Postdoc position in neural stem cell biology – University of Toronto

The Yuzwa lab in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology at the University of Toronto is seeking to hire a Post-doctoral Fellow. Work in our lab aims to understand how cell genesis occurs in the developing and mature brain under conditions of healthy physiology and disease. To do so, we are currently studying the role of cell signaling inhibition and developing/applying tools to probe lineage and spatial relationships in the brain. Such studies typically involve the use of traditional neurobiological approaches (immunostaining, primary culture, transgenics, etc.) and tools from systems-biology (single-cell genomics and spatially-resolved transcriptomic approaches).

The successful applicant, working independently with consultation from the Principal Investigator (PI), will apply and advance the aforementioned systems-biology tools to characterize neural stem cell biology and the impacts of disease on these cells. The applicant will also be required to validate and test predictions resulting from these data using biochemical, primary neural culture, small animal surgery or transgenic based approaches.

Primary responsibilities will largely include carrying out an independent research project as described above. However, the applicant may be required (as directed by the PI) to 1) work with and train graduate/undergraduate students; 2) help ensure the smooth functioning of the lab (such as maintaining supplies and equipment) and; 3) collaborate with internal/external research groups.

Qualifications (Minimum):

Education: Applicant must hold a PhD or equivalent degree (within 3 years of being awarded) by the agreed upon start date in neuroscience, molecular biology, molecular genetics, cell biology, biochemistry or a related discipline.

Experience: Applicant must demonstrate a strong record of research achievement as evidenced by the ability to prepare and publish scientific manuscripts in major journals and present research findings at scientific meetings. Familiarity with any one or more of the following: neurobiology, synthetic biology, bioinformatics or single-cell genomics would be an asset.

Skills: Prior training in cell culture and molecular biological techniques is required (at minimum). In addition, the successful applicant must possess a number of the following skills: experience with transcriptomics/next-generation sequencing; experience with experimental design and trouble-shooting; ability to adapt and learn new techniques; strong communicator (both oral and written); excellent analytical and problem-resolution skills; good time management and organization skills with the ability to work on multiple competing tasks. Ability to complete University of Toronto certification in chemical, biosafety and animal care, procedures will be required.

Contact information

Please forward a cover letter, CV and names and contact information for three references to:

Dr. Scott Yuzwa
Department of Laboratory Medicine & Pathobiology
University of Toronto
Medical Sciences Building, 1 King’s College Circle,
Toronto, ON M5S 1A8
yuzwalab.ca
Email: scott.yuzwa@utoronto.ca

Posting end date 2021/04/26

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

This project uniquely investigates the role of the unfolded protein response (UPR) in regulating the regenerative ability of neural stem cells following traumatic brain injury (TBI) 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 TBI. 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 lab based research.

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, 2021; Start Date: September 1, 2021
Contact information:

benjamin.lindsey@umanitoba.ca

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Posting end date 2021/08/31

Two Postdoc positions are available to study the role of primary cilia in neurodevelopment – University of Calgary

Two postdoctoral fellow positions in the field of Neuroscience are immediately available in the research group of Dr. Jiami Guo, Calgary University, Alberta, Canada. The research team focuses on the function of primary cilia, under-appreciated cellular antenna, in brain development and function and how disrupted cilia contribute to neurological disorders such as intellectual disabilities, autism spectrum disorders, and glioblastoma.
Interested applicants must have a Ph.D. and/or M.D. degree in a field related to Neuroscience or Biomedical sciences.

For position 1, previous research experience with neurodevelopment, human/mouse genetics, iPSC, biochemistry, molecular cloning, organoids, single-cell RNAseq, next-generation RNAseq will be considered a plus;

For position 2, 2-photon live imaging, in vitro and in vivo electrophysiology, optogenetic/chemogenetic neural circuit manipulations, rodent behavioral assays, neural surgeries and viral delivery of genes will be considered a strong plus. This position will be co-supervised by another PI who is a leading expert in these techniques.

Successful applicants will be highly motivated and energetic individuals with good communication skills, interest and experience in neuroscience/cell biology /developmental biology /genetics, and will have a proven publication record and the ability to work independently.

The research group of Dr. Jiami Guo is part of the Department of Cell Biology and Anatomy. Dr. Guo is a New York Stem Cell Foundation Robertson Investigator, a member of the Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Institute and Hotchkiss Brain Institute. These institutes provide an international, dynamic and collaborative research environment and stimulate innovative basic and biomedical research.

To apply, please send a cover letter describing research background and interests, plus Curriculum Vitae with a complete list of all your journal publications and the contact information of 3 professional references to Dr. Jiami Guo (email: jiami.guo@ucalgary.ca)

Three Tenure-Track Positions in the Biomedical and Molecular Sciences – Queen’s University

Queen's University logoThe Department of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences at Queen’s University invites applications for three Tenure-track faculty positions at the rank of Assistant Professor. These coordinated hires are aimed at fostering research capacity in current and/or emerging areas of excellence in the Department, including neuroscience, cancer, and cardiovascular research.  Accordingly, the research strengths of the preferred candidates need to broadly complement at least one of the existing fields of research priority within the faculty, which include: (i) Neuroscience, (ii) Cancer (iii) Translational Medicine, and(iv) Data and Computational Sciences. The preferred candidates will have excellent track records of discovery and innovative research and demonstrate a high potential to establish externally funded research programs. Evidence that the candidates will develop research programs with diversity and equity in mind will also be considered in this process.

This search is oriented toward Tenure-track appointments with a preferred starting date of July 1, 2021. Candidates must have a PhD or equivalent degree and appropriate post-doctoral training at the start date of the appointment. As part of the submitted application, each successful candidate will: (i) provide evidence of high-quality scholarly output that demonstrates potential for independent research leading to peer-assessed publications and an externally-funded world-class research program; and (ii) demonstrate strong potential to make outstanding teaching contributions at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and an ongoing commitment to academic and pedagogical excellence in support of the Department’s programs. Applicants will be expected to provide evidence of an ability to work collaboratively in an interdisciplinary and student-centred environment. The successful candidate will make contributions through service to the Department, the Faculty, the University, and/or the broader community. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

People from across Canada and around the world come to learn, teach and carry out research at Queen’s University. Faculty and their dependents are eligible for an extensive benefits package including prescription drug coverage, vision care, dental care, long term disability insurance, life insurance and access to the Employee and Family Assistance Program. The successful candidates will also participate in a pension plan. Tuition assistance is available for qualifying employees, their spouses and dependent children.  Queen’s values families and is pleased to provide a ‘top up’ to government parental leave benefits for eligible employees on maternity/parental leave.  In addition, Queen’s provides partial reimbursement for eligible daycare expenses for employees with dependent children in daycare. Details are set out in the Queen’s-QUFA Collective Agreement. For more information on employee benefits, see Queen’s Human Resources (Queen’s Human Resources).

Additional information about Queen’s University can be found on the Faculty Recruitment and Support website. The University is situated on the traditional territories of the Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe, in historic Kingston on the shores of Lake Ontario. Kingston’s residents enjoy an outstanding quality of life with a wide range of cultural, recreational, and creative opportunities. Visit Inclusive Queen’s (https://www.queensu.ca/inclusive/content/home) for information on equity, diversity and inclusion resources and initiatives.

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Queen’s is strongly committed to employment equity, diversity and inclusion in the workplace and encourages applications from Black, racialized/visible minority and Indigenous/Aboriginal people, women, persons with disabilities, and 2SLGBTQ+ persons.. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. To comply with Federal laws, the University is obliged to gather statistical information about how many applicants for each job vacancy are Canadian citizens / permanent residents of Canada. Applicants need not identify their country of origin or citizenship, however, all applications must include one of the following statements: “I am a Canadian citizen / permanent resident of Canada”; OR, “I am not a Canadian citizen / permanent resident of Canada”. Applications that do not include this information will be deemed incomplete.

In addition, the impact of certain circumstances that may legitimately affect a nominee’s record of research achievement will be given careful consideration when assessing the nominee’s research productivity. Candidates are encouraged to provide relevant information about their experience and/or career interruptions.

A complete application package consists of:

  • a cover letter (including one of the two statements regarding Canadian citizenship / permanent resident status specified in the previous paragraph)
  • a current curriculum vitae (including a comprehensive list of publications, awards, and grants received)
  • a statement of current and prospective research interests and experience; including how this research would align with ongoing research at Queen’s University
  • a statement of teaching experience and interests together with a teaching portfolio (including teaching outlines and evaluations if available)
  • a plan for equity, diversity and inclusion in their research program
  • the names and contact information of a minimum of three referees

 

Review of applications will begin April 30, 2021.  Applications will continue to be reviewed until suitable candidates are found. Applicants are asked to send all documents in their application packages electronically as PDFs to the attention of Dr. Lynne-Marie Postovit, Professor and Head, Department of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, K7L 3N6. Please email to the attention of Ms. Jackie Moore in the Department of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences at dbmsrecruit@queensu.ca.

The University will provide support in its recruitment process 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 Jackie Moore in the Department of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences at dbmsrecruit@queensu.ca.

Academic staff at Queen’s University are governed by a Collective Agreement between the University and the Queen’s University Faculty Association (QUFA), which is posted at http://queensu.ca/facultyrelations/faculty-librarians-and-archivists/collective-agreement and at http://qufa.ca.

Posting end date: 2021-06-15

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Stroke Neurologists – Windsor Regional Hospital

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 Stroke Neurologists.

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, 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 Hôtel-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.

Contact information

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

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Postdoctoral or Graduate Student Position: Corticothalamic synaptic physiology in a Rett Syndrome mouse model

Corticothalamic synaptic physiology in a Rett Syndrome mouse model

2 year funded Postdoctoral position, University of Victoria, BC Canada – available immediately

Rett syndrome is a neurodevelopmental disorder which manifests postnatally due to loss of function of an X-linked transcription factor MECP2, which controls various aspects of neuronal and synapse maturation. Studies will be performed primarily on female mice heterozygous for Mecp2 in which approximately half of neurons express the wild type and half the mutant allele. By utilizing a GFP-based nuclear marker we identify neurons expressing the wild-type or non-functional (mutated) Mecp2 allele for targeted physiological recordings. Optogenetic stimulation of virally-expressed channel rhodopsin will be used to investigate the relative strength of input from thalamus to cortex and feedback from cortex to thalamus for mutant versus wildtype neurons. Preference will be given to a researcher with experience in whole cell patch clamp recording (current and or voltage clamp) in acute brain slices or in vivo. Funded by the International Rett Syndrome Foundation. Contact Dr. Kerry Delaney, kdelaney@uvic.ca

More information about UVic Neuroscience can be found at https://www.uvic.ca/medsci/neuroscience/

The Delaney lab: https://web.uvic.ca/~neurolab

Publications:
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/?term=delaney+rett

Victoria as a place to live:
https://www.tourismvictoria.com

 

Contact information

kdelaney@uvic.ca
250 472 5657

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Research Technologist position in neurophysiology at The Hospital for Sick Children

About SickKids

Dedicated exclusively to children and their families, The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) is one of the largest and most respected paediatric healthcare centres in the world. As innovators in child health, we lead and partner to improve the health of children through the integration of healthcare, leading-edge research and education. Our reputation would not have been built – nor could it be maintained – without the skills, knowledge and experience of the extraordinary people who come to work here every day. SickKids is committed to ongoing learning and development, and features a caring and supportive work environment that combines exceptionally high standards of practice.

When you join SickKids, you become part of our community. We share a commitment and determination to fulfill our vision of Healthier Children. A Better World.

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to work alongside the world’s best in paediatric healthcare.

Position Description

Under the supervision of the Investigator, the technologist will assist with neurobehavioural research. Specifically, our lab focuses on understanding the molecular and synaptic mechanisms underlying social memory using mouse and zebrafish models.

Here’s What You’ll Get To Do:

  • Performing electrophysiology, molecular biology, imaging and behavioural experiments
  • Maintaining animal colonies
  • Collecting experimental data, verifying results, performing analysis and passing on findings
  • Working in collaboration with team of researchers and trainees

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • Recent Masters or Bachelor’s Degree in Physiology, Neuroscience, Molecular Genetics, Cell Biology or equivalent degree
  • Minimum 2 years relevant experience preferably in a basic neuroscience research laboratory setting
  • Experience working with mice and/or zebrafish is preferred
  • Electrophysiology experience is considered an asset
  • Minimum one (1) year of experience with molecular biology techniques (e.g. cloning, PCR, western blotting, preparation of buffers and standard solutions), genetic methods (e.g. the design and execution of genetic crosses), and microscopy techniques, including preparation of specimens for immunofluorescence microscopy
  • Demonstrated experience interpreting experimental results, troubleshooting experiments, and managing priorities and deadlines
  • Experience with computer software tools (e.g. Microsoft Office, R/SPSS, and Adobe Photoshop/Illustrator)
  • Coding experience preferably Python is an asset
  • Experience with online molecular biology analysis tools (e.g. BLAST and primer design tools)
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, ability to exercise initiative and deal effectively with other lab members

Employment Type:

Full-time 15 Month Contract with a possibility of extension, 1.0 FTE

A complete application should include a statement of interest, a CV, and the names of 2 references. Once the suitable candidate is identified, the position will commence immediately upon completion of the necessary paperwork. The position will remain open until filled.

Our Commitment to Diversity

The children and families we care for are diverse, and so are our employees. All are welcome to join our unique organizational culture and be part of our inclusive team.

If requested, SickKids is proud to make available accommodations to support applicants with disabilities during the interview and assessment process. Information received relating to accommodation will be addressed confidentially. SickKids is also committed to providing services in both official languages and our preference is to hire employees who are fluent in both English and French whenever possible.

Thank you for your interest in joining SickKids. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. In accordance with our Hospital policy, employment at SickKids is conditional upon the Hospital’s receipt of all necessary documentation.

How to Apply

Please use the following link to view the complete posting and to apply.

https://career.sickkids.ca:8001/psc/CRPRD/CAREER/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM_FL.HRS_CG_SEARCH_FL.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST_FL&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=1&JobOpeningId=13581&PostingSeq=1

Tip: Combine your cover letter and resume into ONE document of 20 pages or less as you cannot upload multiple documents as part of your application.

If you are still experiencing technical difficulties please email ask.hr@sickkids.ca to send us a short description of the issues you are experiencing. Please note that we will not accept resumes sent to this inbox but we are happy to respond to requests for technical assistance.

 

Contact information

Apply through the Hospital for Sick Children Career Board:

Please use the following link to view the complete posting and to apply.

https://career.sickkids.ca:8001/psc/CRPRD/CAREER/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM_FL.HRS_CG_SEARCH_FL.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST_FL&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=1&JobOpeningId=13581&PostingSeq=1

 

Posting end date

2021/02/10

 

Post-doctoral Research Fellow position in clinical neurophysiology at The Hospital for Sick Children

Post-doctoral Research Fellow position in clinical neurophysiology

Neurological Outcome of Glycemia in Neonatal Encephalopathy

The Neurosciences & Mental Health Program at the Hospital for Sick Children Research Institute is seeking an enthusiastic postdoc researcher to work in close collaboration with neurologists, neurophysiologists, and neuroradiologists in analysing pre-existing continuous glucose, EEG, and clinical data.

With the direction of principal supervisors Drs. Emily Tam and Cecil Hahn, you will work closely with affiliated staff and students who form a group that use neuroimaging and neurophysiology to study newborn brain disorders.

Despite therapeutic hypothermia for hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE), rates of death and major disability continue to be high. Using continuous glucose monitoring, we have found that hyperglycemia occurs in more than 50% of HIE, associated with brain injury and possibly long-term outcomes. This study uses continuous glucose data paired with continuous electroencephalography (cEEG) and detailed clinical data to determine the temporal relationships between abnormal glycemia and brain function.

This is part of an ongoing project that is funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

A substantial amount of data already exists for this project and the motivated researcher will be able to jump straight into analysis.

Requirements

  • PhD in a relevant area (engineering or computer sciences) required.
  • Must have experience with EEG analyses
  • Well developed skills in data science is required.
  • Computer programming (Matlab, Python, or R) and/or signal processing/time series analyses.
  • Proven experience in research commensurate with your level of experience post-PhD.
  • Experience in analysis of neurophysiological data is preferred.
  • Experience in clinical research would be an asset.
  • Excellent communication skills (oral and written).
  • Be able to work independently and meet deadlines.

We offer

  • Initial contract will be for a period of 1 year, with the possibility of extension for a second year.
  • We offer a competitive salary based on qualifications and experience.
  • In addition, we offer an attractive benefits package, that includes extended health and dental coverage.
  • Toronto is a world-class rated in the top ten cities worldwide for livability that has a large and rich neuroscience community.
  • The Research Institute offers many opportunities for career development and additional training as part of the Research Training Centre.

Additional information

The post is available from 4th January 2021.

Contact Dr. Emily Tam via emily.tam@sickkids.ca for more information.
If you wish to apply directly, please send a CV, a cover letter with research statement/interests, and the names of two references.

Please use the following direct link to the job posting to apply to the position via the SickKids website:

https://career.sickkids.ca:8001/psc/CRPRD/CAREER/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM_FL.HRS_CG_SEARCH_FL.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST_FL&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=1&JobOpeningId=13321&PostingSeq=1&

Academic Neurologist – McMaster University and Hamilton Health Sciences

The Department of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences at McMaster University and Hamilton Health Sciences invite applicants for an Academic Physician to join the Division of Neurology. This is a full-time faculty position for a period of three years (renewable). Academic rank will be commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications and experience. Anticipated start date is July 1, 2021.

Applicants will have completed specialty training in neurology, fellowship training in cerebrovascular disorders, and training and certification in neurosonology, both transcranial doppler and carotid ultrasonography. The candidate should have a track record of successful clinical research, including advanced training, MSc or PhD, and a substantial publication portfolio. A combination of clinical, research and educational activities will be undertaken.

The successful candidate will be a full-time member of the Division of Neurology and will be expected to contribute to the academic mission of the Faculty and Division. The successful candidate must have interest in undergraduate and post-graduate teaching in general and stroke neurology.

Applicants should be certified (or eligible for certification) by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and must be licensed (or eligible for licensure) in the Province of Ontario.

Please apply online to Job Opening 35778 via the McMaster Academic Careers website (http://www.workingatmcmaster.ca/careers/) directing your application to:

Lorrie Reurink, Manager, Human Resources and Faculty Recruitment

Interested applicants must include an up-to-date curriculum vitae, description of training and research experience as well as the names and addresses of three professional referees.

All qualified applicants are encouraged apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be considered first for this position. 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. Applicants need not identify their country of origin or current citizenship; however, 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”

 

Employment Equity Statement

McMaster University is located on the traditional territories of the Haudenosaunee and Mississauga Nations and within the lands protected by the “Dish With One Spoon” wampum agreement.

The diversity of our workforce is at the core of our innovation and creativity and strengthens our research and teaching excellence. In keeping with its Statement on Building an Inclusive Community with a Shared Purpose, McMaster University strives to embody the values of respect, collaboration and diversity, and has a strong commitment to employment equity.

The University seeks qualified candidates who share our commitment to equity and inclusion, who will contribute to the diversification of ideas and perspectives, and especially welcomes applications from indigenous (First Nations, Métis or Inuit) peoples, members of racialized communities, persons with disabilities, women, and persons who identify as 2SLGBTQ+.

As part of McMaster’s commitment, all applicants are invited to complete a confidential Applicant Diversity Survey through the online application submission process. The Survey questionnaire requests voluntary self-identification in relation to equity-seeking groups that have historically faced and continue to face barriers in employment. Please refer to the Applicant Diversity Survey – Statement of Collection for additional information.

Job applicants requiring accommodation to participate in the hiring process should contact:

Human Resources Service Centre at 905-525-9140 ext. 222-HR (22247), or

Faculty of Health Sciences HR Office at ext. 22207, or

School of Graduate Studies at ext. 23679

to communicate accommodation needs.

Contact information

Lorrie Reurink

Manager, Human Resources and Faculty Recruitment

Department of Medicine, McMaster University

reurink@mcmaster.ca

Posting end date

2021/02/03

Canada Research Chair (Tier II) in Computational Behavioural Neuroscience, University of Calgary

The Department of Psychology in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Calgary invites applications for a Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Canada Research Chair (CRC) Tier II in Computational Behavioural Neuroscience. The successful candidate will be appointed at the rank of Assistant Professor (Tenure-track) in the Department of Psychology. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2021.

The Chair will establish and maintain an active and externally funded research program. The Chair will be expected to undertake research that investigates the neural control of behavior in model systems, and use computational techniques as an integral component of their data collection and/or analysis. Candidates with research programs directed toward understanding the mechanisms of experience-dependent plasticity of neural circuits underlying behavior are of particular interest. The Chair’s research program will be aligned with both the University of Calgary’s and the Faculty of Arts’ strategic plans. Additionally, the Chair will play an important role in teaching and research supervision of students in Psychology undergraduate and graduate programs. Service to the department, faculty, and University, is also expected, particularly in helping to build a diverse and inclusive community.

The University of Calgary requires that the successful candidate will have a PhD in psychology, neuroscience, or a related field. The candidate will also have at least 2 years of post-doctoral experience. Tier II Chairs are intended for exceptional emerging scholars who have been active researchers in their field for fewer than 10 years at the time of nomination. Candidates who are more than 10 years from having earned their highest degree and who have had career breaks, such as maternity, parental, or extended sick leave, clinical training, etc., may have their eligibility for a Tier II Chair assessed through the program’s Tier II justification process. Please contact UCalgary’s Office of Research Services for more information: ipd@ucalgary.ca. Further information about the Canada Research Chairs Program can be found on the Government of Canada’s CRC website (www.chairs-chaires.gc.ca/home-accueil-eng.aspx), including eligibility criteria.

The successful candidate must display evidence of excellence in both research and teaching. Candidates may demonstrate research excellence through peer-reviewed publications, a strong record of research productivity and the potential for obtaining external research funding. Evidence of excellence in teaching can be demonstrated via: a statement of teaching philosophy, sample course outlines, and/or a record of undergraduate or graduate teaching, student supervision, or mentorship.

The Chair will have the opportunity to be part of a prolific and diverse research environment in the Department of Psychology, and contribute to the University of Calgary’s Brain and Mental Heath strategy that includes the Hotchkiss Brain Institute and the Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Institute. Computational Neuroscience is a top priority within the Brain and Mental Health strategy, and the Chair will be a key contributor to this initiative. The Chair will have access to state of the art core infrastructure. If nomination for CRC Tier II is successful, the incumbent will be offered a 75% reduction in teaching for the duration of the Chair appointment.

The Department of Psychology has a strong research reputation (6th in Canada in MacLean’s 2021 rankings) and high standards in teaching. Under the guidance of the core values of (1) Discovery and Innovation, (2) Integrity, (3) Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, (4) Community, and (5) Health and Well-Being, we are actively and fully committed to advancing equity, diversity and inclusion in our department and on our campus. For more information about the Department, please visit http://psych.ucalgary.ca and https://arts.ucalgary.ca/psychology/about/equity-diversity-and-inclusion.

The Hotchkiss Brain Institute (HBI) leads the University of Calgary’s Brain and Mental Health Strategic Research Theme. For more information, please visit http://ucalgary.ca/research/brain-and-mental-health. The primary strategic research goal of the HBI is to achieve internationally recognized key discoveries and transformative clinical research in the neurosciences and mental health. For more information about the HBI, please visit http://www.hbi.ucalgary.ca

Interested individuals are encouraged to submit an application online via UCalgary Careers (careers.ucalgary.ca). Please be aware that the application process allows for only four attachments. Your four application attachments should be organized to contain the following (which may require you to merge documents):

  • Cover letter that also includes: (1) a one-page diversity statement outlining the candidate’s strengths, experiences and plans for promoting equity, diversity and inclusivity within their team as well as the broader campus community. (2) The name and contact information of three referees, and written permission to the Chair of the Selection Committee to contact the referees for letters of references
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Statement of research interests (not to exceed two pages)
  • Teaching statement that outlines teaching, mentorship and/or supervision experience, and that also includes a teaching philosophy statement, and, if available, sample course outlines and evidence of teaching effectiveness

For more information and to apply: https://arts.careers.ucalgary.ca/jobs/5915457-canada-research-chair-tier-ii-in-computational-behavioural-neuroscience-department-of-psychology

 

Applications are accepted until January 27, 2021

 

Questions may be addressed to:

Dr. Michael Antle

Professor, Department of Psychology

Email: antlem@ucalgary.ca

The University of Calgary recognizes that candidates have varying career paths and hat career interruptions can be part of an excellent academic record. Candidates are encouraged but not required to provide in their cover letter any relevant information about their experience and/or career interruptions to allow for a fair assessment of their application. Selection committees have been instructed to give careful consideration, and be sensitive, to the impact of career interruptions when assessing the candidate’s research productivity.

The University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by a number of groups in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their academic and professional success while they are here; in particular, we encourage members of the four designated groups under the Employment Equity Act (women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities) to apply. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. To ensure a fair and equitable assessment, we offer accommodation at any stage during the recruitment process to applicants with disabilities. Questions regarding diversity or requests for accommodation can be sent to Human Resources (hrhire@ucalgary.ca).

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Contact information

For more information and to apply: https://arts.careers.ucalgary.ca/jobs/5915457-canada-research-chair-tier-ii-in-computational-behavioural-neuroscience-department-of-psychology

Questions may be addressed to:

Dr. Michael Antle

Professor, Department of Psychology

Email: antlem@ucalgary.ca

Posting end date

2021/01/27