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Graduate Student Opportunities


ResearchAssociate/technician
University of Toronto
Toronto, ON, Canada 

Description: We are seeking to hire a full-time Research Associate (with Ph.D.degree) or a technician (with B.Sc. or M.Sc. degree) to conduct laboratoryexperiments assessing the efficacy of gene therapy treatments in rodent modelsof neurological disorders.  Specifically,our research at the University of Toronto is directed towards the study ofneurodevelopmental disorders caused by gene mutations, and the development oftreatments for these conditions.  Dutiesand areas of expertise include conducting in vivo experiments in rodents thatencompass (1) various behavioral analyses and (2) EEG recordings.

Skill set requirements: Prior hands-on experience working with mice and/orrats, plus established and documented expertise as listed above.  Strong communication and organizationalskills; self-motivated with an ability to multi-task; ability to work in acollaborative group of multi-disciplinary researchers and trainees.  This is a twelve-month term position at 1.0FTE with the opportunity for renewal.Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications. Please sendcover letter and CV to: d.hampson@utoronto.ca

MSc Position
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, University of Toronto
Toronto, ON, Canada 

Description: MSc position available starting Summer/Fall 2018 to work on a project involving neuromodulation therapies (e.g. deep brain stimulation/focused ultrasound) in animal models of traumatic brain injury, stroke and stress. The main goal is to study mechanisms of neuromodulation with focus on translational research and treatment-induced plastic changes. 

The projects will involve different techniques, including animal behavior, stereotactic surgery, brain stimulation, pharmacological injections, immunohistochemistry and other neurochemical techniques.

Interest candidates should contact Clement Hamani at Clement.Hamani@sunnybrook.ca

Supervision will be through the Institute of Medical Science, University of Toronto. Candidates must make sure they qualify according to their website.

Posting Date: July 25, 2018


PhD Position
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, University of Toronto
Toronto, ON, Canada 

Description: PhD position available starting Summer/Fall 2018 to work on a project involving neuromodulation therapies (e.g. deep brain stimulation/focused ultrasound) in animal models of traumatic brain injury, stroke and stress. The main goal is to study mechanisms of neuromodulation with focus on translational research and treatment-induced plastic changes. 

The projects will involve different techniques, including animal behavior, stereotactic surgery, brain stimulation, pharmacological injections, immunohistochemistry and other neurochemical techniques.

Interest candidates should contact Clement Hamani at Clement.Hamani@sunnybrook.ca

Supervision will be through the Institute of Medical Science, University of Toronto. Candidates must make sure they qualify according to their website.

Posting Date: July 25, 2018

Postdoctoral Fellow Opportunities

Postdoctoral Position
Brudnick Neuropsychiatric Research Institute
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Description: Click here for posting details and application instructions

Post-Doctoral Position
Robarts Research Institute, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry at Western University
Description: Clickhere for posting details and application instructions

Postdoctoral Position
Faculty of Music, University of Toronto 
Toronto, ON, Canada
Description: Amultidisciplinary research team in Toronto seeks a Postdoctoral Fellow toconduct research as part of the first large Canadian national grant - CIHR SPORChronic Pain Network - dedicated to conducting innovative research to improvethe lives of many Canadians with chronic pain. The successful candidate will examine the effects and mechanisms associated with complementary therapyfor managing chronic pain (i.e., Rhythmic Sensory Stimulation and Music) using behavioraland neuroimaging methods, including MEGand MRI. The successful candidate willcollaborate with experts in various fields at renowned academic centres acrossthe city, including the Toronto Academic PainMedicine Institute at Women’s College Hospital, the Rotman Research Institute at Baycrest HealthSciences, and the Faculty of Music at University of Toronto.

For further information, please see the attached: Postdoctoral Position
Posting Date: June 20, 2018


Faculty Opportunities

Professor - James B. Bassingthwaighte Chair in Integrative Physiology 
Department of Physiology and the Donnelly Centre for Cellular and Biomolecular Research
University of Toronto

Description: The Department of Physiology and the DonnellyCentre for Cellular and Biomolecular Research invite applications for atenure-stream appointment at the rank of Professor, with an effective startdate of the appointment is January 1, 2019 or shortly thereafter. Thesuccessful candidate will be considered immediately for tenure and forappointment as the James B. Bassingthwaighte Chair in Integrative Physiology, anew endowed Chair position at the University of Toronto. The appointment asChair will be for an initial 5 year term, renewable following a favorablereview. 

Job Closing: Oct 15, 2018, Open Until Filled
Please see link for further information.


Scientist/Assistant Professor (2 Positions) – held jointly between the Research Institute, Hospital for Sick Children and Department of Physiology, University of Toronto
Hospital for Sick Children and University of Toronto 
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Description: 
The Research Institute at the Hospital for Sick Children and the Department of Physiology at the University of Toronto (UofT) are accepting applications for two full–time permanent Scientists with nontenured faculty appointments at the rank of Assistant Professor, in the specialty area of neuroscience. The appointments are available immediately. The Search Committee is seeking two outstanding individuals with proven internationally recognized track records in any field of neuroscience, although applicants with an interest in the following areas are particularly encouraged to apply: developmental neuroscience, cellular and molecular neuroscience, systems neuroscience, human neurophysiology/neural dynamics.


For further information, please see attached:Assistant Professor Position
Posting Date: July 4, 2018

Other Neuroscience Opportunities

Research Associate - Policy Bench, Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work 

University of Toronto and Hospital for Sick Children 
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Description: 
TheUniversity of Toronto and the Hospital for Sick Children produceresearch of exceptional, world-class quality in the area of childdevelopment. The Policy Bench provides an opportunity for government andother stakeholders to access this diverse, interdisciplinary expertisethrough a simple, responsive mechanism. This will ensure policies withdirect or indirect effects on child development are based on the latestevidence across a multitude of disciplines –health, psychology, socialwork, education, economics and medical sciences. The Policy Bench willsynthesize large and diverse bodies of literature on early childdevelopment, customized for specific policy requests from governments,NGOs and other relevant stakeholders; translated and disseminated inways that make the evidence accessible and applicable to each query. Theservice can be nimble and quick or offer in-depth approaches for morecomprehensive results, depending on the specific query. 

For further information, please see the link https://utoronto.taleo.net/careersection/10000/jobdetail.ftl?job=1803198&tz=GMT-04:00
Posting Date: July 10, 2018
Closing Date: July 31, 2018

Research Manager - Department of Anesthesia, Sunnybrook Research Institute

Temporary full time, 1 yearcontract with possibility of renewal

SunnybrookResearch Institute is seeking a Research Manager with strong leadership skillsin the Department of Anesthesia at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. Thesuccessful candidate will work closely with the Co-Directors of Research andseveral Principal Investigators to develop, manage, and coordinate all aspectsof the research program (clinical and preclinical).

Qualifications:

·Post-secondary degree in science or ahealth-relate disciple (Min. Masters or PhD)

·At least 2 years of clinical and/or laboratoryresearch experience, managerial experience is an asset

·Prior experience with Health Canada trials

·Ability to create and manage budgets,spreadsheets, databases

·Ability to supervise staff of 7-10 people 

·Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (both written andverbal) with ability to work both independently and in a team environment. 

·Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail withcapacity to manage multiple responsibilities in a timely manner.

·Strong financial and accounting skills

·Strong computer skills and competence with PubMed, Microsoft programs(Word, Excel, Access, Powerpoint), NVivo, SPSS, Adobe

·Willing to travel between the two hospitalcampuses and the University of Toronto, St. George campus

Responsibilities to include:

·Manage all aspects of clinical studies and assistwith pre-clinical projects from conception to completion including studydesign, grant writing and submission, REB/Health Canada submission,  budgetdevelopment, acquisition of materials and supplies, identify personnelrequirements, and manuscript preparation

·Recruit, train and supervise research personnel,graduate students and summer students

·Develop, maintain and oversee research budgets

·Report and track progress of research within theDepartment and prepare reports.

·Maintain research databases and perform audits to ensure dataintegrity and accuracy.

·Assist with literature searches, data analysis, abstracts, posters andmanuscript preparation.

·Liaise between PIs, Health Canada, REB, legal services and externalstakeholders to facilitate timely and efficient communication and taskcompletion

·Ensure that all research personnel comply with International GoodClinical Practice Guidelines, applicable national and international regulatoryrequirements as well as the institutional and divisional standard operatingprocedures

·Protect and maintain participant confidentiality at all times.

·Perform other administrative tasks as necessary.

Qualified candidates are invited to submit aresume to: Shelly.Au@sunnybrook.ca

We thank all applicants fortheir interest but only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.No phone calls please.

Posting Date: May 5, 2018