Training

Training Office

The clinical and research labs associated with the uOBMRI host a large number of trainees in the following programs:

Objectives:

  • Foster collaboration among trainees and researchers
  • Facilitate the management and placement of summer, undergraduate honours, UGME and PGME students
  • Encourage trainee integration from basic to clinical research
  • Improve the trainee experience by emphasizing career guidance and educational development
  • Create an integrated network to help strengthen the visibility of trainees within the uOBMRI family

 

Seminars

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Fellowships

The uOBMRI, along with its partners and affiliations, award a variety of fellowships to its students and trainees. These fellowships give students a unique opportunity to focus their efforts towards specific areas of brain-related research.

Université Paris-Descartes

Annual funding opportunities are available for collaborative projects in the neurosciences between the University of Ottawa and Université Paris-Descartes. Our goal is to facilitate and strengthen collaborative relationships between the two universities and to establish the scientific foundations of a joint training and research program.

 

Neuromuscular

The University of Ottawa Centre for Neuromuscular Disease represents a multidisciplinary research and training initiative that unites world-class basic and clinical researchers working towards the common goal of diagnosing, characterizing and developing transformative therapies for patients with neuromuscular disease.

Learn more about fellowships and other opportunities related to neuromuscular diseases.

Parkinson’s Research Consortium

Parkinson’s Research Consortium logo

The Parkinson Research Consortium (PRC) was established in 2004 in Ottawa with the goal to create a hub for innovative ideas in Parkinson's Disease research. The PRC is composed of a select group of scientists from the University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine and the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute (OHRI) with diverse scientific talents and expertise in genetics, molecular biology, neuroscience and patient care.

 

Canadian Partnership for Stroke Recovery

The Canadian Partnership for Stroke Recovery is a joint initiative of the Heart and Stroke Foundation and Canada’s leading stroke research centres. Headquartered at the University of Ottawa, the Partnership supports cutting-edge research to improve recovery and quality of life for people who experience a stroke.

CPSR Training Awards

Summer Studentships

Summer studentships are available on a competitive basis for undergraduate medical students at the University of Ottawa who are enrolled in their first or second year of training.

Summer Studentships

Research opportunities
Research Opportunities

Graduate (MS.c./Ph.D.) student  -  Post-Doctoral Research Fellow  -

Dr. Patrick M. Giguere

University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada

We are seeking highly motivated candidates to work on different research projects within the field of molecular pharmacology of G protein-coupled receptors.

G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) represent the most diverse class of human receptor having key roles in an incredible array of functions in human body as well as many pathophysiological conditions. The discovery of modulators of these receptors and our increase understanding has greatly affected modern medicine. In fact, we estimate that between one-third to one-half of currently marketed drugs act through GPCRs making them the most common and extensive validated class of therapeutic targets.

The overall goal of our research is to enhance, improve, accelerate and facilitate the discovery or the development of new GPCRs modulators. Our lab employs pharmacological, biochemical and structural approaches to develop a new level of understanding of GPCR ligand molecular recognition, pharmacology and functional selectivity as well as through the creation of innovative drugs discovery platforms and tools. To achieve our research goals, we use various state-of-the-art high-throughput cellular screening system and assays. Some of the active targets in the lab include the opioid receptor system and biogenic amines GPCRs. We believe that the development of functionally selective allosteric modulators will allow the development of drugs which can remotely control these receptors with reduce side effects and problems associated with tolerance, dependence or overdose, and would overcome the caveats of orthosteric-targeting drugs.

The Giguère lab supervises students from the graduate program in Biochemistry or Neuroscience but welcome further supervisions in other programs as co-supervisor.

Application -

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow  - Please send a statement of research experience and goals, a Curriculum Vitae, and contact information for three independent referees by email to patrick.giguere@uottawa.ca

Graduate (MS.c./Ph.D.) student  - Please send a statement of research experience and goals, a Curriculum Vitae, contact information and official transcripts to patrick.giguere@uottawa.ca

 www.giguerelab.com

 @TheGiguerelab

 EMAIL: patrick.giguere@uottawa.ca

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow – Diet, gut microbiology, and mental health

University of Ottawa; Ottawa, ON, Canada

$50,000/year

We are seeking highly motivated Canadian or International postdoctoral candidates to work on research projects investigating the impact of diet on mental health through modulation of the gut microbiota and gut health led by Dr. Krista A. Power. The laboratory is located at Roger Guindon Hall, School of Nutrition Sciences (SNS), Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Ottawa. The candidate should hold a PhD in neuroscience/psychology/neurobiology/molecular biology/microbiology or a related field. Knowledge of gut-brain cross-talk and use of mouse models to assess mental health and disease is required. Experience working with standard molecular/cellular biology methodologies (e.g. qRT-PCR, targeted protein quantification, histology/immunohistochemistry), and leading mouse experiments (and conducting standard animal utilization procedures), tissue processing, and analyses are required. The candidate must have a strong publication record and experience training/mentoring students and working well in a research team environment.

The University of Ottawa is recognized as the first and largest bilingual university in North America, housing 40,000 students and 5,500 employees within a dynamic and stimulating environment where research and knowledge are fundamental to all aspects of university life. The successful candidate will have access to state-of-the-art research core facilities located at the Roger Guindon Hall campus https://research.uottawa.ca/resources/research-funding/infrastructure/core-facilities and work in the newly built School of Nutrition Sciences laboratories with a multidisciplinary team in food science, biochemistry, nutrition, and gut microbiology.

The successful candidate will apply for an annual fellowship of $50,000. Only candidates who received their PhD after September 2014 will be considered. The postdoc positions are full-time for 2 years and available from September 2017 (start date is flexible).

Please send a statement of research experience and goals, a Curriculum Vitae, and contact information for three independent referees by email to kpower2@uottawa.ca

Dr. Krista A. Power, School of Nutrition Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Ottawa; Roger Guindon Hall, 451 Smyth Road, Ottawa, ON K1H 8M5, Canada

Job Type: Full-time
Salary: $50,000.00 /year
Required education: Doctorate
Required language: English

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: DOCTORAL SCHOLARSHIPS IN NUTRITION AND MENTAL HEALTH

Applications are now being accepted for three doctoral scholarships to support graduate student research related to the links among food, nutrition, digestion, absorption, nutrient bioavailability, gut microbiota and mental well-being. These scholarships will be given to doctoral students to conduct research under the primary supervision of a tenured or tenure-track professor in the School of Nutrition Sciences, in the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Ottawa. Each scholarship is being awarded for three consecutive years

Eligibility Criteria:

At the time of accepting the scholarship, candidates must be able to demonstrate that they meet the following eligibility criteria: 

  1. Be registered as a full-time student in a PhD program at the University of Ottawa, with a primary supervisor from the School of Nutrition Sciences whose research is in the area of food and gut microbiology, nutrient bioavailability and physiological impacts, food biochemistry, nutrition and health, food properties and transformation for health (this includes co-supervision arrangements);
  2. Have all appropriate documents to study in Canada (e.g. study permit) at the time of beginning the scholarship; (Note: the timeline for starting the scholarship may be delayed by up to 4 months to enable award recipients). Information on study permits can be found on the Government of Canada website.

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Students cannot hold another doctoral scholarship when accepting this scholarship.
  2. Students who have previously held this scholarship are not eligible to apply.

How to Apply:

A complete application consists of the following, submitted together as a pdf file:

  1. A copy of an official transcript for all undergraduate and graduate studies
  2. Attestation of application for or acceptance in doctoral studies in the Faculty of Health Sciences
  3. A curriculum vitae
  4. A 2-page (single-spaced) statement of the applicant’s proposed doctoral research project, stating the goals and objectives, the approach and methodology, expected outcomes and impacts, and an explanation of how this research aligns with the priority areas targeted for this scholarship
  5. A letter of reference from the applicant’s proposed doctoral supervisor stating the qualities of the candidate to justify support of this scholarship
  6. Two completed reference forms from academics and mentors who have contributed to their scholarship, excluding the proposed doctoral supervisor.

Application deadline:  Applications must be submitted via email to the Graduate Director of the School of Nutrition Sciences (nutrition@uottawa.ca) no later than August 15, 2017.

Value and duration of the scholarship: $25,000 (per year) for 3 years. These scholarships are non-renewable.

Period of attribution: September to August; or January to December

Number of scholarships: 2-3 per year

For more information about the School of Nutrition Sciences at the University of Ottawa, interested applicants are invited to visit the school website at:   https://health.uottawa.ca/nutrition/

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: POST-DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS IN NUTRITION AND MENTAL HEALTH

Applications are now being accepted for two postdoctoral fellowships to support researchers conducting leading-edge research related to the links among food, nutrition, digestion, absorption, nutrient bioavailability, gut microbiota and mental well-being. These fellowships will be given to postdoctoral fellows to conduct research under the supervision of a tenured or tenure-track professor in the School of Nutrition Sciences, in the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Ottawa. Each fellowship is being award for two consecutive years

Eligibility Criteria

At the time of accepting this post- doctoral fellowship, candidates must demonstrate that they meet the following eligibility criteria: 

  1. Have completed doctoral studies in microbiology, neuroscience, biochemistry, nutrition, psychology, food science or a related field
  2. Have all appropriate documents to work in Canada (e.g. work permit); (Note: the timeline for starting the fellowship may be delayed by up to 4 months to enable award recipients to secure appropriate documentation). Information on work permits can be found on the Government of Canada website.

Exclusion Criteria

  1. Fellowship recipients cannot hold another postdoctoral fellowship concurrently with this fellowship.
  2. Postdoctoral fellows who have previously held this fellowship are not eligible to apply.

How to Apply

A complete application consists of the following, submitted together as a pdf file:

  1. Official transcript from the applicant’s doctoral studies
  2. A curriculum vitae
  3. A 3-page (single-spaced) summary from the applicant detailing their previous research experience and how their interests and experience align with the purpose of this funding initiative
  4. A letter of reference from the applicant’s doctoral supervisor or a thesis committee member, highlighting the qualities of the candidate and how they align with this post-doctoral fellowship
  5. Completed reference forms from two academic mentors who have contributed to the applicant’s education, accompanied by a completed reference questionnaire. These letters cannot be completed by the doctoral supervisor
  6. A letter of support from at least one potential mentor within the School of Nutrition Sciences stating the qualities of the candidate to justify support of this fellowship.

Application deadline:  Applications must be submitted via email to the Graduate Programs Director of the School of Nutrition Sciences (nutrition@uottawa.ca) no later than August 15, 2017.

Value and duration of the award: $50,000 (per year) for 2 years. This fellowship is non-renewable.

Period of attribution: September to August; or January to December

For more information about the School of Nutrition Sciences at the University of Ottawa, interested applicants are invited to visit the school website at:   https://health.uottawa.ca/nutrition/

Postdoctoral position in cellular/computational Neuroscience: Béïque and Naud, uOttawa Brain and Mind Institute

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral fellowship starting immediately at the University of Ottawa to investigate features of dendritic integration and inhibitory microcircuit function using experimental and computational approaches. The researcher will join a collaborative group with expertise in cellular electrophysiology, two-photon imaging/uncaging, optogenetics, advanced computational modelling and statistical processing (Drs Jean-Claude Béïque and Richard Naud). Expertise in cellular electrophysiology and/or computational neuroscience is an asset. This fully funded position with attractive conditions is available immediately. The candidate is expected to be competitive for external fellowships.

The researcher will join uOttawa’s Brain and Mind Research Institute’s Center for Neural Dynamics (Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine; Faculty of Medicine). uOttawa’s Neuroscience community is fast expanding, highly dynamic and offers a rich array of collaborative opportunities.

Ottawa, the capital of Canada, is a green, multi-cultural city that offers the highest standard of living in the country and is second worldwide for quality of life (Numbeo index, 2015). The city has many parks including the Unesco World Heritage Rideau Canal and is surrounded by an extensive greenbelt. This bilingual, culturally-rich city lies along the border between the province of Quebec and Ontario and is within driving distance to Montréal and Toronto.

Employer Profile

The University of Ottawa is a bilingual research university in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. The university offers a wide variety of academic programs, administered by ten faculties. It is a member of the U15, a group of research-intensive universities in Canada. In the Maclean’s 2015 Canadian University rankings, the University of Ottawa ranked 2nd for Medical/Science Grants, 2nd for Scholarships & Bursaries and 1st for Student Services in the Medical/Doctoral University category.

Please send CV, statement of research interest and names of three references to:

Jean-Claude Béïque (jbeique@uottawa.ca) or Richard Naud (rnaud@uottawa.ca).

Dr. Richard Bergeron

Program Affiliation: Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine and Department and Cellular and Molecular Medicine, University of Ottawa

General Research interests/Key words:

  • The study of the function of the NMDA receptor in the central nervous system

Position Available: 2–3 motivated and hard-working summer students (preference given to year 3–4) and potential Honors and Graduate students for some of our projects

Please submit your CV, cover letter, and unofficial transcript to Alexandra Sokolovski: bergeronlab.uottawa@gmail.com

Dr. Michael De Lisio

Program Affiliation:School of Human Kinetics | Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Ottawa

General Research interests/Key words:Cellular and molecular exercise physiology, Stem cell biology, Cancer and cancer therapy, Obesity

Ongoing Research

Current projects in the ESC lab are focused on the contributions of exercise and obesity in modifying complications from radiation therapy, the role of muscle stem cells in cachexia, and the mechanisms responsible for exercise-induced stem cell mobilization.

The De Lisio lab is currently seeking curious and motivated undergraduate and graduate students starting in the summer and fall

Dr. De Lisio (mdelisio@uottawa.ca) with your CV and a brief statement of research interests

 

Employment Opportunities

   Postdoctoral fellow  

Contact/Scientist: Dr. J.Wang

Program: Regenerative Medicine

The Ottawa Hospital Research Institute (OHRI) is an Affiliated Research Institute of the University of Ottawa and the research arm of The Ottawa Hospital. The OHRI has grown rapidly to become one of the largest and most important hospital-based research institutes in Canada.

Position available: a postdoctoral research fellow position

Description of the position:  Our research focuses on delineating molecular mechanisms that regulate proliferation and differentiation of neural stem cells, with the ultimate goal of the development of stem cell- based therapy to promote neural repair in the context of various neurological disorders.  The ongoing project in the lab is targeting the aPKC-CBP pathway to promote neural stem cell reprogramming differentiation in the context of neurodegenerative diseases including stroke, multiple sclerosis and Alzheimer’s disease.  A variety of molecular, cellular, and behavioral techniques are used in the laboratory, including transgenic mouse models, neurosphere culture, reprogramming cell culture and stereotaxic surgery, etc.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Experience in Molecular Biology (cloning, mutagenesis, PCR), Cell Biology (cell line or primary cell culture, immunohistochemistry and immunocytochemistry) and in vivo animal model study.
  • Excellence in research with strong publication records
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Experience with Human iPSC-derived cell culture is an asset 


Deadline: Until the position is filled.

Individuals who are interested in the position should submit curriculum vitae, a copy of official transcripts, statement of research interest and names of three references to:

jiwang@ohri.ca

Dr. Jing Wang, Ph.D.

Scientist , Sprott Centre for Stem Cell Research

Ottawa Hospital Research Institute

Assistant Professor  Department of Cellular & Molecular Medicine

University of Ottawa

Ottawa Hospital, 501 Smyth Rd, Box 511

Ottawa, ON K1H 8L6 CANADA


We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only those invited for an interview will be contacted

 
 
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