Applications are invited for a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair (CRC) tenure-track position and to be the Director of the University of Ottawa’s Brain and Mind Research Institute (uOBMRI). The uOBMRI was established in 2010 to foster scientific collaborations of the highest quality in the neurosciences and behavioral sciences across the Ottawa region and to integrate basic and clinical research and research training activities related to the brain and mind. To orchestrate innovative and highly collaborative research, the Institute focuses on seven themes and unites over 250 members from many uOttawa faculties (Medicine, Science, Engineering, Health Sciences, Education, Social Sciences) and affiliated hospitals (The Ottawa Hospital, Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, The Royal, Bruyère, and Hôpital Montfort) and their research institutes.
The successful candidate will be an international leader in neurosciences and/or mental health research, with strong mentorship skills. The incumbent must also have a demonstrated record of leadership, particularly in managing multidisciplinary teams, seeking out large-scale grants, fundraising, forging and maintaining partnerships. The Director of the uOBMRI will develop a strategic plan for the future growth of the Institute in alignment with the vision of the University of Ottawa and the affiliated hospitals. In addition, the Director is expected to maintain an exemplary research program that complements ongoing research efforts and engages with local, national, and international research networks.
Tier 1 Chairs, tenable for seven years and renewable once, are for outstanding researchers acknowledged by their peers as world leaders in their field. For more information on the CRC Program, visit the CRC website at: http://www.chairs-chaires.gc.ca/about_us-a_notre_sujet/index-eng.aspx. New CRC nominees are also eligible for infrastructure support from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) to help acquire state-of-the-art equipment essential to their work.