The Neurosciences & Mental Health Program in the Research Institute of The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) invites applications in the area of molecular neuroscience. We are seeking an exceptional individual who is interested in exploiting the outstanding research environment provided by Canada’s largest paediatric hospital-based research institute (http://www.sickkids.ca/Research/AbouttheInstitute/index.html). The Neurosciences & Mental Health Program is a leading research and training program with 32 faculty members and more than 250 trainees and staff. The SickKids Research Institute is located in a nexus of four research intensive hospitals and the largest university in Canada, which together comprise a thriving neuroscience community. SickKids’ expansion in neuroscience coincides with its $400 million investment in a new state-of-the-art Research and Learning Tower which will open in August 2013.
Applicants should have an interest in understanding the development and/or plasticity of complex neural systems underlying normal brain function and brain disorders. Applicants should be using or developing innovative molecular approaches combined with cellular, systems or behavioural methods to examine basic mechanisms of brain function. Applicants must have a PhD and/or MD, or equivalent degree; have completed significant postdoctoral training; and have an outstanding record of research productivity. The successful candidate will receive a competitive salary/start-up package and be expected to establish a creative, independent externally-funded program of research. It is expected that the successful candidate will be appointed in a relevant Department at the University of Toronto.
Interested individuals should e-mail their application, preferably in PDF format, to: Michael W. Salter, Chair, Neuroscience Search Committee at eval(unescape('%64%6f%63%75%6d%65%6e%74%2e%77%72%69%74%65%28%27%3c%61%20%68%72%65%66%3d%22%6d%61%69%6c%74%6f%3a%6e%65%75%72%6f%73%63%69%65%6e%63%65%2e%73%65%61%72%63%68%40%73%69%63%6b%6b%69%64%73%2e%63%61%22%3e%6e%65%75%72%6f%73%63%69%65%6e%63%65%2e%73%65%61%72%63%68%40%73%69%63%6b%6b%69%64%73%2e%63%61%3c%2f%61%3e%27%29%3b')). The application should include a curriculum vitae, a summary of past research, a description of proposed research, and copies of three representative publications. Candidates should also arrange to have three confidential letters of recommendation sent by e-mail. Complete applications that are received on or before 5pm EST on Nov 30th, 2012 will be considered.
Junior investigators are preferred but more senior applicants will be considered. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. SickKids hires on the basis of merit. We are committed to the principle of equity in employment. We welcome diversity and encourage applications from all qualified women and men, including persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, and Aboriginal persons.
Deadline: Nov 30th, 2012