Career Opportunities

Postdoctoral Position

Positions available:

Postdoctoral Position: Examining differences in neural profiles in males & females with EEG+fMRI

Location:

Clinical EEG & Cognitive Research Laboratory, Institute of Mental Health Research, affiliated with the University of Ottawa (Ottawa, ON, Canada). 

https://eeglab-imhr.weebly.com/ 
https://uniweb.uottawa.ca/members/3376 

Our laboratory uses clinical electroencephalography (EEG) and neuroimaging techniques (e.g. functional magnetic resonance imaging), coupled with various clinical and cognitive assessment tools, to better understand mental illness. We also assess the effects of various interventions (e.g. exercise, stimulation therapies, drugs) on neural, clinical and cognitive features. Importantly, we attempt to characterize neural profiles that may be predictive of treatment response. Much of our laboratory’s work has focused on depression. However, we also examine brain features in individuals with schizophrenia, ADHD, dysfunctional anger as well as non-psychiatric populations.

Description of the Position:

The postdoctoral fellow will be tasked to conduct an NSERC-funded research study examining gender differences in neural profiles between males/females using simultaneous EEG+fMRI. Neural features will be examined in relation to biological measures (estrogen, testosterone and cortisol). 

The selected postdoctoral fellow will also have an opportunity to assist in the acquisition/data analyses on one of two projects in clinical samples (depressed, schizophrenia). Within this role, he/she will be expected to assist Dr. Jaworska in the mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students in the laboratory, in manuscript preparation and in grant writing. 

Eligibility Requirements:

  • PhD in neuroscience, psychology, biomedical science or related disciplines.
  • Demonstrated experience in human research and/or cognitive or computational neuroscience.

Required: Neuroimaging analyses (preferred: SPM, CONN) or EEG analyses. Some computational neuroscience experience preferred.

Optimal: Experience in simultaneous EEG+fMRI acquisition & analyses.

 

 

Timeline and application process:

Application deadline: open until the position is filled 
Fellowship start date: Late fall 2019

Contact

Application checklist:

1) A one (1) page research statement demonstrating fit with the program described above.

2) Current academic CV demonstrating research excellence and a capacity for leadership in the domain.

3) Contact information for two references from academic supervisors /current employers.

Value: 
The Postdoctoral Fellowship is a stipend valued at a starting salary of $40,000 per year, commensurate on experience and availability of funds. Duration: 1 year (extension will be contingent upon both funds availability and performance).  

Documents should be emailed to Dr. Natalia Jaworska (natalia.jaworska@theroyal.ca)

Research Technician/Research Associate

Positions available:

Research technician/Research Associate

Location:

Pratt Laboratory

Breast Cancer Research Lab

Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine

Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa

Ottawa, Canada

Description of the Position:

We are seeking applicants who have extensive experience in cell culture (including transfection and infection), biochemical techniques, immunoblotting q-RTPCR, immunofluorescence and immunohistochemistry.

Experience in animal husbandry is desirable but not necessary. Positions are available immediately.

Eligibility Requirements:

Masters degree or PhD

 

 

Deadline:

Until position is filled.

Contact

Individuals who are interested in the position should submit their CV, statement of research interest and names of 2 references to:

Dr. Christine Pratt

Professor

Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine

Breast Cancer Research Lab

Faculty of Medicne, University of Ottawa

451 Smyth Rd., Rm 3105A

Ottawa, Ontario

K1H 8M5

cpratt@uottawa.ca

https://med.uottawa.ca/cellular-molecular/people/pratt-christine

 

Research Technician/Research Associate

Positions available:

Research technician/Research Associate

Location:

Neurosciences Division

Ottawa Health Research Institute,

Brain and Mind Institute, University of Ottawa,

Ottawa, Canada

Description of the Position:

Our lab is interested in understanding the neuro-immune mechanisms that underlie susceptibility to stroke, atherosclerosis, type 2 diabetes and neurological disorders (Alzheimer’s, schizophrenia and Autism).

We are seeking applicants who has experience in maintaining transgenic mouse colonies and behavior with techniques in molecular biology (cloning, transfections, qPCR), cell culture and biochemistry (protein interaction, immunoprecipitation, immunoblot and histology immunofluorescence staining).

Alternatively, experience in electrophysiology is desirable. Positions are available immediately.

Eligibility Requirements:

Bachelor degree or above.

 

 

Deadline:

Until position is filled.

Contact

Please send CV, statement of research interest and names of 2 references to:

Dr. Hsiao-Huei Chen

Senior Scientist

Neurosciences Division

Ottawa Health Research Institute

451 Smyth Rd., Rm 2422

Ottawa, Ontario

K1H 8M5

hchen@uottawa.ca

http://www.ohri.ca/profiles/chen.asp

https://www.uottawa.ca/brain/people/chen-hsiao-huei


Job Posting

Transgenic Research Technician

Contact/Scientist: Dr. David Lohnes
Chair | Professor, Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
Director, Transgenic Core
Description of the position:

The principal mandate of the University of Ottawa Transgenic Core facility is to provide genetically modified mouse models to the research community (ES cell-based, transgenic, CRISPR/Cas9); to provide cryogenic archiving of existing mouse lines; and to provide embryo transfer of contaminated mouse lines. These services will be initiated by a Research Technician who will report to the Director of the core (currently Dr. David Lohnes of CMM). This technician will be responsible for the day-to-day operation of the core and development of new technologies.

Duties include:
  • In consultation with the ACVS at RGN, to develop and implement and maintain Standard Operating Procedures and protocols for the derivation of transgenic and knockout models as well as cryopreservation and embryo transfer.
  • To assist in the development and implementation of a web-based portal for dissemination of information regarding the Transgenic core, and for interacting with clients.
  • In collaboration with the Director of the core, to consult with clients as to the design and preparation of transgenic constructs.
  • Responsible for all aspects of derivation of transgenic mice, including quality control and purification of transgenes, microinjection of transgenic DNA constructs and ES cells, assistance in the genotyping of transgenic offspring, establishing mouse colonies for the generation of fertilized eggs, recipient pseudopregnant females and other aspects related to routine transgenic technology. 
  • Responsible for ordering animals, supplies and equipment for the generation of transgenic offspring and cryogenesis.
  • Responsible for cryogenic archiving of mouse embryos.
  • Responsible for accurate record keeping of all orders, generation of transgenic offspring and cryogenic archival records.
  • Assessment and development of new technologies related to mouse modeling

Highly-motivated candidates are encouraged to email a cover letter, updated CV and a page listing the names and contacts of 3 referees to dlohnes@uottawa.ca.


Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Contact/Scientist: Dr. Jing Wang
Professor, Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
Program: Regenerative Medicine
Description of the position:

Our research focuses on delineating molecular mechanisms that regulate proliferation and differentiation of neural stem cells, with the ultimate goal of the development of stem cell- based therapy to promote neural repair in the context of various neurological disorders. The ongoing project in the lab is targeting the aPKC-CBP pathway to promote neural stem cell reprogramming differentiation in the context of neurodegenerative diseases including stroke, multiple sclerosis and Alzheimer’s disease. A variety of molecular, cellular, and behavioral techniques are used in the laboratory, including transgenic mouse models, neurosphere culture, reprogramming cell culture and stereotaxic surgery, etc.

Eligibility Requirements:
  • Experience in Molecular Biology (cloning, mutagenesis, PCR), Cell Biology (cell line or primary cell culture, immunohistochemistry and immunocytochemistry) and in vivo animal model study.
  • Excellence in research with strong publication records
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Experience with Human iPSC-derived cell culture is an asset 

Deadline:

Until the position is filled.

Individuals who are interested in the position should submit curriculum vitae, a copy of official transcripts, statement of research interest and names of three references to:

jiwang@ohri.ca
Dr. Jing Wang, Ph.D.
Scientist Sprott Centre for Stem Cell Research
Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Assistant Professor  Department of Cellular & Molecular Medicine
University of Ottawa

Ottawa Hospital, 501 Smyth Rd, Box 511
Ottawa, ON K1H 8L6 CANADA

The Ottawa Hospital Research Institute (OHRI) is an Affiliated Research Institute of the University of Ottawa and the research arm of The Ottawa Hospital. The OHRI has grown rapidly to become one of the largest and most important hospital-based research institutes in Canada. 

We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only those invited for an interview will be contacted.


Tenure-track

Regenerative Medicine

The Faculty of Medicine at the University of Ottawa, in collaboration with the Regenerative Medicine Program of the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, invites applications for a tenure-track position in regenerative medicine.  Click here for more information.

 

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