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Research Associate Position
Western University
London, ON, Canada

Description:  Western University's BrainsCAN initiative recently received a substantial $66 million investment from the Canada First Research Excellence Fund (CFREF) – the largest research grant in the university's history – providing a significant boost to ongoing research in cognitive neuroscience and imaging at Western. A major component of BrainsCAN is Elite Core Infrastructure, to provide essential support to our researchers.The BrainsCAN Rodent Cognition Core seeks to facilitate understanding of the circuits and mechanisms underlying cognition. Work carried out in the BrainsCAN Rodent Cognition Core capitalizes on the expertise of a world-leading group of researchers—including Tim Bussey, Lisa Saksida, Marco Prado, Vania Prado and Jane Rylett—to combine neurobiological techniques for manipulating brain circuits with sophisticated analysis of cognition using mainly touchscreen-based assessment systems. To learn more about BrainsCAN, please visit: http://www.uwo.ca/brainscan/index.html

BrainsCAN is seeking an experienced Neuroinfomatics Specialist to support this ground-breaking research to better understand disorders such as Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, traumatic brain injury and Schizophrenia. As the Neuroinfomatics Specialist, you will support the development and application of novel algorithms, computational models, integrative methods, database and image analysis and will lead efforts to generate open access and searchable databases as well as automated quality control for touchscreen data and matching optical recordings of neuronal calcium with behavior. You will create new software and use a variety of program languages to drive the efforts for database generation, analyzing behavioral and optical data, content for manuscripts, scientific reports, and disseminating information. As the ideal candidate, you will have a Master’s degree in Computer Science, Bioinformatics or Computational Neuroscience, with the preferred candidate having a PhD in Computer Science or a related discipline.

For further information, please see the attachment: Research Associate Position
Posting Date: July 6, 2016


Research Associate Position
Western University
London, ON, Canada

Description:  Western University's BrainsCAN initiative recently received a substantial $66 million investment from the Canada First Research Excellence Fund (CFREF) – the largest research grant in the university's history – providing a significant boost to ongoing research incognitive neuroscience and imaging at Western. A major component of BrainsCAN is Elite Core Infrastructure, to provide essential support to our researchers.The BrainsCAN Rodent Cognition Core seeks to facilitate understanding of the circuits and mechanisms underlying cognition. Work carried out in the BrainsCAN Rodent Cognition Core capitalizes on the expertise of a world-leading group of researchers—including Tim Bussey, Lisa Saksida, Marco Prado, Vania Prado andJane Rylett—to combine neurobiological techniques for manipulating brain circuits with sophisticated analysis of cognition using mainly touchscreen-based assessment systems. To learn more about BrainsCAN, please visit: http://www.uwo.ca/brainscan/index.html

BrainsCAN is seeking an experienced Research Associate, Touchscreen Platforms to support this ground-breaking research to better understand disorders such as Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, traumatic brain injury and Schizophrenia. As the Research Associate, Touchscreen Platforms, you will conduct multiple experiments to generate platforms to reveal a reproducible cognitive impairment in rodent models that can be therapeutically remediated. You will explore the potential of a number of such platforms that are amenable to high-throughput,touchscreen-based behavioural screening. You will also participate in touchscreen task development. As the ideal candidate, you will have a PhD in Life Sciences, or equivalent, with a strong background in Psychology,preferably with a specialization in Behavioural Neuroscience or Neurobiology.

For further information, please see the attachment: Research Associate Position
Posting Date: July 6, 2016



Research Associate Position
Western University
London, ON, Canada

Description:  Western University's BrainsCAN initiative recently received a substantial $66 million investment from the Canada First Research Excellence Fund (CFREF) – the largest research grant in the university's history – providing a significant boost to ongoing research in cognitive neuroscience and imaging at Western. A major component of BrainsCAN is Elite Core Infrastructure, to provide essential support to our researchers.The BrainsCAN Rodent Cognition Core seeks to facilitate understanding of the circuits and mechanisms underlying cognition. Work carried out in the BrainsCAN Rodent Cognition Core capitalizes on the expertise of a world-leading group of researchers—including Tim Bussey, Lisa Saksida, Marco Prado, Vania Prado and Jane Rylett—to combine neurobiological techniques for manipulating brain circuits with sophisticated analysis of cognition using mainly touchscreen-based assessment systems. To learn more about BrainsCAN, please visit: http://www.uwo.ca/brainscan/index.html

BrainsCAN is seeking an experienced Research Associate, Advanced In Vivo Circuit Techniques to support this groundbreaking research to better understand disorders such as Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, traumatic brain injury and Schizophrenia. As the Research Associate, Advanced In Vivo Circuit Techniques, you will lead experiments involving manipulation and visualization of brain circuits in rodents, combined with sophisticated assessment of cognition using mainly touchscreen based tests. You will combine the use of optogenetics, in vivo calcium imaging and touchscreen tests to dissect key circuits engaged for performance in different cognitive tests. You will also participate in analyzing data and disseminating results including writing manuscripts. As the ideal candidate, you will have a PhD in Life Sciences, or equivalent, with a strong background in Psychology, preferably with a specialization in Behavioural Neuroscience or Neurobiology.

For further information, please see the attachment: Research Associate Position
Posting Date: July 6, 2016



Other Neuroscience Opportunities

Computational Neuroscience Research Scientist
Krembil Research Institute/Toronto Western Hospital
Toronto, ON, Canada

Description:  The Krembil Research Institute at the University Health Network in Toronto Canada invites applicants to apply for a Scientist position in the area of Computational Neuroscience. The ideal candidate will have a PhD in a relevant field, research expertise and experience in mathematical and computational modeling, and research interests that complement those of the Institute in neurobiology and neurodegeneration. Candidates whose research interests encompasses cellular, micro/macro circuits and/or large scale brain models, and who have collaborative experimental experience are especially encouraged. The successful candidate will have the ability to establish an independent, well-funded program and will be eligible for appointment at the appropriate level within the University of Toronto. The Krembil is one the principal research institutes of the University Health Network of academic teaching hospitals associated with the University of Toronto; the Krembil is also one of the largest research institutes in Canada focusing on human neurological disease from both a basic science and clinical research perspective. The University Health Network (UHN) is Canada's largest academic medical centre, comprising four major teaching hospitals. Qualified applicants must attach their letter of interest, research plan, resume PDF format to the online application and complete some initial screening questions.The search committee will begin to review applications in September with a potential start date in Winter 2018.. 


For further information, please see the link: 
https://www.recruitingsite.com/csbsites/uhncareers/JobDescription.asp?SiteID=10031&JobNumber=805761
Posting Date: July 5, 2017