Call for Expressions of Interest for Brain Research Editor-in-Chief

From Elsevier

We are seeking an Editor-in-Chief for our flagship neuroscience title Brain Research. The first step of the search process is an open call for nominations of candidates. Self-nominations are welcome and encouraged. The Search Committee welcomes nominations of a diverse pool of candidates without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, parental status, national origin, country of residence, age, disability, or any other category protected by law. Brain Research is a broad-format journal inviting submissions from across the international neuroscience community that range in scope from issues in fundamental neurobiology to translational and clinical neuroscience.

Role and Responsibilities

The Editor-in-Chief is responsible for defining an overall strategy for the journal and upholding the mission of the publication. The Editor-in-Chief works closely with the Deputy Editor to evaluate submissions and assign, if appropriate, to a handling editor who recommends whether the submission should be sent to reviewers or rejected without review based on how it ranks relative to other submissions under consideration. The Editor-in-Chief also handles suspected plagiarism cases, Editorials, Correspondences, and Announcements.

The ideal Editor-in-Chief should have

  • an international reputation as an outstanding researcher and educator in field of neuroscience
  • a demonstrated commitment to constructive participation in academic peer review
  • no major conflicts of interest and adequate support from applicant’s institution
  • an ability to work diplomatically with authors, other editors, and reviewers
  • intellectual curiosity and enthusiasm for the field of neuroscience as a whole
  • an interest in remaining abreast of issues and developments in scientific publishing
  • an unwavering commitment to quality, integrity, and the principles of academic freedom
  • a willingness to work within an online manuscript handling system and handle email correspondence

Nomination and Selection Process

15 August 2022 is the deadline to submit a nomination. Prospective candidates are asked to send a complete curriculum vitae and a cover letter (max 1 page), detailing their interest for the position and names and email addresses of three referees who are willing to speak to the nominee’s qualifications for the position. Please send the document to Gail M. Rodney, Senior Publisher; email: g.rodney@elsevier.com

In September, the Search Committee will select a short list from among the nominees, invite those individuals to provide additional information (in particular, a statement of their vision for Brain Research), and solicit input from their referees.

Appointment/Term

The initial term of the editorship is three years with a maximum total term of 10 years. However, the parties understand and acknowledge that an initial appointment is not a commitment to a 10-year term. The incoming Editor-in-Chief will begin receiving new submissions on 1 January 2023.

More details about Brain Research can be found at https://www.journals.elsevier.com/brain-research

Program Director, CIHR Institute of Aging

Western logoThis is a 2-year opportunity, with benefits package included, and possibility of renewal for 4 additional years. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.

About Us

With an international reputation for success, Western University ranks as one of Canada’s top research-intensive universities. Our research excellence expands knowledge and drives discovery with real-world application.

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research – Institute of Aging (CIHR-IA) is one of thirteen Institutes of the CIHR, Canada’s health research investment agency. The Institute’s mandate is the aging person in an aging society, and the effects of different diseases and conditions on aging. With this mandate, the Institute has a vision to position Canada as a leader in the creation of knowledge through health research that benefits all Canadians and the global community.

About the Role

Working with the Scientific Director and Assistant Director of the CIHR-IA, the Program Director plays the critical role of providing leadership for all aspects of initiatives and programs relating to Brain Health and Cognitive Impairment in Aging. The Director builds relationships and networks through outreach and partnership development with national and international stakeholders, and will facilitate the development of large funding initiatives and provide input on the allocation of resources within research programs and initiatives. The Program Director also convenes and leads the Dementia Research Alliance, and work related to the research component of the first National Dementia Strategy released by the Government of Canada in 2019.

About You

As our ideal candidate, you are a strategic partner, advisor, and project leader with a background in brain health, dementia and Alzheimer’s research and knowledge of the Canadian landscape in this research area. You also have familiarity with peer-review granting systems and regulations governing research. In addition, you have influential communication and interpersonal skills that allow you to develop partnerships and networks of contacts, which in turn enable you to be on the cutting edge of emerging opportunities. You enjoy working in a dynamic, complex environment. You are also a creative problem solver, with the ability to use imaginative approaches, supporting by constructive thinking and innovation. You have a Master’s degree in Biomedical Science or a related discipline (a PhD in the area of brain health and dementia is preferred), which you complement with your experience in research administration, partnership development, and leadership of research programs.

Contact information

Please visit: https://recruit.uwo.ca to apply online to job reference #24915 by midnight on May 13, 2022.

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Western is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, Black persons, members of racialized groups, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression.

Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodations for interviews or other meetings, please contact Human Resources at hrhelp@uwo.ca or phone 519-661-2194.

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Multiple positions available at the Canadian Brain Research Strategy

The Canadian Brain Research Strategy (CBRS) is a community-led initiative uniting to advance Canada as a world leader in collaborative, transdisciplinary, open, and ethical brain research. Our objective is to make brain research a national priority by establishing a Canadian Brain Research Initiative.

We are looking to fill three roles but are flexible on the job descriptions and number of personnel:

  • Science Writer/Communicator to engage with our varied stakeholders and the public as we work to advance brain research as a national priority.
  • Program Assistant/Associate to help us coordinate a series of meetings and focus groups, and to synthesize these findings as we build a collective nation-wide strategy for brain research.
  • Program Manager to manage and facilitate the work of various multistakeholder teams to make advances in a series of strategic initiatives within our organization’s larger mission.

We welcome enthusiastic applicants with a passion for brain science who embrace a startup mentality and are looking to expand their professional skill set and for opportunities for growth. This job might be for you if you have a research background and are looking to develop a career path outside of academia.

You’ll get to work closely with top leaders in neuroscience and mental health research across the country and expand your network as we bring together the diverse neuroscience ecosystem – brain research initiatives and projects, public and private funders, health charities, as well as communities and patient organizations across the country – in a uniquely collaborative effort that will push the frontiers of brain science, for the benefit of all Canadians.

These positions are fully remote and the candidate can be located anywhere in Canada.

 

Download the full job descriptions here.

Email for more information on how to apply: info@canadianbrain.ca

We are looking to fill these positions immediately. Applications will be reviewed starting April 11th, 2022.

Closing date: Posting remains open until filled.

Assistant Professor (tenure-track) – Basic Scientist: spinal cord injury recovery and regeneration – ICORD – Dept. Cellular & Physiological Sciences – UBC

The Department of Cellular & Physiological Sciences and The International Collaboration on Repair Discoveries (ICORD) at The University of British Columbia (UBC) invites applications for a full-time faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor (tenure track).

ICORD is partnering with the UBC Department of Cellular & Physiological Sciences to seek an outstanding basic science researcher with a focus on spinal cord injury (SCI) and the recovery and regeneration of the injured spinal cord.

ICORD (www.icord.org) is an internationally renowned interdisciplinary research group with 45 principal investigators collaborating on its vision to make SCI preventable, livable, and curable. ICORD has its home in a 10,000 m2 state-of-the art research facility on the Vancouver General Hospital campus, shared with our partner the Vancouver Coastal Health’s Brenda and David McLean Integrated Spine Clinic.

The Department of Cellular & Physiological Sciences does world-class research aimed at understanding the fundamental workings of cells and organisms in an effort to identify the underlying causes of human diseases. The Department’s research is diverse, with Investigators working in a wide range of the leading invertebrate and vertebrate model systems and using biochemical, molecular genetic, cellular and physiological approaches. The Department has particular strengths in neuroscience, endocrinology, development and cancer. The robust collaborative spirit between the Department’s Investigators drives increasingly multidisciplinary research programs in each laboratory. This includes the incorporation of the latest technologies in molecular biology, genetics, next-generation genomics, proteomics, bioinformatics, and genetically-engineered animal models to complement our expertise in cell biological and physiology. Faculty members in the Department of Cellular & Physiological Sciences (www.cellphys.ubc.ca) are internationally recognized for their strength in neuroscience and in investigating the molecular and cellular processes underlying complex biological systems and human disease. Strong ties to the David Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health (https://www.centreforbrainhealth.ca/) and ICORD ensure that the successful applicant will have a rich, collaborative, environment for their research program, offering bench to bedside opportunities.

Reporting to the Department Head, the successful applicant will hold a PhD, MD, or equivalent with postdoctoral research experience in basic SCI research. Candidates will be able to work collaboratively and have excellent interpersonal and communication skills and be able to execute a vigorous research program related to neural regeneration, and/or neural repair of the injured spinal cord. Applicants are required to demonstrate a strong record of research productivity, with potential to establish a successful research program. The successful applicant will also have demonstrated or show potential for excellence in undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate teaching as well as supervision of students and trainees at all levels, and will be expected to participate actively in departmental and faculty endeavours. The incumbent will also show demonstrated ability in scholarly activity and will be expected to provide service to the University and the broader academic and professional community. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

A letter of application, accompanied by a detailed curriculum vitae, research vision, and the names and contact information for at least four references (one of which should be arm’s length) should be directed by email to the address below by August 31, 2021:

Dr. Wolfram Tetzlaff, c/o Ms. Cheryl Niamath

ICORD – Blusson Spinal Cord Centre

818 West 10th Ave., Vancouver, BC, V5Z1M9

admin@icord.org

 

Review of the applications will begin in September 1, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.

 

Anticipated start date of this position:

July 1, 2022

Contact information

Dr. Wolfram Tetzlaff, c/o Ms. Cheryl Niamath

ICORD – Blusson Spinal Cord Centre

818 West 10th Ave., Vancouver, BC, V5Z1M9

admin@icord.org

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Posting end date

2021/10/31

Master’s Position Available to Study the Role of the Unfolded Protein Response (UPR) during Traumatic Brain Injury – Lindsey/Logue Labs, University of Manitoba

This project uniquely investigates the role of the unfolded protein response (UPR) in regulating the regenerative ability of neural stem cells following traumatic brain injury (TBI) using the zebrafish model. The objective of the proposed study is to identify the temporal dynamics of UPR signaling during the repair process, characterize the cell types in which the UPR is activated, and ask if modulating UPR signaling can impact upon repair after TBI. The successful candidate will be jointly supervised by Dr. Benjamin Lindsey (expert in neural stem cells and repair in the zebrafish model) and Dr. Susan Logue (Canada Research Chair in Cell Stress and Inflammation) and learn cutting edge cell biology, microscopy and molecular biology techniques. The successful candidate will be admitted to the Human Anatomy and Cell Science graduate program where they will be expected to complete coursework in addition to their lab based research.

Eligibility Requirements:

• Excellent academic standing
• Strong work ethic and passion for discovery
• Interest in neuroscience, cell signaling, and microscopy
• Experience or interest in using animal models
• Excellent written and oral communication skills

Deadline: June 1, 2021; Start Date: September 1, 2021
Contact information:

benjamin.lindsey@umanitoba.ca

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Posting end date 2021/08/31

Research Technologist position in neurophysiology at The Hospital for Sick Children

About SickKids

Dedicated exclusively to children and their families, The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) is one of the largest and most respected paediatric healthcare centres in the world. As innovators in child health, we lead and partner to improve the health of children through the integration of healthcare, leading-edge research and education. Our reputation would not have been built – nor could it be maintained – without the skills, knowledge and experience of the extraordinary people who come to work here every day. SickKids is committed to ongoing learning and development, and features a caring and supportive work environment that combines exceptionally high standards of practice.

When you join SickKids, you become part of our community. We share a commitment and determination to fulfill our vision of Healthier Children. A Better World.

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to work alongside the world’s best in paediatric healthcare.

Position Description

Under the supervision of the Investigator, the technologist will assist with neurobehavioural research. Specifically, our lab focuses on understanding the molecular and synaptic mechanisms underlying social memory using mouse and zebrafish models.

Here’s What You’ll Get To Do:

  • Performing electrophysiology, molecular biology, imaging and behavioural experiments
  • Maintaining animal colonies
  • Collecting experimental data, verifying results, performing analysis and passing on findings
  • Working in collaboration with team of researchers and trainees

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • Recent Masters or Bachelor’s Degree in Physiology, Neuroscience, Molecular Genetics, Cell Biology or equivalent degree
  • Minimum 2 years relevant experience preferably in a basic neuroscience research laboratory setting
  • Experience working with mice and/or zebrafish is preferred
  • Electrophysiology experience is considered an asset
  • Minimum one (1) year of experience with molecular biology techniques (e.g. cloning, PCR, western blotting, preparation of buffers and standard solutions), genetic methods (e.g. the design and execution of genetic crosses), and microscopy techniques, including preparation of specimens for immunofluorescence microscopy
  • Demonstrated experience interpreting experimental results, troubleshooting experiments, and managing priorities and deadlines
  • Experience with computer software tools (e.g. Microsoft Office, R/SPSS, and Adobe Photoshop/Illustrator)
  • Coding experience preferably Python is an asset
  • Experience with online molecular biology analysis tools (e.g. BLAST and primer design tools)
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, ability to exercise initiative and deal effectively with other lab members

Employment Type:

Full-time 15 Month Contract with a possibility of extension, 1.0 FTE

A complete application should include a statement of interest, a CV, and the names of 2 references. Once the suitable candidate is identified, the position will commence immediately upon completion of the necessary paperwork. The position will remain open until filled.

Our Commitment to Diversity

The children and families we care for are diverse, and so are our employees. All are welcome to join our unique organizational culture and be part of our inclusive team.

If requested, SickKids is proud to make available accommodations to support applicants with disabilities during the interview and assessment process. Information received relating to accommodation will be addressed confidentially. SickKids is also committed to providing services in both official languages and our preference is to hire employees who are fluent in both English and French whenever possible.

Thank you for your interest in joining SickKids. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. In accordance with our Hospital policy, employment at SickKids is conditional upon the Hospital’s receipt of all necessary documentation.

How to Apply

Please use the following link to view the complete posting and to apply.

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=13581&PostingSeq=1

Tip: Combine your cover letter and resume into ONE document of 20 pages or less as you cannot upload multiple documents as part of your application.

If you are still experiencing technical difficulties please email ask.hr@sickkids.ca to send us a short description of the issues you are experiencing. Please note that we will not accept resumes sent to this inbox but we are happy to respond to requests for technical assistance.

 

Contact information

Apply through the Hospital for Sick Children Career Board:

Please use the following link to view the complete posting and to apply.

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=13581&PostingSeq=1

 

Posting end date

2021/02/10

 

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

 

PhD scholarship in Biomedical Sciences – Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières

Description

Candidates are invited to submit their application for a PhD scholarship in Biomedical Sciences in the field of human olfactory plasticity at the University of Quebec in Trois-Rivières under the supervision of Prof Johannes Frasnelli. At the lab for Chemosensory Neuroanatomy, state-of-the-art techniques such as olfactory event-related potentials, MR imaging and behavioral methods are used to understand how chemosensory function and brain anatomy/function are linked. Our projects are supported by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) of Canada and the Fonds de Recherche du Québec – Santé (FRQS). The amount of the scholarship corresponds to CIHR guidelines and is available for three to five years. The position is available immediately. Start date is flexible.

Qualifications

The successful candidate will have an MSc degree in Biomedical Sciences, Psychology, Biomedical Engineering, or a related field. Ideal applicants will have some experience in biomedical imaging, human electrophysiology, chemosensory testing, and knowledge of statistics.

Contact information

Interested applicants should send their CV, a brief cover letter describing their research experience and interests, transcripts, and contact information for 2-3 references by email to Dr. Johannes Frasnelli (johannes.a.frasnelli@uqtr.ca)

Three-years funded Postdoctoral Fellow in Multiscale Mechanisms in Alzheimer’s Disease – Montreal Neurological Institute, McGill University

Postdoctoral Researcher in Molecular and Brain Macroscopic Mechanisms in Alzheimer’s Disease

We are looking for a highly motivated postdoctoral researcher, for joining the Neuroinformatics for Personalized Medicine lab (NeuroPM) at the Montreal Neurological Institute (McGill University, Montreal, Canada). The postdoc will be under the primary supervision of Prof. Yasser Iturria-Medina and will collaborate with multiple associated groups, including the McGill Center for Studies in Aging, CERVO – Laval Univ., Lady Davis Research Institute, Yale Child Study Center and Litwin Family Centre in Genetic Medicine. The project, initially funded for 3 years and potentially extendable, includes the analysis of molecular and macroscopic brain alterations in AD, with a particular interest on characterizing disease evolution with novel computational techniques. For examples, see our recent publications: https://doi.org/10.1093/brain/awz400 and doi.org/10.1016/j.neuroimage.2018.06.028

The NeuroPM lab (http://www.neuropm-lab.com/) is affiliated with the Healthy brain for Healthy Lives (HBHL) initiative (https://www.mcgill.ca/hbhl/), the Ludmer Center (http://ludmercentre.ca/), and the McConnell Brain Imaging Center (https://www.mcgill.ca/bic/), involving computationally intensive and interdisciplinary research on the brain. The MNI is an internationally renowned institution, characterized by the integration of research and patient care.

Interested candidates should have a solid background and multiple publications in genetics and brain imaging in neurodegeneration. Experience in brain computational modeling will be an asset. Interested persons should send their CV and two reference contacts.

Contact information

Yasser Iturria Medina, Email: yasser.iturriamedina@mcgill.ca

 

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