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Student Positions

Student Positions
University of Toronto/University Health Network
Toronto, ON, Canada

Description:  
I am currently looking for summer and Master’s students to join my lab. For Master’s students, supervision would be through IMS at University of Toronto. Faculty member profile: https://ims.utoronto.ca/faculty/faculty-online-community/faculty-members/reidaylin/ . The mission of my research program is to characterize animal models of post-traumatic epilepsy, gain a better understanding of mechanisms involved in the development epilepsy, and develop therapeutic strategies to prevent epilepsy. For further information please email me directly, aylin.reid@utoronto.ca

Posting Date: March 8, 2017


Student Position
University of Toronto
Toronto, ON, Canada

Description:  I'm looking for someone to join me for a Ph.D,masters or research assistant on an ICH project starting as soon as possible.Supervision through IBBME or IMS is preferred. We have developed an animal model of ICH and now wish to test both medical and surgical interventions. We also have rich prospective ICH data that represents a significant publication opportunity. Anyone interested can contact me directly at my email address richard.aviv@sunnybrook.ca

Posting Date: March 3, 2017



Postdoctoral Fellow and Research Associate Positions

Postdoctoral Fellow Position 
Department of Neurology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School 

Boston, MA, USA

Description: The Fuller lab, located in the Department of Neurology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School, has an opening for a Postdoctoral Fellow with a background in neuroscience, physiology, molecular biology, genetics or engineering and expertise with electrophysiological, optogenetic, chemogenetic and neuroanatomical approaches. The Fellow will work on projects investigating the cellular and synaptic circuit basis by which the brain regulates sleep and wakefulness, including the influence of the hypothalamic circadian clock on these processes. Sleep-promoting brainstem neurons (Anaclet et al., 2014, Nature Neuroscience), wake-promoting basal forebrain neurons (Anaclet et al.,2015, Nature Communication), and wake-promoting GABAergic lateral hypothalamic neurons (Venner et al., 2016, Current Biology) are of particular interest.


For further information, please see the attachment: 
Postdoctoral Position 
Posting Date: February 24, 2017


Postdoctoral Fellow Position 
Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering, University of Toronto
Toronto, ON, Canada

Description: A postdoctoral position is available to work in the labs of Dr. Cindi Morshead and Dr. Milos Popovic in the Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Toronto to study the migration of neural precursor cells in response to electric field stimulation in the CNS with the goal of promoting neural regeneration.   We are looking for candidates with a strong background in electrical engineering for developing in vivo electrical stimulation technologies. A working knowledge of in vivo animal models (including spinal cord injury and stroke), and stem cell biology is an asset.  Candidates should possess demonstrable leadership abilities. Additionally, the candidate should have excellent written and oral communication skills and be highly motivated and adept at working within a team of enthusiastic investigators. The Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering offers an outstanding scientific environment in which to train and collaborate. This is complemented by the training environment within the Department of Surgery in the Faculty of Medicine. The position offers a competitive compensation and benefits package.


To apply, please email a current CV and contact information for 3 referees to Cindi Morshead (cindi.morshead@gmail.com) titled ‘ Morshead/Popovic Postdoc position ’. The position will remain open until filled. Click here for the position flyer
Posting Date: February 3, 2017


Postdoctoral Fellow Positions 
Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO)
Toronto, ON, Canada


Description:  The Hans Heick Memorial Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (“Heick Fellowship”) Program was established in memory of Dr. Hans Heick, one of the founding fathers of the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO). Dr Heick was an extremely important figure in both research and clinical care at the CHEO since its opening in 1974. He was the Chair of CHEO’s first Research Ethics Committee, a post he held from 1974-1985. He (along with his wife, Nicole Begin-Heick) was also a Founding Member of the CHEO Research Institute (RI). Dr. Heick was CHEO Research Institute’s first Director from 1986-88 and then again from 1996-97. Over his career he was Head of Biochemistry, Chief of the Medical Staff, and a member of both CHEO’s Research Advisory Committee and Research Coordinating Committee. Both organizations bear the strong imprint of his selfless and visionary leadership. The primary purpose of the Hans Heick Memorial Postdoctoral Research Fellowship is to support world-class research and training at the CHEO Research Institute. Postdoctoral applicants will be selected based on high academic achievement, personal qualities, demonstrated aptitude, and quality and fit of the proposed research program. Three fellowships are available in the following areas: Department of Pediatrics - two fellowships (one fellowship in Molecular Biomedicine and one fellowship in Clinical Research) and Department of Psychiatry - one fellowship (See link below for a summary of the projects looking for postdoctoral fellows). Each fellowship is comprised of CAD $50,000 per annum shall be awarded for a maximum of two years, subject to review at the end of the first year. Deadline to Apply: January 31st, 2017 at 17:00 EST

Please visit the following link for further details: http://www.cheori.org/en/heickfellowship
Posting Date: January 27, 2017


Postdoctoral Fellow Position 
University of Toronto
Toronto, ON, Canada


Description:  
PDF position available at the University of Toronto to work with Drs. David R. Hampson and Berge Minassian on the development of gene therapy strategies for treating neurodevelopmental and seizure disorders. Applicants must be adept at working with rodents. Desirable skill set includes some combination of the following areas of expertise: rodent surgery, molecular biology, behavioral testing, immunological techniques (e.g. WB, IP, and ICC), and microscopy (e.g. confocal,2-photon, etc. but not MRI imaging). Prior experience working with viral vectors is also a plus. Salary range = $46,000-$50,000 (Can$) depending on experience. Some benefits are also included. Applicants must have completeda Ph.D. degree between 2012 and 2016 and have already published at least 1 first authored paper.

Applications are welcome from both Canadian and non-Canadian citizens. Send cover letter and CV to: David R. Hampson at: d.hampson@utoronto.ca
Posting Date: January 4, 2017


Postdoctoral Fellow Position 
University Health Network
Toronto, ON, Canada

Description: A position is available for a post-doctoral research fellow in the Reid Lab at the Krembil Research Institute/University Health Network, affiliated with the University of Toronto. This is a 2 year position with possibility of extension. This fellowship position is available immediately to study experimental post-traumatic epilepsy. The mission of our research program is to characterize animal models of post-traumatic epilepsy, gain a better understanding of mechanisms involved in the development epilepsy, and develop therapeutic strategies to prevent epilepsy.


For further information, including requirements and how to apply, please see the following link: http://www.recruitingsite.com/csbsites/uhncareers/JobDescription.asp?SiteID=10031&JobNumber=793833&source=indeed.com
Posting Date: January 4, 2017

Faculty Positions

Faculty Position 
Department of Biology, Saint Louis University
St. Louis, MO, USA

Description:  Saint Louis University, a Catholic, Jesuit institution dedicated to student learning, research, health care, and service is seeking applicants for a non tenure-track Assistant Professor in Neuroscience in the Department of Biology to begin in August 2017.
This position will support the interdisciplinary undergraduate major in Neuroscience that is jointly administered by the Departments of Biology and Psychology. Applicants should have a Ph.D., teaching experience, and a commitment to undergraduate student mentoring. Post-doctoral research experience is strongly preferred. The successful candidate is expected to teach Introductory Cellular, Molecular, and Systemic Neuroscience and an advanced senior seminar in neuroscience. In addition, the successful candidate will serve as lab coordinator and instructor for a Neuroscience iLaboratory course. In future years, the successful candidate will be expected to develop and teach an upper level neurobiology elective course such as neurophysiology, neuropharmacology, neuroethology,computational neuroscience, or a topic in the candidate’s area of expertise. Applicants must have a strong background in neuroscience, a commitment to teaching excellence, and a desire to advise and teach a diverse student body.

For further information, please see the link:
 https://jobs.slu.edu/postings/12169 
Posting Date: January 27, 2017


Faculty Position 
Department of Biomedical Sciences, Ontario Veterinary College (OVC), University of Guelph
Guelph, ON, Canada

Description:  The Department of Biomedical Sciences, Ontario Veterinary College (OVC), University of Guelph is seeking applications to fill a tenure-track faculty position in Neuroscience at the rank of Assistant Professor. Applicants must have a PhD degree and must have a minimum of 2 years of postdoctoral experience. The ideal candidate should have a strong background in toxicological effects on nervous system function. Preference will be given to candidates with an established record of teaching, research and communication skills.


For further information, please see the attachment:
 Faculty Position 
Posting Date: January 3, 2017


Faculty Position 
Department of Psychology, College of Social and Applied Human Sciences, University of Guelph
Guelph, ON, Canada

Description:  The Department of Psychology, in the College of Social and Applied Human Sciences at the University of Guelph, invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position in Behavioural Neuroscience at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. Applicants must have a PhD degree in Psychology, Neuroscience or related discipline, and a minimum of 2 years of postdoctoral experience. The ideal candidate will have a strong record of research excellence, research productivity, and independent research funding, as well as an established record of teaching effectiveness.


For further information, please see the link: 
http://www.uoguelph.ca/facultyjobs/postings/ad16-53A.shtml
Posting Date: January 3, 2017



Other Neuroscience Opportunities

EpLink Outreach and Communications Lead 
Toronto, ON, Canada

Description: EpLink is looking for an individual with experience in knowledge translation and outreach. The incumbent will be responsible for working with clinicians, community epilepsy agencies, and people with epilepsy to develop content to promote the purpose and initiatives of EpLink. This 
is a fulltime position for one year, with potential for extension.

For further information, please see the attachment: EpLink Position 
Posting Date: March 24, 2017