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Graduate Student Opportunities

Student Positions
McGill University 
Montreal, QC, Canada


Description: The laboratory of Prof. Natasha Rajah, Department of Psychiatry, McGill University (Montreal, Canada) is currently seeking talented and motivated graduate students. Our research focus is on conducting cross-sectional adult lifespan studies using neuroimaging methods to investigate healthy brain aging and its impact on memory function. In addition,we study how genetic risk factors for late-onset Alzheimer’s disease (AD),biological sex, and sex hormones impact memory and brain function across the adult lifespan. We use a variety of fMRI and structural MRI analytic methods to understand how these aforementioned variables are associated with age-related differences in brain structure, function, and connectivity; and how this in turn impacts memory and other cognitive processes at different stages of adulthood. Graduate students have the opportunity to design, conduct and analyse structural and/or functional MRI studies.


For further information, please see the attachment: Student Positions 
Posting Date: August 17, 2017



Postdoctoral Fellow Opportunities

Postdoctoral Fellow Positions 
Brain Repair Centre, Dalhousie University
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Description: Position available for a postdoctoral fellow at the Brain Repair Centre (www.BrainRepair.ca), in the Faculty of Medicine,Department of Medical Neuroscience, Dalhousie University, under the directorship of Professor Victor Rafuse. The Rafuse lab (http://victorrafuselab.com/) studies various aspects of neuromuscular development, motor neuron diseases such as ALS, and ways to restore function to paralyzed skeletal muscles. We utilize multiple techniques ranging from mouse electrophysiology to in vitro studies using stem cell derived motoneurons and muscle fibers. One position will focus on the study of synaptic dysfunction at the neuromuscular junction using in vivo and in vitro models of ALS. A second position involves a more translational research project designed to restore functionto paralyzed muscles using light-activated ion channels. Both positions are located in the Brain Repair Centre at Dalhousie University in beautiful Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA http://www.destinationhalifax.com


For further information, please see the attachment: Postdoctoral Positions 
Posting Date: November 2, 2017


Postdoctoral Fellow Positions 
Lunenfeld –Tanenbaum Research Institute, Mount Sinai Hospital
Toronto, ON, Canada


Description:  The Laboratory of Dr.Graham Collingridge, located at the Lunenfeld–Tanenbaum Research Institute of Mount Sinai Hospital (affiliated with University of Toronto) is currently seeking highly motivated post-doctoral fellows skilled in electrophysiology (preferably with single cell recording experience) and ideally also imaging.  The lab is studying synaptic plasticity mechanisms, with a focus on the role of glutamate receptors and the hippocampus in health and disease models.  We welcome other neuroscience projects, however we will first consider specific projects that have been funded by a CIHR Foundation grant and by Brain Canada. We arelocated in the Toronto Discovery District which represents one of the largest neuroscience communities in North America.You will have access to a rich assortment of expertise and collaboration.  The lab is very well equipped and has a variety of tools and techniques including mouse models, neurobehavioural testing, in vitro and vivo optical and electrical recordings, multiphoton and fluorescence imaging, genetics, proteomics and biochemistry.

Interested applicants are asked to forward a copy of their CV, as well as the names of 3 referees whom we may contact, to Francesca Fabry at fabry@lunenfeld.ca
Posting Date: September 28, 2017



Postdoctoral Fellow Positions 
McGill University 
Montreal, QC, Canada

Description: The laboratory of Prof. Natasha Rajah, Department of Psychiatry, McGill University (Montreal, Canada) is currently seeking talented and motivated post-doctoral researchers. Our research focus is on conducting cross-sectional adult lifespan studies using neuroimaging methods to investigate healthy brain aging and its impact on memory function. In addition,we study how genetic risk factors for late-onset Alzheimer’s disease (AD),biological sex, and sex hormones impact memory and brain function across the adult lifespan. We use a variety of fMRI and structural MRI analytic methods to understand how these aforementioned variables are associated with age-related differences in brain structure, function, and connectivity; and how this in turn impacts memory and other cognitive processes at different stages of adulthood. Specifically, the lab is seeking post-doctoral researchers with computational neuroscience training and/or training in cognitive neuroscience of aging and memory.


For further information, please see the attachment: Postdoctoral Positions 
Posting Date: August 17, 2017


Faculty Positions

Faculty Positions 
University of Colorado
Denver, CO, USA

Description:  The Department of Physiology and Biophysics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine is seeking to fill up to two tenure-track Assistant Professor positions in the areas of Neuroscience/Physiology. Applicants with more senior ranks may be considered in special cases. The applicant’s research program should address fundamental physiological questions at systems, cellular, or molecular levels, and complement and/or extend the Department’s existing research strengths in nervous and cardiovascular system function and computational science(www.medschool.ucdenver.edu/physiology). We especially encourage applicants using state-of-the-art imaging, electrophysiological and/or computational approaches. We expect appointees to conduct vigorous independent research andto participate in professional and graduate teaching and training.

For further information,please see the attachment:
 Two faculty positions in neuroscience/physiology 
Posting Date: August 16, 2017


Faculty Position 
Department of Physiology, McGill University
Montreal, QC, Canada

Description:  The Department of Physiology at McGill University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the area of systems neuroscience with an emphasis on brain function in health and disease. The rank of the position is open. We are specifically seeking talented investigators who will develop an independent and innovative research program using non-human primates. This program will use state of the art techniques(e.g., optogenetics, CRISPR-CAS9) in order to study neural circuit function in health with a focus on how alterations of these circuits leads to cognitive defects mimicking those found in patients suffering from brain disorders. The successful candidate’s research program will help complement existing expertise within the department in both visual and self-motion perception for which significant infrastructure and operating funds have already been acquired.Neuroscience has been identified as a priority in McGill University’s strategic research plan with large investments currently supporting an ambitious effort to advance understanding of the human brain and ease the burden of neurological and mental-health disorders. The City of Montreal is furthermore home of one of the largest neuroscience communities in North America. We offer attractive salary and start-up packages and a supportive environment designed to allow starting faculty to develop robust research programs.


For further information, please see the link:
 http://www.mcgill.ca/medicine-academic/files/medicine-academic/20170807_job_posting_final_crc_15034a-150601_-_physiology.pdf
Posting Date: August 15, 2017



Other Neuroscience Opportunities

Research and Policy Analyst
Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction
Ottawa, ON, Canada

Description:  The Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA) changes lives by bringing people and knowledge together to reduce the harms of alcohol and other drugs on society. We partner with public,private and non-governmental organizations to improve the health and safety of Canadians. A non-governmental organization with a national focus, CCSA's vision is for a healthier Canadian society where evidence transforms approaches to substance use. Reporting to the Associate Director, Research and Policy, the Research & Policy Analyst (RPA) is a subject matter expert who conducts research and responds to research requests (both internal to CCSA and external), and provides research-based policy analysis relevant to CCSA's priorities. The RPA may represent CCSA on various expert committees and working groups and provide advice on research initiatives and their impact on public policy. The RPA works in collaboration with CCSA's external facing divisions to communicate key messages and aid in the knowledge mobilization of research findings.. 


For further information, please see the link: http://www.ccdus.ca/Eng/About-CCSA/Career-Opportunities/Pages/default.aspx#RPA
Posting Date: October 16, 2017


Manager of Programs
Brain Canada
Montreal, QC, Canada

Description:  
Brain Canada is searching for a Manager of Programs who will manage the administration of research, platform, capacity-building and knowledge translation grants that advance Brain Canada’s mission. This includes launching competitions, coordinating the peer review process and administering grants. The candidate must have proven expertise in process and project management, experience working in a research funding organization or in an administrative capacity in a research performing organization, and knowledge of all aspects of running a research competition, including the peer review process. The Manager must be located in or re-locate to Montreal (where the Head Office of Brain Canada is located).

For further information, please see the link: https://braincanada.ca/jobs/manager-of-programs
Posting Date: August 21, 2017