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Scientist, Computational Neuroscience Research - Toronto, Ontario

Job Posting #851664

Position: Computational Neuroscience Research Scientist
Site: Krembil Research Institute/Toronto Western Hospital
Department: Research
Reports to: Institute Director
Status: Permanent Full-time

University Health Network (UHN) is looking for an experienced professional to fill the key role of Scientist in the area of Computational Neuroscience Research.

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University Health Network (UHN) is a research hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto and a member of the Toronto Academic Health Science Network. The scope of research and complexity of cases at UHN have made it a national and international source for discovery, education and patient care. Research across UHN's five research institutes spans the full spectrum of diseases and disciplines, including cancer, cardiovascular sciences, transplantation, neural and sensory sciences, musculoskeletal health, rehabilitation sciences, and community and population health. Find out about our purpose, values and principles here.

The Krembil Research Institute is one the principal research institutes of the University Health Network of academic teaching hospitals associated with the University of Toronto; the Krembil is also one of the largest research institutes in Canada focusing on human neurological disease from both a basic science and clinical research perspective. The University Health Network (UHN) is Canada's largest academic medical centre, comprising four major teaching hospitals.

The ideal candidate will have a PhD in a relevant field, research expertise and experience in mathematical and computational modeling, and research interests that complement those of the Institute in neurobiology and neurodegeneration. Candidates whose research interests encompass cellular, micro/macro circuits and/or large scale brain models, and who have collaborative experimental experience are especially encouraged. The successful candidate will have the ability to establish an independent, well-funded program and will be eligible for appointment at the appropriate level within the University of Toronto.

Qualified applicants are invited to submit their online application (letter of interest, research plan, curriculum vitae), in PDF format as well as complete some initial screening questions. The search committee will begin to review applications in January with a potential start date in Spring/Summer 2020.

Posted Date: November 7, 2019                        Closing Date: Until filled

UHN thanks all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

UHN is a respectful, caring, and inclusive workplace. We are committed to championing accessibility, diversity and equal opportunity. Requests for accommodation can be made at any stage of the recruitment process providing the applicant has met the Bona-fide requirements for the open position. Applicants need to make their requirements known when contacted.



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