University of Calgary Faculty Position in Neuroimmunology

April 20, 2016

The Department of Clinical Neurosciences ( and the Hotchkiss Brain Institute (HBI, have joined forces to invite applications for a tenure track position at the Assistant Professor level. The successful candidate will also be cross-appointed in the Department of Cell Biology and Anatomy ( and the Snyder Institute for Chronic Disease ( 

We are seeking to recruit a neuroimmunologist with interests in one or more areas, including multiple sclerosis, spinal cord and nerve injury, traumatic brain injury, stroke and/or age-related neurodegenerative diseases. The successful candidate will be based in one of the nine “NeuroTeams” of the HBI (

Qualifications include a PhD, MD or MD/PhD with at least three (3) years of postdoctoral training and a strong publication record. Candidates must show evidence of the ability to develop an independent research program.

The position provides 75% protected time for research, and will include expectations to contribute to undergraduate and graduate level teaching. This is an excellent opportunity to develop an independent, externally-funded research program within a highly collaborativeenvironment. A generous startup package and appropriate lab space to develop a vigorous research program is available through the HBI.

Inspired by the vision “Healthy Brains for Better Lives”, the strategic goals of the HBI are to make key, internationally recognized discoveries and transform clinical research in the neurosciences and mental health. To achieve this goal the HBI has created a “NeuroDiscovery Framework”, which aligns research within three themes of Brain & Behaviour, Neural Injury & Repair and Healthy Brain Aging. Each theme is composed of NeuroTeams organized in a translational continuum, which includes basic, clinical, population and public health researchers. The teams build on a springboard environment of technologies, core facilities and support programs that allow them to pursue their research goals. This highly enriched environment is ideally suited to foster research excellence.

The University of Calgary is Canada’s leading next-generation university – a living, growing and youthful institution that embraces change and opportunity with a can-do attitude. Located in the nation’s most enterprising city, the university is making tremendous progress on its Eyes High journey to become one of Canada’s top five research universities, grounded in innovative learning and teaching and fully integrated with the community it both serves and leads. Ranked as the top young university in Canada and North America, the University of Calgary inspires and supports discovery, creativity and innovation across all disciplines. For more information, visit

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More details of this unique opportunity, including the world-class Multiple Sclerosis NeuroTeam program, can be found in the attached document at:

Potential applicants should submit a cover letter, academic CV, a statement of research interests (not to exceed 2 pages) and the names of three (3) referees, by June 15, 2016, to:

Dr. V. Wee Yong, ProfessorHead, Division of Translational NeuroscienceDepartment of Clinical NeurosciencesHotchkiss Brain InstituteCumming School of MedicineUniversity of Calgary3330 Hospital Drive NWCalgary, Alberta T2N 4N1


The University of Calgary believes that a respectful workplace, equal opportunity and building a diverse workforce contribute to the richness of the environment for teaching, learning and research, and provide faculty, staff, students and the public with a university that reflects the society it serves. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. 

In this connection, at the time of your application, please answer the following question: Are you a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada? (Yes/No)

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