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Brain Image Science Faculty Positions

posted Jun 4, 2013, 4:50 PM by Bradley Harden   [ updated Jun 4, 2013, 4:50 PM ]
The Department of Radiology at the University of Calgary, in partnership with the Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Institute for Child & Maternal Health and the Hotchkiss Brain Institute, invites applications for two full-time academic positions at the level of Assistant Professor in Image Science. We seek individuals interested in brain imaging and are targeting recruitment ofindividuals with specific research interests in either, 1) medical image processing, medical imaging informatics and conduct of large multi-centre trials, or 2) image-based structural and/or functional brain network analysis. Both positions are in alignment with the University of Calgary’s Strategic Research Plan and our focus on Healthy Brain Aging, part of the Brain and Mental Health strategic research theme. Brain imaging also aligns with the University’s Engineering Solutions for Health strategic research theme. These recruitments are part of an initiative to enhance image science research at the University of Calgary that is occurring as part of the recent recruitment of a senior Campus Alberta Innovation Program chair in Healthy Brain Aging.Additional details about the open positions and our Healthy Brain Aging Initiative can be found by following this link.

Depending on the qualifications and interests of candidates, joint appointments in other Departments including Clinical Neurosciences, Paediatrics and Psychiatry in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Calgary are possible. Graduate School appointments via the Faculty of Medicine, Biomedical Engineering and Physics and Astronomy may also be possible. Minimum qualifications include a PhD, post-doctoral research experience, and a proven record of research excellence in an area relevant to these positions.

These positions offer an excellent opportunity to develop a vigorous and independent externally funded research program within an existing dynamic, collaborative and multidisciplinary environment. Emphasis will be placed on research excellence and the ability to participate collaboratively with the current Image Science team, other departments and research institutes. Both positions provide 75% of time protected for research, and will include expectations to contribute to graduate and resident teaching, including active participation in the new Graduate Specialization in Medical imaging, and to graduate student and postdoctoral fellowship supervision. A competitive salary and an attractive start-up package are available for each position. The candidate will be expected to obtain extramural support from national/provincial agencies to sustain their research program. 

The successful candidate will be located adjacent to other basic and clinical scientists conducting image science research focused upon stroke and other vascular diseases, epilepsy, cancer, human neurodevelopment, adult, child and youth mental health, and traumatic brain injury. The Department of Radiology has 8 basic and clinical image science faculty working in brain, vascular and musculoskeletal imaging. Two 3 T research MR scanners are operational and located at the Seaman Family Centre and the Alberta Children’s Hospital. The Department of Radiology also contains a full array of state-of-the-art clinical medical imaging infrastructure, including three 1.5 T MR scanners and five new multi slice CT scanners. The Faculty of Medicine is home to excellent core research facilities including experimental imaging (including a 9.4 T, 21-cm bore MR scanner), leading edge microscopy, proteomics and nucleic acid and next-generation sequencing infrastructure. Additional information on these positions can be obtained from Dr Richard Frayne, Hopewell Professor of Brain Imaging via email (

Increasing scholarly capacity will help the University of Calgary meet its strategic goal to become one of Canada's top five research universities by 2016, where innovative teaching and groundbreaking research go hand in hand, and where we fully engage the communities we both serve and lead. The strategy is called Eyes High, inspired by the university's Gaelic motto, which translates as 'I will lift up my eyes.'

Calgary, Canada’s fastest growing major city, is vibrant and multicultural with a population of more than 1,000,000. Situated near the Rocky Mountains, Banff National Park and Lake Louise, Calgary offers great quality of life and outstanding recreational activities.

Interested candidates should 1) submit, via email, a curriculum vitae, a summary of research interests and reprints of their five most relevant publications, and 2) arrange to have three letters of reference sent directly to: 
Dr Robert J Sevick
Professor and Head, Department of Radiology
Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary
Foothills Medical Center
1403 29th Street NW
Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2N 2T9

In your email, please indicate which position or positions are of interest. The review of applications will begin on 31 July 2013 and continue until the positions are filled.