The Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry at Western University, one of Canada’s leading research-intensive universities, is seeking applicants for a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Computational Neuroimaging. In accordance with the regulations set for Tier 2 CRCs (www.chairs-chaires.gc.ca), the successful candidate will be an exceptional emerging innovative researcher, with the potential to lead in their field and have a superior record of attracting and supervising graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.
We are seeking an Imaging Scientist with expertise in image processing or reconstruction applied to neurological disorders and/or cognitive neuroscience in areas such as brain connectivity, tractography, morphometry, quantitative imaging and rapid, undersampled acquisitions. Candidates will have unique opportunities to participate in Western’s $66M BrainsCAN CFREF Award (http://www.uwo.ca/brainscan). Candidates interested in the challenges associated with ultra-high field MRI are particularly encouraged to apply.
The candidate must lead and grow an innovative, interdisciplinary, applications oriented research program that would attract excellent trainees, high levels of external research funding, and foster collaborative partnerships.
In addition to research leadership, the successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the teaching and service mandate at Western University.
The Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry fosters an interdisciplinary approach to biomedical research that is enabled by state-of-the-art imaging facilities, technologically advanced core laboratories, and a common mission to innovate, integrate and translate breakthrough medical imaging technology. The school is well known for its strength in basic and clinical neurosciences. The Tier 2 CRC will be expected to pursue an independent, externally-funded research program situated within the Centre for Functional and Metabolic Mapping (CFMM, http://cfmm.robarts.ca) at Western’s Robarts Research Institute and establish strong links to basic and clinical neuroscience. The CFMM houses Canada’s only collection of high-field (3T Siemens Prisma) and ultra-high field (7T Siemens Magnetom and 9.4T Agilent) MR systems. The Centre is dedicated to establishing the anatomical, metabolic and functional characteristics of normal brain development and healthy ageing across the lifespan; as well as establishing the brain basis of developmental, neuropsychiatric and neurodegenerative deficits. The position will also provide excellent opportunities to collaborate with Lawson Health Research Institute and the Brain and Mind Institute, as well as the Department of Medical Biophysics, the Department of Physics & Astronomy, the Department of Medical Imaging, and the Biomedical Engineering and Neuroscience Graduate Programs.
A successful candidate holding a PhD in a relevant field will be appointed in a Probationary (tenure-track) position at the level of Assistant Professor in the Department of Medical Biophysics with the possibility of a joint appointment in another Department at Western University. Consideration will be given for an appointment at the rank of Associate Professor in a Probationary (tenure-track) or Tenured Appointment depending upon qualifications and experience. The candidate will also be appointed as a Scientist at the Robarts Research Institute. Compensation for this position will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
A successful candidate holding an M.D./PhD will be appointed in a Clinical Academic appointment in a Limited Term position at the level of Assistant Professor in the relevant Clinical Department with the possibility of a joint appointment in the Department of Medical Biophysics. Consideration will be given for an appointment at the rank of Associate Professor in a Limited Term or Continuing Appointment depending upon qualifications and experience. The candidate will also be appointed as a Scientist at the Robarts Research Institute. The successful candidate will also be certified or eligible to be certified as a member of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and be eligible for licensure in the Province of Ontario. Compensation will be based on qualifications and experience and will be composed primarily of the following sources: fee for service, alternate funding plan and academic support.
With full time enrollment of 32,000, Western graduates students from a range of academic and professional programs. Further information about the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry can be found at www.schulich.uwo.ca, the Faculty of Science at www.uwo.ca/sci and/or at www.uwo.ca. Western’s Recruitment & Retention Office is available to assist in the transition of successful applicants and their families.
The application should include a detailed curriculum vitae, brief description of the current research program, accomplishments, at least five representative publications in the last five years, and the names of three references. Please send the complete application to: