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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Research lead – Huntington Society of Canada

Research Lead
(Full-time Permanent)

Are you:

  • Passionate and excited about research?
  • Ready to support HSC as it continues to grow and become a more formidable and recognized leader in the global Huntington Disease (HD) space?
  • Organized and able to juggle competing priorities?

The Huntington Society of Canada (HSC) is a leading Canadian charity dedicated to a world free from HD. Our team is in search of a Research Lead to assist the organization in furthering its mission and strategic objectives related to research. This newly created position reports to the Chief Executive Officer.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Provide program support for all cl inical and scientific projects and corresponding relationships with patients, families, industry, academic institutions, government agencies, and research donors to further the mission of the organization
  • Manage HSC’s existing network of scientists in basic, translational and clinical science to enable them to advance new treatments for HD
  • Work with HSC’s Family Services Team to develop and maximize impact of care for individuals with Huntington Disease

Specific Requirements:

  • Passion for HSC’s mission and demonstrated commitment to the non-profit sector and patient population
  • A Master’s Degree (or equivalent)) in life sciences is required
  • An advanced degree (PhD, or PharmD) is desired
  • Solid understanding of biology and research is required
  • Knowledge of Huntington’s disease and/or other neurodegenerative disorders is preferred
  • Experience translating and communicating complex scientific and medical information in understandable
    language to educate all constituencies of the organization
  • Proficiency in English with excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Proficiency in French is an asset
  • Superb interpersonal skills and collaborative style
  • Willingness to travel, as well as able to work a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office 365 and products
  • Experience working with videoconference software

Resumes with cover letters can be emailed by end of day on April 22, 2022 to:
HR@huntingtonsociety.ca

Please enter “Research Lead” in the subject line of your email.

Thank you for your interest – only qualified candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.
HSC will provide reasonable accommodations for any applicant, as requested during the hiring process.

Contact information

HR@huntingtonsociety.ca

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General Neurologists & Stroke Neurologists – Windsor General Hospital

Our client, Windsor Regional Hospital (WRH), is a multi-faceted health services organization operating from two main sites, the Metropolitan Campus and the Ouellette Campus. With 500 beds and an operating budget of over half a billion dollars, WRH is the regional provider of advanced care in areas that include complex trauma, renal dialysis, cardiac care, stroke and neurosurgery, intensive care, acute mental health, family birthing centre, neonatal intensive care, paediatric services, and regional cancer services. WRH provides a broad range of medical and surgical services required to support these specialized areas for more than 400,000 people in Windsor and Essex County. Windsor Regional Hospital is seeking: General Neurologists & Stroke Neurologists.

With increasing volumes, program development, and growing demands for service, WRH is seeking top tier General Neurologists and Stroke Neurologists to join their team. This is an exceptional opportunity to join an innovative, collegial, and mutually respectful team to contribute to neurology service delivery excellence.

Full time, part time, and locum opportunities are available. WRH is also interested in recruiting subspecialty neurologists to bring unique skills to the group and community.

As a designated Enhanced District Stroke Centre, Windsor Regional Hospital provides specialized services for stroke and TIA patients offering timely hyper-acute treatments like tPA and endovascular therapy (Thrombectomy and Coiling), as well as neurosurgical services. The hospital has neurologists, neurosurgeons, and interventional radiologists on staff providing expert care for stroke patients. Following intervention and post procedure recovery and stabilization in the ICU, patients are transferred to the Acute Stroke Unit, a designated 16-bed unit dedicated to the care of Stroke patients. Inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services for Windsor-Essex are offered locally through Hotel-Dieu Grace Healthcare. Outpatient Rehab options direct from hospital also includes the Intensive Hospital to Home Rehab program and E-Rehab services provided through the Erie St. Clair LHIN.

Physicians at WRH have the opportunity to educate and mentor residents from the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, with professional staff members eligible to hold a University appointment.

Candidates must be certified, or eligible for certification, by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in Neurology and hold, or be eligible for, licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario. Offering great flexibility and work/life balance, these positions include an attractive compensation and relocation incentive package.

The Windsor-Essex area is ecologically rich with extensive parkland combined with a southwest location that extends warm weather activities such a golfing, gardening, and water sports. Windsor offers the unique opportunities of a larger metropolitan area and the benefits of a smaller community. Living directly across the border from Detroit, Michigan places you on a cosmopolitan stage where arts, culture, big league sports, and entertainment are just moments away. Best of all, you can enjoy access to all of these big-city advantages while living in the tranquility and beauty of the Windsor region.

Please forward a CV in confidence to:
Robb Callaghan,
E-mail: rcallaghan@medfall.com
Tel: 289-238-9079

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Research Assistant Position at University of Toronto Scarborough

The Arruda-Carvalho lab (www.devsneurolab.com) is looking for a research assistant with experience in rodent stereotaxic surgery. Come join us at our beautiful Scarborough campus and get involved in exciting research featuring viral targeting, optogenetic and chemogenetic manipulations. The position is available now but we are flexible with start dates.

Contact information:

Please send a CV and the name of 3 references to m.arrudacarvalho@utoronto.ca

Neurologists & Locum Neurologists – Windsor Regional Hospital

Our client, Windsor Regional Hospital (WRH), is a multi-faceted health services organization operating from two main sites, the Metropolitan Campus and the Ouellette Campus. With 500 beds and an operating budget of over half a billion dollars, WRH is the regional provider of advanced care in areas that include complex trauma, renal dialysis, cardiac care, stroke and neurosurgery, intensive care, acute mental health, family birthing centre, neonatal intensive care, paediatric services, and regional cancer services. WRH provides a broad range of medical and surgical services required to support these specialized areas for more than 400,000 people in Windsor and Essex County. Windsor Regional Hospital is seeking: Neurologists & Locum Neurologists

With increasing volumes, program development, and growing demands for service, WRH is seeking top tier Neurologists to join their team to contribute to service delivery excellence in the Neuro-Interventional Program. This is an exceptional opportunity to join an innovative, collegial, and mutually respectful team to contribute to neurology service delivery excellence.

There is a need to expand the group of neurologists which would include general neurologists who have interest in supporting inpatient endeavors. Full time, part time, and locum opportunities are available. WRH is also interested in recruiting subspecialty neurologists to bring unique skills to the group and community.

As a designated Enhanced District Stroke Centre, Windsor Regional Hospital provides specialized services for stroke and TIA patients offering timely hyper-acute treatments like tPA and endovascular therapy (Thrombectomy and Coiling), as well as neurosurgical services. The hospital has neurologists, neurosurgeons, and interventional radiologists on staff providing expert care for stroke patients. Following intervention and post procedure recovery and stabilization in the ICU, patients are transferred to the Acute Stroke Unit, a designated 16-bed unit dedicated to the care of Stroke patients. Inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services for Windsor-Essex are offered locally through Hotel-Dieu Grace Healthcare. Outpatient Rehab options direct from hospital also includes the Intensive Hospital to Home Rehab program and E-Rehab services provided through the Erie St. Clair LHIN.

Physicians at WRH have the opportunity to educate and mentor residents from the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, with professional staff members eligible to hold a University appointment.

Candidates must be certified, or eligible for certification, by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in Neurology and hold, or be eligible for, licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario. Offering great flexibility and work/life balance, these positions include an attractive compensation and relocation incentive package.

The Windsor-Essex area is ecologically rich with extensive parkland combined with a southwest location that extends warm weather activities such a golfing, gardening, and water sports. Windsor offers the unique opportunities of a larger metropolitan area and the benefits of a smaller community. Living directly across the border from Detroit, Michigan places you on a cosmopolitan stage where arts, culture, big league sports, and entertainment are just moments away. Best of all, you can enjoy access to all of these big-city advantages while living in the tranquility and beauty of the Windsor region.

Please forward a CV in confidence to:

Robb Callaghan, E-mail: rcallaghan@medfall.com Tel: 289-238-9079

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Post-doctoral fellow or Research Associate position – The Ottawa Hospital Civic Campus

We are looking for a post-doctoral fellow or research associate in the laboratory of Dr. Adam Sachs at The Ottawa Hospital Research Institute to conduct research in intracortical human brain computer interfaces as part of the NeuroCognitive Communicator Trial and human basal ganglia neurophysiology during deep brain stimulation surgery. Please visit our lab website (sachslab.ca) for more details of the work we do.

The candidate will be offered a competitive salary and benefits as per OHRI policy.

Candidates should have a PhD with experience in in vivo extracellular neurophysiological recordings in behaving animals or humans. The candidate is expected to be highly motivated and to have a record of publications in the area of electrophysiology and neuroscience.

Signal processing, data processing and analyses, and computer programming skills are expected. The candidate needs to have a strong ability in verbal and written scientific communication.

Candidates interested in these positions should send their CV and cover letter to: asachs@toh.ca and seljaji@toh.ca .

Contact information

Dr. Adam Sachs – asachs@toh.ca

Suzanne Eljaji – seljaji@toh.ca

 

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Research Associate – Western University

With an international reputation for success, Western ranks as one of Canada’s top research-intensive universities. Our research excellence expands knowledge and drives discovery with real-world application. Western also provides an exceptional employment experience, offering competitive salaries, a wide range of employment opportunities and one of Canada’s most beautiful campuses.

The Department of Physiology and Pharmacology is the largest basic medical science department within the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. Our mission is to carry out world-class scientific research and evidence based teaching. We have award-winning teachers who are committed to delivering high-quality and innovative education at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. In addition, our department has a strong focus on research excellence with faculty members recognized internationally for their achievements.

The mission of the Pruszynski lab is to understand how the central nervous system controls reaching, grasping and object manipulation, and do determine how this control is compromised in the context of trauma and disease.

The Research Associate will be responsible for applying their expertise and knowledge to direct projects that test how the nervous system generates movements in the non-human primate model under the direction of a Principal Investigator (PI). The role will involve carrying out and overseeing original and independent research to assist the PI in achieving their research outcomes specifically interested in coupling neural recordings in the brain and spinal cord with recordings from large populations of single motor units via state-of-the-art electrodes being developed by collaborators at Emory University. In consultation with the PI and the collaborators in the consortium, the Research Associate will develop these technologies in non-human primates, carry out and oversee original studies based on these technologies and assume responsibility for the preparation of manuscripts for publication. In addition, the Research Associate will provide leadership with non-human primate experiments in the laboratory and assist in the training of graduate students and postdoctoral scholars in that environment.

Qualifications

Education:

  • PhD in Neuroscience, Movement Science, or Physiology

Experience:

  • 5 years’ post-doctoral experience working in a research-intensive laboratory environment in the area of upper-limb motor control with an established publication record in peer-reviewed scientific journals
  • Experience with and expert knowledge of working with non-human primates and training them in upper limb motor tasks
  • Experience with and expert knowledge of single neuron recordings in the non-human primate brain and spinal cord
  • Experience with and expert knowledge of recording and analyzing muscle activity at the level of single motor units
  • Experience with and expert knowledge of data analysis platforms (e.g., Matlab, Python)
  • Experience with multiple species of non-human primates is preferred
  • Experience with recording muscle activity in humans is preferred

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • In-depth knowledge in all aspects of working with non-human primates in an academic setting including welfare, training, experimental design, and data collection
  • Expert knowledge of acquiring and analyzing the activity of single motor units
  • In-depth knowledge with methods for research design, implementation, and analysis
  • Knowledge of regulations and guidelines governing animal research ethics in an academic environment and with best practices for reviewing and writing grant proposals
  • Ability to transfer and apply specialized scientific knowledge obtained in one setting to another in order to quickly adjust to rapidly changing developments in the field
  • Demonstrated ability to carry out scientific presentations and publications
  • Communication skills to describe technical concepts effectively to both novice and sophisticated users and with an ability to complete detailed analytics and reports
  • Exceptional organizational skills and the ability to manage activities both for self and others effectively
  • Detail-oriented with an ability to function and process information with high levels of accuracy
  • Results-oriented with the ability to motivate and coach students and trainees to meet high performance standards, while working effectively as a member of the research team
  • Strong record working independently with little supervision
  • Self-driven, independent thinker who is highly motivated and possesses an intrinsic passion for quality work outcomes and strong productivity
  • Flexibility to work outside of regular business hours and travel on occasion

Contact information

Interested applicants are asked to visit: https://recruit.uwo.ca to apply online to job reference #23024.

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Western is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, members of racialized groups/visible minorities, Aboriginal 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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Posting end date

2021/07/23

Postdoctoral Associate – Plasticity following sensory loss – Western University

The Neuroplasticity in Sensory Systems Lab (NiSSL.ca) at Western University is seeking a postdoctoral associate interested in how profound hearing loss gives rise to reorganized function in ‘auditory’ cortex. This may involve optogenetic/pharmacological methods to manipulate neural projections between brain areas, and the use of fiber photometry, extracellular electrophysiology and/or behaviour to quantify the effects. Previous experience in one or more of these approaches is considered an asset. The successful candidate will also be encouraged to develop independent projects that build upon the laboratory’s ongoing work.

Our lab is in the Department of Psychology and the Brain and Mind Institute, and is part of highly- productive and interdisciplinary group of researchers spanning a wide breadth of topics in cognitive neuroscience. We strongly value the principles of open science, and collaboration across labs and departments is highly encouraged; the successful candidate will have the opportunity to work with established collaborators, and to form new partnerships. Our group is firmly committed to the support of equity, diversity, and inclusivity in neuroscience, and applications from underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged.

The successful candidate should have a PhD in neuroscience, psychology, physiology, or a related discipline, with evidence of the ability to conduct independent research. In addition, quantitative and programming skills in Python, MATLAB or similar are expected. The successful candidate will work collaboratively with animal care staff and will be expected to complete training in and participate actively in animal handling as required for data collection. That said, previous experience with animal work is not mandatory.

Funding is available for two years with the possibility of renewal contingent on funding. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Interested applicants should contact Dr. Blake Butler (bbutler9@uwo.ca) and provide the following:

  1. A cover letter describing your current research, and interest in our lab
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Names and contact information for 2 references

Post-doctoral fellow or research assistant in behavioural neuroscience of reward – Samaha laboratory – Université de Montréal

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31953370/

I will hire someone i) whose primary expertise is in the behavioural neuroscience of reward, and ii) who has demonstrated experience with optogenetic manipulations in vivo.

This profile is required. Please only apply if you have it.

Training in complementary techniques such as DREADDs, electrophysiology, voltammetry and in molecular biology assays is also desirable. Being able to speak French is an asset, but not required.

Our lab is dynamic and very collaborative. We are part of several research groups and networks, with many opportunities for collaborations. I will also support you in gaining visibility for your research work and in learning the skills necessary for a career in science.

See also
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/?term=samaha+AN+montreal&sort=date

To apply, please send your cover letter, CV, representative publications and contact details for two references to Dr Mike Robinson mike.robinson@umontreal.ca & Dr A Samaha anna.samaha@umontreal.ca

Candidates in Canada or who can easily travel to Canada will be given preference.

Post-doctoral fellowship – Understanding the impact of chronic stress on the activity of the mPFC excitatory/inhibitory microcircuitry – Université Laval

Understanding the impact of chronic stress on the activity of the mPFC excitatory/inhibitory microcircuitry

The Labonté lab is opening a postdoctoral position for a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow interested in studying the impact of chronic stress on the activity of the medial prefrontal cortical (mPFC) excitatory/inhibitory circuitry in males and females. This project builds on results from our group showing that chronic stress interferes with the inhibitory control of principal cells differently in the mPFC of chronically stressed males and females. The aim of this project is to define how stress impacts the transcriptional programs controlling the activity of the different inhibitory interneuron subclasses in the mPFC and dissect their individual contribution on the disruption of the mPFC excitatory/inhibitory balance required for proper emotional responses to chronic stress in males and females.

The successful candidate should possess a PhD degree in either behavioral or computational neuroscience with an established record of productivity in these fields of research. The lab models complex emotional responses to chronic stress through different paradigms including social defeat stress, chronic variable stress and prolonged social isolation. The project involves combining different trans-sectional viral approaches with single-cell RNAseq, patch clamp electrophysiology and single-cell Ca2+ imaging in freely behaving animals during stressful and operant tasks to ultimately dissect and confirm the contribution of cell-type specific gene programs on the maintenance/alteration of the excitatory/inhibitory balance in the mPFC of stressed males and females. Of particular interest, our lab owns unique human molecular profiles which provide highly translational findings relevant to clinical populations. This project is fully funded.

The candidate should have proven expertise with the assessment of mouse behavior and stereotaxic delivery of viral vectors. The candidate should also have a have a strong background with either patch clamp electrophysiology and/or Ca2+ imaging. Previous molecular expertise is a plus and proficiency with Matlab, R and Python coding would be ideal. The successful candidate will be responsible to coordinate and perform the experiments, collaborate with MSc and PhD students in the lab, write manuscripts and present its work at national and international scientific meetings. The candidate will integrate a multidisciplinary team of experts in molecular, cellular and integrative neuroscience located at the CERVO Brain Research Center affiliated with Laval University in Quebec City, Canada.

The CERVO Brain Research Center is a leading multi-disciplinary research and training environment with >40 laboratories and over 250 trainees and staff pursuing basic and clinical neuroscience research. It offers transdisciplinary environment with state-of-the-art facilities aiming to understand the central nervous system at the molecular, cellular, systems, and clinical levels in normal and pathological states. The CERVO is located in Quebec City, one of the oldest cities in North America and a UNESCO World Heritage travel destination. As a cultural center of North America, Quebec City is also a truly affordable city with a European flair. The city is embedded in a region rich in nature that offers an abundance of outdoor summer and winter activities. The CERVO is a fully bilingual environment and, while several options to learn French are available, the English language is prioritized in the lab.

Applicants are required to send a motivation letter and their scientific CV with three reference contacts at the following email address: benoit.labonte@fmed.ulaval.ca.

Contact information

benoit.labonte@fmed.ulaval.ca