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Tenure Track Faculty Position in Neuroscience
Department of Cell Biology & Anatomy
Cumming School of Medicine

The Departments of Cell Biology & Anatomy (http://ucalgary.ca/cba/) and Biochemistry & Molecular Biology (http://www.ucalgary.ca/bmb/) in partnership with the Hotchkiss Brain Institute (HBI; http://www.hbi.ucalgary.ca/) invite applications for a full-time tenure track academic position at the Assistant Professor level.   

 Qualifications include a PhD and at least three years of postdoctoral training.  We are seeking to recruit a scientist who uses and develops or contributes to development of state-of-the-art optical tools for neuroscience. The ideal candidate for this position will be a neuroscientist, cell biologist, or biochemist who applies and develops cutting-edge optical tools for investigating  cellular and broader neuroscience questions. We are particularly interested in candidates who develop light-based tools that can be exploited to manipulate and report cellular activity, alter gene expression or be combined with advanced imaging techniques to track single molecules. Candidates must show evidence of ability to develop a productive, externally funded research program, and fit with one or more of the nine “NeuroTeams” of the HBI (http://www.hbi.ucalgary.ca/our-research).

The position provides 75% protected time for research, and will include expectations to contribute to undergraduate and graduate level teaching.  This is an excellent opportunity to develop an independent, externally-funded research program within a highly collaborative environment.  Generous startup packages to develop a vigorous research program are available through the HBI and Cumming School of Medicine.

Inspired by the vision “Healthy Brains for Better Lives”, the strategic goals of the HBI are to make key, internationally recognized discoveries and transform clinical research in the neurosciences and mental health.  To achieve this goal the HBI has created a “NeuroDiscovery Framework”, which aligns research within three themes of Brain & Behaviour, Neural Injury & Repair and Healthy Brain Aging.  Each theme is composed of NeuroTeams organized in a translational continuum, which includes basic, clinical, population and public health researchers. The teams take advantage of key technology platforms, core facilities (such as photonics and advanced microscopy) and support programs that allow them to pursue their research goals.  This highly enriched environment is ideally suited to foster research excellence.  

The HBI is committed to fostering diversity through cultivating an environment where people with a variety of backgrounds, genders, interests and talents feel welcome and included. This includes the provision of a formal mentoring program, internal review programs that enhance success in research grant applications, pilot funding programs and other support programs.

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More details of this unique opportunity can found in the attached document at:

http://www.hbi.ucalgary.ca/files/hbi/optogenetics_backgrounder.pdf

Potential applicants should submit by email a cover letter, academic CV, a statement of research interests (not to exceed 2 pages) and the names of three (3) referees, by May 15, 2017, to:

Dr. Jaideep Bains,
Professor and Chair of Search and Selection Committee
Hotchkiss Brain Institute
Cumming School of Medicine
University of Calgary
Hospital Drive NW
Calgary, AB, Canada T2N 4N1

Email: sjotwani@ucalgary.ca

The University of Calgary believes that a respectful workplace, equal opportunity and building a diverse workforce contribute to the richness of the environment for teaching, learning and research, and provide faculty, staff, students and the public with a university that reflects the society it serves. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

In this connection, at the time of your application, please answer the following question: Are you a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada? (Yes/No)

To learn more about academic opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view our Academic Careers website. For more information about the Cumming School of Medicine visit Careers in the Cumming School of Medicine.

Ad Number:  99-807