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Research Associate
 A Research Associate position is available within the Department of Psychiatry, UBC, to work in a research group which specializes in defining functional brain networks that play a role in the symptoms of schizophrenia. The successful applicant will have appropriate technical skills and an extensive track record of research accomplishments in cognitive neuroscience and the analysis of functional brain networks.

Applicants must have a PhD and at least 3 years postdoctoral training in cognitive neuroscience and brain imaging. Expertise in several imaging modalities, analysis packages, and computer programming languages for analytical and experimental applications are required. The applicant should have a strong publication record and a proven track record of collaborative research.

Specific responsibilities will include: 1) development of cognitive paradigms for functional neuroimaging investigations of schizophrenia symptomatology and treatment efficacy, 2) development and application of multimodal imaging applications that combine fMRI and EEG data, 3) contributions to non-pharmacological treatment program methodologies and clinical trials, 4) teaching and mentoring graduate and undergraduate students, interns, and research assistants, and 5) establishing new lines of research that build on and extend the goals of the lab by exploring new cognitive domains and developing collaborations.

The anticipated start date is October 31, 2014. This is a one year appointment subject to annual renewal. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Department of Psychiatry
Applications, accompanied by a detailed curriculum vitae and names of three references, should be directed to: 

Dr. Todd Woodward

Associate Professor
Department of Psychiatry
University of British Columbia
2255 Wesbrook Mall
Vancouver, BC  V6T 2A1

Closing date: Sept. 30th, 2014

The University of British Columbia is Canada’s third largest university and consistently ranks among the 40 best universities in the world.  Primarily situated in Vancouver, UBC is a research-intensive university and has an economic impact of $4 billion to the provincial economy.The Faculty of Medicine at UBC, together with its partners including B.C.’s Health Authorities, provides innovative programs in the areas of health and life sciences through a province-wide delivery model. The Faculty teaches students at the undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate levels and generates more than $200 million in research funding each year. It is home to Canada’s first distributed MD undergraduate program.

The University of British Columbia

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply. We especially welcome applications from members of visible minority groups, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities. Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.