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L000087Assistant Professor (Tenure Track), Psychiatry, Aging and dementia

McGill University
Montréal, Quebec (CA)
Salary commensurate with experience
Closing date
Sep 18, 2021

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Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences – Department of Psychiatry and the Douglas Research Centre

Position description

The Department of Psychiatry at McGill University and the Douglas Research Centre are currently inviting applications for a full-time tenure track position in the field of fundamental neuroscience of aging and dementia. This will be a three-year, renewable academic appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor.

Applicants with expertise in any relevant areas will be considered, with priority to those working in animal or iPSC models, state-of-the-art imaging, neuropathology, neuroinflammation, molecular or systems neuroscience, or genomics and epigenomics. Scientists focusing on novel disease mechanisms or therapeutic approaches are especially encouraged to apply.

McGill is one of Canada’s leading research-intensive universities with students from over 140 countries. The university is located in Montreal, a cosmopolitan city with great cultural and linguistic diversity. It has long been considered a leader in neuroscience as well as in the development of MRI acquisition and analysis methods that support a wide spectrum of basic and clinical research endeavours. The university’s strong training programs in Biological and Biomedical Engineering, Psychiatry, and Quantitative Life Sciences as well as the Integrated Program in Neuroscience favour the development of strong multidisciplinary research teams.

With over 55 researchers spanning a full range of mental health research (neuroscience, clinical services, policy, and epidemiology/population health), the Douglas Research Centre has been an international leader in mental health research for more than 30 years. Integrated within the Douglas Institute, a psychiatric hospital, and the much larger Montreal West-Island Integrated University Health and Social Services Centre, the Douglas Research Centre also offers significant opportunities for carrying out research in collaboration with a wide range of nearby mental health services

Job Duties

The successful candidate will develop a fundamental, disease-relevant research program in their own areas of expertise, aligned with the strategic priorities of the Research Centre and Department of Psychiatry. They are further expected to independently acquire funds to support the training of graduate students at the MSc and Ph.D. level. They must disseminate research findings through peer-reviewed publications and other knowledge translation and exchange activities, participate actively in all aspects of the Research Centre and McGill’s academic mission, and demonstrate a strong commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion in all areas (research, teaching, supervision of graduate students, and involvement in academic and administrative committees)

Qualifications and Education Requirements

• Must have a PhD in Neuroscience, Health Sciences, or a related field and have completed advanced postdoctoral training;

• Must demonstrate excellent research productivity and the ability to attract competitive funding;

• Have a proven track record in advancing the field of neuroscience;

• Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to and, in accordance with circumstances, a track record in equity, diversity, and inclusiveness (EDI);

• Working knowledge of French, or a commitment to acquiring it within a few years of appointment, is essential.

Faculty/Department/Unit: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Department of Psychiatry

Employee Type: Tenure-Track ('Academic Tenure Stream')

Rank: Assistant Professor Salary: Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience

Job Status: Full-time

Posting Period: 30 Days from date of posting

The following supporting documents are required:

 • Cover letter and curriculum vitae

• Statement of research

• Names and contact information of three referees Use a personal email address when creating an account in Workday to submit your application. Do not use or email accounts to apply


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