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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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.

Postdoc position in Neuroscience-University of Calgary

A Postdoctoral position in neuroscience is available in the laboratory of Dr. Derya Sargin at the University of Calgary. Work in our lab is focused on understanding how chronic stress disrupts brain function. Two major lines of research ongoing in the lab are investigating the long-term impact of early life stress and chronic social isolation on behavior and brain circuits/networks. We are using transgenic mouse models and a variety of techniques ranging from in-vivo calcium imaging, electrophysiology, optogenetics, emotional and social behaviour, and machine learning-based data analysis. With these tools, we are able to visualize brain activity in real time and investigate how brain function deteriorates in response to developmental and chronic stress. The ultimate goal of our work is to build towards novel treatment strategies for stress related disorders.

We are looking for motivated and enthusiastic candidates, with a PhD degree in neuroscience or a related field, who are eager to work in a collaborative lab environment. Applicants with a strong background in neuroscience and a proven publication record are invited to apply. Experience in any of the techniques including fiber photometry, optogenetics, rodent behavior or patch clamp electrophysiology is advantageous. Our lab, department and university are committed to fostering and enhancing diversity, equity and inclusion. We welcome all applicants of diverse backgrounds. Applications from underrepresented Indigenous, black and minority ethnic populations are particularly encouraged to apply.

Dr. Sargin’s research group is a part of the Department of Psychology, Hotchkiss Brain Institute, Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Institute and the Mathison Centre for Mental Health Research and Education. Our group is in a highly collaborative, interdisciplinary and international research environment that provides opportunities to develop new skills and collaborations.

To apply, please send a cover letter describing research background and interests along with a CV to Dr. Derya Sargin at derya.sargin@ucalgary.ca

Post doctoral and graduate student positions in neuroscience – Thompson laboratory, University of Calgary

Postdoctoral and Graduate Student (PhD) positions in neuroscience

The lab of Dr. Roger Thompson at the University of Calgary, Hotchkiss Brain Institute is seeking applications for 2 postdoctoral fellows in 2-year funded positions. Appointment extension may be possible after successful performance reviews. Highly qualified candidates for graduate studies at the PhD level may also be considered.
The lab focusses on cellular and molecular mechanisms of neuronal death and altered synaptic / cellular function caused by stroke and Alzheimer’s related dementias. Opportunity exists for research studies using state-of-the-art technologies including molecular biology, protein biochemistry, electrophysiology, optogenetics, in vitro and in vivo multiphoton / confocal imaging and rodent behaviour.

Current CIHR funded research projects could be (but are not limited to):

  • Identify cellular and neural circuit pathways of neuronal death and dysfunction.
  • Discovery of molecular / cellular links between stroke and cognitive decline (i.e., Alzheimer’s disease).
  • Characterize novel forms of synaptic plasticity or cellular excitability related to the pannexin-1 ion / metabolite channel
  • Opportunities may also exist for self-directed research projects that fit within the overall mandate of the lab.

The Thompson lab (www.pannexinexus.com) is a dynamic research group, committed to optimizing success in an inclusive, equitable and diverse environment. Successful candidates will be expected to thrive and contribute to our collaborative environment while producing high quality neuroscience research results that accelerate understanding of stroke, dementia and their linkages.

The University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their professional success while they are here. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply, however preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until successful candidates are identified.
Contact information
Dr. Roger Thompson
Professor
Hotchkiss Brain Institute
University of Calgary
rj.thompson@ucalgary.ca

 

Post Doc Position – Preclinical Studies of Cognitive Dysfunctions in Addictions – CAMH

Position Summary:

Addiction is a leading contributor to psychiatric morbidity, mortality, and functional impairment. Cognitive dysfunction contributes substantively to this impairment. Executive dysfunction in particular is linked to the onset and persistence of addictive behaviours. The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), Canada’s largest mental health and addiction teaching hospital, is leading the path to investigate the underlying mechanisms in cognitive dysfunctions in addictions, and to develop novel therapeutics. Dr. Thomas Prevot, Project Scientist in the Neurobiology of Depression and Aging Program of the Campbell Institute at CAMH, and lead scientist on a drug development program at CAMH is the Principal Investigator on a preclinical project focusing on understanding the underlying mechanisms of cognitive dysfunctions in the addictions, and assess the efficacy of novel therapeutic interventions.

The program is currently seeking an outstanding postdoctoral fellow to characterize cognitive deficits in an animal model of chronic alcohol consumption and withdrawal, perform behavioral testing and quantitative analyses of biological markers in rat brain tissue, and work in close collaboration with the Drug Development Program to test new molecules for their potential effects and reversing cognitive dysfunctions in addictions.

The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. in Neuroscience, Neuropharmacology, or a related discipline, with demonstrated expertise in behavioural testing related to addictive behaviours and cognition in rodent models, ideally rat models. Experience with methods related to pharmacology, molecular biology, immunohistochemistry, and imaging is preferred.

The successful applicant will be expected to work independently, but in close association with other scientists in the Neurobiology of Depression and Aging group, within CAMH and outside of CAMH. The applicant will demonstrate a commitment to conducting and fostering research and enthusiasm regarding participating in multidisciplinary research and training activities. The applicant will also be required to help train junior graduate students and technicians as part of the training and leadership objectives of the department.

The candidate will support a healthy workplace that embraces diversity, encourages teamwork and complies with all applicable regulatory and legislative requirements. This position is located at 250 College Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Qualifications:

The successful candidate should have a Ph.D. in Neuroscience, Neuropharmacology, or a related discipline with expertise in addiction-related disorders. The candidate should have significant experience working with rodent models, with knowledge in cognitive processes, experience with behavioural, anatomical, histological, and molecular biology techniques of rodent models is preferred.

The successful candidate will have a track record that demonstrates competence in publishing in high-impact peer-reviewed journals, disseminating research at formal scientific meetings, writing grant proposals, and participation in the education of students and trainees. The ability to interact with populations of diverse ethnoracial and cultural backgrounds is also required. Bilingualism (English/French) or proficiency in a second language is considered an asset.

Please note: This full-time position is NOT part of any bargaining unit.

Salary Range: Competitive Salary

Contact information

Send your application with your CV to: Thomas.Prevot@camh.ca

Posting end date

2021/09/15

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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

Post-doctoral fellowship – Deciphering the epigenetics code underlying the expression of major depressive disorder in men and women.

The Labonté lab is opening a postdoctoral position for a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow interested in studying the epigenetic regulation of sex-specific gene networks across brain regions from men and women suffering from Major Depressive Disorder (MDD). This project relies on solid findings published from our lab showing that the transcriptional organization of gene networks across brain regions from men and women with MDD is highly sexually dimorphic and that these sex-specific gene networks control different aspects of emotional stress responses in males and females. The aim of this project is to reveal the epigenetic landscape across brain regions from men and women with MDD and confirm the impact of epigenetic changes on the activity of sex-specific gene networks and their control over emotional responses to chronic stress in males and females.

The successful candidate should possess a PhD degree in either molecular or cellular biology, genetics, neuroscience or any other relevant disciplines with an established record of productivity in the respective fields of research. The project implies combining approaches to screen histone modifications, chromatin confirmation/occupancy and DNA base modifications in post-mortem tissue from men and women with MDD. The relationship between the layers of epigenetic complexity and the transcriptional organization of gene networks in men and women with MDD will be assessed by bioinformatically. In the lab, this will be first performed by delivering epigenetic modulators at regions of interest in human NPS cell lines and ultimately in mouse models using conditional viral approaches in transgenic mouse lines. This is a truly translational project with direct clinical implications in human populations. This project is fully funded and in-house bioinformatics expertise is already established.

The candidate should have proven expertise in basic and advanced molecular techniques related to the study of epigenetic, chromatin or DNA base modifications. The candidate should also have a strong experience with cell line maintenance and manipulation. Experience with animal work and stereotaxic viral delivery would be important assets. Proficiency with R or Python coding is a plus. 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. By joining the group, 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 a 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