The Department of Neuroscience at the University of Lethbridge seeks an exceptional neuroscientist to fill a position as Campus Alberta Innovates Chair in Brain Health and Dementia. This is a probationary (tenure track) position, with the possibility of an appointment with tenure at a higher rank dependent upon experience.
Candidates must have a record of outstanding accomplishments in cerebral function across the life span, with a systems-level approach, utilizing state-of-the-art cellular, molecular, genetic or epigenetic methods in animal models. For example, transgenic, viral vector, optogenetic, protein folding or interactions, or epigenetic approaches to neural systems analysis would be of interest. The award will be associated with a generous salary (commensurate with appointment level) and research budget for seven years.
The Chair will reside at the Canadian Centre for Behavioural Neuroscience(CCBN), a 60,000 sq ft, world-class research facility equipped with exceptional infrastructure, including 3 NMRs, electron microscope, multiphoton and several confocal microscopes, high throughput digital imaging, flow cytometer, deep sequencing platform, in vitro recording facilities, multiple in vivo ensemble single unit recording suites, PCR, dense-array electroencephalography, voltage-sensitive dye recording lab, dedicated parallel computing cluster, and numerous state-of-the-art surgical and behavioural testing suites.
The Chair will be part of a research intensive group, all of whom focus on fundamental problems in the neurobiology of cerebral functioning. The Chair will develop a research program focusing on mechanisms underlying normal and disordered memory, including research that sheds light on brain changes in normal aging or dementia.
Located in southern Alberta, near the Rocky Mountains, Lethbridge offers a sunny, dry climate that is agreeably mild for the prairies, excellent cultural and recreational amenities and attractive economic conditions. Founded in 1967, the University has an enrollment of over 8,400 students from around the world. Our student body has grown by 50 percent in the last 10 years, phenomenal growth among institutions in Canada. Despite this growth, we have remained true to who we are - student-focused, research-intensive, and grounded in liberal education.
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at http://www.uleth.ca, or the CCBN website at http://ccbn.uleth.ca/.
Applications should include a curriculum vitae, a two-page research proposal, a letter of application indicating interest and anticipated contribution, as well as names and contact information for at least three references who are scholars in the field. Send this information, and arrange to have the three letters of reference sent to: Dr. Robert J. Sutherland, Chair of the Neuroscience Search Committee (email@example.com).
Consideration of completed applications will continue until the position is filled. The position is open to all qualified applicants, although preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada. The University is an inclusive and equitable campus encouraging applications from qualified women and men including persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities and Aboriginal persons.