Neuroscience - Assistant/Associate Professor (2 Positions - Brain Injury and Neurodegeneration)

University of Manitoba

Location: Manitoba
Date posted: 2013-07-31

UNIVERSITY OF MANITOBA FACULTY OF MEDICINE Tenure-Track Faculty Positions in Neuroscience. The Faculty of Medicine, University of Manitoba and the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority are developing a new priority initiative to establish an interdisciplinary program in brain injury and neurodegeneration. 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.

Successful applicants will be expected to develop rigorous, independently-funded, innovative and interdisciplinary research programs with a primary focus on cellular and systems events responsible for pathologic progression of brain injury (traumatic or non-traumatic) and/or neurodegenerative disorders. Examples of suitable research areas include, but are not limited to: cell/molecular pathways of neuron death, glial cell function in CNS injury and neurodegeneration, animal models, neurovascular structure and function, neuroinflammation, regeneration, behavioral outcomes and animal and human neuroimaging and probe design. 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.

The Program will be housed in dedicated laboratory space in the new Kleysen Institute for Advanced Medicine, which is part of the Winnipeg 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 disorders caused by CNS injury and neurodegenerative disease. Accordingly, all members are expected to develop strong collaborations to generate applied or translational research with relevant clinical departments (e.g. neurosurgery, anesthesia, neurology, pathology, clinical neuropsychology, radiology, or psychiatry) or other faculties (e.g. engineering, chemistry). Successful candidates will be provided with a competitive start-up package and will have access to numerous centralized facilities in areas including human/animal imaging (MRI, CT, PET, two-photon laser scanning microscopy), transgenic/gene targeting mouse production, proteomics, epigenetics, lentiviral packaging and cell sorting.

Candidates are to forward further enquiries or a letter of application together with curriculum vitae, supportive information, a statement of research interests and the names and contact information of three referees to: Dr. Kevin Coombs, co-Chair, Neuroscience 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.

This position 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.

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.

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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