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University of Western Ontario: Faculty Positions in Cognitive Neuroscience

(posted 2017-11-28)

Western University has a dynamic and world-leading Cognitive Neuroscience research community, supported by the $66M BrainsCAN initiative (, recently funded through the Canada First Research Excellence Fund. The University is further investing in a Cluster of Research Excellence in Cognitive Neuroscience to build on the significant research strengths in this area ( We are inviting applications from exceptional investigators for two Probationary (tenure-track) positions at the rank of Assistant Professor to join this Cluster. Salary to be determined based on qualifications and experience.

Qualified applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree and be recognized internationally for excellence in cognitive neuroscience research. The successful candidates must have demonstrated an outstanding research record of publishing in the highest quality journals and evidence of a successfully funded research program appropriate for their career stage. The ideal candidates will have a focus on a deep understanding of cognition, demonstrate a strong commitment to collaboration and interaction with other investigators, and will be keen to bridge traditional silos. Applications are encouraged from researchers studying the neural substrates of human cognition or from those working with non-human vertebrate and invertebrate species to understand the neurobiology of cognition. We are particularly interested in these specific areas: (i) the application of molecular/cellular methods for understanding cognition; (ii) translation along any of the pathways between animal models and the clinic; (iii) aspects of consciousness, particularly sleep and (iv) cognition and brain function across the lifespan. The positions will commence on July 1, 2018, or as negotiated.