Canada Excellence Research Chair in Neurophotonics

Université Laval is seeking a world-class researcher to fill the Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) in Neurophotonics and to occupy a tenured professor position. An amount of 10M$ will be provided by the Canadian government to this world leader to develop an ambitious research program in neuroscience and photonics. This amount will be matched by other contributions, both public and private.

The CERC chair-holder is expected to play a role of catalyst between neuroscientists and physicists and lead the way in the design and use of novel enabling technologies for the study and treatment of diseases of the nervous system. He will therefore have a track record at bridging between these disciplines and will have demonstrated abilities to lead major networking initiatives at the national and international levels.

The CERC program is Canada’s most prestigious research funding program and Université Laval is proud to have received one of 11 chairs of this contest. This confirms its position as world leader in optics, photonics and neurophotonics, and it brings new energy to face the biggest challenge addressed by modern science and technology: to unravel the mysteries of the brain.

The candidate sought for the CERC is passionate and able to bridge the gap between photonics and neurology, in addition to having excellent teaching and mentoring skills. His profile is one of the following two:

  • A physical, chemical or biochemical scientist with demonstrated leadership and innovative power in developing novel optical imaging/sensing and photo-intervention technologies and who has demonstrated applications of these technologies for biomedical applications;
  • A biomedical scientist “user” of novel optical technologies who has demonstrated ability to collaborate and lead innovation in applications of these technologies to open new frontiers in the field of basic and/or clinical neuroscience.

Applicants should send their curriculum vitae and a statement of research and teaching objectives, by email, to the attention of Sophie D’Amours, Vice-Rector Research and Innovation: Applications will be received from May 23rd 2013 and until the position is filled.

Valuing diversity, Université Laval encourages all qualified individuals to apply-particularly women, visible and ethnic minorities, aboriginal persons, and persons with disabilities.

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