CANADA RESEARCH CHAIR (TIER 2) IN NEUROSCIENCE Assistant/Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba Position # CRC#23967 Professorial#23966
The Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba invites applications for a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Neuroscience. The CRC program enables Canadian universities to foster world-class research excellence. This CRC aligns with the University’s strategic research plan of fostering continued development of a rapidly-growing Manitoba neuroscience cluster supported by more than $65 million in recent infrastructure and personnel investment. This will be a full-time tenure or tenure-track appointment in the Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, beginning June 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.
Candidates must have an MD and/or PhD, several years of postdoctoral experience and a highly productive track record of scholarly activity. The recruit is expected to develop a rigorous, independently funded research program (e.g. NSERC, CIHR and other recognized funding agencies). Potential research areas of interest include but are not limited to cellular and molecular neuroscience, systems neuroscience, cognitive/behavioral neuroscience, computational neuroscience and clinical neuroscience. He or she will integrate into the Neuroscience Research Program in the Kleysen Institute for Advanced Medicine (KIAM). Opened in 2013, the KIAM Neuroscience Research Program is an interdepartmental program with nine full-time faculty and state-of-the-art live cell imaging, electrophysiology, cell biology and human PET and MRI facilities. KIAM is located adjacent to other Rady Faculty of Health Sciences facilities and within the Winnipeg Health Sciences Centre, which is the largest healthcare facility in Manitoba. In addition to KIAM facilities, the successful candidate will have access to University of Manitoba Central Animal Care Services, which provides a broad spectrum of support for small and large animal research including housing, genetic models development, surgery, behavioral testing and imaging (optical imaging, micro-CT, 7 Tesla MRI/PET, ultrasound, two-photon imaging).
Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics faculty maintain well-funded interdisciplinary research programs. Faculty are normally members of several University of Manitoba and affiliated research institutes, including KIAM, the Children’s Health Research Institute of Manitoba and the Research Institute of Oncology and Hematology. There is thus an exceptional opportunity for the successful candidate to participate in interdisciplinary and collaborative research in a department with complementary and diverse skills.
The recruit is expected, at a limited level directed by CRC rules, to teach and provide service to the department. The successful applicant will be nominated for a Tier 2 CRC supported by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council. A successful CRC application requires that applicants 1) be exceptional emerging scholars with less than 10 years of experience as an active researcher since obtaining their terminal degree at the time of nomination, and 2) develop a research program focused on the natural science of the nervous system. Tier 2 Chairs are valued at $100,000 per year for 5 years with an option to renew once. Applicants who are more than 10 years from having earned their highest degree (and where career breaks exist, such as maternity, parental or extended sick leave, clinical training, etc.) will have their eligibility for a Tier 2 Chair assessed through the program’s Tier 2 justification process. Please see the UM’s strategic research initiative office for more information (http://umanitoba.ca/research/ors/). The Canada Research Chairs website also provides full program information including details on eligibility criteria at: http://www.chairs-chaires.gc.ca/program-programme/nomination-mise_en_candidature-eng.aspx.
The University of Manitoba is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from women, racialized persons/persons of colour, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, persons of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. International applicants are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.
Note that application materials may be shared with participating members of the search process. All materials, including reference letters, will be handled in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (Manitoba). Applications will start to be considered on 1st September 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. It is anticipated the position will begin on 1st June 2019 or as soon as possible, thereafter.
Winnipeg is a vibrant, growing, diverse city with a population of over 750,000. Winnipeg is the largest city and the Capital of the Province of Manitoba and has rich cultural and leisure offerings, including symphony, museums, opera, dance, theatre, professional sports, and ethnic festivals (https://www.tourismwinnipeg.com).
Interested candidates should forward a CV (including details of history of mentorship of trainees), letter of introduction, 5 year research plan and the names of three referees by email to:
Paul Fernyhough Chair, CRC Faculty Search Committee Department of Pharmacology & Therapeutics Rady Faculty of Health Sciences University of Manitoba A205 Chown Building, 753 McDermot Avenue Winnipeg, MB, Canada R3E OW3 Tel: (204) 235-3939 or (204) 235-3692 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Internal Number: 23967/23966
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