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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 
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



Research Associate Opportunities

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



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

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: 
http://braincanada.ca/files/Manager_of_Programs_Brain_Canada_EN.pdf
Posting Date: August 21, 2017


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