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Graduate Student Opportunities

Graduate Student positions 
Dr. Jeffrey Henderson, Division of Biomolecular Sciences, Director, Murine Imaging and Histology (MIH) Core Facility, Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy,University of Toronto 
Toronto, ON, Canada

Description: We are currently interviewing strong enthusiastic candidates for graduate studies in the areas indicated (See additional description of research topics in the attachment below).

The laboratory's research is organized along three main themes:

Post-mitochondrial regulation of regulated cell death in the mammalian CNS.

EphB-mediated control of neural connectivity.

Development and analysis of small molecule therapeutics to neurodegenerative injury.

For further information, please see the attachment: Graduate Student Positions
Posting Date: February 15, 2018

Graduate studies positions 
Dr. Andrea Iaboni, Dementia Rehab Program, Mobility Team, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, University of Toronto
Toronto, ON, Canada

Description: We are looking for enthusiastic graduate students to work with Dr. Andrea Iaboni and the Mobility Team at the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute. Dr. Iaboni is a geriatric psychiatrist and clinician-investigator based in the Geriatric Rehabilitation Program, with a particular interest in the clinical care of patients with advanced dementia.  Her research is focused on the clinical assessment and management of falls risk in vulnerable older adults, including those with depression and dementia.  She has several projects ongoing including those related to the effect of psychotropic medications on mobility in older adults and the development of technology for assessment of mobility in the advanced dementia population.

One potential project is an examination of the relationship between SSRI drug useand mobility in older adults.  The second project involves the pilot testing of a new mobility staging tool in dementia.  There is funding to support graduate students for both of these projects. The ideal candidate will have research experience in mobility assessment and in research in clinical populations. For the second project, experience in measurement theory and scale development, and knowledge in the area of mobility and falls in people with dementia would be significant assets. The Toronto Rehabilitation Institute has state of the art research facilities for the rehabilitation sciences. It is located in downtown in Toronto, a livable and cosmopolitan city known for its diversity and vibrant academic community.

Potential candidates should email their CV, research statement, and contact details of two academic references to: andrea.iaboni@uhn.ca. 
Posting Date: January 24, 2018

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

Description: PhD position available starting Winter 2018 to work on a project involving neuromodulation therapies (e.g. deep brain stimulation/focused ultrasound) in animal models of stress/anxiety and depression. 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, optochemogenetics, 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: December 20, 2017

Postdoctoral Fellow Opportunities

Postdoctoral Position
Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, University of Toronto 
Toronto, ON, Canada

Description: A postdoctoral position is available immediately in the laboratory of Dr. Susan George in the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology at the University of Toronto. This position is funded to investigate the regulation and the role of dopamine and other G protein coupled receptor complexes in the neurobiology of motivated and aversive behaviour, including responses to chronic stress in rodent models of major depression and drug addiction. The ideal candidate will be a recent Ph.D. graduate with a relevant background in Neuroscience, Pharmacology or a related area. Strong background and technical skills in molecular biology, rodent behaviour, neuroanatomy, stereotaxic surgery, immunohistochemical techniques, calcium imaging and confocal microscopy will be an asset. Candidates who have a successful track record of obtaining external personnel funding will be given priority. The initial appointment will be for two years with the possibility of extension.Postdoctoral researchers will be mentored to facilitate their transition to an independent research career. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications,laboratory experience, and institutional guidelines.

Please respond with a current CV, statement of research interest and the names of 3 potential references to Dr. Susan George<s.george@utoronto.ca> 
Posting Date: February 12, 2018

Postdoctoral Position in Translational Neuroscience  
University of Toronto 
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

We invite highly motivated and responsible candidates to apply for a postdoctoral position in translational neuroscience. This position is funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) for a position in Dr. Beverley Orser’s laboratory (www.orserlab.com), which is located at the University of Toronto. The research program focuses on the role of GABA-A receptors in regulating network plasticity and memory performance in health and disease.

For further information, please see the link:  http://can-acn.org/postdoctoral-position-in-translational-neuroscience-orser-lab
Posting Date: February 12, 2018

Postdoctoral Positions 
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), University of Toronto 
Toronto,  ON, Canada

Description: Our current research mainly focuses on but is not limited to the identification of novel targets for the development of therapeutics (protein peptide/small molecules) for the treatment of psychiatric diseases such as major depression, schizophrenia, autism spectrum disorders,drug addiction and multiple sclerosis, as well as other neurological disorders.  (Neuron 84(6): 1302-16, 2014; Nature Medicine16(2): 1393-5, 2010). CAMH offers a unique and highly favorable environment to conduct multidisciplinary projects. The position will have excellent opportunity to collaborate with other strong researchers within the Centre and affiliated institutes of University of Toronto. The projects will involve multiple techniques ranging from receptor pharmacology, biochemistry, image microscopy, rodent model and surgery, rodent behavioral analysis. Self-motivated individuals trained in biochemistry, molecular biology, pharmacology, immunohistochemistry, and animal behavior are encouraged to apply. Experience in neurotransmitter receptors is preferred. Competitive salary will be provided based on research experience.

Applicants for the position should submit a cover letter, and CV. Please address your application, preferably via email, to: Dr. Fang Liu, E-mail: fang.liu@camh.ca 
Posting Date: January 31, 2018

Postdoctoral Position 
Samuel Young Laboratory,  University of Iowa  Carver College of Medicine
Iowa  City,  IA, USA

Description: There is an open post-doctoral position for an enthusiastic and highly motivated individual in the laboratory of Samuel Young (https://young.lab.uiowa.edu/) at  the  University of Iowa  Carver College of Medicine,  Iowa  City,IA.  The Young  laboratory is  focused  on the  fundamental question: “How  do synapses  enable  neuronal circuits  to  transmit a  wide  diversity of information?”  Outcomes from our work will define the molecular principles that govern how synaptic properties drive neuronal circuit output, which underpins organism behavior. Using the calyx of Held presynaptic terminal as the primary model in combination with cutting edge viral vector technology  and mouse models,  we are 1)  determining the mechanisms  for fast auditory  signalling  2)defining  the  molecular mechanisms  that  regulate Cav2  subtypes levels  and organization in the presynaptic terminal and their roles in defining neural circuit function. The ideal candidate must  have  a PhD in a related scientific discipline and be well trained in electrophysiology and patch-clamp techniques.  In addition,a background in molecular biology, advanced microscopy techniques, or hearing sciences is preferred. The candidate must have at least one first author publication.

For further information, please see the attachment: Postdoctoral Position 
Posting Date: January 29, 2018

Postdoctoral Position 
Yale University 
New Haven, Connecticut, USA

Description: The goal of our laboratory is to understand the function of genes involved in autism spectrum disorders at the cellular,molecular, circuit, and behavioral levels using zebrafish as a model system.Our laboratory has generated zebrafish mutants in multiple autism risk genesusing CRISPRs, which we are studying to understand how loss of autism risk genes alters fundamental processes of vertebrate brain development (Hoffman etal. 2016 Neuron). The post-doctoral candidate will perform phenotypic analyses of multiple zebrafish mutants of autism risk genes using a combination of molecular, cellular, and imaging approaches.

For further information, please see the attachment: Postdoctoral Position 
Posting Date: January 8, 2018

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

Research Associate Opportunities

Research Associate Position 
Sunnybrook Research Institute 
Toronto, ON, Canada

Description: Sunnybrook Research Institute is looking for a Research Associate who has a research background in human studies of neurodegenerative disorders. The focus of the position will be on research examining sex differences in neurodegeneration, e.g., Alzheimer’s disease, and will be located at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. Applications should be submitted electronically and should include a cover letter describing how the candidate’s background and qualifications meet those described above for theposition and complete Curriculum Vitae. The Sunnybrook Research Institute is committed to providing accessible employment practices that are in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (‘AODA’). If you require accommodation for disability during any stage of the recruitment process, please indicate this in your cover letter. We thank all applicants for their interest but only candidates short-listed for interview will be contacted.

For further information, please see the attachment: Research Associate Position 
Posting Date: November 28, 2017

Faculty Opportunities

Tenure Track Assistant Professor – Human Neuroimaging 
University of Lethbridge 
Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada

The Department of Neuroscience at the University of Lethbridge seeks an exceptional neuroscientist to fill a position at the Assistant Professor level. This is a probationary (tenure track) appointment,beginning July 1, 2018. Candidates must have demonstrated excellence in research on human cerebral function, with systems-level and/or computational approaches, utilizing state-of-the-art imaging methods, including MRI.

For further information, please see the link:  http://can-acn.org/tenure-track-assistant-professor-human-neuroimaging-university-of-lethbridge
Posting Date: February 12, 2018

Principal Investigator Position 
Sainte-Justine University Hospital Research Centre – Facultyof Medicine, Université de Montréal 
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

The Research Centre of the CHU Saint-Justine (CHUSJ) in partnership with the Department of Neurosciences of the Université de Montréal (UdeM) is seeking applicants for a principal investigator position at the rank of assistant research professor in the field of neurodevelopment and the specific use of induced Pluripotent Stem Cells (iPSC) for the study and treatment of neurodevelopmental disorders.

For further information, please see the link:  http://can-acn.org/new-principal-investigator-position-in-areas-related-to-cutting-edge-stem-cell-approaches-to-study-neurodevelopmental-diseases-at-sainte-justine-university-hospital-research-centre-faculty-o
Posting Date: February 12, 2018

Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Neuropharmacology  
Queen’s University 
Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Applicants will be expected to provide evidence of an ability to work collaboratively in an interdisciplinary and student-centered environment. The successful candidate will make contributions through service to the department, the Faculty, the University, and/or the broader community.Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. This position is subject to final budgetary approval by the University.

For further information, please see the link:  http://can-acn.org/tenure-track-faculty-position-in-neuropharmacology-queens-university
Posting Date: February 12, 2018

Other Neuroscience Opportunities

Research Scientist
Nevro Corp. 
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

Nevro Corp. is looking for a neuroscientist (2 year contract) who has experience with patch clamp from spinal cord and/or brain slices. Essential function of this position is to perform electrophysiological studies on the mechanism of spinal cord stimulation being developed from NevroCorp. in addition, need to provide scientific oversight for all active projects, including giving timely feedback and/or advice within the department and all supporting groups.

For further information, please see the link:  http://can-acn.org/research-scientist-nevro-corp
Posting Date: February 12, 2018

Full or part time Technician Position
University of Toronto
Toronto, ON, Canada

Description:  Bachelor or M.Sci. of Science degree in molecular biology, biochemistry, genetics, pharmacology, or pharmaceutical sciences, plus at least 1 year experience working in a laboratory, including work with mice or rats. Duties include ordering reagents, conducting protein assays, western blots, and immunohistochemical analyses. 

Please contact Dr. David R. Hampson at d.hampson@utoronto.ca and place “CPIN job” in subject heading.
Posting Date: December 7, 2017