainsCAN Graduate Studentship Program. This program is part of Western’s $66M BrainsCAN initiative, supported by the Canada First Research Excellence Fund (CFREF). The CFREF investment is intended to enable researchers at the University, along with their national and international academic and commercial partners, to seek answers to fundamental questions regarding how we learn, think, move and communicate.

Recruiting the next generation of neuroscience researchers is a key aim of BrainsCAN. The BrainsCAN Graduate Studentship Program has been developed to attract the world’s most promising prospective master’s and doctoral students in cognitive neuroscience to Western University.

Up to five BrainsCAN Graduate Studentships will be awarded in this competition to highly qualified individuals pursuing a collaborative research project in cognitive neuroscience. This Studentship is open to any prospective graduate student not currently, or recently, enrolled in a graduate program at Western, and will provide a minimum salary of $25,000 for 2 years for master’s students, and $35,000 for 3 years for doctoral students.

Already ranked amongst the best in the world in cognitive neuroscience and neuroimaging, Western researchers employ cognitive, computational, clinical, and translational approaches to understand and intervene in brain function. Our graduate students will have access to BrainsCAN-supported core facilities for neuroimaging; for studying human cognition, behaviour and sensorimotor control; for development and use of computational methods; and for establishing and exploring rodent and nonhuman primate models of cognition and behaviour. Skilled staff within these cores support state-of-the-art technical equipment including research-only MRI systems (3T, 7T, and 9.4T), laboratories for cognitive, behavioural, and electrophysiological testing in humans and animal models, advanced molecular techniques, a sleep laboratory, and access to a variety of neurological patient populations in affiliated teaching hospitals.

Applicants must identify and contact potential advisors at Western before applying. An interdisciplinary, collaborative approach, involving more than one lab is a requirement for application. Lastly, it is strongly recommended that all potential applicants review Western’s Graduate School Admission procedures and academic calendar prior to preparing their application.

The application deadline is January 4th, 2021.

Contact information For more information, please see: https://brainscan.uwo.ca/programs/graduate_studentship_program/index.html

Contact: brainscan@uwo.ca
Posting end date 2021/01/03

Neurology Clinician Scientist Fellowships – Neuroscience and Mental Health Institute – University of Alberta

The Neuroscience and Mental Health Institute (NMHI) at the University of Alberta is offering two fellowships to attract outstanding clinician scientists in training to the University of Alberta to conduct postdoctoral research in neurology and neuroscience: The Mildred I. Olsen Neurology Fellowship and The University Hospital Foundation Neurology Fellowship.

The NMHI is a multi-faculty, interdisciplinary teaching and research institute located at the University of Alberta. It is home to over 150 scientists and clinicians, spanning across all areas of neuroscience and mental health.

Eligibility

To apply for this competition:

  • Your supervisor must be a member of the NMHI (applicants must identify and contact a potential NMHI supervisor before applying);
  • You must hold an MD and plan to work in an area that falls within the NMHI research areas;
  • You must provide a complete application form along with all required accompanying documents.

Award Details

The Mildred I. Olsen Neurology Fellowship and the University Hospital Foundation Neurology Fellowship will be awarded for a term of one year. The value of each fellowship is $70,000 to be used towards salary costs; supervisors are responsible for benefits.

Supervisors are required to provide funding to support trainees beyond the first year. Trainees may hold this award once per eligible training program. Funding is non-transferable. It is the responsibility of the supervisor and/or awardee to inform the NMHI if they receive another award. Awardees are required to accept alternate funding. The awards are tenable at the University of Alberta.

Application

Please visit the NMHI website for details on how to apply.

Contact information

nmhicoms@ualberta.ca

Posting end date

2020/11/29

 

Neuroscience Postdoctoral Fellowships – Neuroscience and Mental Health Institute, University of Alberta

The Neuroscience and Mental Health Institute (NMHI) at the University of Alberta is offering two Dr. Rowland and Muriel Haryett Neuroscience Fellowships to attract outstanding scientists in training to the University of Alberta to conduct postdoctoral research in neuroscience.

The NMHI is a multi-faculty, interdisciplinary teaching and research institute located at the University of Alberta. It is home to over 150 scientists and clinicians, spanning across all areas of neuroscience and mental health.

Eligibility

To apply for this competition:

  •  Your supervisor must be a member of the NMHI (applicants must identify and contact a potential NMHI supervisor before applying);
  • You must hold a PhD and plan to work in an area that falls within the NMHI research areas;
  • You must provide a complete application form along with all required accompanying documents (see Application section below)

Award Details

Two Dr. Rowland and Muriel Haryett Neuroscience Fellowships will be awarded for a term of one year. The value of each fellowship is $50,000 to be used towards salary costs; supervisors are responsible for benefits.

Supervisors are responsible for funding to support trainees beyond the first year. Trainees may hold this award once per eligible training program. Funding is non-transferable. It is the responsibility of the supervisor and/or awardee to inform the NMHI if they receive another award. Awardees are required to accept alternate funding. The award is tenable at the University of Alberta.

Application

Please visit the NMHI website for details on how to apply.

Contact information

nmhicoms@ualberta.ca

Posting end date

2020/11/29

Postdoctoral Fellowships in Cognitive Neuroscience – BrainsCAN at Western University

Western University, home to a large cluster of world-renowned neuroscience researchers, is looking to bring the world’s most promising young cognitive neuroscientists to an outstanding research environment with unparalleled infrastructure. BrainsCAN is a 7-year, $66 million initiative funded by the Government of Canada, that is enabling researchers at the University, along with its national and international academic and commercial partners, to understand and significantly reduce the impact of cognitive disorders across the lifespan.

BrainsCAN is committed to improving representation of marginalized groups in neuroscience through the implementation of best practices of equity and inclusion. We are inviting applications from outstanding neuroscientists who identify with an underrepresented group (including Black, Indigenous, LGBTQ2S+, people with disabilities, and women) for 10 available postdoctoral positions. Applicants will have the opportunity to work with our talented cognitive neuroscientists, and should contact potential advisors based on their research interests before submitting their application.

The Postdoctoral Fellow program offers highly competitive compensation packages with independent research allowances, a brand-new state-of-the-art facility, and opportunities to work with highly esteemed researchers across multiple disciplines. Postdoctoral Fellows will have access to BrainsCAN-supported core facilities for neuroimaging; for studying human cognition, behaviour and sensorimotor control; for development and use of computational methods; and for establishing and exploring rodent and nonhuman primate models of cognition and behaviour. Skilled staff within these cores support state-of-the-art technical equipment including research-only MRI systems (3T, 7T, and 9.4T), laboratories for cognitive, behavioural, and electrophysiological testing in humans and animal models, advanced molecular techniques, a sleep laboratory, and access to a variety of neurological patient populations in affiliated teaching hospitals.

Already ranked amongst the best in the world in cognitive neuroscience and neuroimaging, Western researchers employ cognitive, computational, clinical, and translational approaches to understand and intervene in brain function.

Contact information

For additional information, please visit our website at: https://brainscan.uwo.ca/programs/pdf_special_call/index.html

Contact: brainscan@uwo.ca

Posting end date

2020/12/04

 

The Canadian-IBRO School Offers Two Teaching Internships on Neuroscience Education and Research in Africa and Latin America.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Due to uncertainties related to the evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Canadian IBRO School has been postponed to 2021.  New opportunities will be posted next year.

 

Deadline for applications: March 30, 2020

A unique opportunity for 2 senior neuroscience graduate students or postdocs, registered at a Canadian university, interested in helping to promote neuroscience education and research capacity in Africa and Latin America.

This internship program builds on the rich scientific and cultural diversity that the Canadian-IBRO School program has accumulated since its inception in 2006. Successful applicants will spend 3 ½-weeks in Montreal, from May 14 – June 7, 2020 at the 14th Canadian-IBRO School.

Who should apply?
A unique opportunity for 2 senior neuroscience Graduate Students or Postdoctoral Fellows, registered at a Canadian university, interested in helping to promote neuroscience education and research capacity in Africa and Latin America.

Description
The two Canadian IBRO Trainee Interns will contribute to the teaching of graduate trainees from Latin America and Africa, and gain valuable insights into the challenges and opportunities of conducting research in countries with limited resources. The Interns will be advised on how to coordinate discussions and interact with talented students from diverse backgrounds who have English as a second language. In addition, the Interns will gain a deeper knowledge of Canada’s role in international development and in lessening the burden of neurological diseases in low- and middle-income countries.
For more details consult the following page.

Where & When
The internship will take place in Montreal from May 14 – June 7, 2020, and include participation in the annual meeting of the Canadian Association for Neuroscience (CAN). This program covers travel costs, meals, and accommodation.

How to apply
Applicants should complete the online application. Instructions are provided on this page:
http://www.can-ibroschools.info/Pub/Pub_Main_Display.asp?LC_Docs_ID=4938

OR
Submit a brief (200 words) statement of how their interests align with this internship, an updated CV, and a letter of reference from their supervisor before March 30, 2020 to:

Dr. Ellis Cooper: Ellis.Cooper@McGill.ca

For further details, see www.can-ibroschools.info

2020 Fellowship announcement IBRO US-Canada Regional Fellowships

IBRO logo
The US-Canada Regional Committee of IBRO (International Brain Research Organization) is pleased to announce our 2020 fellowships program that will cover the cost for PhD students and postdoctoral fellows training in neuroscience in Canada to attend advanced neuroscience courses. Preference will be given to trainees belonging to minority groups (First Nations and other Indigenous communities in Canada, visible minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and other minorities) as well as those in non-U15 Universities (http://u15.ca/). Fellowships will be awarded to support trainees to take neuroscience or related courses at the Marine Biological Laboratories (MBL) at Woods Hole, MA, and at Cold Spring Harbor Labs (CSHL; see links below) in 2020. Both laboratories offer a variety of excellent courses, and in addition are outstanding venues for trainees to network with leaders in the field. They also provide collaboration and mentoring opportunities that will be invaluable for future career development.

We are looking for talented trainees who have a keen desire to pursue careers in research. The aim of this program is to increase diversity in neuroscience in Canada, by providing such trainees with access to cutting-edge research approaches in contemporary neuroscience.

Interested trainees should submit applications directly to the courses of interest (see below for list of eligible courses). Evaluation of applications and offers of admission to courses are made by the course leaders. Accepted candidates with the backgrounds mentioned above will be automatically considered for an IBRO fellowship. The IBRO fellowship will cover the cost of tuition, room and board for 4 Canadian students (2 at MBL and 2 at CSHL). Fellowships are worth up to $11,000 per trainee at MBL and up to $8,000 per trainee at CSHL depending on the courses taken.

Eligible MBL courses: Neural Systems and Behavior, Neurobiology: Mechanisms & Advanced Approaches, Methods in Computational Neuroscience, Biology of the Inner Ear: Experimental and Analytical Approaches, Brains, Minds and Mechanisms, Physiology: Modern Cell Biology Using Microscopic, Biochemical and Computational Approaches,  and Frontiers in Stem Cells and Regeneration.

Eligible CSHL courses: Ion Channels in Synaptic and Neural Circuit Physiology, Vision: A Platform for Linking Circuits, Perception and Behavior, Advanced Techniques in Molecular Neuroscience, Drosophila Neurobiology: Genes, Circuits & Behavior, Imaging Structure & Function in the Nervous System, Workshop on Autism Spectrum Disorders, Neuroscience of Addiction.

Note that the deadlines for applications range from February – June.
Check these links for details.

MBL:  http://www.mbl.edu/education/courses/
CSHL: https://meetings.cshl.edu/courseshome.aspx

When applying for courses, also inform us by sending e-mail to sam.david@mcgill.ca
Questions about fellowship eligibility may be addressed to:
sam.david@mcgill.ca

University of Manitoba / MITACs Accelerate Postdoctoral Position

POSTDOCTORAL POSITION

Neuroscience/Neuropharmacology – 3 years

*Must be either Canadian citizen or hold permanent residence of Canada.

The MITACs funded project is directed by Dr. Paul Fernyhough, St Boniface Hospital Research Centre, in collaboration with WinSanTor Inc, San Diego. The work is focused on identifying novel peptides derived from snake venom that exhibit nerve growth enhancing capability. In silico chemistry will design novel peptides for screening in adult neuron cultures. Subsequent studies will investigate mechanism of action via GPCR pathways. See Calcutt et al, 2017, J Clin Invest for background information.

Qualifications: Must hold a PhD in neurobiology or related field (e.g. cell biology, biology or pharmacology). Prior experience with signal transduction, cell culture, gene expression studies, genetic manipulation and/or fluorescence microscopy would be advantageous.

Salary: $30,000 – $35,000 per annum

How to apply: Send cover letter, CV and names of 3 references to Kelly Jorundson at email: kjorund@sbrc.ca

Contact information:

Kelly Jorundson
Administrative Manager
Division of Neurodegenerative Disorders
St. Boniface Research Centre
R4046 – 351 Tache Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba R2H 2A6 CANADA

Email: kjorund@sbrc.ca

Posting end date:    2019/11/30

Post-doctoral position available in the Laboratory of cerebrovascular pharmacology at the Université de Montréal

The research interests of Dr Girouard are the study of the mechanisms underlying cerebrovascular regulation in health and diseases especially in the context of hypertension and arterial stiffness. The main objective of her research is to find therapeutical targets to protect the brain from vascular diseases. To reach this objective, she uses various state-of-the-art techniques from molecular biology to brain imaging in living mice and humans.

We have a CIHR -funded positions for a PhD and a Postdoctoral Fellow to advance our studies in: 1) elucidating the mechanisms underlying sex differences and the effects of menopause on brain sensitivity to arterial stiffness in models of aging and Alzheimer’s disease and 2) deciphering the mechanisms underlying neurovascular coupling in health and diseases using in vivo and in vitro approaches such as 2 photons microscopy and optogenetic.

We are keen to attract highly motivated, creative and collaborative applicants. Solid background on mouse models would be advantageous. We strive for impactful science in a collaborative and collegial environment. We consider career development in basic science and translational medicine core to our mission. The successful applicant will also benefit from the connections of the Girouard lab to groups involved in the Canadian Consortium in Neurodegenerative diseases (CCNA), the Quebec Network for Research on Aging (RQRV) and the Quebec Bioimaging Network (QBIN). The lab is located at the French-language Université de Montréal and the geriatric institute, which are internationally renowned research environments.

Our salary and benefits package will be commensurate with the cost of living. The Université de Montréal is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Please email a cover letter, your CV, and contact details for three references to Hélène Girouard, PhD (helene.girouard@umontreal.ca).

Must have an appropriate diploma in Biological Sciences, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Neurosciences and/or related field of study.

Contact information

Hélène Girouard, PhD
Professeure agrégée/Associate professor
Département de pharmacologie et physiologie
Groupe de Recherche sur le Système Nerveux Central (GRSNC)
Institut Universitaire de Gériatrie de Montréal
Université de Montréal
email: helene.girouard@umontreal.ca
Tel : 514-343-6111, ext 32786
Page web: http://cerebrovascularlab.com/home.html

Posting end date: 2019/11/15