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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

Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track Position, University of Saskatchewan

Assistant Professor
Tenure-Track Position
Department of Anatomy, Physiology and Pharmacology
College of Medicine, University of Saskatchewan

Applications are invited from qualified individuals for a full time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the newly merged Department of Anatomy, Physiology and Pharmacology (APP) at the University of Saskatchewan to begin July 1, 2019. (https://medicine.usask.ca/department/schools-divisions/biomedical.php)

Applicants must have a PhD degree in a biomedical discipline and should have post-doctoral experience in the neuroscience research field. Key selection criteria will include research excellence, originality and future impact on the field of neuroscience and related disciplines. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a strong externally-funded research program and be able to complement the research strengths at the Cameco MS Neuroscience Research Center and Neuroscience Research Cluster which include Multiple Sclerosis, neuroplasticity, neuropathology and nervous system repair (https://medicine.usask.ca/centres/cameco.php ; http://neuroscience.usask.ca/ ). The selected candidate will also contribute to teaching in the Department of Anatomy, Physiology, and Pharmacology undergraduate and medical programs, and to the teaching and mentoring of graduate students.

The University of Saskatchewan’s main campus is situated on Treaty 6 Territory and the Homeland of the Métis. The University of Saskatchewan is located in Saskatoon, SK, a city with a diverse and thriving economic base, a vibrant arts community and a full range of leisure opportunities. The University has a reputation for excellence in teaching, research and scholarly activities and offers a full range of undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs to a student population of over 24,000.

Salary bands for this position are as follows: Assistant Professor $93,293 to $112,109; Associate Professor $112,109 to $130,925; and Professor is $130,925 to $152,877. This position includes a comprehensive benefits package which includes a dental, health and extended vision care plan; pension plan, life insurance (compulsory and voluntary), academic long term disability, sick leave, travel insurance, death benefits, an employee assistance program, a professional expense allowance, and a flexible health and wellness spending program.

Interested candidates must submit via email, a cover letter, detailed curriculum vitae, a brief statement of research interests and plans (max. 3 pages), a teaching statement (1 page), and contact information for three references to:

Dr. TE Fisher
Professor and Head, Department of Anatomy, Physiology and Pharmacology
107 Wiggins Road, Rm 2D01
Saskatoon, SK Canada S7N 5E5
Telephone: (306) 966-6530
Email: sharon.eckmire@usask.ca

Review of applications will begin January 1, 2019; however, applications will be accepted and evaluated until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2019.

The University of Saskatchewan is strongly committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that empowers all employees to reach their full potential. All members of the university community share a responsibility for developing and maintaining an environment in which differences are valued and inclusiveness is practiced. The university welcomes applications from those who will contribute to the diversity of our community. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, but Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

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Posting end date: January 30th, 2019

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

Tenure Stream Position in Behavioural Neuroscience at the University of Toronto Scarborough

The Department of Psychology at the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) invites applications for a tenure-stream appointment in Behavioural Neuroscience. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor and will begin on July 1, 2019.

We are seeking candidates with an excellent research record in fundamental neurobiological mechanisms of behaviour in non-human animals. Applicants should demonstrate an integrative, multidisciplinary approach in their research. Areas of interest may range from molecular and cellular to systems level approaches. Consideration will also be given to applicants doing translational work in human and non-human subjects.

The successful candidate must have a PhD in Psychology, or a closely related field, by the time of appointment or shortly thereafter. They must also have an established record of excellence in research as demonstrated by publications in top ranked and field relevant academic journals or a research pipeline that is at high international levels, presentations at significant conferences, awards and accolades, and strong endorsements by referees. The candidate must also demonstrate excellence in teaching. This can be accomplished through strong endorsements from referees and a teaching portfolio, including a coherent statement of teaching philosophy that is linked to evidence of excellent pedagogical practice, teaching accomplishments, and excellent course evaluations, or demonstrated excellent performance in other teaching related activities, including performance as a teaching assistant, experience leading successful workshops or seminars, or excellent conference posters or presentations.

The successful candidate will be expected to build an excellent world-class externally funded research program. The successful candidate must provide evidence of readiness to undertake undergraduate and graduate research supervision and teaching. The successful candidate will also be expected to perform standard professional and administrative activities typical of a department and/or university.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Contact information:

All qualified candidates are invited to apply online at http://uoft.me/1803591. Applicants should submit a complete and current curriculum vita, a statement outlining current and future research interests, three recent publications, and a teaching portfolio (to include a statement of teaching philosophy, teaching accomplishments, and excellent course evaluations or evidence of excellent performance in other teaching activities). If you have questions about this position, please email psychology-applications@utsc.utoronto.ca. All applications must be submitted online by Monday October 15, 2018.

Seeking M.Sc. and Ph.D. Graduate Student Interested in Neurometabolism and Epilepsy – Dutchak lab – CERVO Brain Research Centre – Université Laval

The laboratory of Dr. Paul Dutchak is seeking highly motivated M.Sc. or Ph.D. candidates to join the Integrative Neuroscience Group at CERVO Brain Research Center at Université Laval, Quebec City, Canada. An undergraduate degree in the field of biochemistry, molecular biology or neuroscience will be considered an asset.

Selected students will be able to enroll in one of the following graduate programs at Université Laval: Neuroscience, Biochemistry, or Cellular and Molecular Biology.
The major goals of the laboratory are to determine how metabolic networks influence neuronal activity and contribute to neurological disease. Successful applicants will have the opportunity to conduct their thesis research on one of the following ongoing research projects.

  1. Mechanistic studies regulating amino acid homeostasis in brain.
  2. Metabolic network dysfunctions contributing to epilepsy.
  3. Pharmacological and nutritional therapeutic strategies to treat familial forms of epilepsy.

We are working to develop new genetic mouse models and cell culture models that will enable us to define the biochemical and neurophysiological mechanisms that control metabolic homeostasis in normal and pathological settings. Students can expect to learn in a research intensive environment with access to state-of-the-art tools to study: protein biochemistry, gene expression, advanced microscopy, electrophysiology and metabolomics.

Contact information paul.dutchak.1@ulaval.ca

https://cervo.ulaval.ca/en/paul-dutchak

Post date: 2018-09-28

Postdoc Position – Hotchkiss Brain Institute, University of Calgary

Position: Postdoctoral research fellow
Institution: Libin Cardiovascular Institute, Hotchkiss Brain Institute
Employment location: Calgary, AB, Canada
Duration: Two years (possibility of extension)
Start date: Immediately
Lab Website: https://www.aaronphillipslab.com/

Libin Cardiovascular Institute and Hotchkiss Brain Institute are world-leading research organizations focused on cardiovascular health and neuroscience respectively. We are seeking a postdoctoral research fellow to join the translational research team of Dr. Aaron Phillips. Successful applicants will join an interdisciplinary team that includes personnel enrolled in undergraduate, graduate, and MD/PhD programs, as well as biomedical engineering and clinical staff. The team has several international collaborative projects with major partners located in Switzerland and Croatia. Dr. Phillips’ lab is independently supported by Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) Project Grant, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Discovery Grant, Compute Canada, and Rick Hansen Institute.

The Phillips Lab uses a combination of integrated physiology and neuroscience, with the aim of deeply understanding autonomic and cardiovascular function. Currently, the laboratory is aimed towards developing a neurostimulation therapy to restore healthy autonomic and cardiovascular function in those living with a spinal cord injury.

Research tools include CLARITY-optimized light-sheet microscopy, sympathetic and brainstem neuronal recordings, telemetry arterial cannulation and sympathetic recording, spinal cord transection/contusion, and a variety of genetic strains (e.g., Th-Cre, PV-Cre). The lab is also employing a novel computational pipeline for managing large data-sets of physiological metrics.

Within the University, School of Medicine, and Institutes, there is extensive support to progress your career/training. These include numerous fellowships, travel/publication awards, and opportunities for professional development.
https://cumming.ucalgary.ca/gse/prospective/awards-and-financial-support
http://hbi.ucalgary.ca/members-and-trainees/funding-support
http://www.libin.ucalgary.ca/node/20

Positions are open for strong candidates with interest in preclinical neuroscience or physiology in the areas of cardiovascular and/or autonomic physiology, and/or biomedical engineering/computer science.

Applicants should:

  • Have a strong interest in neuroscience, neurophysiology, or cardiovascular physiology. Applicants should also be able to proficiently write in English independently.
  • Have a PhD or MD and have at least one first-authored paper in a peer-reviewed journal with an impact factor above 2

To apply, please send your CV, statement of research interests, any spinal cord related publications, and
the names and contact information for three references to Mrs. Courtney Hubl @
courtney.hubl@ucalgary.ca

Additional information about the. Phillips Lab, University of Calgary, the Libin Cardiovascular Institute and the Hotchkiss Brain Institute can be found at:
https://www.ucalgary.ca/pp/profiles/aaron-phillips
http://www.libin.ucalgary.ca/
http://www.hbi.ucalgary.ca/

Review of applications will be ongoing.

Contact information:

Courtney Hubl. Administrative Assistant to Dr. Aaron Phillips, Heritage Medical Research Building G72 ·courtney.hubl@ucalgary.ca.

Research Associate/ Scientist Position in Neuroscience, University Of British Columbia

Prof. Shernaz Bamji’s laboratory in the Department of Cellular and Physiological Sciences at the University of British Columbia is now accepting applications for a Research Associate beginning fall 2018.

Prof. Bamji’s research program focuses on the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying neuronal connectivity. Specifically, the lab aims to address: the molecular and cellular mechanisms of how we learn and remember; how disrupting proper synaptic communication in the brain can lead to brain disorders; and whether improving synaptic function later in life might be a therapeutic target for restoring cognitive and functional abilities. This is done using a multi-disciplinary approach, including confocal microscopy, electron microscopy, proteomics, and behavioral analysis, together with standard molecular biology and biochemical approaches in both primary neuron cultures and transgenic mouse models. Prof. Bamji’s research program is supported by the Canadian Institute for Health Research (CIHR).

 

Qualifications (Education/Experience)

  • M.Sc. or Ph.D. with a specialization in a related area (Ph.D. preferred).
  • Experience in molecular biology, biochemistry, imaging and rodent handling essential.
  • Experience in bioinformatics, neuron cultures, stereotactic surgery, and rodent behavior preferred.
  • The ideal candidate will be hard working, independent, organized and passionate about research, with motivation to help build and sustain a high-impact research program.
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks, effectively manage overlapping duties and meet deadlines.
  • Must have excellent oral and written communication skills, problem solving skills as well as the ability to work in a team environment.

 

Work performed

  • Actively participate in project design and protocol development
  • Oversee the daily operation of the lab
  • Train and supervise graduate and undergraduate trainees
  • Participate in the preparation of research grants
  • Present research at national and international conferences
  • Purchase and maintain equipment and supplies
  • Create and manage inventory records

 

Interested individuals should submit a CV and names and complete addresses of three referees by September 30, 2018 with the subject heading “Application for Research Associate” to: shernaz.bamji@ubc.ca

 

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

 

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Posting end date: September 30, 2018.