mardi 2 octobre 2012

Tenure-Track Position: Neural Basis of Behavior

The Department of Biology at McGill University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in neural basis of behavior, although applications from more established candidates will be considered for recruitment at the Associate or Full Professor rank. We are seeking energetic, interactive individuals who will complement the Department’s recognized strengths in developmental genetics, cell biology, biophysics, neuroscience and behavior, in a wide range of model organisms. The ideal applicant will employ advanced modern techniques to monitor/manipulate neural activity and its effects on animal behavior. The candidate will have convenient access to state-of-the-art imaging facilities and other major core services as a member of the McGill Life Sciences Complex. The Department of Biology is one of several units at McGill University with strong interests in neuroscience including the Departments of Psychology and Physiology, the McGill Centre for Research in Neuroscience and the Montreal Neurological Institute, providing a unique, stimulating environment that is highly conducive to collaboration. Applicants must possess a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Biology or in a relevant discipline, postdoctoral experience, and a significant track record of research excellence. The successful applicant will be expected to conduct a vigorous program of independent, externally funded research and to contribute to teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Competitive startup and equipment funding packages are available. Applicants should forward: a curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests, a statement of teaching interests and major publications, preferably in a single PDF file, to Applicants should also arrange to have three letters of reference submitted directly to the same e-mail address. All correspondence should include “Biology Faculty Search” and your name in the subject line.

The application deadline is November 15th, 2012. McGill University is committed to equity in employment and diversity. It welcomes applications from Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, persons of minority sexual orientation or gender identity, visible minorities, women, and others who may contribute to diversification. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.