[Comp-neuro] Faculty position in systems neuroscience, U of Montreal

Paul Cisek paul.cisek at umontreal.ca
Wed May 30 14:34:53 CEST 2018

Professor in Systems/Computational Neuroscience

Faculty of medicine / Department of neurosciences


Mandate description

The Département de neurosciences at the Université de Montréal invites
applications for a faculty position at the assistant or associate level, in
Systems/Computational Neuroscience. We are seeking candidates who use
experimental and/or computational approaches to study how large-scale
distributed brain networks implement behavioural-level phenomena such as
sensorimotor control and decision-making, with a particular emphasis on
system-level learning mechanisms. Ideal candidates will either combine
multi-electrode, multi-area neurophysiological studies in behaving animals
(in particular non-human primates) with sophisticated computational modeling
of brain function, or alternatively, will use predominantly computational
approaches to study how biologically realistic large-scale and recurrent
network models simulate behavioral-level phenomena. The Département de
neurosciences offers state of the art laboratory space and animal facilities
for rodent and non-human primates research.


Montréal is a rich academic environment, with 4 major universities and a
strong tradition of systems neuroscience. The candidates will have
outstanding opportunities for collaborations with other systems
neuroscientists at the Université de Montréal, McGill University, Concordia
University and the Université du Québec à Montréal, as well as with leading
experts in artificial intelligence, machine learning and deep-learning
networks who are centered in the MILA/IVADO at the Université de Montréal.



- The appointed candidate will be expected to maintain an active research
program, supervise graduate students, have international collaborations,
contribute to the academic life of the Department of Neurosciences, and
teach undergraduate and graduate courses.

- The candidate will collaborate closely with researchers working in three
affiliated research centers at University of Montreal: CHU-Ste Justine
(Pediatric Hospital), Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Montréal, Hôpital
du Sacré-Coeur de Montréal.

- The teaching language is French; consequently, non-French-speaking
candidates should become able to teach in French no longer than three years
after their appointment.



- The candidate needs to hold a PhD in neurosciences (or equivalent) and
demonstrate significant experience at the post-doctoral level in the field
of computational neurosciences.

- The candidate needs to show exceptional track record in the field,
including in sensorimotor control, decision making, neurophysiological
studies in living animal, and computational approaches in order to study how
neural network are modeling behavior.

- The candidate needs to hold teaching experience at graduate and
undergraduate levels, as well as experience in supervising post-doctoral
fellowships, research assistants, and highly qualified research personal.

- We will prioritize candidates with exceptional research productivity with
a publication of articles in the best journals in the field, as well as a
strong track record of research funding from national and international
research agencies.

- The ability and interest of the candidate to work in a multidisciplinary
team (biochemists, biologists, engineers, bio informaticians, and
clinicians) is mandatory.

- Have sufficient knowledge of the French language (written and spoken) or
be determined to learn it *.


General information

Posting No: MED 4-18 / 4

Posting period: June 15th, 2018

Salary: The University of Montreal offers a competitive salary and a
complete range of employee benefits

Start date: Autumn 2018. The announcement will remain open until the
selection committee finds an acceptable candidacy.


Application procedure

Interested candidates should send their curriculum vitae, a letter
explaining their motivation, research interest and competence in their area
of expertise, and three letters of support, no later than June 15th 2018; at
the following address (email correspondence is preferred):


Dr Patrick Cossette, directeur

Département de neurosciences

Faculté de médecine

Université de Montréal

C.P. 6128, succursale Centre-ville

Montréal (Québec) H3C 3J7

E-mail : nancy.crete at umontreal.ca <mailto:nancy.crete at umontreal.ca> 


*Linguistic Policy

The Université de Montréal is a Québec University with an international
reputation. French is the language of instruction. To renew its teaching
faculty, the University is intensively recruiting the world’s best
specialists. In accordance with the institution’s language policy, the
Université de Montréal provides support for newly-recruited faculty to
attain proficiency in French.



The Université de Montréal application process allows all regular professors
in the Department to have access to all documents unless the applicant
explicitly states in her or his cover letter that access to the application
should be limited to the selection committee. This restriction on
accessibility will be lifted if the applicant is invited for an interview.


Equal Access Employment Program

Université de Montréal promotes diversity in its workforce and encourages
members of visible and ethnic minorities as well as women, Aboriginal
people, persons with disabilities and people of all sexual orientations and
gender identities to apply.


Immigration Requirements

We invite all qualified candidates to apply at Université de Montréal.
However, in accordance with immigration requirements in Canada, please note
that priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.




Paul Cisek, PhD

Département de neurosciences

Université de Montréal

Physical: 2960 chemin de la tour, local 4117

Montréal, QC H3T 1J4 CANADA

Mailing: CP 6128 Succursale centre-ville,

Montréal, QC H3C 3J7 CANADA

e-mail:  <mailto:paul.cisek at gmail.com> paul.cisek at gmail.com

Web: www.cisek.org/pavel <http://www.cisek.org/pavel> 



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