Open Vacancies

The Neuroinformatics Research Database Software Engineer will support the expansion of the open access component of our platform (Mouse Translational Research Accelerator Platform, or MouseTRAP) known as MouseBytes. The role will work collaboratively with multiple members of MouseTRAP, including the Neuroinformatics Data Scientist to integrate ABETII software and expanding types of databases that can be integrated into MouseBytes, including de-identified data from human participants, and new rodent cognitive tasks. The role will also be involved in the day-to-day maintenance of MouseBytes, and will define, develop, test, analyze, and maintain software tools, provide theoretical and technical advice and input into the algorithm creation processes, and conduct research and analysis to support the acquisition of new knowledge regarding relevant software developments.

Vacancy: 1 Close Date: 2022/02/15

The Research Technician will be a member of the human cognitive neuroscience team, and support the work of Western researchers, trainees and students. The role will be responsible for troubleshooting issues, supporting the maintenance and assisting with the effective and efficient operation of sleep, electrophysiology, and fNIRS equipment within the Laboratory.  The Research Technician will ensure faculty members, postdoctoral scholars and students have the required information, supplies and resources required to support their research activities. The role will contribute to ensuring that appropriate laboratory practices are employed and assist in the resolution of issues that arise. The role will, when required, also participate in collecting data and will train staff, students and other users of the facility in the proper use of research equipment as needed and coordinate the use of equipment for studies. In addition, the Research Technician will help to develop and amend standard operating protocols for EEG, Sleep and fNIRS equipment as necessary, and will liaise with the Facilities Manager as needed to ensure coordination in procedures and policies, and efficient running of the human cognitive neuroscience facility as an integrated unit.

Vacancy: 1 Close Date: 2022/02/02

The Neurovascular Research Laboratory at Western, under the direction of Dr. Kevin Shoemaker, is recruiting one research Postdoctoral Associate to carry out studies in the central regulation of autonomic function and cardiovascular control.

Primary Project: The successful applicant will perform basic studies on the role of selected cortical activation patterns on autonomic control of cardiovascular outcomes with applied studies that target the impact of intractable epilepsy on the brain-heart connection.

Applications to be evaluated starting Feb 2023