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Canada Research Chair Tier 1 in Neuroscience

McGill University

Faculty of Medicine, Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery and the Montreal Neurological Institute
The Canada Research Chair is also open to internal candidates who already hold a tenure-track or tenured faculty position at McGill University.

Position description:
The Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery and the Montreal Neurological Institute (MNI) of McGill University invites applications for a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in the field of Neuroscience.
If the successful candidate satisfies the specific eligibility conditions of the program, the candidate may be supported by the University for nomination to a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Neuroscience, which provides protected time for research within a full-time academic appointment.
A Tier 1 CRC is a senior chair to be held by a full Professor or an Associate Professor who will earn a senior promotion within two years of acceptance of the award. The eligibility conditions for the CRC chairs are described at

Job Duties
The successful candidate will be expected to conduct vigorous cutting-edge, externally funded independent research augmenting our existing efforts in the field of Parkinson’s disease (PD) and neurodegenerative diseases using molecular, cellular and translational approaches. The candidate is also expected to supervise graduate students and to contribute to teaching related to McGill’s academic mission. The successful candidate will also lead the McGill Parkinson Foundation Centre for Excellence at the MNI.

Qualifications and Education requirements
Applicant should have an MD and/or a PhD in neuroscience, neurology or related fields, with an international stature and a track record of successful research, leadership and expertise in the cell biology of PD genes and disease modeling using induced pluripotent stem cells. Candidate should also have an established track record in obtaining research funding, and working in a collaborative multi-disciplinary environment.
The eligibility conditions for the CRC chairs program are described in detail at

Job Type: Tenure-track
Salary: Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience
Application deadline:
Please submit your application within 30 days of the publication of this advertisement.

Applications must be submitted on-line at:

The following supporting documents are required from external applicants:

- a cover letter and curriculum vitae
- statement of research and teaching interests
- the names and contact information of three referees, with one of the referees being the doctoral supervisor.
Internal applicants to the Canada Research Chair need to submit a recent curriculum vitae and a statement of research interests aligned with the designated subject area for the chair.

McGill University hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community. We welcome applications from racialized persons/visible minorities, women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, and persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, as well as from all qualified candidates with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. McGill implements an employment equity program and encourages members of designated groups to self-identify. Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations for any part of the application process may contact, in confidence, Professor Angela Campbell, Associate Provost (Equity and Academic Policies) by email or phone at 514-398-1660.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.