Master’s Position Available – Investigating the Molecular Regulators of Brain Development – University of Manitoba

Description of the position:

This project aims to investigate the molecular regulators of neural stem cell lineage progression and their role in determining cell types and states in the developing central nervous system. The successful candidate will be directly supervised by Dr. Robert Beattie (expert in studying neural development using mouse models) and apply state-of-the-art single cell and molecular biology techniques such as Mosaic Analysis with Double Markers (MADM). The successful candidate will be admitted to the Department of Biochemistry and Medical Genetics graduate program, where they will be expected to complete coursework in addition to their thesis-based research. Additionally, the successful candidate will be expected to apply for scholarships to contribute to the annual competitive stipend provided by Dr. Beattie.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Excellent academic standing
  • Strong work ethic and passion for discovery
  • Interest in neuroscience, brain development, molecular biology and microscopy
  • Experience or interest in using animal models
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

Deadline: June 15, 2022; Start Date: September 1, 2022

Please send your CV and cover letter directly to Dr. Beattie, highlighting your reasons for doing research and specifically why this position in the Beattie lab is interesting for you. We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

Contact information

Robert.beattie@umanitoba.ca

Robert Beattie, Ph.D. Assistant Professor

Department of Biochemistry and Medical Genetics

Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

University of Manitoba

www.beattiescience.com

 

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Posting end date:  2022/06/30

Assistant/Associate Professor in Neuropharmacology – Dalhousie University

Posting Number: F325P
Type of position: Tenure Stream
Department/Unit: Pharmacology
Location: Halifax

About the opportunity

The Department of Pharmacology at Dalhousie University is seeking to fill a tenure-stream position in the area of neuropharmacology with an anticipated start date of September 2022 (negotiable). The successful candidate will be expected to develop and maintain a strong externally funded research program and to teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

The Department of Pharmacology maintains a strong research profile across a wide range of health-related fields. Neuropharmacological areas of interest within the Department include the endocannabinoid system, neuropeptides, cytokines, prostaglandins, and ion channel modulators. Information on the research activities of the Department of Pharmacology can be found at https://medicine.dal.ca/departments/department-sites/pharmacology/research.html

Dalhousie University provides exceptional opportunities for neuroscience research. This includes strong links with research groups with a focus on neuroscience including the Atlantic Mobility Action Project (AMAP), Dalhousie Pain Network, and Brain Repair Centre that links Neuroscience research across a number of Faculties at Dalhousie and across the Atlantic region.

The successful applicant will have a PhD, or equivalent, and postdoctoral experience (at least two years preferred). Candidates should have a demonstrated record of, and potential for, high-quality research, teaching, and administrative service commensurate with their career stage. The successful candidate will have expertise in pharmacology, preferably in research areas related to systems neuroscience including pain, neuroinflammation, psychiatric or neurodegenerative disorders. The ideal candidate should have a strong background in neuromolecular pharmacology, pharmacodynamics, or pharmacokinetics.

Applicants should indicate their research alignment with neuropharmacology and strategic areas within the Faculty of Medicine and in particular, the potential for research interactions with the Brain Repair centre (https://www.brainrepair.ca), Infection, Immunity, Inflammation and Vaccinology (I3V https://dalhousiei3v.com), and The Institute for Comparative Genomics (ICG) (https://icgenomics.ca/).

A complete application will include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a two-page (max) statement outlining your research program (highlighting the potential for attracting research funding), a teaching dossier, including a two page statement of teaching interests including how equity, diversity, inclusion and accessibility is embedded in your teaching philosophy. Two academic references will be requested for short-listed candidates.

Interested candidates, please apply by clicking “Apply for this job” on this webpage
Review of applications will commence May 16, 2022 and continue until the position has been filled.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Dalhousie University is committed to fostering a collegial culture grounded in diversity and inclusiveness. The university encourages applications from Indigenous persons (especially Mi’kmaq), persons with a disability, racialized persons, including persons of Black/African descent (especially African Nova Scotians),women, persons of a minority sexual orientation and/or gender identity, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community. For more information, please visit www.dal.ca/hiringfordiversity.

In accordance with Dalhousie’s vaccination requirements, you will be required to provide proof of full vaccination or may seek an accommodation from Dalhousie’s vaccine requirements on grounds protected under provincial human rights legislation. Visit the Campus Check website for more information.

Contact information

Lori Lawson. (email: Lori.Lawson@dal.ca)

Posting end date: 2022/05/16

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Master’s Position Available to Study the Effect of Neural Stem Cell Senescence on Brain Repair – Lindsey Lab, University of Manitoba

Description of the position:

This project uniquely examines the role of cellular senescence in regulating the regenerative capacity of neural stem cells in the aging brain using the adult zebrafish model. The objective of the proposed study is to define which zebrafish neural stem cell populations undergo aging, how this is regulated by changes in cell signaling and gene expression, and how neural stem cell senescence effects timely brain repair following injury. The successful candidate will be directly supervised by Dr. Benjamin Lindsey (expert in neural stem cells and repair in the zebrafish model) and learn cutting edge cell biology, injury models, microscopy and molecular biology techniques. The successful candidate will be admitted to the Human Anatomy and Cell Science graduate program where they will be expected to complete coursework in addition to their thesis based research. Additionally, the successful candidate will be expected to apply for scholarships to contribute to the annual stipend provided by Lindsey.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Excellent academic standing
  • Strong work ethic and passion for discovery
  • Interest in neuroscience, brain repair, and microscopy
  • Experience or interest in using animal models
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

Deadline: June 1, 2022; Start Date: September 1, 2022

Contact information

benjamin.lindsey@umanitoba.ca
Dr. Benjamin Lindsey, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor,
Department of Human Anatomy & Cell Science
Rady Faculty of Health Sciences
University of Manitoba
www.lindseylab.ca

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Master’s Position Available to Study the Role of the Unfolded Protein Response (UPR) during Spinal Cord Injury – Lindsey/Logue Labs, University of Manitoba

Description of the position:

This project uniquely investigates the role of the unfolded protein response (UPR) in regulating the regenerative ability of neural stem cells following spinal cord injury (SCI) using the zebrafish model. The objective of the proposed study is to identify the temporal dynamics of UPR signaling during the repair process, characterize the cell types in which the UPR is activated, and ask if modulating UPR signaling can impact upon repair after SCI. The successful candidate will be jointly supervised by Dr. Benjamin Lindsey (expert in neural stem cells and repair in the zebrafish model) and Dr. Susan Logue (Canada Research Chair in Cell Stress and Inflammation) and learn cutting edge cell biology, microscopy and molecular biology techniques. The successful candidate will be admitted to the Human Anatomy and Cell Science graduate program where they will be expected to complete coursework in addition to their thesis based research. Additionally, the successful candidate will be expected to apply for scholarships to contribute to the stipend provided by Lindsey/Logue.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Excellent academic standing
  • Strong work ethic and passion for discovery
  • Interest in neuroscience, cell signaling, and microscopy
  • Experience or interest in using animal models
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

Deadline: June 1, 2022; Start Date: September 1, 2022

Contact information

benjamin.lindsey@umanitoba.ca
Dr. Benjamin Lindsey, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor,
Department of Human Anatomy & Cell Science
Rady Faculty of Health Sciences
University of Manitoba
www.lindseylab.ca

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Postdoctoral fellowship – Neural basis of social behaviour – Choe Lab – McMaster University

The Choe Lab (http://choelab.ca) at the Department of Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour, McMaster University researches mechanisms underlying social behaviour using a multi-scale approach with a wide array of techniques including in vitro electrophysiology, molecular biology, confocal and lightsheet imaging, optogenetic and chemogenetics, in vivo fiber photometry recordings, mouse fMRI and behaviour assays. The postdoctoral fellow will conduct research projects related to our group’s core interests using any number of above listed approaches.

Previous experience with in vitro slice electrophysiology, confocal microscopy, and/or fMRI (especially using rodent models) is preferred but not necessary. In addition, previous experience with autism neurobiology, developmental neurobiology, and mouse behaviour would be beneficial.

McMaster 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 candidates, including women, members of visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, members of sexual minorities and persons with disabilities.

Please send a cover letter, current CV, and a list of 3 references to Dr. Katrina Choe at choek@mcmaster.ca. We will notify applicants before contacting any references.

Contact information

Dr. Katrina Choe, choek@mcmaster.ca.

Post-Doctoral Position in Pain Biology – SUNY-Buffalo

The Bhattacharjee Lab is searching for a postdoc to study basic pain mechanisms. The long-term objectives of our lab are to study and understand the plasticity of pain-sensing dorsal root ganglion neurons. We are especially interested in ion channel trafficking and identifying key protein interactions that are involved in this process. We believe that novel analgesics can be developed through an understanding of how ion channels are scaffolded at the membrane and how chaperones control the movement of these channels in and out of the membrane. Approaches include electrophysiology, neuronal isolation, molecular and biochemical techniques, and pain behavior. We are also seeking ways to develop intellectual property.

Work will extend our recent recent findings: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-021-26100-6

Contact information

If interested, please contact Dr. Arin Bhattacharjee directly (ab68@buffalo.edu)

Canadian Excellence Research Chair (CERC) in Metabolism and the Brain, McGill University

McGill Faculty f Medicine and Health Sciences logoThe Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at McGill University is seeking to recruit an internationally recognised scientist with a strong track record in innovation and research leadership to direct a new program in “Metabolism and the Brain” that is supported by a prestigious CERC award. The CERC Program supports Canadian universities in their efforts to build upon Canada’s reputation as a global leader in research and innovation through recruitment of world-leading researchers to Canada. CERC awards are amongst the most prestigious and generous available globally.

The CERC chair-holder will be mandated to build a multidisciplinary research team encompassing a diversity of lived experiences, identifies and career stages in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences with expertise at the intersection of metabolic disorders and neuroscience. The goal of this CERC is to establish a cutting-edge research program at this interface. This program will study the critical role of the brain in the development of obesity and diabetes and address the important roles of disordered metabolism in the development and progression of neurodegenerative diseases. The chair-holder will be expected to create links with industrial partners to accelerate translation of research results into improved health outcomes, while ensuring equitable access to the knowledge produced and to the social and health benefits that will flow from that knowledge.

The CERC program will build on existing strengths in the Metabolic Disorders and Complications (MeDiC) Program of the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) and those in Neuroscience at the RI-MUHC, the Montreal Neurological Institute, and other McGill-affiliated sites. The chair-holder will be based at the RI-MUHC. The program will benefit from a dynamic environment that involves strong collaborative links between investigators working in central nervous system control of energy metabolism, neuroimaging, cognitive determinants of feeding, cognitive neuroscience and psychology of self-control, nutrition, aging, clinical and fundamental aspects of neurodegenerative disorders, and computational neuroscience from the Faculties of Medicine and Health Sciences, Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, and Science. This vibrant research and translational ecosystem is further enhanced by several McGill Research Centres and three McGill-affiliated hospitals. Technology platforms at these sites provide state of the art equipment and facilities for conducting leading edge research in fundamental science, clinical investigation and trials, health outcomes and epidemiology.

 

The successful candidate is expected to:

  • Possess a PhD and/or MD degree.
  • Be qualified to hold an academic position at the rank of Full Professor or be an Associate Professor who is expected to be promoted to Full Professor within one or two years of the nomination.
  • Have expertise at the interface of metabolic disorders and neuroscience research, in areas such as: obesity, diabetes, metabolism, neurodegenerative disorders, neuroimaging, or cognitive neuroscience as demonstrated by an excellent record of publications in internationally recognised scientific journals, success in obtaining external funding, and prior leadership roles in large-scale, interdisciplinary projects.
  • Familiarity with directing or collaborating on research employing varied methods at different levels of resolution, ranging from bench science to animal models, to studies in humans, including clinical-translational approaches, will be an asset.
  • Understand and personally champion equity, diversity and inclusion through the development of research relevant to marginalized communities, and the creation and coordination of teams in which members are from different backgrounds and areas of expertise.
  • Have the skills to promote a shared vision that will engage and motivate diverse collaborators and stakeholders in support of the program.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work well with internal and external partners and potential stakeholders, such as funding agencies, charities, patient advocacy groups, private companies, and the public.
  • Participate in all aspects of McGill’s academic mission, including teaching, supervision of graduate students, and service.

A further important role of the CERC chair holder will be to contribute to strong and innovative training in metabolism and neuroscience at McGill. Candidates will be expected to possess the skills needed to recruit, teach, and mentor a diverse group of researchers and trainees, reflecting McGill’s commitments to equity and diversity as set out in core institutional documents including McGill’s Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) Strategic Plan, Taskforce on Indigenous Studies and Indigenous Education and Action Plan to Address Anti-Black Racism.

Finally, all McGill faculty members are expected to contribute to service activities within their units, the University, and the wider scholarly community.

The appointment will be at the rank of Full Professor or Associate Professor. The successful applicant will be eligible for a tenure stream position. If appropriate, the successful applicant may also be considered for the Garfield Weston Chair in Nutrition. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

 

Application Process

Applications must be submitted online at: https://mcgill.wd3.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/McGill_Careers/job/MUHC-GLEN/Canadian-Excellence-Research-Chair–CERC–in-Metabolism-and-the-Brain–L001753-_JR0000023377

The following supporting documents are required:

  • Cover letter and curriculum vitae
  • Statement of research interests
  • Names and contact information of three referees

CERC guidelines state that researchers who are currently at another Canadian institution are eligible as candidates if there is demonstrable net benefit to the country in moving the researcher from one Canadian institution to another.

 

Date of publication: March 3, 2022

Please submit your application within 30 days of the publication date.

Use a personal email address when creating an account in Workday to submit your application. Do not use @mail.mcgill.ca or @mcgill.ca email accounts to apply.

Commitment to Equity and Diversity

McGill University is committed to equity and diversity within its community and values academic rigor and excellence. We welcome and encourage applications from racialized persons/visible minorities, women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, and persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, as well as from all qualified candidates with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities.

At McGill, research that reflects diverse intellectual traditions, methodologies, and modes of dissemination and translation is valued and encouraged. Candidates are invited to demonstrate their research impact both within and across academic disciplines and in other sectors, such as government, communities, or industry.

McGill further recognizes and fairly considers the impact of leaves (e.g., family care or health-related) that may contribute to career interruptions or slowdowns. Candidates are encouraged to signal any leave that affected productivity, or that may have had an effect on their career path. This information will be considered to ensure the equitable assessment of the candidate’s record.

McGill implements an employment equity program and encourages members of designated equity groups to self-identify. It further seeks to ensure the equitable treatment and full inclusion of persons with disabilities by striving for the implementation of universal design principles transversally, across all facets of the University community, and through accommodation policies and procedures. Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations for any part of the application process may contact, in confidence, this email or phone at 514-398-2477.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

 

Contact information

Applications must be submitted online at: https://mcgill.wd3.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/McGill_Careers/job/MUHC-GLEN/Canadian-Excellence-Research-Chair–CERC–in-Metabolism-and-the-Brain–L001753-_JR0000023377

If you have any questions, please contact the Academic Affairs Office, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, McGill University: Email: academicaffairs.med@mcgill.ca

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Memorial University – Tenure track faculty position: Assistant Professor of BioMedical Sciences – Cardiovascular and Renal Science

REFERENCE: F04023-2021-21

Applications are invited for a tenure track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the Division of BioMedical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador.
All candidates whose training and research interests are strongly focused on cardiovascular or renal systems are encouraged to apply. The successful applicant will be expected to develop an active, independent, and externally funded research program in an area of Cardiovascular and/or Renal Sciences. The successful candidate’s research program will contrast, complement, and/or contribute to existing strengths in the Cardiovascular and Renal Sciences group. Applicants whose research interests logically intersect with other Divisional groups (Cancer and Development, Immunology and Infectious Diseases, Neuroscience, and Human Genetics) will be given additional consideration. The successful applicant will contribute to teaching in undergraduate, graduate, and Doctor of Medicine programs in the Faculty of Medicine.

Applicants are required to have a PhD (or equivalent) and successful postdoctoral research experience supported by a relevant publication record, and demonstrate great promise of high quality, impactful, externally funded research, and should demonstrate their capacity and commitment for excellence in teaching.
The Division of BioMedical Sciences, the Faculty of Medicine, and Memorial University offer an attractive research environment, with several new and recently updated facilities including animal care facility, a fluorescence- activated cell sorting facility, and state-of-the-art technologies in microscopy. In addition to rodent research models, researchers have access to large animal models through a breeding colony of Yucatan swine, modern surgical and monitoring equipment, and full veterinarian support. Large computational capacity is also available through the Atlantic Computing Excellence network and the Centre for Health Informatics and Analytics. Collaborative opportunities exist and are encouraged with research groups in the Faculties of Science, Engineering, Computer Science, and the Ocean Sciences Centre. Additional information regarding the Faculty of Medicine, the Division of BioMedical Sciences, and Memorial University of Newfoundland may
be found at www.med.mun.ca, www.med.mun.ca/biomed, and www.mun.ca.

The application package should be submitted in one pdf file and include a cover letter (including a statement regarding Canadian citizenship/permanent resident status), a curriculum vitae, a statement of research, a statement of teaching interest and experience, a statement of experience in promotion of equity, diversity, and inclusion, and names and contact details for three referees.

Applications should be addressed under reference number F04023-2021-21 to:

Dr. Michael Grant, Associate Dean of BioMedical Sciences
Division of BioMedical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine
Memorial University of Newfoundland
St. John’s, NL, Canada, A1B 3V6

Electronic submissions via email bms202121@mun.ca are preferred.

The closing date for receipt of applications is April 30, 2022

Memorial University is the largest university in Atlantic Canada. As the province’s only university, Memorial plays an integral role in the education and cultural life of Newfoundland and Labrador. Offering diverse undergraduate and graduate programs to over 18,000 students, Memorial provides a distinctive and stimulating environment for learning in St. John’s, a safe, friendly city with great historical charm, a vibrant cultural life and easy access to a wide range of outdoor activities. Memorial University is committed to employment equity and diversity and encourages applications from all qualified candidates including women; people of any sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression; Indigenous peoples; visible minorities, and racialized people; and people with disabilities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

As part of Memorial University’s commitment to employment equity, applicants are invited to identify themselves as a member of a target group(s) as appropriate. Applicants cannot be considered as a member of a target group(s) unless they complete an employment equity survey. If you do not receive a survey or have any questions, please contact equity@mun.ca. We acknowledge that the lands on which Memorial University’s campuses are situated are in the traditional territories of diverse Indigenous groups, and we acknowledge with respect the diverse histories and cultures of the Beothuk, Mi’kmaq, Innu and Inuit of the Province.

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General Neurologists & Stroke Neurologists – Windsor General Hospital

Our client, Windsor Regional Hospital (WRH), is a multi-faceted health services organization operating from two main sites, the Metropolitan Campus and the Ouellette Campus. With 500 beds and an operating budget of over half a billion dollars, WRH is the regional provider of advanced care in areas that include complex trauma, renal dialysis, cardiac care, stroke and neurosurgery, intensive care, acute mental health, family birthing centre, neonatal intensive care, paediatric services, and regional cancer services. WRH provides a broad range of medical and surgical services required to support these specialized areas for more than 400,000 people in Windsor and Essex County. Windsor Regional Hospital is seeking: General Neurologists & Stroke Neurologists.

With increasing volumes, program development, and growing demands for service, WRH is seeking top tier General Neurologists and Stroke Neurologists to join their team. This is an exceptional opportunity to join an innovative, collegial, and mutually respectful team to contribute to neurology service delivery excellence.

Full time, part time, and locum opportunities are available. WRH is also interested in recruiting subspecialty neurologists to bring unique skills to the group and community.

As a designated Enhanced District Stroke Centre, Windsor Regional Hospital provides specialized services for stroke and TIA patients offering timely hyper-acute treatments like tPA and endovascular therapy (Thrombectomy and Coiling), as well as neurosurgical services. The hospital has neurologists, neurosurgeons, and interventional radiologists on staff providing expert care for stroke patients. Following intervention and post procedure recovery and stabilization in the ICU, patients are transferred to the Acute Stroke Unit, a designated 16-bed unit dedicated to the care of Stroke patients. Inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services for Windsor-Essex are offered locally through Hotel-Dieu Grace Healthcare. Outpatient Rehab options direct from hospital also includes the Intensive Hospital to Home Rehab program and E-Rehab services provided through the Erie St. Clair LHIN.

Physicians at WRH have the opportunity to educate and mentor residents from the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, with professional staff members eligible to hold a University appointment.

Candidates must be certified, or eligible for certification, by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in Neurology and hold, or be eligible for, licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario. Offering great flexibility and work/life balance, these positions include an attractive compensation and relocation incentive package.

The Windsor-Essex area is ecologically rich with extensive parkland combined with a southwest location that extends warm weather activities such a golfing, gardening, and water sports. Windsor offers the unique opportunities of a larger metropolitan area and the benefits of a smaller community. Living directly across the border from Detroit, Michigan places you on a cosmopolitan stage where arts, culture, big league sports, and entertainment are just moments away. Best of all, you can enjoy access to all of these big-city advantages while living in the tranquility and beauty of the Windsor region.

Please forward a CV in confidence to:
Robb Callaghan,
E-mail: rcallaghan@medfall.com
Tel: 289-238-9079

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Research Assistant Position at University of Toronto Scarborough

The Arruda-Carvalho lab (www.devsneurolab.com) is looking for a research assistant with experience in rodent stereotaxic surgery. Come join us at our beautiful Scarborough campus and get involved in exciting research featuring viral targeting, optogenetic and chemogenetic manipulations. The position is available now but we are flexible with start dates.

Contact information:

Please send a CV and the name of 3 references to m.arrudacarvalho@utoronto.ca