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Neuroscience and Mental health – Assistant Professor – Institut universitaire en santé mentale de Québec

The research centre of the Institut universitaire en santé mentale de Québec (CRIUSMQ), affiliated with Université Laval, is seeking applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor positions that can begin as early as July 2017. This recruitment is made possible by the remarkable growth of the research centre in the recent years, and several major initiatives funded by the Canadian and Quebec governments (totalling >70M$), including the Canada Excellence Research Chair in Neurophotonics, the second Canadian Foundation for Innovation fund for the Neurophotonics Centre, and the Provincial Research Support Program for developments in optical and functional magnetic resonance imaging.
The CRIUSMQ hosts more than 60 principal investigators, including seven Canada Research Chairs, and a staff of 500 people. Scientists at the CRIUSMQ share the mission of generating new knowledge on brain’s functional bases, and of identifying the causes of, and treatments for neurological and psychiatric disorders in children, adults and the elderly. This is pursued by multidisciplinary approaches and the centre’s strong expertise in Cellular and Molecular Neurosciences, Integrative Neurosciences, Clinical and Cognitive Neurosciences, Psychiatry, Neurophotonics, and Optics/Photonics. Emphasis is put on collaborative research across these disciplines.

Applicants must have a PhD or MD/PhD and a post-doctoral training, with an excellent record of research productivity. The successful candidates will have demonstrated ability or outstanding potential to develop an internationally-recognized research program in the Neurosciences and Mental Health, together with the capacity of securing competitive research grants. Teaching interests will be an asset. The recruited candidates will be expected to supervise graduate students.

Université Laval, located in Québec City, is one of Canada’s leading universities and the oldest French-speaking institution in North America; applicants will be expected to develop language skills in French, mainly for teaching purposes.

Applications in a single pdf file should include:
A cover letter outlining specific interests in the position, a scientific CV, a 3-page research program outlining the short and long-term goals. Applications must be sent electronically to Three letters of reference should also be sent directly by mentors of the candidate at the same email address.

Screening of applications will begin by November 21, 2016, and the competition will remain open until the position is filled. Selected applicants will be contacted for a pre-interview.