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Postdoctoral Position: Examining differences in neural profiles in males & females with EEG+fMRI – University of Ottawa

The Lab

Clinical EEG & Cognitive Research Laboratory, Institute of Mental Health Research, affiliated with the University of Ottawa (Ottawa, ON, Canada).
https://eeglab-imhr.weebly.com/
https://uniweb.uottawa.ca/members/3376

Our laboratory uses clinical electroencephalography (EEG) and neuroimaging techniques (e.g. functional magnetic resonance imaging), coupled with various clinical and cognitive assessment tools, to better understand mental illness. We also assess the effects of various interventions (e.g. exercise, stimulation therapies, drugs) on neural, clinical and cognitive features. Importantly, we attempt to characterize neural profiles that may be predictive of treatment response. Much of our laboratory’s work has focused on depression. However, we also examine brain features in individuals with schizophrenia, ADHD, dysfunctional anger as well as non-psychiatric populations.

The Position

The postdoctoral fellow will be tasked to conduct an NSERC-funded research study examining gender differences in neural profiles between males/females using simultaneous EEG+fMRI. Neural features will be examined in relation to biological measures (estrogen, testosterone and cortisol).

The selected postdoctoral fellow will also have an opportunity to assist in the acquisition/data analyses on one of two projects in clinical samples (depressed, schizophrenia). Within this role, he/she will be expected to assist Dr. Jaworska in the mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students in the laboratory, in manuscript preparation and in grant writing.

Academic qualifications and requirements

  • PhD in neuroscience, psychology, biomedical science or related disciplines.
  • Demonstrated experience in human research and/or cognitive or computational neuroscience.

Required: Neuroimaging analyses (preferred: SPM, CONN) or EEG analyses. Some computational neuroscience experience preferred.
Optimal: Experience in simultaneous EEG+fMRI acquisition & analyses.

Timeline and application process

Application deadline: open until the position is filled
Fellowship start date: Late fall 2019

Submission process: Documents should be emailed to Dr. Natalia Jaworska (natalia.jaworska@theroyal.ca)

Application checklist:

  1. A one (1) page research statement demonstrating fit with the program described above.
  2. Current academic CV demonstrating research excellence and a capacity for leadership in the domain.
  3. Contact information for two references from academic supervisors /current employers.

Value

The Postdoctoral Fellowship is a stipend valued at a starting salary of $40,000 per year, commensurate on experience and availability of funds. Duration: 1 year (extension will be contingent upon both funds availability and performance).
Contact information Documents and/or questions should be emailed to Dr. Natalia Jaworska (natalia.jaworska@theroyal.ca)

Research Technician TCNLab at Western University

A Research Technician position is available immediately under the supervision of Dr. Lisa Saksida and Dr. Tim Bussey in the Translational Cognitive Neuroscience Lab (TCNLab) and BrainsCAN Rodent Cognition Core (RCC) at The University of Western Ontario. The research carried out by the TCNLab and the RCC teams combines neurobiological techniques for manipulating and observing brain circuits (e.g., DREADDs, optogenetics, pharmacology, transgenic and knockout mouse models, viral vectors, fibre photometry) with sophisticated analysis of cognition using mainly touchscreen-based assessment systems.

The Research Technician will assist with the research conducted in the TCNLab and the RCC at many levels. They will be expected to have a high degree of technical expertise and will help coordinate the general day-to-day operations in the TCNLab and in the RCC. They will gain proficiency in the scientific techniques used in the lab, and will develop and maintain SOPs and train lab members in their use. The Research Technician will be responsible for maintaining lab space, lab equipment and managing supplies. They will interact with work in collaboration with other lab staff, postdoctoral fellows and students.

Cognitive neuroscience in health and disease is a major research focus at Western, which is currently supported by BrainsCAN, a $66M Canada First Research Excellence Fund grant awarded to Western in 2016. The Robarts Research Institute and the Brain and Mind Institute together create a vibrant neuroscience research community with 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. 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 at minimum a 2 year Community College Diploma in Biotechnology, Veterinary Technician or related discipline, and 1-2 years experience in a neuroscience related research laboratory environment with experience in molecular and cellular analysis of brain tissue and in behavioural analysis of rodents. Undergraduate or Masters degree in Life Sciences, prior experience in rodent models of brain disease, molecular and cellular biology, optogenetics and/or DREADDs will be an asset. 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.
Contact information All applications must be submitted through https://www.uwo.ca/hr/working/staff/ (Job ID 16987)

TCNLab: http://www.tcnlab.uwo.ca @TCNLab
BrainsCAN: https://brainscan.uwo.ca/ @Brains_CAN
Touchscreens: https://touchscreencognition.org/ @TouchScreenCog

Download a PDF version of this advertisement: TCNLab Research Technician

Posting end date: 2019/07/19

 

Assistant or Associate Professor in Neuroscience, University of Manitoba

Departments of Biological Sciences and Computer Science
Faculty of Science
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Assistant or Associate Professor in Neuroscience
Position #: 26017

The Departments of Biological Sciences and Computer Science invite applications for a full-time tenure-track or tenure position, commencing 1 July 2020, or on a date mutually agreed upon. The Departments seek an emerging scholar as an assistant professor with a commitment to excellence in teaching and research. Excellent candidates at any level will be considered. The ideal candidate will be an energetic, interdisciplinary, and visionary early career scholar committed to the study of Neuroscience and Cognition preferably with a research program that uses computational methods and theory. The successful candidate will hold a Ph.D. and preferably post-doctoral experience or other distinguishing attributes in Biology, Computer Science, Psychology, Neuroscience or Neurobiology or a related field. The successful candidate will carry out research and develop a competitive research program that emphasizes mechanistic, comparative, or evolutionary aspects of the neurophysiology, molecular, or cognitive processes underlying behaviour. Candidates working with a range of experimental systems, including model organisms are welcome to apply. Preference will be given to candidates with a bioinformatics, computational or “big data” focus on neurobiology. The successful candidate will have their home department in either Biological Sciences or Computer Science. Duties will include meaningful contributions to the research, teaching and service activities of both Departments. The successful candidate will have a track record of high quality scholarly research leading to peer assessed publications; will either have, or demonstrate the potential to establish, an independent, innovative, scholarly, externally fundable research program; will have demonstrated strength in or strong potential for outstanding teaching contributions; and will exhibit evidence of the ability to work in a collaborative environment. Salary and rank will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

To enhance our department and create role models for a diverse population of students, we particularly invite application from those who can support and enhance our diversity, including women, Indigenous peoples, other visible minorities, and those committed to a diverse environment.

The Department of Computer Science currently has 23 full time tenured and tenure-track faculty members and 8 Instructors, and offers a full range of undergraduate and graduate programs in computer science and its applications. The Department of Biological Sciences currently has 31 full time tenured and tenure-track faculty members and 7 Instructors, and offers a full range of both undergraduate and graduate programs in molecular biology, evolution, development, systematics, ecology and behavior, pathology, toxicology, and physiology. The Department of Biological Sciences has a well-established and equipped research facility, including microscopy and plant growth facilities, and is supported by strong research links with other University of Manitoba departments including Microbiology, Chemistry, and Plant Science. Further information about the Departments can be obtained from cs.umanitoba.ca and umanitoba.ca/science/biological_sciences.

Winnipeg is the largest city in the Province of Manitoba. The city has a rich cultural environment, including symphony, opera, dance, theatre, and ethnic festivals. The region provides ample opportunities for outdoor recreation in all seasons. Learn more about Winnipeg at .

The University of Manitoba is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from women, racialized persons, Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities, persons of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. If you require accommodation supports during the recruitment process, please contact U of M’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Facilitator, Valerie Williams at Valerie.williams@umanitoba.ca or 204-474-8371. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

Applications including: a curriculum vitae, a summary of research interests, a three-page research plan, a description of teaching philosophy, and contact information for three references, should be sent to search@cs.umanitoba.ca (PDF files preferred). Please ensure to specify position number 26017 in the application. For further information, contact the Search Committee Chair at search@cs.umanitoba.ca. The closing date for receipt of applications is 15 September 2019.

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

Contact information

Applications including: a curriculum vitae, a summary of research interests, a three-page research plan, a description of teaching philosophy, and contact information for three references, should be sent to search@cs.umanitoba.ca (PDF files preferred). Please ensure to specify position number 26017 in the application. For further information, contact the Search Committee Chair at search@cs.umanitoba.ca. The closing date for receipt of applications is 15 September 2019.

Posting end date

2019/09/23

Tenure Track Faculty Position in Behavioural Neuroscience – Concordia University, Montreal

The Department of Psychology at Concordia University in Montreal invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in behavioural neuroscience. The ideal candidate should have a record of innovative research on fundamental neurobiological mechanisms of behaviour using rodents as a model species.

Research approaches including but not limited to molecular, cellular, systems, and computational neuroscience will be considered. This position will build on existing strengths in research on addiction, motivation, cognition, learning and memory, biological rhythms and neurophysiology at Concordia. The successful applicant will become a full member of The Center for Studies in Behavioral Neurobiology, and will have access to state-of-the-art facilities at Concordia University, including the PERFORM center, the Center for Microscopy and Cell Imaging and the Center for Biological Applications of Mass Spectrometry. We anticipate filling this position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor.

Qualifications
Eligible applicants require a PhD in Psychology, Neuroscience or relevant field, and a strong record of publication in peer-reviewed, scientific journals. We are looking for a self-driven, emerging or established researcher with exceptional potential to become a leader in their field. Applicants should also be able to demonstrate a strong interest in and commitment to graduate and undergraduate teaching and training.

Application
Applicants should outline an innovative research program with the potential to attract external funding and high calibre trainees. Complete applications should include: (i) cover letter, (ii) curriculum vitae, (iii) a research statement and 3 representative publications, (iv) statement of teaching philosophy and experience (including supporting materials if available), and (v) a brief description of how the candidate plans to contribute to a diverse and inclusive research and teaching environment. Applicants will be requested to send in three letters of reference following the screening of applications. Applicants are encouraged to share any career interruptions or personal circumstances that may have had an impact on their careers, such as but not limited to the decision to have a family, eldercare, illness, and so forth.

The complete application should be sent to Dr. Aaron Johnson, Chair, Department of Psychology, Concordia University, 7141 Sherbrooke St West, PY146, Montreal, Quebec, H4B 1R6 Canada, or psychology@concordia.ca (electronic submissions preferred).

We anticipate filling this position by August 1st, 2020. Review of complete applications will begin on September 23rd 2019 and will continue until the position has been filled.

Applicants who anticipate needing accommodations for any part of the application process may contact, in confidence, Nadia Hardy, Vice-Provost, Faculty Development and Inclusion at vpfdi@concordia.ca or by phone at 514.848.2424 extension 4323.

Concordia University is strongly committed to employment equity within its community, and to recruiting a diverse faculty and staff. The University encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including women, members of visible minorities, Indigenous persons, members of sexual minorities, persons with disabilities, and others who may contribute to diversification. Candidates are invited to self-identify in their applications.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian and Permanent Residents will be given priority. To comply with the Government of Canada’s reporting requirements, the University is obliged to gather information about applicants’ status as either Permanent Residents of Canada or Canadian citizens. While applicants need not identify their country of origin or current citizenship, all applications must include one of the following statements:
Yes, I am a citizen or permanent resident of Canada
or
No, I am not a citizen or permanent resident of Canada.

Multiple Postdoc Positions – Computational and Systems Neuroscience of Recurrence and Dendritic Integration – Centre for Neural Dynamics of the University of Ottawa

Multiple theoretical, computational and experimental neuroscience postdoctoral positions are available immediately at the Centre for Neural Dynamics of the University of Ottawa.

Position 1: Theoretical neuroscience and nonlinear/statistical physics focusing on the dynamics of a population of core recurrent neurons within the hippocampus and their role in temporal and spatial memory. The candidate will be involved in collaborations between Profs. Len Maler, André Longtin and Jean-Claude Béïque.

Position 2: Experimental and computational neuroscience focusing on dendritic integration. Expertise in cellular electrophysiology and/or computational neuroscience is an asset. The candidate will be involved in collaborations between Profs. Richard Naud and Jean-Claude Béïque.

Position 3: Computational and experimental neuroscience focusing on dendritic integration and recurrent circuitry. Expertise in cellular electrophysiology and/or computational neuroscience is an asset. The candidate will be involved in collaborations between Profs. André Longtin, Richard Naud, Jean-Claude Béïque and Len Maler.

The researcher will join uOttawa’s Brain and Mind Research Institute’s Center for Neural Dynamics. uOttawa’s Neuroscience community is fast expanding, highly dynamic and offers a rich array of collaborative opportunities. Ottawa, the capital of Canada, is a green, multi-cultural city that offers the highest standard of living in the country and is second worldwide for quality of life (Numbeo index, 2015). The city has many parks including the UNESCO World Heritage Rideau Canal, and is surrounded by an extensive greenbelt and the vast Gatineau Park twenty minutes away. This bilingual, safe and culturally-rich city lies along the border between the provinces of Ontario and Québec, is a few hours of driving away from Montréal and Toronto and served by an international airport.

Each position is for one year with automatic renewal for a second year following satisfactory progress, and a possible extension to a third year. Interested candidates should submit their CV and a brief statement of research interests to alongtin@uottawa.ca . The successful candidate would be a salaried employee of the University with a competitive remuneration and benefits package.

Contact information: alongtin@uottawa.ca
Posting end date: 2019/12/31

Postdoctoral position on neurobiology of motor recovery – Université de Montréal, Dancause laboratory

A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Numa Dancause at the University of Montréal in the Dept. of Neurosciences. The lab studies questions related to the mechanisms involved in the control of movement, the plasticity supporting motor recovery after brain injury and the impact of neuromodulatory approaches, such as transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), on the brain. To do so, we use rodent and non-human primate models. Projects can also take advantage of ongoing collaborations with laboratories working with humans.

Candidates must be highly motivated scientists, with a competitive CV for national and provincial salary award competitions. Prior experience with non-human primates and neural recordings in awake animals are desirable. Backgrounds in neurosciences, engineering, mathematics and/or physics and strong neurocomputational skills are welcome. For more information about the lab, you can also go to www.numadancause.com. Montréal is an affordable city, with dynamic art and food scene and a rich cultural diversity.

If you are interested, please email Dr. Dancause (Numa.Dancause@umontreal.ca) directly to explain your motivation and include a CV and contacts.

Exploring inhibitory neuron-secreted chemokines as a novel remyelination therapy – Post-doc or student position, Voronova lab, U Alberta

Neural precursor cells in adult mammalian brain, such as subventricular zone (SVZ) neural stem cells and oligodendrocyte precursors in brain parenchyma, form oligodendrocytes throughout life. The purpose of oligodendrocytes is to produce myelin, an insulating material that performs vital functions in efficient neural information transmission and constitutes the brain white matter. Demyelinating disorders occur when myelin, a protective substance that coats nerve projections and ensures efficient neuronal signalling, is damaged. This leads to nerve dysfunction and neurological impairments. Demyelination occurs in neurological disorders such as multiple sclerosis (MS), in which myelin is attacked and damaged by the body’s own immune cells. Current MS treatments only target inflammation but not central nervous system (CNS) remyelination, which could be achieved by stimulating the production of new oligodendrocytes.

Postdoctoral fellow or Ph.D. candidate will investigate how developmentally important neuronal chemokines (Voronova et al. 2017 Neuron) affect precursor-microglia cell-to-cell interactions for enhanced remyelination. The production of oligodendrocyte lineage cells and/or new myelin will be investigated using transgenic animals. Other techniques will include live imaging, flow cytometry, phagocytosis assays, brain slice and primary cell culture, intracerebroventricular injections (live animal surgery), RNA-sequencing and in situ hybridization, cytokine analysis, immunohistochemistry as well as confocal and electron microscopy.

An ideal candidate will be highly motivated and can work as a team player and a leader. Preference will be given to applicants with previous rodent experience and/or extensive cell or developmental biology expertise. Highly motivated Ph.D. and postdoctoral fellow candidates ready to learn live animal surgeries and work collaboratively and responsibly are encouraged to apply. Salary for potential postdoctoral fellow with commensurate with experience. Position will be open until filled.

Candidates should submit:
i) cover letter including research interests including a brief summary of previous graduate thesis and/or post-doctoral research (if applicable);
ii) complete CV;
iii) transcripts (unofficial is suitable); and
iv) the names and contact information of at least two academic referees.

E-mail applications to voronova@ualberta.ca. Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

Download a PDF version of this advertisement: 20190522-Voronova

Post-doctoral position available in the Laboratory of cerebrovascular pharmacology at the Université de Montréal

The research interests of Dr Girouard are the study of the mechanisms underlying cerebrovascular regulation in health and diseases especially in the context of hypertension and arterial stiffness. The main objective of her research is to find therapeutical targets to protect the brain from vascular diseases. To reach this objective, she uses various state-of-the-art techniques from molecular biology to brain imaging in living mice and humans.

We have a CIHR -funded positions for a PhD and a Postdoctoral Fellow to advance our studies in: 1) elucidating the mechanisms underlying sex differences and the effects of menopause on brain sensitivity to arterial stiffness in models of aging and Alzheimer’s disease and 2) deciphering the mechanisms underlying neurovascular coupling in health and diseases using in vivo and in vitro approaches such as 2 photons microscopy and optogenetic.

We are keen to attract highly motivated, creative and collaborative applicants. Solid background on mouse models would be advantageous. We strive for impactful science in a collaborative and collegial environment. We consider career development in basic science and translational medicine core to our mission. The successful applicant will also benefit from the connections of the Girouard lab to groups involved in the Canadian Consortium in Neurodegenerative diseases (CCNA), the Quebec Network for Research on Aging (RQRV) and the Quebec Bioimaging Network (QBIN). The lab is located at the French-language Université de Montréal and the geriatric institute, which are internationally renowned research environments.

Our salary and benefits package will be commensurate with the cost of living. The Université de Montréal is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Please email a cover letter, your CV, and contact details for three references to Hélène Girouard, PhD (helene.girouard@umontreal.ca).

Must have an appropriate diploma in Biological Sciences, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Neurosciences and/or related field of study.

Contact information

Hélène Girouard, PhD
Professeure agrégée/Associate professor
Département de pharmacologie et physiologie
Groupe de Recherche sur le Système Nerveux Central (GRSNC)
Institut Universitaire de Gériatrie de Montréal
Université de Montréal
email: helene.girouard@umontreal.ca
Tel : 514-343-6111, ext 32786
Page web: http://cerebrovascularlab.com/home.html

Posting end date: 2019/11/15

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.

Download a PDF version of this advertisement: psychiatry_crc2_neuroscience_rl16018a-160429

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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