Neurologists & Locum Neurologists – Windsor Regional 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: Neurologists & Locum Neurologists

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

There is a need to expand the group of neurologists which would include general neurologists who have interest in supporting inpatient endeavors. 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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Academic Neurologist – Niagara Campus

The Department of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences at McMaster University and Niagara Health invite applications for a full-time Academic Neurologist.

The successful candidate will be a highly motivated physician with a passion for providing the highest quality care to join the department. Based primarily at the Niagara District Stroke Centre at the Greater Niagara General Site, the program works closely with our healthcare partners to provide the best in stroke care to the residents of Niagara. The Division also provides consultative services in General Neurology to diverse clinical programs across our three acute care sites. We seek a neurologist with training and expertise in EMG to assist in developing this service. The successful candidate may be a Clinician Educator or Research Educator and should be eligible for an academic appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor.

The transformation of healthcare service delivery across Niagara continues with planning underway to build an additional ultramodern hospital in South Niagara Falls to provide accessible and quality healthcare to residents of the Southern Region. Niagara Health is positioned, by virtue of its geography and regionally distributed resources, to exemplify the best of regional capacity with local service delivery. Strong academic partnerships are a priority for the NHS as the organization builds on a robust relationship with McMaster University’s Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine.

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.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be considered first for this position.  To comply with the Government of Canada’s reporting requirement 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 applicants 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”

 

Please apply online via the McMaster Academic Careers website to

Job Opening 39133 (http://www.workingatmcmaster.ca/careers/) directing your application to:

Lorrie Reurink, Manager, Human Resources and Faculty Recruitment

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

Posted on 2021-07-07 – posting end date 2021-08-08

Contact informationLorrie Reurink
Manager, Human Resources and Faculty Recruitment
Department of Medicine, McMaster University
reurink@mcmaster.ca

Graduate student positions imaging brain repair available in the Brown laboratory in beautiful Victoria

Dr. Craig Brown’s laboratory in the Division of Medical Sciences at the University of Victoria in beautiful British Columbia has 1-2 openings for graduate students. Dr. Brown’s research program is primarily interested on the cellular and molecular mechanisms of brain plasticity and repair. Specific themes the lab is currently exploring are: a) understanding the effects of stroke on excitatory and inhibitory neural circuit function; using optogenetic or chemogenetic approaches to manipulate these circuits to maximize functional recovery, b) elucidating endothelial and immune cell based repair of microvascular networks in the brain. To address these questions, the lab employs a multi-disciplinary approach, imaging the structure and function of neurons, microglial and endothelial cells in the living mouse brain in tandem with genetic, biochemical, pharmacological and behavioural approaches. Dr. Brown’s basic science and health related research program is supported by the Canadian Institute for Health Research (CIHR) and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC).

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will be curious, motivated, mature, adept at problem solving and passionate about neuroscience research. No specific expertise is required although candidates with experience in handling large data sets, microscopy, electrophysiology, molecular biology, and/or rodent behavior are highly encouraged to apply for this position.

For more information, please contact Dr. Brown (brownc@uvic.ca), his website: http://www.uvic.ca/medsci/people/faculty/browncraig.php

For more information on the Neuroscience Graduate Program at the University of Victoria, please see: https://www.uvic.ca/medsci/neuroscience/

Assistant Professor (tenure-track) – Basic Scientist: spinal cord injury recovery and regeneration – ICORD – Dept. Cellular & Physiological Sciences – UBC

The Department of Cellular & Physiological Sciences and The International Collaboration on Repair Discoveries (ICORD) at The University of British Columbia (UBC) invites applications for a full-time faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor (tenure track).

ICORD is partnering with the UBC Department of Cellular & Physiological Sciences to seek an outstanding basic science researcher with a focus on spinal cord injury (SCI) and the recovery and regeneration of the injured spinal cord.

ICORD (www.icord.org) is an internationally renowned interdisciplinary research group with 45 principal investigators collaborating on its vision to make SCI preventable, livable, and curable. ICORD has its home in a 10,000 m2 state-of-the art research facility on the Vancouver General Hospital campus, shared with our partner the Vancouver Coastal Health’s Brenda and David McLean Integrated Spine Clinic.

The Department of Cellular & Physiological Sciences does world-class research aimed at understanding the fundamental workings of cells and organisms in an effort to identify the underlying causes of human diseases. The Department’s research is diverse, with Investigators working in a wide range of the leading invertebrate and vertebrate model systems and using biochemical, molecular genetic, cellular and physiological approaches. The Department has particular strengths in neuroscience, endocrinology, development and cancer. The robust collaborative spirit between the Department’s Investigators drives increasingly multidisciplinary research programs in each laboratory. This includes the incorporation of the latest technologies in molecular biology, genetics, next-generation genomics, proteomics, bioinformatics, and genetically-engineered animal models to complement our expertise in cell biological and physiology. Faculty members in the Department of Cellular & Physiological Sciences (www.cellphys.ubc.ca) are internationally recognized for their strength in neuroscience and in investigating the molecular and cellular processes underlying complex biological systems and human disease. Strong ties to the David Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health (https://www.centreforbrainhealth.ca/) and ICORD ensure that the successful applicant will have a rich, collaborative, environment for their research program, offering bench to bedside opportunities.

Reporting to the Department Head, the successful applicant will hold a PhD, MD, or equivalent with postdoctoral research experience in basic SCI research. Candidates will be able to work collaboratively and have excellent interpersonal and communication skills and be able to execute a vigorous research program related to neural regeneration, and/or neural repair of the injured spinal cord. Applicants are required to demonstrate a strong record of research productivity, with potential to establish a successful research program. The successful applicant will also have demonstrated or show potential for excellence in undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate teaching as well as supervision of students and trainees at all levels, and will be expected to participate actively in departmental and faculty endeavours. The incumbent will also show demonstrated ability in scholarly activity and will be expected to provide service to the University and the broader academic and professional community. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

A letter of application, accompanied by a detailed curriculum vitae, research vision, and the names and contact information for at least four references (one of which should be arm’s length) should be directed by email to the address below by August 31, 2021:

Dr. Wolfram Tetzlaff, c/o Ms. Cheryl Niamath

ICORD – Blusson Spinal Cord Centre

818 West 10th Ave., Vancouver, BC, V5Z1M9

admin@icord.org

 

Review of the applications will begin in September 1, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.

 

Anticipated start date of this position:

July 1, 2022

Contact information

Dr. Wolfram Tetzlaff, c/o Ms. Cheryl Niamath

ICORD – Blusson Spinal Cord Centre

818 West 10th Ave., Vancouver, BC, V5Z1M9

admin@icord.org

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2021/10/31

Research Associate – Western University

With an international reputation for success, Western ranks as one of Canada’s top research-intensive universities. Our research excellence expands knowledge and drives discovery with real-world application. Western also provides an exceptional employment experience, offering competitive salaries, a wide range of employment opportunities and one of Canada’s most beautiful campuses.

The Department of Physiology and Pharmacology is the largest basic medical science department within the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. Our mission is to carry out world-class scientific research and evidence based teaching. We have award-winning teachers who are committed to delivering high-quality and innovative education at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. In addition, our department has a strong focus on research excellence with faculty members recognized internationally for their achievements.

The mission of the Pruszynski lab is to understand how the central nervous system controls reaching, grasping and object manipulation, and do determine how this control is compromised in the context of trauma and disease.

The Research Associate will be responsible for applying their expertise and knowledge to direct projects that test how the nervous system generates movements in the non-human primate model under the direction of a Principal Investigator (PI). The role will involve carrying out and overseeing original and independent research to assist the PI in achieving their research outcomes specifically interested in coupling neural recordings in the brain and spinal cord with recordings from large populations of single motor units via state-of-the-art electrodes being developed by collaborators at Emory University. In consultation with the PI and the collaborators in the consortium, the Research Associate will develop these technologies in non-human primates, carry out and oversee original studies based on these technologies and assume responsibility for the preparation of manuscripts for publication. In addition, the Research Associate will provide leadership with non-human primate experiments in the laboratory and assist in the training of graduate students and postdoctoral scholars in that environment.

Qualifications

Education:

  • PhD in Neuroscience, Movement Science, or Physiology

Experience:

  • 5 years’ post-doctoral experience working in a research-intensive laboratory environment in the area of upper-limb motor control with an established publication record in peer-reviewed scientific journals
  • Experience with and expert knowledge of working with non-human primates and training them in upper limb motor tasks
  • Experience with and expert knowledge of single neuron recordings in the non-human primate brain and spinal cord
  • Experience with and expert knowledge of recording and analyzing muscle activity at the level of single motor units
  • Experience with and expert knowledge of data analysis platforms (e.g., Matlab, Python)
  • Experience with multiple species of non-human primates is preferred
  • Experience with recording muscle activity in humans is preferred

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • In-depth knowledge in all aspects of working with non-human primates in an academic setting including welfare, training, experimental design, and data collection
  • Expert knowledge of acquiring and analyzing the activity of single motor units
  • In-depth knowledge with methods for research design, implementation, and analysis
  • Knowledge of regulations and guidelines governing animal research ethics in an academic environment and with best practices for reviewing and writing grant proposals
  • Ability to transfer and apply specialized scientific knowledge obtained in one setting to another in order to quickly adjust to rapidly changing developments in the field
  • Demonstrated ability to carry out scientific presentations and publications
  • Communication skills to describe technical concepts effectively to both novice and sophisticated users and with an ability to complete detailed analytics and reports
  • Exceptional organizational skills and the ability to manage activities both for self and others effectively
  • Detail-oriented with an ability to function and process information with high levels of accuracy
  • Results-oriented with the ability to motivate and coach students and trainees to meet high performance standards, while working effectively as a member of the research team
  • Strong record working independently with little supervision
  • Self-driven, independent thinker who is highly motivated and possesses an intrinsic passion for quality work outcomes and strong productivity
  • Flexibility to work outside of regular business hours and travel on occasion

Contact information

Interested applicants are asked to visit: https://recruit.uwo.ca to apply online to job reference #23024.

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. 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.

Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodations for interviews or other meetings, please contact Human Resources at hrhelp@uwo.ca or phone 519-661-2194.

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2021/07/23

Postdoctoral Associate – Plasticity following sensory loss – Western University

The Neuroplasticity in Sensory Systems Lab (NiSSL.ca) at Western University is seeking a postdoctoral associate interested in how profound hearing loss gives rise to reorganized function in ‘auditory’ cortex. This may involve optogenetic/pharmacological methods to manipulate neural projections between brain areas, and the use of fiber photometry, extracellular electrophysiology and/or behaviour to quantify the effects. Previous experience in one or more of these approaches is considered an asset. The successful candidate will also be encouraged to develop independent projects that build upon the laboratory’s ongoing work.

Our lab is in the Department of Psychology and the Brain and Mind Institute, and is part of highly- productive and interdisciplinary group of researchers spanning a wide breadth of topics in cognitive neuroscience. We strongly value the principles of open science, and collaboration across labs and departments is highly encouraged; the successful candidate will have the opportunity to work with established collaborators, and to form new partnerships. Our group is firmly committed to the support of equity, diversity, and inclusivity in neuroscience, and applications from underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged.

The successful candidate should have a PhD in neuroscience, psychology, physiology, or a related discipline, with evidence of the ability to conduct independent research. In addition, quantitative and programming skills in Python, MATLAB or similar are expected. The successful candidate will work collaboratively with animal care staff and will be expected to complete training in and participate actively in animal handling as required for data collection. That said, previous experience with animal work is not mandatory.

Funding is available for two years with the possibility of renewal contingent on funding. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Interested applicants should contact Dr. Blake Butler (bbutler9@uwo.ca) and provide the following:

  1. A cover letter describing your current research, and interest in our lab
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Names and contact information for 2 references

Postdoc position in Neuroscience-University of Calgary

A Postdoctoral position in neuroscience is available in the laboratory of Dr. Derya Sargin at the University of Calgary. Work in our lab is focused on understanding how chronic stress disrupts brain function. Two major lines of research ongoing in the lab are investigating the long-term impact of early life stress and chronic social isolation on behavior and brain circuits/networks. We are using transgenic mouse models and a variety of techniques ranging from in-vivo calcium imaging, electrophysiology, optogenetics, emotional and social behaviour, and machine learning-based data analysis. With these tools, we are able to visualize brain activity in real time and investigate how brain function deteriorates in response to developmental and chronic stress. The ultimate goal of our work is to build towards novel treatment strategies for stress related disorders.

We are looking for motivated and enthusiastic candidates, with a PhD degree in neuroscience or a related field, who are eager to work in a collaborative lab environment. Applicants with a strong background in neuroscience and a proven publication record are invited to apply. Experience in any of the techniques including fiber photometry, optogenetics, rodent behavior or patch clamp electrophysiology is advantageous. Our lab, department and university are committed to fostering and enhancing diversity, equity and inclusion. We welcome all applicants of diverse backgrounds. Applications from underrepresented Indigenous, black and minority ethnic populations are particularly encouraged to apply.

Dr. Sargin’s research group is a part of the Department of Psychology, Hotchkiss Brain Institute, Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Institute and the Mathison Centre for Mental Health Research and Education. Our group is in a highly collaborative, interdisciplinary and international research environment that provides opportunities to develop new skills and collaborations.

To apply, please send a cover letter describing research background and interests along with a CV to Dr. Derya Sargin at derya.sargin@ucalgary.ca

Post doctoral and graduate student positions in neuroscience – Thompson laboratory, University of Calgary

Postdoctoral and Graduate Student (PhD) positions in neuroscience

The lab of Dr. Roger Thompson at the University of Calgary, Hotchkiss Brain Institute is seeking applications for 2 postdoctoral fellows in 2-year funded positions. Appointment extension may be possible after successful performance reviews. Highly qualified candidates for graduate studies at the PhD level may also be considered.
The lab focusses on cellular and molecular mechanisms of neuronal death and altered synaptic / cellular function caused by stroke and Alzheimer’s related dementias. Opportunity exists for research studies using state-of-the-art technologies including molecular biology, protein biochemistry, electrophysiology, optogenetics, in vitro and in vivo multiphoton / confocal imaging and rodent behaviour.

Current CIHR funded research projects could be (but are not limited to):

  • Identify cellular and neural circuit pathways of neuronal death and dysfunction.
  • Discovery of molecular / cellular links between stroke and cognitive decline (i.e., Alzheimer’s disease).
  • Characterize novel forms of synaptic plasticity or cellular excitability related to the pannexin-1 ion / metabolite channel
  • Opportunities may also exist for self-directed research projects that fit within the overall mandate of the lab.

The Thompson lab (www.pannexinexus.com) is a dynamic research group, committed to optimizing success in an inclusive, equitable and diverse environment. Successful candidates will be expected to thrive and contribute to our collaborative environment while producing high quality neuroscience research results that accelerate understanding of stroke, dementia and their linkages.

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 some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their professional success while they are here. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply, however preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until successful candidates are identified.
Contact information
Dr. Roger Thompson
Professor
Hotchkiss Brain Institute
University of Calgary
rj.thompson@ucalgary.ca

 

Post Doc Position – Preclinical Studies of Cognitive Dysfunctions in Addictions – CAMH

Position Summary:

Addiction is a leading contributor to psychiatric morbidity, mortality, and functional impairment. Cognitive dysfunction contributes substantively to this impairment. Executive dysfunction in particular is linked to the onset and persistence of addictive behaviours. The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), Canada’s largest mental health and addiction teaching hospital, is leading the path to investigate the underlying mechanisms in cognitive dysfunctions in addictions, and to develop novel therapeutics. Dr. Thomas Prevot, Project Scientist in the Neurobiology of Depression and Aging Program of the Campbell Institute at CAMH, and lead scientist on a drug development program at CAMH is the Principal Investigator on a preclinical project focusing on understanding the underlying mechanisms of cognitive dysfunctions in the addictions, and assess the efficacy of novel therapeutic interventions.

The program is currently seeking an outstanding postdoctoral fellow to characterize cognitive deficits in an animal model of chronic alcohol consumption and withdrawal, perform behavioral testing and quantitative analyses of biological markers in rat brain tissue, and work in close collaboration with the Drug Development Program to test new molecules for their potential effects and reversing cognitive dysfunctions in addictions.

The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. in Neuroscience, Neuropharmacology, or a related discipline, with demonstrated expertise in behavioural testing related to addictive behaviours and cognition in rodent models, ideally rat models. Experience with methods related to pharmacology, molecular biology, immunohistochemistry, and imaging is preferred.

The successful applicant will be expected to work independently, but in close association with other scientists in the Neurobiology of Depression and Aging group, within CAMH and outside of CAMH. The applicant will demonstrate a commitment to conducting and fostering research and enthusiasm regarding participating in multidisciplinary research and training activities. The applicant will also be required to help train junior graduate students and technicians as part of the training and leadership objectives of the department.

The candidate will support a healthy workplace that embraces diversity, encourages teamwork and complies with all applicable regulatory and legislative requirements. This position is located at 250 College Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Qualifications:

The successful candidate should have a Ph.D. in Neuroscience, Neuropharmacology, or a related discipline with expertise in addiction-related disorders. The candidate should have significant experience working with rodent models, with knowledge in cognitive processes, experience with behavioural, anatomical, histological, and molecular biology techniques of rodent models is preferred.

The successful candidate will have a track record that demonstrates competence in publishing in high-impact peer-reviewed journals, disseminating research at formal scientific meetings, writing grant proposals, and participation in the education of students and trainees. The ability to interact with populations of diverse ethnoracial and cultural backgrounds is also required. Bilingualism (English/French) or proficiency in a second language is considered an asset.

Please note: This full-time position is NOT part of any bargaining unit.

Salary Range: Competitive Salary

Contact information

Send your application with your CV to: Thomas.Prevot@camh.ca

Posting end date

2021/09/15

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