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Postdoctoral fellowship – Ottawa Hospital Research Institute

Our lab is interested in understanding the neuro-immune mechanisms that underlie susceptibility to stroke, atherosclerosis, type 2 diabetes and neurological disorders (Alzheimer’s, schizophrenia and autism).

We are seeking applicants who are interested in autism or stroke. Experience in electrophysiology (in vitro patch-clamp, in vivo recording) or imaging using miniscope are desirable, or molecular biology are desirable. Positions are available November, 2019.

For more details, see our recent publications:
Neuron 2015 (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25754825)
Circ Research 2015 (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26195219)
Circulation 2015 (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26487755)

We can meet at the CAN 2019 meeting (to schedule , please email: hchen@uottawa.ca).

Please send CV, statement of research interest and names of 2 references to:

Dr. Hsiao-Huei Chen
Senior Scientist
Neurosciences Division
Ottawa Health Research Institute
451 Smyth Rd., Rm 2422
Ottawa, Ontario
K1H 8M5
hchen@uottawa.ca
http://www.ohri.ca/profiles/chen.asp

Post-Doctoral Fellow – Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care, Ontario

  • Position Title: Post-Doctoral Fellow
  • Job Class:  Under Review
  • Dept/Program:  Research & Academics
  • Rate of Pay:  Under Review
  • Employment Type: Temporary Full Time up to 2 years
  • Employee Group:  Non-Union
  • Work Schedule: 37.50 hours weekly as per schedule
  • Posting Date: April 25, 2019
  • Posting Type:  Open
  • Number:  1
  • Shift Type:  Days

REPOST

 

The goal of the Waypoint Research Institute is to advance evidence-based mental health and addictions research to improve clinical care.

Waypoint Research Institute has identified four thematic areas that embody our core commitment to research excellence:

  • Risk Factors and Assessment
  • Treatment and Transitions
  • Knowledge Translation
  • Policy

A Post-Doctoral Fellowship is available under the supervision of Dr. Nathan Kolla, Vice President, Research & Academics, and in association with the Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto. This Fellowship offers the opportunity to gain and contribute knowledge to the area of risk factors and assessment. The ideal student is interested in forensic mental health, psychopathy, genetics, neuroscience and risk factor identification.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Develop and implement work plans for current and new research projects as well as coordinate, oversee and execute study procedures and research protocols.
  • Apply for funding (award applications) to local, provincial, and/or national research agencies.
  • Recruit and conduct patient testing as per research protocol.
  • Collect, clean, and analyze data; develop and oversee the maintenance of research databases; conduct descriptive and inferential data analyses.
  • Prepare, edit, and format manuscripts for publications and grant applications.
  • Publish original research results obtained during tenure in appropriate journals and other recognized media including the preparation of research summaries for display on the Institute’s website.
  • Prepare presentations and posters to communicate research findings; attend scientific conferences to present results (subject to the availability of travel funds).
  • Support and collaborate with other members of the Institute’s research team.
  • Conduct literature reviews and other background research for manuscript and grant writing.
  • Discuss research findings with research team, collaborative partners, other researchers, etc.
  • Work collaboratively with the Institute’s team, clinical staff, and external clinical and academic institutions.
  • Participate in training and educational activities.
  • Supervision of undergraduate and graduate students may be required.

Requirements/Qualifications:

  • A Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent degree with an emphasis on mental health.
  • Prior experience in a clinical mental healthcare environment; forensic experience preferred.
  • Current knowledge of and experience with advanced research design, research methodologies, patient recruitment and testing, data analysis, genetic screening, and risk assessments.
  • Advanced statistical training and knowledge of statistical software packages (e.g., SPSS).
  • Evidence of experience in preparation and publication of manuscripts, including at least two first author publications (accepted or in press); strong technical writing skills.
  • Results-oriented work ethic to work independently and undertake tasks needed to accomplish work objectives and deliver quality, consistent and timely results.
  • Demonstrated leadership, conflict resolution, interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Proven ability to adapt readily to change.
  • Models and promotes core ethical practice, Waypoint Values, and reflects an optimistic and positive attitude.
  • Proficiency in French/English language skills preferred

 

How do I apply?

Waypoint employees apply through the Employee Self-Service portal at https://employees.waypointcentre.ca and external applicants apply to http://www.waypointcentre.ca/i_want_to/join_your_team by close of business (5:00 pm) on May 9th, 2019 quoting Job ID WC18-311. Attach your cover letter and resume detailing why you are interested in this opportunity and how you meet the qualifications and key accountabilities specified.

We are committed to fostering an inclusive, accessible work environment, where all employees feel valued and respected. Waypoint offers accommodation for applicants with disabilities as part of our recruitment process. If you are contacted to arrange an interview or testing, please advise us if you require an accommodation.

All applicants are thanked for their interest in this position, however, due to high volumes only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Cellular & Molecular Neuroscience postdoctoral position – Magoski laboratory – Queen’s University

A CIHR-funded postdoctoral position is immediately available in the Magoski laboratory at Queen’s University in the Department of Biomedical & Molecular Sciences and the Centre for Neuroscience Studies. The Magoski laboratory studies long-term changes to excitability in neuroendocrine cells that control reproduction in the model organism, Aplysia californica (see http://dbms.queensu.ca/faculty/neil_magoski). The present position concerns the function of transient receptor potential cation channels and innexin gap junction channels in both native neurons and expression systems. The applicant will hold a PhD and have cell & molecular biology experience, such as PCR-based cloning & genetic manipulation, real-time PCR, mammalian cell culture, immuostaining, fluorescence microscopy, Western blotting, microarray, and transcriptomics. The initial appointment will be for one year, with possibility of renewal; salary will be paid commensurate with experience plus benefits (as per the Collective Agreement between Queen’s University and its Postdoctoral Fellows; see https://www.queensu.ca/facultyrelations/post-doctoral-fellows/collective-agreement).

Please send Curriculum vitae and the names of three references to Dr. Neil Magoski (magoski@queensu.ca); only individuals deemed qualified will be contacted for an interview.

Queen’s University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Queen’s is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ persons. Queen’s has policies in place to support its employees with disabilities, including an Accommodation in the Workplace Policy and a policy on the provision of job accommodations that take into account an employee’s accessibility needs due to disability. The University will provide support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant’s accessibility needs. If you require accommodation during the interview process, please contact Dr. Magoski (magoski@queensu.ca).

Contact information:

magoski@queensu.ca

Dr. Neil Magoski
Department of Biomedical & Molecular Sciences
Botterell Hall, 18 Stuart Street
Queen’s University
Kingston, ON, Canada
K7L 3N6

Posting end date 2019/08/30

Tenure-Track Faculty Position, Open to rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, Canada Research Chair Tier 2 in Neuroscience – McGill University

RL#: 16018A-160429

Tenure-Track Faculty Position
Open to rank of Assistant or Associate Professor
Canada Research Chair Tier 2 in Neuroscience

Faculty: Faculty of Medicine
Department/School: Department of Psychiatry

The Canada Research Chair is also open to internal candidates who already hold a tenure-track or tenured faculty position at McGill University.

Position Description

The Department of Psychiatry at McGill and the Douglas Hospital Research Centre are currently inviting applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the field of neuroscience and mental health at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor.

This position is part of the Healthy Brains for Healthy Lives (HBHL) initiative, which is a high profile, high priority multidisciplinary and cross-sectoral initiative located at McGill University made possible with support from the Canada First Research Excellence Fund (CFREF). HBHL builds on McGill’s scientific excellence and global leadership in neuroscience.

The Douglas Hospital Research Centre brings together scientists and clinicians spanning a full range of mental health research, including neuroscience, clinical, services, policy, and epidemiology/population health. It is integrated within the Douglas Mental Health University Institute, a psychiatric hospital, and the much larger Montreal West-Island Integrated University Health and Social Services Centre, offering significant opportunities for carrying out collaborative research with various nearby mental health services.

The neuroscience community at McGill and in greater Montreal is one of the largest and most diverse in North America. Montreal offers an extremely high quality of life and is one of the most multicultural and lively cities in North America.

The successful candidate who satisfies the eligibility conditions of the Canada Research Chair (CRC) program may be supported by the University for nomination to a Tier 2 Chair in Neuroscience, which
provides protected time for research within a full-time academic appointment.

Nominees for Tier 2 Chair positions must be emerging scholars and hold the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, or possess the necessary qualifications to be appointed to these levels. A nominee who is more than 10 years from having earned their highest degree and has experienced legitimate career interruptions (e.g., maternity or parental leave, extended sick leave, clinical training, and family care) will be taken into consideration using the Tier 2 justification process:

http://www.chairschaires.gc.ca/program-programme/nomination-mise_en_candidature-eng.aspx#s3

Eligibility conditions for CRCs are on the CRC Program website: http://www.chairschaires.gc.ca/program-programme/nomination-mise_en_candidature-eng.aspx#s2

Job Duties

  • Participate actively in all aspects of McGill’s academic mission (research, teaching, supervision of graduate students, and involvement in academic and administrative committees).
  • Conduct cutting-edge, externally funded independent research on animal models to study mechanisms of mental health. Candidates with research interests in neurodevelopment,neuroplasticity, neuroinflammation, epigenetics, or societal influences (e.g. stress, addiction) are particularly encouraged to apply. A methodological focus in phenogenomics and/or rodent brain mapping strategies would be an advantage.
  • Develop a leading profile in neuroscience, pursuing local and international collaborative links to advance the mission of the Douglas Research Centre and the goals of McGill’s Healthy Brains for Healthy Lives initiative.
  • Be successful in securing external grant funding and maintaining a stimulating and inclusive training environment that will attract strong trainees from diverse backgrounds.

Qualifications and Education Requirements

  • Applicants must have a PhD in Neuroscience, Health Science, or related fields with advanced PostDoctoral training.
  • A record of research / scholarly activity will be considered an asset.
  • Candidates who do not satisfy the CRC eligibility criteria for a Tier 2 Chair are nonetheless invited to apply for the position.

Applications must be submitted: http://www.mcgill.ca/medicine-academic/positionsavailable

The following supporting documents are required:

  • A cover letter and curriculum vitae;
  • A statement of research;
  • The names and contact information of three referees. For Tier 2 nominees at the rank of Assistant Professor who are within three years of their PhD, one referee must be the PhD supervisor.

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Graduate Student/Postdoctoral Positions in Cellular Neuroscience – Bowie lab, McGill University

Two CIHR-funded positions are available immediately for enthusiastic graduate students/postdoctoral fellows with a keen interest in using electrophysiology and imaging techniques to study ligand-gated ion-channels and their role in neuronal circuit behavior.

The first project will focus on an ongoing theme to understand the structure-function properties of ionotropic glutamate receptors. The successful applicant will use single-channel and macroscopic patch clamp techniques to tease apart the mechanism of channel activation in wildtype and mutant receptors. This work will be part of a multilab collaboration with researchers using computational chemistry and structural biology.

The second project will examine the signaling defects associated with Fragile X syndrome, a prominent neurodevelopmental disorder. The successful applicant will study neuronal circuit connectivity using single and multi-electrode recordings from acutely isolated brain tissue. Imaging and functional experiments will be collected simultaneously using a multiphoton microscope equipped with an electrophysiology rig.

Related Publications
Dawe et al (2016) Distinct structural pathways coordinate the activation of AMPA receptor-auxiliary subunit complexes. Neuron.

Accardi et al (2014) Mitochondrial reactive oxygen species regulate the strength of inhibitory GABA-mediated synaptic transmission. Nat Commun.

*Student stipends will be based on the policy recommendations of individual McGill Graduate Programs. Postdoctoral salaries will be based on CIHR recommendations and level of experience*

Applicants should send a cover letter, cv and the names of 2-3 referees to:

Dr. Derek Bowie,
Department of Pharmacology & Therapeutics
McGill University, Faculty of Medicine
3649 Promenade Sir-William Osler, Rm 164
Montreal, QC, Canada, H3G 0B1

Tele: 514-398-1581 Email: derek.bowie@mcgill.ca
Webpage: http://www.medicine.mcgill.ca/pharma/dbowielab

Connect on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/derek-bowie-177a7855/

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Postdoctoral Researcher in Neurobiology – Xia lab, University of Rochester, NY

Postdoctoral Fellow/Researcher, Research Scientist or Research Assistant Professor

Department of Pharmacology and Physiology
Department of Neuroscience
University of Rochester Medical Center
Rochester, NY

Two neurobiology postdoctoral researcher positions funded by NIH and foundation grants are available to study synaptic plasticity as well as myelination mechanisms underlying intellectual disability, anxiety, depression and many other brain functions/dysfunctions. We have created many transgenic mouse models, including lines mimicking human de novo mutation, for these studies. We also use viral injection (AAV or lenti), in combination with (flox/+) mice or shRNA knockdown to study the effect of many human de novo mutations on synaptic functions. More information on our research can be found on our website: https://www.urmc.rochester.edu/labs/Xia-Lab.aspx.

One position is for patch clamp electrophysiologist and second position is for cell biologist.

Required Qualifications: • PhD in Neuroscience, Pharmacology, Physiology or other related field or MD: 0-2 years of relevant experience in research environment is required• Expertise in neurochemistry, cell biology, two-photon/confocal imaging or electrophysiology is required. Candidates with more than 5 years of experience will be eligible for Research Scientist position or Research Assistant Professor.

Applicant Instructions: Interested candidates should send the CV and names of three references to Dr. Hugh Xia, email: Houhui_Xia@URMC.Rochester.edu. We could meet at Canadian Neuroscience meeting. Position will remain open until filled.

University of Rochester Medical Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer for females, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans

Contact information

Houhui_xia@urmc.rochester.edu

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Study the Basic Mechanisms of Multiple Sclerosis: Graduate Student & Postdoctoral Fellow Positions Available (University of Saskatchewan)

Join a dynamic, world-class, generously funded basic and translation science team. Located in state-of-the-art laboratory facilities in the Saskatoon City Hospital, basic scientists are able to work hand-in-hand with clinicians from the Saskatoon MS Clinic (also located in Saskatoon City Hospital). Graduate Student and Postdoctoral Fellow positions in the Office of the Saskatchewan MS Clinical Research Chair are offered highly competitive compensation, personalized mentorship with in vitro, in vivo, genetic, and human projects available.

Contact information Ms. Colleen Cochran, colleen.cochran@usask.ca

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TWO Graduate student positions in Neural Stem Cell Biology & Neural Stem Cell Regeneration – LINDSEY LAB – University of Manitoba

Graduate student position in Neural Stem Cell Regeneration

The Lindsey Lab is looking for a highly motivated student to fill an open funded graduate student position for September 2019. The focus of the project will be on the cellular and molecular regulation of neural stem cells during the regenerative process following CNS injury in the zebrafish model. The Lindsey Lab is the first laboratory at the University of Manitoba to establish the zebrafish model, and one of the only laboratories in Canada investigating CNS neural stem cell repair using this experimental system. Unlike in mammals, the zebrafish brain remains highly regenerative throughout life. This is made possible by distinct populations of neural stem cells with the potential to generate newborn neurons. The exceptional regenerative capacity of the zebrafish has made it a mainstream vertebrate model to uncover fundamental mechanisms of neural repair for the development of novel approaches to regenerative medicine. To date however, the interplay between the innate molecular programs of regenerative neural stem cells, the niche micro-environment, and the immune response, that together promote successful adult CNS regeneration is poorly understood. We are interested in characterizing the cellular and molecular regulators of neural stem cell populations post-injury to better understand how we may harness the regenerative potential of zebrafish neural stem cells for human therapies related to neurotrauma and neurodegenerative disease.

Graduate student position in Neural Stem Cell Biology

The Lindsey Lab is looking for a highly motivated student to fill an open funded graduate student position for September 2019. The focus of the project will be on neural stem cell niche development in the zebrafish model. The Lindsey Lab is the first laboratory at the University of Manitoba to establish the zebrafish model, and one of few laboratories in Canada investigating CNS neural stem cell development and plasticity using this experimental system. In recent years, the zebrafish has become a leading model for examining neural stem cell behavior and plasticity. The transparency of zebrafish larvae along with the abundance of lifelong stem cell compartments makes this model highly amenable to tracking stem cell niche growth, maintenance, and senescence.

The vertebrate adult neurogenic niche is composed of heterogeneous stem cell populations that receive cues from the vasculature, adjacent neurons, and ventricular cerebral spinal fluid. How adult neural stem cell niches of the vertebrate brain are constructed over development however, currently remains poorly understood. We are interested in defining how diverse stem cell niches are established from the larval to adult brain, and the cellular (i.e. cell cycle changes, differentiation, apoptosis, senescence) and molecular (i.e. signaling pathways, genes, growth factors) drivers involved in this process.

About the Lindsey Lab

The overarching research focus of the Lindsey Lab is to understand context-dependent behavior and control of distinct neural stem cell populations during development, with environmental interactions and learning, and repair. We use a combination of modern cellular and molecular approaches, such as proliferation and senescence assays, lineage tracing, in situ hybridization, transgenic animals, immunohistochemistry, RNA-sequencing, and injury models. These techniques are coupled with advanced 2-dimensional (live or fixed fluorescence confocal microscopy, electron microscopy and correlative electron microscopy) and 3-dimensional (optical projection tomography, confocal/light-sheet microscopy, tissue clearing) imaging. Finally, we use specialized behavioural software to understand the relationship between animal behavior/neurotrauma – stem cell dynamics – and neurogenesis/neuro-regeneration.

Students joining the Lindsey Lab can expect high quality research training and mentorship in a supportive and collaborative learning environment. Trainees will have the opportunity to present their work at local, national, and international scientific meetings and collaborate with diverse researchers within the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences. A highly competitive graduate student stipend is available for the successful candidate. However, all students will be expected to apply for local and national level graduate student scholarships during tenure of the position.

The Lindsey Lab is located within the Department of Human Anatomy and Cell Science in the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg. http://umanitoba.ca/faculties/health_sciences/medicine/units/anatomy/12818.html

How to apply

Interested candidates should send a brief statement of research interests, a copy of their most recent transcript, and their CV to Dr. Benjamin Lindsey at Benjamin.lindsey@umanitoba.ca. If shortlisted, potential candidates will be asked to provide contact information for three references. Students with an interest in fundamental neural stem cell behavior are highly encouraged to apply.

Tier 2 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in the Neurobiology of Aging and Cognition at the University of Victoria

Canada Research Chair, Tier II
Neurobiology of Aging and Cognition
Division of Medical Sciences

The University of Victoria is consistently ranked in the top tier of Canada’s research-intensive universities. Vital impact drives the UVic sense of purpose. As an internationally renowned teaching and research hub, we tackle essential issues that matter to people, places and the planet. Situated in the Pacific Rim, our location breeds a profound passion for exploration. Defined by its edges, this extraordinary environment inspires us to defy boundaries, discover, and innovate in exciting ways. It’s different here, naturally and by design. We live, learn, work and explore on the edge of what’s next—for our planet and its peoples. Our commitment to research-inspired dynamic learning and vital impact make this Canada’s most extraordinary environment for discovery and innovation. Experience the edge of possibilities for yourself.

We acknowledge with respect the Lkwungen-speaking peoples on whose traditional territory the university stands and the Songhees, Esquimalt and WSÁNEĆ peoples whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day.

The Division of Medical Sciences invites applications for a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in the Neurobiology of Aging and Cognition to complement and broaden the research interests of our core group of Neuroscience researchers. We welcome applications from basic scientists who have a primary focus on the molecular mechanisms of aging in the nervous system, with a strong indication of translational potential for neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer disease, Vascular dementia, Parkinson disease, Huntington disease, Frontotemporal dementia and related diseases. Experience in the use (and/or development) of animal models of cognitive disorders affecting the elderly and studies that range in scope from molecular to behavioural will be especially valued (including a broad range of approaches, like microscopy, bioinformatics, computational neuroscience, and/or combinations thereof). The successful applicant will be nominated by the University for a Tier 2 CRC and, upon approval by the CRC Secretariat, will then be offered a tenure-track or tenured appointment at the appropriate rank, commensurate with qualifications and experience. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2020.

This CRC recruitment is part of a broad strategy to expand and raise the profile of research in aging and health at the University of Victoria. Three other Tier 2 CRCs in related areas of aging research are being recruited in addition to this position. The four new CRCs will be expected to engage with the UVic Institute on Aging and Lifelong Health (https://www.uvic.ca/research/centres/aging/), which has a 25-year history of high-quality research, community outreach, and trainee support. Research strengths in the Institute on Aging and Lifelong Health are currently organized around cognitive health, lifelong health, and vulnerability and frailty. The new recruits will benefit from administrative support and collaborative opportunities provided within the Institute.

Tier 2 CRCs are one of Canada’s premier early career recognition and recruitment programs, and are intended for exceptional emerging scholars (i.e., candidate must have been an active researcher in their field for fewer than 10 years at the time of nomination). However, applicants who are more than 10 years from having earned their highest degree (and where career breaks exist) may have their eligibility for a Tier 2 Chair assessed through the program’s Tier 2 justification process. For more information on the CRC program generally and on eligibility specifically, please consult the Canada Research Chairs website.

The Division of Medical Sciences (DMS) was established to promote scholarship and innovation in medical education at the University of Victoria and to support the University of Victoria’s ongoing commitment to an integrated and multidisciplinary approach to health research. The successful nominee will complement and expand the current expertise of neuroscientists in the DMS. With its intimate and collaborative research environment and as host of the Neuroscience Graduate Program, the DMS allows for direct and frequent interaction among PIs, thereby facilitating an interchange of ideas between postdocs and students across labs. We are also a group with a commitment to diversification across our ranks, particularly, although not limited to: racialization, marginalized sexualities, gender identity, Indigeneity and disability.

Requirements
The successful nominee will have a PhD in Neuroscience, Cell Biology, Biology or related field, as well as postdoctoral training. They will have demonstrated potential to develop an externally funded, independent, original and innovative research program that focuses on important questions in the Neurobiology of Aging and Cognition with relevance to human health. The successful nominee will have also demonstrated the potential to achieve international recognition in their field within the next five to ten years. The candidate will offer evidence of high-quality teaching and supervision, having the potential to attract, develop and retain excellent trainees, students and future researchers. The successful nominee will be supportive of diversity and inclusivity.

In accordance with the University’s Equity Plan and pursuant to Section 42 of the BC Human Rights Code, the selection will be limited to women. Candidates from this group must self-identify.

Additional information
Faculty and Librarians at the University of Victoria are governed by the provisions of the Collective Agreement. Members are represented by the University of Victoria Faculty Association.

Contact information

To be considered, please submit your application via email to: impadmin@uvic.ca with the subject heading “Aging and Cognition position” by Friday, April 12, 2019. Applications submitted after this date may be considered until a suitable candidate is identified. The successful candidate will be nominated to the CRC before the end of October 2019. Applications must include the following components compiled into a single PDF document:

A cover letter providing an overview of the candidate’s qualifications, how they fulfill the criteria defined above, and how their research capacity would complement the existing research strengths of the DMS;
A detailed curriculum vitae;
A teaching dossier (including teaching skills statements, example syllabi, evaluation data);
A one-page statement identifying their strengths and experiences in promoting diversity;
Contact information for three references.
Applications should be addressed to:
Dr. Bruce Wright, MD, CCFP, FCFP
Head, Division of Medical Sciences
University of Victoria
c/o impadmin@uvic.ca

Application deadline

Friday, April 12, 2019. Applications submitted after this date may be considered until a suitable candidate is identified.

Equity statement

UVic is committed to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion in our living, learning and work environments. In pursuit of our values, we seek members who will work respectfully and constructively with differences and across levels of power. We actively encourage applications from members of groups experiencing barriers to equity. Read our full equity statement here: www.uvic.ca/equitystatement.

The University acknowledges the potential impact that career interruptions can have on a candidate’s record of research achievement. We encourage applicants to explain in their application the impact that career interruptions have had on their record.

Persons with disabilities, who anticipate needing accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, may contact Faculty Relations and Academic Administration in the Office of the VP Academic and Provost at FRrecruit@uvic.ca. Any personal information provided will be maintained in confidence.

Faculty and Librarians at the University of Victoria are governed by the provisions of the Collective Agreement. Members are represented by the University of Victoria Faculty Association (www.uvicfa.ca).

Contact information:
Dr. Bruce Wright, MD, CCFP, FCFP
Head, Division of Medical Sciences
University of Victoria
c/o impadmin@uvic.ca

Post-Doctoral Position Available in Protein misfolding and chaperones – Prado and Duennwald laboratories, Robarts research institute

A postdoctoral position is available immediately under the supervision of Drs. Marco Prado and Martin Duennwald at the Robarts Research Institute, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, The University of Western Ontario to work on molecular chaperones regulating protein misfolding. The work spans from yeast to mouse models of disease and the successful candidate will have the opportunity to take advantage of the exceptional research core facilities at Western. This CIHR-funded project will provide training for an early-stage investigator on advanced biochemical, genetics, behavioral and imaging methods, by using next-generation transgenic mice, high-throughput touchscreen cognitive testing, fiber photometry and Magnetic Resonance imaging. The candidate will also have excellent opportunities to interact with researchers and core facilities funded by Western’s BrainsCAN, the Canada First Research Excellence Fund recently awarded to Western.

Robarts is one of the premier research institutes in Canada with a vibrant research community and many opportunities for collaborations. The University of Western Ontario (www.uwo.ca) is a major educational and research center in Ontario with over 25,000 undergraduate and 5,000 graduate students. Cognitive neuroscience in health and disease is a major research focus at Western. London, also known as the Forest City, is an affordable and lively community close to the Great Lakes and two hours from Toronto. The city offers many options for outdoor and cultural activities.

Qualified applicants should have a PhD degree in Biochemistry, Neuroscience or related disciplines with significant expertise in studying mouse models of neurodegenerative diseases. Prior experience in mouse surgery, fiber photometry, analysis of prion-like transmission of protein misfolding or cellular protein quality control in animal models, documented in peer-reviewed publications will be an asset. We are looking for a highly-motivated individual within 2 years of receiving a PhD. Salary will be paid commensurate with experience.

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.

Please send a statement of interest, Curriculum Vitae, and the names of at least two references to:
Dr. Marco A. M. Prado,
Robarts Research Institute, University of Western Ontario
Email: mprado@robarts.ca
Contact information mprado@robarts.ca

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POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS at Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS are available immediately at Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH),Clarke Division, University of Toronto.

Our current research mainly focuses on but is not limited to the identification of novel targets for the development of therapeutics (protein peptide/small molecules) for the treatment of psychiatric diseases such as major depression, schizophrenia, autism spectrum disorders, drug addiction and multiple sclerosis, as well as other neurological disorders. (Neuron 84(6): 1302-16, 2014; Nature Medicine 16(2): 1393-5, 2010). CAMH offers a unique and highly favourable environment to conduct multidisciplinary projects. The position will have excellent opportunity to collaborate with other strong researchers within the centre and affiliated institutes of University of Toronto.

The projects will involve multiple techniques ranging from receptor pharmacology, biochemistry, image microscopy, rodent model and surgery, rodent behavioural analysis. Self-motivated individuals trained in biochemistry, molecular biology, pharmacology, immunohistochemistry, and animal behaviour are encouraged to apply. Experience in neurotransmitter receptors is preferred.

Competitive salary will be provided based on research experience. The contract is for one year and renewal will be under consideration based on performance.

Applicants for the position should submit a cover letter, CV, list of publications, summary of skilled techniques, description of research activities/ projects and 2 reference contacts. Please address your application,preferably via email

Contact information

Dongxu Zhai

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Clarke Division, University of Toronto, 250 College St. Toronto, ON. M5T 1R8

Email: tommyzdx@gmail.com

Posting end date: 2019-03-21

PhD position at Université Laval: Unveiling the role of protein aggregation in Parkinson’s disease and neurodegenerative disorders

A PhD position in Neuroscience/neurophotonics is available at the Faculty of Medicine, Université Laval (https://www.ulaval.ca/) in Quebec City, Canada (https://www.ville.quebec.qc.ca/en/).

The selected candidate will work on a collaborative project involving the laboratory of Dr. Abid Oueslati (https://abidlncf.wixsite.com/oueslati-laboratory) and the laboratory of Dr. Armen Saghatelyan (https://www.saghatelyanlab.com/research). This project aims to understand the role of protein aggregation, notably alpha-synuclein aggregation, in the pathogenesis of Parkinson’s disease and related neurodegeneration. The project will be essentially based on using a multidisciplinary approach, including optogenetic, calcium imaging in feely moving animals, two-photon imaging, brain tissue CLARITY and Light Sheet Fluorescence Microscopy.

The desired applicant must have a master in neuroscience or cell biology, or the equivalent, in addition to a strong academic record.

Contact information:

Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae and the names and addresses of 2-3 references to Dr. Oueslati (Abid.Oueslati@crchudequebec.ulaval.ca) and Dr Saghatelyan (armen.saghatelyan@fmed.ulaval.ca).

Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

The Violence Prevention Neurobiological Research Unit (VPNRU) at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, which is fully affiliated with the University of Toronto, seeks a motivated and enthusiastic post-doctoral fellow to join our team to help better understand the neural correlates of violence and aggression. The successful candidate will have expertise in MRI data analysis and collection as well as extensive experience working with psychiatric populations in research settings.

The VPNRU is a multi-disciplinary group led by Dr. Nathan Kolla, MD, PhD, that uses MRI, positron emission tomography, and genetics to investigate different patient populations at heightened risk for violent behavior.

The post-doctoral fellow will lead an innovative project that seeks to understand brain functioning using MRI in young individuals with schizophrenia who have acted aggressively.

The ideal candidate for this job will possess:

  • A PhD in psychology, neuroscience, or related fieldà
  • Expertise with MRI (including structural and functional) data collection and analysis
  • Experience or interest in working with clinical populations
  • Excellent written and verbal skills
  • Publication (or in press) of at least 2 first author papers
  • Interest in working with schizophrenia/forensic populations

This position is for a duration of up to two years, renewed yearly. Writing manuscripts and applying for independent grants and fellowships will be required. Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience. The candidate will receive longitudinal mentorship in launching a career as an independent investigator subsequent to the fellowship.

A complete application will include a statement of interest, CV, and the names of 3 referees. Submission of peer-reviewed publications is an asset.

The position will remain opened until filled.

Start Date: ongoing until the position is filled
Preferred areas of Research: Psychology/ brain imaging/clinical research /Behavioral Neuroscience, Psychiatry

Posting end date: 2019/06/28

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PhDs in Neuroscience/Neuropharmacology – CIHR funded (5 years) Fernyhough Albensi labs, University of Manitoba

DIVISION OF NEURODEGENERATIVE DISORDERS
ST. BONIFACE HOSPITAL ALBRECHTSEN RESEARCH CENTRE

University of Manitoba
PhDs in Neuroscience/Neuropharmacology – CIHR funded (5 years)

The St Boniface Hospital Albrechtsen Research Centre offers a vibrant and interactive research environment for graduate studies in the molecular cell biology of neurodegenerative diseases. Three PhD positions are available in the Pharmacology Graduate Program in the Division of Neurodegenerative Disorders:
Position 1: Role of the calcium channel, TRPM3, in controlling axonal outgrowth and repair. (PI: Dr. P. Fernyhough)
Position 2: Mechanism of muscarinic receptor regulation of mitochondrial function in axons of adult neurons. (PI: Dr. P. Fernyhough)
Position 3: Mitochondrial Dysfunction in Alzheimer’s Disease. (PI: Dr. B. Albensi)
Potential applicants for positions 1&2 can derive background information from Calcutt et al (2017) J.Clin.Invest. 127:608. For position 3, applicants should refer to Cadonic & Albensi (2016) Mol Neurobiol 53:6078 and Djordjevic et al. (2017) Neuroscience 361:81.
Students with an undergraduate and/or masters background in biology, cell biology, biochemistry, neuroscience and/or pharmacology/physiology are encouraged to apply. Stipends of CA$20,000 or more are available commensurate with level of experience.

Contact information

Interested students should send a CV to Dr. Paul Fernyhough (e-mail: pfernyhough@sbrc.ca) or Dr. Benedict C. Albensi (email: balbensi@sbrc.ca).

Posting end date 2019/03/31

Post-doctoral fellow – Collingridge laboratory, Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute, Toronto

The Laboratory of Dr. Graham Collingridge, located at the Lunenfeld –Tanenbaum Research Institute of Mount Sinai Hospital (affiliated with University of Toronto) is currently seeking a highly motivated post-doctoral fellow skilled in electrophysiology (preferably with both extracellular and whole-cell voltage clamp recording experience) as well as imaging. The lab is studying synaptic plasticity mechanisms, with a focus on the role of glutamate receptors and the hippocampus in health and disease models.

We are located in the Toronto Discovery District which represents one of the largest neuroscience communities in North America. You will have access to a rich assortment of expertise and collaboration. The lab is very well equipped and has a variety of tools and techniques including mouse models, neurobehavioural testing, in vitro and vivo optical and electrical recordings, multiphoton and fluorescence imaging, genetics, proteomics and biochemistry.

Interested applicants are asked to forward a copy of their CV, as well as the names of 2 referees whom we may contact, to Francesca Fabry at fabry@lunenfeld.ca .

Looking forward to hearing from you!

Contact information

Interested applicants are asked to forward a copy of their CV, as well as the names of 2 referees whom we may contact, to Francesca Fabry at fabry@lunenfeld.ca .

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2019/03/29

Post-Doctoral Fellow – Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care

Position Title: Post-Doctoral Fellow
Job Class: Under Review
Dept/Program: Research & Academics
Rate of Pay: Under Review
Employment Type: Temporary Full Time up to 2 years
Employee Group: Non-Union
Work Schedule: 37.50 hours weekly as per schedule
Posting Date: January 4th, 2019
Posting Type: Open Number: 1
Shift Type: Days

The goal of the Waypoint Research Institute is to advance evidence-based mental health and addictions research to improve clinical care.

Waypoint Research Institute has identified four thematic areas that embody our core commitment to research excellence:

  • Risk Factors and Assessment
  • Treatment and Transitions
  • Knowledge Translation
  • Policy

A Post-Doctoral Fellowship is available under the supervision of Dr. Nathan Kolla, Vice President, Research & Academics, and in association with the Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto. This Fellowship offers the opportunity to gain and contribute knowledge to the area of risk factors and assessment. The ideal student is interested in forensic mental health, psychopathy, genetics, neuroscience and risk factor identification.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Develop and implement work plans for current and new research projects as well as coordinate, oversee and execute study procedures and research protocols.
  • Apply for funding (award applications) to local, provincial, and/or national research agencies.
  • Recruit and conduct patient testing as per research protocol.
  • Collect, clean, and analyze data; develop and oversee the maintenance of research databases; conduct descriptive and inferential data analyses.
  • Prepare, edit, and format manuscripts for publications and grant applications.
  • Publish original research results obtained during tenure in appropriate journals and other recognized media including the preparation of research summaries for display on the Institute’s website.
  • Prepare presentations and posters to communicate research findings; attend scientific conferences to present results (subject to the availability of travel funds).
  • Support and collaborate with other members of the Institute’s research team.
  • Conduct literature reviews and other background research for manuscript and grant writing.
  • Discuss research findings with research team, collaborative partners, other researchers, etc.
  • Work collaboratively with the Institute’s team, clinical staff, and external clinical and academic institutions.
  • Participate in training and educational activities.
  • Supervision of undergraduate and graduate students may be required.

 

Requirements/Qualifications:

  • A Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent degree with an emphasis on mental health.
  • Prior experience in a clinical mental healthcare environment; forensic experience preferred.
  • Current knowledge of and experience with advanced research design, research methodologies, patient recruitment and testing, data analysis, genetic screening, and risk assessments.
  • Advanced statistical training and knowledge of statistical software packages (e.g., SPSS).
  • Evidence of experience in preparation and publication of manuscripts, including at least two first author publications (accepted or in press); strong technical writing skills.
  • Results-oriented work ethic to work independently and undertake tasks needed to accomplish work objectives and deliver quality, consistent and timely results.
  • Demonstrated leadership, conflict resolution, interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Proven ability to adapt readily to change.
  • Models and promotes core ethical practice, Waypoint Values, and reflects an optimistic and positive attitude.
  • Proficiency in French/English language skills preferred

How do I apply?

Waypoint employees apply through the Employee Self-Service portal at https://employees.waypointcentre.ca and external applicants apply to http://www.waypointcentre.ca/i_want_to/join_your_team by close of business (5:00 pm) on January 18th, 2019 quoting Job ID WC18-311. Attach your cover letter and resume detailing why you are interested in this opportunity and how you meet the qualifications and key accountabilities specified.

 

We are committed to fostering an inclusive, accessible work environment, where all employees feel valued and respected. Waypoint offers accommodation for applicants with disabilities as part of our recruitment process. If you are contacted to arrange an interview or testing, please advise us if you require an accommodation.

 

All applicants are thanked for their interest in this position, however, due to high volumes only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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2019/01/19

Cell Biologist – University of Victoria

Faculty of Science, Department of Biology

University of Victoria

Faculty Position – Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Cell Biology

The Department of Biology seeks applications for a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Cell Biology. The successful applicant will be nominated by the University of Victoria for a Tier 2 CRC and, upon approval of the Chair by the CRC Secretariat, will be offered a tenure-track appointment at the appropriate rank. We are a diverse department that fosters a collegial and collaborative environment. Candidates who share this vision and can build tangible links to our department’s strengths in developmental biology, cellular neuroscience and/or evolutionary biology/genetics are especially encouraged to apply.

The successful nominee will have a PhD and/or postdoctoral training in cell biology. They will have demonstrated potential to develop an externally funded, independent and original research program that focuses on mechanisms of cell function. Candidates whose research has a component relating to human health are preferred.

Candidates will be evaluated against criteria set by the CRC program (www.chairs-chaires.gc.ca/program-programme/nomination-mise_en_candidature-eng.aspx#s7). In accordance with regulations for the CRC program, Tier 2 CRC nominees must be within 10 years of receiving their highest degree when they are nominated to the Chair (expected nomination by April 2019). However, applicants who are more than 10 years from having earned their highest degree (and where career breaks exist, such as maternity, parental or extended sick leave, clinical training, etc.) may have their eligibility for a Tier 2 CRC assessed through the program’s Tier 2 justification process. Please contact the Institutional Programs Office at the University of Victoria for more information (cfi@uvic.ca). Please consult the CRC website (www.chairs-chaires.gc.ca/home-accueil-eng.aspx) for full program information.

Candidates should submit a single PDF document that includes a cover letter outlining how the candidate meets the requirements of the position, a CV, and a 2-page description of their proposed research program (including how it complements current departmental strengths). Candidates must provide a 2-page statement on teaching experience and teaching philosophy, including how they have and will support diversity and inclusiveness in teaching and research. Candidates must also include the names and contact information for three referees.

All application documents should be complied into one pdf file and emailed to: Chantal Laliberté (biology@uvic.ca) with the subject heading “Cell Biology position”. For questions regarding the position please contact Dr. Barbara Hawkins, Chair of the Department of Biology via email (biochair@uvic.ca) or phone (250-721-7091).

Application deadline: The committee will begin reviewing applications on Feb 8, 2019, however, applications submitted after this date will still be considered until the position is filled.

UVic is committed to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion in our living, learning and work environments. In pursuit of our values, we seek members who will work respectfully and constructively with differences and across levels of power. We actively encourage applications from members of groups experiencing barriers to equity. Read our full equity statement here: www.uvic.ca/equitystatement.

The University of Victoria acknowledges the potential impact that career interruptions can have on a candidate’s record of research achievement and encourages applicants to explain in their application the impact that career interruptions may have had on their record of research achievement.

Faculty and Librarians at the University of Victoria are governed by the provisions of the Collective Agreement. Members are represented by the University of Victoria Faculty Association.

Persons with disabilities, who anticipate needing accommodations for any part of the application and hiring process, may contact Francesca Pintucci, Faculty Relations Consultant in the Office of the VP Academic and Provost at (250) 472-5491 or frconsultant@uvic.ca. Any personal information provided will be maintained in confidence.

Contact information

Biology@uvic.ca — documents
bobchow@uvic.ca — questions

Posting end date:  2019/05/31

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Biology – Tenure track position in Systems Neuroscience – University of Ottawa

The Faculty of Science’s Department of Biology at the University of Ottawa is hiring a tenure-track assistant professor in systems neuroscience. We are particularly interested in candidates who combine experimental and computational approaches to study the neural mechanisms of animal behaviour. The successful applicant is expected to develop an internationally recognized research program and to contribute to undergraduate and graduate training. Preference will be given to candidates who can teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels in French and English.

The successful candidate will join an innovative and collaborative department of 40 researchers working in all fields of biology, including animal behaviour, computational biology, cell and molecular biology, ecology, evolutionary biology, neurobiology and physiology. The Biology Department encourages broad collaboration; current faculty interact with a diversity of researchers through membership in the Brain and Mind Research Institute, the Ottawa-Carleton Institute of Biology and the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute. The Faculty of Science provides access to core facilities for molecular biology, genomics and microscopy as well as to high-performance computing through Compute Canada.

Term: Tenure-track position

Wage: Salary scale for Assistant professor is starting at $85,280 (as of May, 2019)

Benefits: The University of Ottawa provides a complete compensation package, which includes basic group life insurance, supplementary health insurance, a pension plan, long-term disability and optional life insurance.

Location: Department of Biology, University of Ottawa, 30 Marie Curie, Room 160, Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5

Skill requirements:

  • Education: PhD in a relevant field
  • Postdoctoral experience
  • Work experience: A demonstrated record of research excellence in neuroscience and evidence of a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate training

Interested applicants must submit their application package as a single PDF file and include the following items in the order listed:

  • A one-page cover letter formally expressing interest in the position and including a statement regarding their ability to teach in French and English
  • A two-page research plan
  • A one-page description of teaching experience and philosophy
  • A full curriculum vitae
  • Contact information of three references
  • Three recent published peer-reviewed articles

Send your application by email with the subject line “Application for systems neuroscience position” to: biochair@uottawa.ca.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply; however, preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. The University of Ottawa is an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage applications from women, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities. If you are invited to continue in the selection process, please notify us of any particular adaptive measures you might require by contacting the Office of the Vice-Provost, Faculty Relations, at 613-562-5958. Any information you send us will be handled respectfully and in complete confidence. The University of Ottawa is proud of its 160-year tradition of bilingualism. Through its Official Languages and Bilingualism Institute, the University provides training to staff members and their spouses in their second official language. At the time of tenure, professors are expected to have the ability to function in a bilingual setting.

Application deadline: January 30, 2019

Contact information:

Chair, Department of Biology
30 Marie Curie, Room 160
Ottawa, ON
K1N 6N5.
Email: biochair@uOttawa.ca.
Telephone: 613-562-5729
Fax: 613-562-5486

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Graduate student in Computational Neuroscience – Simulations of Zebrafish Spinal Networks – Bui laboratory, University of Ottawa

The Neural Motor Circuits lab at the University of Ottawa is searching for a graduate student interested in using computational methods to study the neural mechanisms at the level of the spinal cord by which locomotor activity is generated in zebrafish. The successful candidate will build upon experimental and computation work from the lab to generate innovative computational models of the neural circuits that generate swimming movements in developing zebrafish. These models will be used to propose new mechanisms into the neural control of movement as well as the development of neural circuits.

A basic understanding of how neurons communicate is preferred. Experience writing code and/or performing computer simulations are required. Funding for graduate studies is provided

Contact information

Dr. Tuan Bui
Neural Motor Control Lab
Department of Biology
University of Ottawa
30 Marie Curie, Ottawa, K1N 6N5
Email: tuan.bui@uottawa.ca
Website: http://bui-lab.com
Phone: 613-562-5800 x7888

Funded 3 year Postdoctoral position: Zebrafish Systems Neuroscience – Thiele lab, University of Toronto

The Thiele Lab at the University of Toronto is recruiting a Postdoctoral Scholar for 2019 to work with a Human Frontiers Science Program team (U of Toronto, UC Berkeley, Univ of Maryland and Univ of Tübingen) that is investigating population level neural activity and behavior in zebrafish and African cichlids evoked by natural underwater scenes. This is a new and exciting area of research that combines two-photon calcium imaging and novel behavioural assays to assess how natural scenes are encoded in the brain and how this differs across species and habitats. We are seeking a candidate that has a systems neuroscience background and coding experience. We encourage applicants that are underrepresented in science to apply.

Salary will be commensurate on experience, medical benefits are included
Contact information Send a CV and contact information for 2 references to: tod.thiele@utoronto.ca

Lab website: thielelab.ca
Posting end date 2019/07/07

Postdoctoral Scholar position – Kurrasch lab, University of Calgary

Area: Neuroscience

Duration: Minimum 2 years

Start date: March 2019 (negotiable)

Salary: TBD, plus medical benefits

 

The Hotchkiss Brain Institute in the Cumming School of Medicine at the University of Calgary is accepting applications for a Postdoctoral Fellow in the laboratory of Dr. Deborah Kurrasch to work as part of a multidisclipinary team on CIHR-funded project entitled: Specification of neural progenitor cells in the embryonic hypothalamus.

 

Job Description:

The Postdoctoral Fellow will join an energetic team of individuals working to understand developmental programs of the hypothalamus – a critical and evolutionarily conserved brain region that controls many important physiologies such as sleep, reproduction, eating, and thirst. This person will be responsible for conducting single cell-RNA Sequencing on hypothalamic neural progenitors and validating clustered cell types. They will also examine how maternal stress affects development of the different populations. Responsibilities include generating, analyzing, graphing and presenting results, writing and submitting manuscripts. The Fellow will be expected to generate new ideas in collaboration with the Principle Investigator. On a daily basis the scholar will interact with other laboratory personnel, train graduate and undergraduates.

 

Qualifications:

Candidate must have a recent PhD (within 3 years of graduation) in Neuroscience, Developmental Biology, or a related discipline. Experience working with mice a plus, but not required. The candidate will have technical expertise in molecular biology, mouse husbandry, transcriptomic tools, and imaging approaches, as well as consider themselves tech savvy. The candidate must also have a track record of academic success as evidenced by peer-reviewed publications, awards, and scholarships.

 

Application details:

Interested applicants please provide: 1) a cover letter with statement of research experience and interests, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) the names and contact information for three persons who have agreed to provide references. Deadline for application is December 15, 2018.

Submit applications via email directly to Deborah Kurrasch, Kurrasch@ucalgary.ca. Please indicate CIHR PDF in the subject line. Visit www.ucalgary.ca/kurraschlab for an overview of the laboratory.

 

About the University of Calgary:

The University of Calgary is a leading Canadian university located in the nation’s most enterprising city. The university has a clear strategic direction to become one of Canada’s top five research universities by 2020, where innovative teaching and groundbreaking research go hand in hand, and where we fully engage the communities we both serve and lead. The strategy is called Eyes High, inspired by our Gaelic motto, which translates to ‘I will lift up my eyes.’

To succeed as one of Canada’s top universities, where new ideas are created, tested and applied through first-class teaching and research, the University of Calgary needs more of the best minds in our classrooms and labs. We’re increasing our scholarly capacity by investing in people who want to change the world, bringing the best and brightest to Calgary to form a global intellectual hub and achieve advances that matter to everyone.

 

About Calgary:

Named a cultural capital of Canada and one of the best places to live in the world, Calgary is a city of leaders – in business, community, philanthropy and volunteerism. Calgarians benefit from the strongest economy in the nation and enjoy more days of sunshine per year than any other major Canadian city. Calgary is less than an hour’s drive from the majestic Rocky Mountains and boasts the most extensive urban pathway and bikeway network in North America.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Calgary respects, appreciates, and encourages diversity.

Contact information 

Submit applications via email directly to Deborah Kurrasch, Kurrasch@ucalgary.ca. Please indicate CIHR PDF in the subject line. Visit www.ucalgary.ca/kurraschlab for an overview of the laboratory.

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2018/12/16

Eyes High Postdoctoral Fellow – University of Calgary

Postdoctoral Scholar position

Area: Neuroscience
Duration: Minimum 2 years
Start date: March 2019 (negotiable)
Salary: TBD, plus medical benefits

The Hotchkiss Brain Institute in the Cumming School of Medicine at the University of Calgary is accepting applications for a Postdoctoral Fellow in the laboratory of Dr. Deborah Kurrasch to work as part of a multidisclipinary team on a new project entitled: The effect of gestational cannabis exposure on the developing rodent brain. This position is funded by the competitive and prestigious Eyes High Postdoctoral Scholars program, an initiative to bring highly qualified postdoctoral fellows to the University of Calgary.

Job Description:
The Postdoctoral Scholar will join an energetic team of individuals working to understand how maternal challenges affect the developing brain, with a particular focus on the hypothalamus – a critical and evolutionarily conserved brain region that controls many important physiologies such as sleep, reproduction, eating, and thirst. This person will be responsible for developing a protocol for administering cannabis to pregnant dams (mice) using our newly purchased vaporization chambers. They will study whether exposure to cannabis during gestation affects neural development, and if so, whether this leads to lasting effects on behavior. Responsibilities include generating, analyzing, graphing and presenting results, writing and submitting manuscripts. The Scholar will be expected to generate new ideas in collaboration with the Principle Investigator. On a daily basis the scholar will interact with other laboratory personnel, train graduate and undergraduates.

Qualifications:
Candidate must have a recent PhD (within 3 years of graduation) in Neuroscience, Developmental Biology, or a related discipline. Experience working with mice a plus, but not required. The candidate will have technical expertise in molecular biology, mouse husbandry, and imaging approaches, as well as consider themselves tech savvy. The candidate must also have a track record of academic success as evidenced by peer-reviewed publications, awards, and scholarships.

Application details:
Interested applicants please provide: 1) a cover letter with statement of research experience and interests, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) the names and contact information for three persons who have agreed to provide references. Deadline for application is December 15, 2018.

Submit applications via email directly to Deborah Kurrasch, Kurrasch@ucalgary.ca. Please indicate Cannabis Eyes High PDF in the subject line. Visit www.ucalgary.ca/kurraschlab for an overview of the laboratory.

About the University of Calgary:
The University of Calgary is a leading Canadian university located in the nation’s most enterprising city. The university has a clear strategic direction to become one of Canada’s top five research universities by 2020, where innovative teaching and groundbreaking research go hand in hand, and where we fully engage the communities we both serve and lead. The strategy is called Eyes High, inspired by our Gaelic motto, which translates to ‘I will lift up my eyes.’

To succeed as one of Canada’s top universities, where new ideas are created, tested and applied through first-class teaching and research, the University of Calgary needs more of the best minds in our classrooms and labs. We’re increasing our scholarly capacity by investing in people who want to change the world, bringing the best and brightest to Calgary to form a global intellectual hub and achieve advances that matter to everyone.

About Calgary:
Named a cultural capital of Canada and one of the best places to live in the world, Calgary is a city of leaders – in business, community, philanthropy and volunteerism. Calgarians benefit from the strongest economy in the nation and enjoy more days of sunshine per year than any other major Canadian city. Calgary is less than an hour’s drive from the majestic Rocky Mountains and boasts the most extensive urban pathway and bikeway network in North America.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Calgary respects, appreciates, and encourages diversity.

Contact information

Submit applications via email directly to Deborah Kurrasch, Kurrasch@ucalgary.ca. Please indicate Cannabis Eyes High PDF in the subject line. Visit www.ucalgary.ca/kurraschlab for an overview of the laboratory.

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2018/12/16

Post-doc positions in cellular & circuit mechanisms of depression susceptibility – Bagot lab, McGill University

The Bagot Lab is seeking highly motivated and curious postdocs to join their team at McGill University in Montreal. Positions are fully funded and applicants will receive mentorship in fellowship applications.

Candidates should have a PhD in neuroscience or a related field. Expertise in molecular neuroscience, computational neuroscience, in vivo neural analysis, complex mouse behavior, or analysis of NGS data is highly favoured. Ideal candidates will have a strong interest in mastering novel techniques to integrate analysis of neural circuits & gene networks with complex behavior.

Research in the Bagot lab centers on probing endophenotypes of stress susceptibility with the ultimate goal of developing interventions to prevent the emergence of stress-related pathologies such as depression. We employ a multi-disciplinary approach to elucidate the circuit-level adaptations and underlying gene expression networks implicated in stress-induced dysregulation of neural networks and behavioural dysfunction. Our research integrates a wide range of experimental approaches including optogenetics, in vivo fiber photometry and calcium imaging, ex vivo electrophysiology and transcriptional profiling with diverse rodent behavioral paradigms and stress models to uncover circuit, synaptic and molecular mechanisms of susceptibility to stress-related psychopathologies.

ABOUT MCGILL
McGill University is home to a dynamic, diverse and thriving community of neuroscientists located across multiple academic departments and research institutes. McGill attracts top trainees and faculty from Quebec, Canada and from around the world. The student body at McGill is recognized as being one of the most dynamic and diverse in North America. McGill’s environment fosters intellectual flexibility, cross-cultural understanding and innovation. McGill University is committed to Employment Equity and in particular to providing equal employment opportunities consistent with the provisions of the Quebec Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

HOW TO APPLY
Interested candidates should send their CV, a brief statement of research interests and contact information for 3 references to Dr. Bagot at rosemary.bagot@mcgill.ca.

Posting end date 2019/04/30

Visuomotor Neuroscience of Aging – Assistant Professor – York University

The School of Kinesiology and Health Science invites applications for a tenure-track professorial-stream appointment in Visuomotor Neuroscience of Aging focused on visuomotor control, and the integration of vision into action in aging, at the rank of Assistant Professor to commence July 1, 2019. We seek an outstanding scholar to join a growing and dynamic School that is ranked as the top Kinesiology program in Canada and 18th in the world.

Applicants must have a PhD with a strong emphasis on the vision, visual-decline or visual-environmental design (ergonomics) on dexterity, mobility and navigation in aging and/or neurological populations. Post-doctoral experience is an asset. Applicants’ research program may have applications for working across the lifespan. The incumbent will employ a number of techniques including motion capture, psychophysics, ergonomics and design, modelling and neuroimaging. Preference would be given to an individual who works with older adult clinical populations or in occupational settings.

Candidates should demonstrate excellence or promise of excellence in scholarly research and in teaching and be eligible for prompt appointment to the Faculty of Graduate Studies. The successful candidate will be required to teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels and supervise graduate students in the School of Kinesiology and Health Science. Teaching experience with demonstrated use of pedagogical innovation and/or experiential education is strongly preferred.

This position is a research enhanced faculty position partially funded by the Canada First Research Excellence Fund VISTA (Vision: Science to Application) program. The successful candidate is expected to engage with and benefit from the VISTA program led by York’s internationally renowned Centre for Vision Research and focused on the intersection between biological and computational vision. The VISTA program, which began in 2016, is supported by a total of $120 million in funding over seven years. The incumbent will receive enhanced start-up funding, annual research funds, a reduced teaching load, and competitive access to general VISTA research and training funds for the duration of the program.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval.

York University champions new ways of thinking that drive teaching and research excellence. Through cross-disciplinary programming, innovative course design, diverse experiential learning and a supportive community environment, our students receive the education they need to create big ideas that make an impact on the world. Located in Toronto, York is the third largest university in Canada, with a strong community of 53,000 students, 7,000 faculty and administrative staff, and more than 300,000 alumni.

York acknowledges the potential impact that career interruptions can have on a candidate’s record of research achievement and encourages applicants to explain in their application the impact that career interruptions may have had.

Further information about the School of Kinesiology and Health Science can be obtained at http://www.kinesiology.yorku.ca/ and http://www.yorku.ca/kahs/

York University is an Affirmative Action (AA) employer and strongly values diversity, including gender and sexual diversity, within its community. The AA program, which applies to Aboriginal people, visible minorities, people with disabilities, and women, can be found at http://acadjobs.info.yorku.ca/ or by calling the AA office at 416-736-5713. Applicants wishing to self-identify can do so by downloading, completing and submitting the forms found at: http://acadjobs.info.yorku.ca/ . Please select the ‘Affirmative Action’ tab under which forms pertaining to Citizenship and AA can be found. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens, permanent residents and Indigenous peoples in Canada will be given priority.

The deadline for receipt of applications is November 16, 2018. Applicants should send a covering letter specifying the position(s) for which they are applying, an up-to-date curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching goals, a statement of research program goals, three relevant reprints, and provide contact information for three referees to:

Dr. Angelo Belcastro, Chair,
School of Kinesiology and Health Science,
York University, 4700 Keele Street, Toronto, Ontario M3J 1P3
(kinchair@yorku.ca).

Posting end date 2018/11/17

Human Disorders of Neurological Motor Control – Assistant professor – York University

The School of Kinesiology and Health Science invites applications for a tenure-track professorial-stream appointment in Human Disorders of Neurological Motor Control, at the rank of Assistant Professor to commence July 1, 2019. We seek an outstanding person to join a growing and dynamic School that is ranked as the top Kinesiology program in Canada and 18th in the world.

Applicants must have a PhD in Kinesiology or a related field that supports their qualification. Candidates will have documented expertise in human neurological motor control and movement disorders with a focus on normal and abnormal performance of the nervous system with respect to motor control. The candidate will be able to apply research directed at either preventing, evaluating, improving or restoring motor control in the neurologically impaired individual. Candidates could have experience in neurological dysfunctions of motor control associated with either the spinal cord, the cerebellum, motor areas of the cortex, basal ganglia, thalamus or other relevant areas.

The candidate should have promise of or demonstration of an independent program of research as evidenced by a solid publication record in refereed journals and promise of external funding. Candidates should show excellence or promise of excellence in scholarly research and in teaching and be eligible for prompt appointment to the Faculty of Graduate Studies. Experiences including clinical research or innovation around practical application are an asset. Applicants with industry experience will also be considered.

The successful candidate will be required to teach at the undergraduate plus graduate levels and supervise graduate students in the School of Kinesiology and Health Science. Teaching experience with demonstrated use of pedagogical innovation using technology-enhanced learning and/or experiential education is preferred.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval.

York University champions new ways of thinking that drive teaching and research excellence. Through cross-disciplinary programming, innovative course design, diverse experiential learning and a supportive community environment, our students receive the education they need to create big ideas that make an impact on the world. Located in Toronto, York is the third largest university in Canada, with a strong community of 53,000 students, 7,000 faculty and administrative staff, and more than 300,000 alumni.

Further information about the School of Kinesiology and Health Science can be obtained at http://kine.info.yorku.ca/ and http://kahs.gradstudies.yorku.ca/

York University is an Affirmative Action (AA) employer and strongly values diversity, including gender and sexual diversity, within its community. The AA program, which applies to Aboriginal people, visible minorities, people with disabilities, and women, can be found at http://acadjobs.info.yorku.ca/ or by calling the AA office at 416-736-5713. Applicants wishing to self-identify can do so by downloading, completing and submitting the forms found at: http://acadjobs.info.yorku.ca/ . Please select the ‘Affirmative Action’ tab under which forms pertaining to Citizenship and AA can be found. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens, permanent residents and Indigenous peoples in Canada will be given priority.

The deadline for receipt of applications is November 16, 2018. Applicants should send a covering letter specifying the position(s) for which they are applying, an up-to-date curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching goals, a teaching dossier which supports excellence and innovation in teaching (including student teaching evaluations and a teaching statement); and provide contact information for three referees to: Dr. Angelo Belcastro, Chair, School of Kinesiology and Health Science, York University, 4700 Keele Street, Toronto, Ontario M3J 1P3 (kinchair@yorku.ca).

Contact information:

Dr. Angelo Belcastro, Chair
School of Kinesiology and Health Science,
York University, 4700 Keele Street, Toronto, Ontario M3J 1P3
kinchair@yorku.ca

Posting end date: 2018/11/17