Imaging Specialist Position at University of Manitoba

Position Title: Imaging Specialist

Employer: University of Manitoba, Department of Pharmacology & Therapeutics

Salary: $60,000-70,000; salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Expected Start: December 1st, 2022 or earliest availability.

 

Job Description

The Live-Cell Imaging Facility (LCIF) is a Rady Faculty of Health Sciences (RFHS) supported core platform located within the Neuroscience Research Program on the 4th floor of the Kleysen Institute for Advanced Medicine. The LCIF includes state-of-the-art facilities for intravital multiphoton imaging from behaving small animals, in vitro multiphoton imaging, imaging with laser-capture/microdissection, confocal and super-resolution imaging. LCIF facilities are routinely accessed for day-to-day research activities of highly successful and established RFHS members probing the molecular, genetic and cellular basis of disease.

The LCIF seeks to hire a full-time Research Associate with a strong background in advanced optical microscopy who will oversee day-to-day operations of the LCIF and provide expert-level technical expertise and user support.

Responsibilities:

  • Facilitate facility access and promote increased adoption of advanced imaging and analysis techniques.
  • Offer in depth training, assistance with experimental design and advanced analysis procedures.
  • Consolidate and share collective expertise and best practices among our user base by organizing instructional seminars, tutorials and workshops.
  • Assist in the development of post-processing algorithms and software tools, including commercially available and in-house software.
  • Promote open access to imaging expertise and tools locally, nationally and internationally by networking with other facilities, curating content hosted on the LCIF website, and by further promoting discoveries and capabilities (e.g. via social media).
  • Ensure optimal operation and longevity of imaging facilities by troubleshooting system problems, undertaking routine maintenance and liaising with system manufacturers for scheduled maintenance or repairs.
  • Manage bookings, track and report system usage (number of users and hours logged), assist in billing based on usage and maintain training records (number of new users and hours of training provided).

Qualifications, skills and abilities:

  • Doctoral degree or equivalent qualifications and experience.
  • Experience with advanced optical microscopy (e.g. widefield, confocal or multiphoton imaging) including experimental design, sample preparation, image processing and analysis.
  • Experience in training and supervising trainees and staff.
  • Ability to troubleshoot and resolve technical problems with imaging equipment or software.
  • Ability and willingness to learn new techniques and skills, and to keep abreast of developments in the areas of expertise.
  • Effective communication skills, both written and verbal, and enthusiasm for sharing knowledge and expertise with others.
  • Demonstrated organizational skills and ability to prioritize tasks to meet objectives.
  • Ability to work both independently and as a member of a team is essential.

Interested Candidates should send their CV and cover letter, including a summary of their experience and qualifications for the position described, as well as the names and contact information for academic/research references, to Dr. Michael Jackson (michael.jackson@umanitoba.ca).

Additional information:

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.

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.

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.

Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the protection of privacy provision of The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (Manitoba). Please note that curriculum vitae may be provided to participating members of the search process.

Contact information

Dr. Michael Jackson

LCIF Director

Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology & Therapeutics

University of Manitoba

michael.jackson@umanitoba.ca

Research Associate 1 – University of Guelph – Khokhar lab

Position Title:                 Research Associate 1, (Grant & Trust Professional)
Employer:                         University of Guelph (Biomedical Sciences, Ontario Veterinary College)
Term:                                  Temporary full time (15 month contract to start as soon as possible)
Hours:                               Full-time (35 Hours/Week)
Number of Positions:  1
Hiring Ref. Number:   2022-0604

N.B.:    Please read the Application Instructions before applying: https://www.uoguelph.ca/hr/careers-guelph/how-apply

The Khokhar Lab 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 Research Associate is responsible for the following main duties:

  • conducts behavioural experiments assessing the effects of cannabinoids in a variety of animal models of addiction (e.g., withdrawal, conditioned place preference and self-administration/free-access intake) and serious mental illness (e.g., prepulse inhibition, latent inhibition);
  • provides input with respect to appropriate methodology, procedures, equipment and standards to produce required research data;
  • applies specialized knowledge and principles to review, appraise and interpret published literature, summarize research findings, and draft scientific/technical reports, manuscripts, grant proposals;
  • establishes and maintains effective relationships with external partners, which may include coordinating of project plans, presenting research findings (may include presenting findings at conferences).

Education, Skills, Work Experience and other Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in relevant discipline combined with at least 3-5 years of relevant research experience with behavioural paradigms including: withdrawal, conditioned place preference, self-administration/free-access intake, prepulse inhibition, latent inhibition;
  • Experience coding with behavioural control software (e.g., Med Associates or equivalent), and using behavioural assessment software (e.g., Noldus Ethovision or equivalent) and statistical analysis software packages (e.g., SPSS or R);
  • Proven ability in methodology, procedures, equipment and standards to produce required research data;
  • Proficiency in summarizing research findings, reviewing, appraising and interpreting published literature;
  • Strong attention to detail;
  • Self-motivated and able to work collaboratively within a team environment;
  • Experience with in vivo electrophysiology is considered an asset.

Salary: $54,107 – $62,168

Vacation Pay: accrual rate of 1.25-1.83 days/month

Benefits: Extended Health, Basic Life Insurance (up to specified maximums), Dental coverage subject to minimum employment contract and minimum workload thresholds being met and Long Term Disability subject to minimum employment contract and minimum workload thresholds being met (payable to a maximum of 5 years).

Location of Employer: 50 Stone Road, Guelph, ON N1G2W1

Location of Work: Guelph, ON                    

Language of Work: English

All Canadian citizens or permanent residents who qualify are invited to apply by sending their Cover Letter and CV (including list of publications demonstrating relevant experience), quoting hiring number 2022-0604, by email to careers@uoguelph.ca or by mail to the following address: 50 Stone Rd E, Guelph ON N1G 2W1 (Attention: Human Resources).

At the University of Guelph, fostering a culture of inclusion is an institutional imperative. The University invites and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in employment, who may contribute to further diversification of our Institution.

ERC-funded project: neural control of locomotion before and after spinal cord injury in salamanders – Research Staff

The Université de Sherbrooke is inviting applications at the rank of Research professional responsible at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, with an association with the Department of pharmacology – physiology. The position is in the Ryczko team. This is a renewable full-time position for one year.
The Ryczko lab uses electrophysiology, calcium imaging and neuroanatomy to identify the mechanisms through which the brain and spinal cord control locomotion in salamanders.
The candidate will work in a dynamic team with a strong collaborative spirit. She or he will be responsible for overall lab management and organization, student training, in vivo and in vitro experiments. The position includes execution of patch-clamp, calcium imaging, neuroanatomy and behavioral experiments (training can be provided), training student, maintenance of salamander colonies, maintenance of setups, ordering of reagents, ensuring the implementation of health and safety standards in the lab.

PRINCIPAL CHALLENGES AND DUTIES
– Patch-clamp electrophysiology, calcium imaging (epifluorescent, confocal, two photon) and behavioral experiments in salamanders
– Help to analyze data and communicate results
– Participate in operational activities of the lab (general lab management, maintenance of equipment, purchasing, safety)
– Train students in electrophysiology, calcium imaging, neuroanatomy and behavioral techniques

QUALIFICATIONS
– Master degree in Life sciences or equivalent
– Hands-on experience in electrophysiology or calcium imaging or movement analysis
– Experience in laboratory organization & maintenance
– Fluency in English

APPLY
Candidates should send a letter of interest explaining how they would fit, a CV, a record of their academic results and three references at dimitri.ryczko@usherbrooke.ca. Please specify where you found the job post.

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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