Tenure Track Position In Neuroscience

Montréal, Quebec (CA)
Université de Montréal offers competitive salaries and a full range of benefits.
August 14 2020
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Université de Montréal has more than 10,000 employees and is one of Canada's Top 100 Employers. 

UdeM has Canada's 2nd largest student body and ranks among the top five Canadian universities in research, receiving more than half a billion dollars in research funding every year. 

Through the achievements of the members of its community, UdeM participates in building today’s and tomorrow’s world. 

The Département de Neurosciences at the Université de Montréal invites applications for a tenure track faculty position from candidates with expertise in the development and application of neuroprosthetic technologies. We are seeking a strong and dynamic candidate who uses experimental approaches in behaving animals with the objective to develop novel neuroprosthetic technologies and treatments. Desirable techniques include simultaneous recording of multiple cells with microelectrodes or imaging methods, the design of rapid decoders and real time delivery of biologically relevant signals. The position is open to candidates at the assistant or associate level and will be filled by a researcher with extensive interdisciplinary expertise, both in the functional neural organization of brain sensorimotor systems and engineering. The candidate will be a member of the Département de Neurosciences, with research activities on the campus of Université de Montréal, which offers state-of-the-art laboratory space and animal facilities for rodent and non-human primates research. He or she will be encouraged to become a member of TransMedTech, a large federally funded group aimed at the development of medical technologies. Montréal is a rich academic environment with a strong tradition of systems neuroscience. The candidate will have outstanding opportunities for collaborations with engineers from École Polytechnique and researchers from the Institut de Génie Biomédical of the Université de Montréal, as well as with leading experts in artificial intelligence, machine learning and deep-learning networks who are centered in MILA/IVADO at the Université de Montréal. 

As a professor, you will have the opportunity, through your teaching and your research activities, to contribute to the excellence of the Faculty of Medicine /Department of Neurosciences. You will also ensure the visibility of your discipline in addition to actively participating in the operation of a renowned institution. 

The appointed candidate will be expected to obtain independent funding from federal institutions and to maintain an active research program, supervise graduate students, have international collaborations, contribute to the academic life of the Département de Neurosciences, and teach some undergraduate and graduate courses ; 

The candidate will collaborate closely with researchers working in three affiliated research centers at University of Montreal: CHU Ste-Justine (Pediatric Hospital), Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Montréal, Hôpital du Sacré-Coeur de Montréal ; 

The teaching language is French; consequently, non-French-speaking candidates are expected to be able to teach in French no longer than three years after their appointment. 

To succeed in this role: 

The candidate needs to hold a PhD in neurosciences (or equivalent) and demonstrate significant experience at the post-doctoral level in the field of neuroprosthetics ; 

The candidate needs to have an exceptional track record in the field, including in development of neuroprosthetic agents, sensorimotor control, neurophysiological studies in living animal, and computational approaches ; 

The ability and interest of the candidate to work in a multidisciplinary team (biochemists, biologists, engineers, bio informaticians, and clinicians) is mandatory; 

An adequate knowledge of the French written and spoken language or a strong commitment to mastering the proficiency level required, in accordance to Université de Montréal’s Language Policy. An institutional learning support program is offered to all professors wishing to learn French or improve their communication skills. 

How to submit your application 

Applications should include a curriculum vitæ, a cover letter, a research statement, copies of three representative publications and three letters of recommendation. Applications must be sent by email prior to September 30th 2020 to nancy.crete@umontreal.ca and addressed to 

Patrick Cossette, MD PhD, 

Chair, Department of Neurosciences 

Université de Montréal 

P.O. Box 6128, Station Centre-ville 

Montréal (Québec), CANADA, H3C 3J7 

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada. The University is committed to equal employment opportunity for women and minorities. 

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