Medicine - Assistant or Associate Professor (Traumatic Brain Injury)

University of Manitoba and the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority

Location: Manitoba
Date posted: 2013-03-22

UNIVERSITY OF MANITOBA FACULTY OF MEDICINE Tenure-Track Faculty Positions in Traumatic Brain Injury. The Faculty of Medicine, University of Manitoba and the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority are developing a new priority initiative, the Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Program. Two (2) tenure-track faculty positions are available at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, commensurate with qualifications and experience. Positions 10634 and 10635. Candidates must have a PhD and/or MD with at least 2 years of postdoctoral research experience and be able to demonstrate exceptional potential to become independently-funded principal investigators of TBI.

Successful applicants will be expected to develop rigorous, independently-funded research programs with a primary focus on TBI and will be integral components of a new TBI Program dedicated to basic and translational TBI modeling and discovery. TBI research areas could include studies of pathogenesis, functional/behavioral consequences of TBI, neuroimaging, therapy/protection or regeneration. Successful applicants are also expected to teach and train graduate students in neuroscience and related disciplines, and will be offered an academic appointment in a basic science department to be determined according to his/her interests and specialty area. All candidates are expected to develop strong collaborations in translational research with relevant clinical departments (e.g. neurosurgery, anesthesia, neurology, pathology, clinical neuropsychology, radiology, or psychiatry) or other faculties (e.g. engineering, chemistry).

The Program will be housed in dedicated laboratory space in the new Kleysen Institute for Advanced Medicine, which is part of the Health Sciences Centre complex. One of the goals of the Institute is to foster research that integrates basic and clinical studies with a focus on human neurological diseases in areas including traumatic brain injury, mental health and neurodegenerative diseases. The successful candidate will be provided with a competitive start-up package and will have access to numerous centralized facilities and expertise including human/animal imaging (MRI, CT, PET, two-photon laser scanning microscopy), behavior testing systems, transgenic mouse facility, proteomics, and cell sorting.

Learn more about our research at http://www.umanitoba.ca/faculties/medicine/research. Winnipeg has a strong health research focus. The city has a rich cultural environment, including symphony, opera, dance, theatre, professional sports and ethnic festivals. The region provides many opportunities for outdoor recreation in all seasons. Learn more about Winnipeg at http://www.winnipeg.ca.

Candidates are to forward further enquiries or a letter of application together with curriculum vitae, supportive information, a statement of research interests (specifying past and planned research related to traumatic brain injury) and the names and contact information of three referees to: Dr. Kevin Coombs, co-Chair, Traumatic Brain Injury Program search committee ( neurobio@cc.umanitoba.ca ), Faculty of Medicine, University of Manitoba, Room A108 Chown Bldg, 753 McDermot Ave., Winnipeg, MB R3E 0T6 Tel: (204) 789-3375 Fax: (204) 789-3942. Selection process starts on June 15, 2013 and will remain open until filled. Anticipated start date is January 1, 2014 or as soon thereafter as possible.

Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (Manitoba). Please note that curriculum vitaes may be provided to participating members of the search process.

The University of Manitoba is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace. Applications are encouraged from qualified applicants including members of visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, people with disabilities, people of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the university. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.




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