Neuroscience - Tier 2 Canada Research Chair (Neuroscience/Brain Repair)

Memorial University of Newfoundland

Location: Newfoundland and Labrador
Date posted: 2013-04-03

Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Neuroscience/Brain Repair
Assistant Professor

Applications are invited for a tenure track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in the Division of BioMedical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada, subject to budgetary approval. The successful applicant will be nominated for a CRC Tier 2 Chair in Neuroscience and Brain Repair. Information about the Canada Research Chairs program can be found at

We seek applicants with demonstrated research excellence in brain repair and neuroplasticity utilizing integrative (molecular, cellular and behavioral) approaches. Candidates who have research interests related to promoting recovery of function following stroke would be of particular interest. Applicants are required to have a PhD, postdoctoral research experience and a commitment to excellence in research and teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

The successful individual will be expected to establish a strong, independent research program in the Division of BioMedical Sciences, home to a neuroscience research group with expertise in memory and learning, neurobiology of obesity and addiction, neural stem cells, nerve regeneration and other forms of neuroplasticity. The Division of BioMedical Sciences has research strength in cardiovascular and renal physiology, cancer and development, immunology and infectious diseases, in addition to neuroscience. Further information about the Faculty of Medicine, the Division of BioMedical Sciences and Memorial University of Newfoundland may be found at:, and

The successful candidate will become a member of the Heart and Stroke Foundation Centre for Stroke Recovery (CSR) ( Memorial University is a member of the CSR, a network made up of some of Canada's foremost healthcare centres: Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Baycrest, the University of Ottawa and the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute. The CSR was formed to allow experts in stroke, working in different locations, to share knowledge, resources and collaborate on research initiatives ranging from molecular biology to stroke patient rehabilitation.

The application package should include curriculum vitae, names and contact details of three referees, and a letter of application outlining a description of research and teaching interests. Application review will commence on May 6, 2013.

Applications should be addressed to: Associate Dean, Division of BioMedical Sciences, c/o Sandra Kelly, Rm H5362, Faculty of Medicine, Health Sciences Centre, 300 Prince Philip Drive, St. John's, NL, A1B 3V6. Electronic submissions are preferable and can be submitted to Ms. Sandra Kelly at:
Please state reference number VPA-MEDI-2011-003 in your application package.

Memorial University is the largest university in Atlantic Canada. As the province's only university, Memorial plays an integral role in the educational and cultural life of Newfoundland and Labrador. Offering diverse undergraduate and graduate programs to 18,000 students, Memorial provides a distinctive and stimulating environment for learning in St. John's, a very safe, friendly city with great historic charm, a vibrant cultural life, and easy access to a wide range of outdoor activities. Memorial University is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from qualified women and men, visible minorities, aboriginal people, and persons with disabilities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.


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