Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Neurochemistry of Dementia – Western University

The Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry at Western University, one of Canada’s leading research-intensive universities, is seeking applicants for a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in the Neurochemistry of Dementia. In accordance with the regulations set for Tier I CRCs (www.chairs-chaires.gc.ca), the successful candidate will be an outstanding and innovative researcher whose accomplishments have made a major impact and be recognized internationally as a leader in their field and have a superior record of attracting and supervising graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. The candidate must propose an innovative, interdisciplinary research program of the highest quality that would attract trainees, students, and future researchers.

The Tier I CRC will be expected to pursue an independent, externally-funded research program. The position will provide excellent opportunities to collaborate with distinguished researchers at Western including at the Robarts Research Institute, the Brain and Mind Institute, the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, and the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, and with first class graduate students in the cognate basic science departments and in the interdisciplinary Neuroscience program.

We are seeking a researcher with expertise in the use of novel approaches to study the molecular and cellular basis of neuronal communication and how this is altered in neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease. This would complement existing areas of research strength within the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry and the Faculty of Social Science, while further strengthening the BrainScan initiative within the Cognitive Neuroscience Research Cluster of Excellence at Western. Candidates with expertise in the use of cognitive and behavioural animal models to study functional links between alterations in neurotransmitter function and cognition are encouraged to apply.

A successful candidate holding a PhD in a relevant field will be appointed in a probationary (tenure-track) position at the rank of Associate Professor or a tenured position at the rank of Associate Professor or Full Professor depending on the qualifications and experience. Compensation for this position will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The candidate will be appointed in the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology in the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry with a potential joint appointment in appropriate departments within the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. The anticipated start date for the position is to be negotiated.

Western University recognizes alternate career paths and/or career interruptions can impact research achievements. Candidates are encouraged to explain in their application, circumstances of how different career paths and/or career interruptions may have impacted them.

With full time enrollment of 32,000, Western graduates students from a range of academic and professional programs. Further information about the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry can be found at www.schulich.uwo.ca, and/or at www.uwo.ca. Western’s Recruitment & Retention Office is available to assist in the transition of successful applicants and their families.

The application should include a detailed curriculum vitae, brief description of current research program, accomplishments, representative publications, and the names of three referees. As well, the candidate must include a brief proposal (up to three pages) for an innovative and high quality research program that would attract excellent trainees. Please send the complete application to:

Dr. Marlys Koschinsky
Committee Chair, Tier 1 CRC in Neurochemistry of Dementia
Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry
Department of Family Medicine
1151 Richmond Street
Western University
London, Ontario CANADA N6A 3K7

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Review of applications will begin after May 18, 2018.

Applicants must ensure that the form available at the link below is completed and included in the application submission:

Positions are subject to budget approval. Applicants should have fluent written and oral communication skills in English. 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.

In accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodations for interviews or other meetings, please contact Brigitte Neale at Brigitte.Neale@Schulich.uwo.ca phone 519-661-2111 ext. 82698.

Contact information

Don RX Clinical Skills Building
1151 Richmond St

Posting end date: 2018/06/30