Open Vacancies


The Research Technician provides technical execution activities involving small animals related to genotype and husbandry. The incumbent reports via regular meetings with Principal Investigators and other research staff to review ongoing projects, plan future projects, and anticipate future needs with respect to animal needs. The incumbent is responsible for providing animal husbandry to mouse colonies, and assisting with technical services and procedures. The incumbent will report any physical or behavioural abnormalities, and will complete and maintain documentation and records related to animal care and procedures ensuring that animals are cared for according to Canadian Council on Animal Care (CCAC) and American College of Veterinary Services guidelines. The Research Technician will perform all tasks, under the direction of their supervisor, related to animal care, husbandry of mice, tissue collection, and genotyping in adherence to relevant guidelines. The incumbent will demonstrate sincere compassion for animals, and will advocate for the welfare of animals under their care by promptly following up with animal care leadership regarding any environmental, experimental or health concerns.


Vacancy: 1 Close Date: 2020/04/02


The Research Technician provides technical execution activities related to husbandry and behavior involving small animals. The incumbent reports via regular meetings with Principal Investigators and other research staff to review ongoing activities, and plan future activities with respect to animal welfare and behaviour tasks. The incumbent is responsible for providing animal husbandry to mouse colonies, and performing behavioural tasks. The incumbent will report any physical or behavioural abnormalities, and will complete and maintain documentation and records related to animal care and procedures ensuring that animals are cared for according to Canadian Council on Animal Care (CCAC) and American College of Veterinary Services guidelines. The Research Technician will perform all tasks, under the direction of their supervisor, related to animal care, husbandry of mice, and behavioural tasks in adherence to relevant guidelines. The incumbent will demonstrate sincere compassion for animals, and will advocate for the welfare of animals under their care by promptly following up with animal care leadership regarding any environmental, experimental or health concerns.


Vacancy: 1 Close Date: 2020/04/02


The Communications Specialist will work in collaboration with the Executive Director, the BrainsCAN team, Communications & Public Affairs and Research Western to determine the direction of communications and marketing strategies for BrainsCAN. The incumbent will manage the development, implementation, monitoring and assessment of a broad range of communications and marketing initiatives, with a goal of building and promoting BrainsCAN's brand, reputation, and an awareness of research initiatives, locally, nationally, and internationally. The Communications Specialist will determine the most effective communications and marketing programs and initiatives to implement in order to achieve strategic outcomes, and will provide advice on related matters. The incumbent will protect, promote, and enhance the reputation of BrainsCAN, the University and its people by effectively managing communications strategies, generating positive news and media coverage of the University, and ensuring adherence with University communication and branding policies and guidelines. The incumbent will lead and oversee a variety of events within BrainsCAN, with different purposes, audiences and content.


Vacancy: 1 Close Date: 2020/04/05


The Neuroinformatics Research Database Administrator will work with multiple members of the Rodent Cognition Core (RCC) to implement new functionalities for databases in order to share touchscreen data (www.mousebytes.ca). The Administrator will support changes in the code for MouseBytes to make it compatible with other types of data (e.g. datasets obtained with fibre photometry, or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)). The specialist will develop new code to integrate behavioral datasets with imaging datasets, develop new analytical tools and provide quality control and organization of existing software. The incumbent will also train users in data upload and download, and provide support for local, national and international users.


Vacancy: 1 Close Date: 2020/04/11