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02-09-2011, 12:12 PM
Professor (tenure-stream) - University of TorontoNEURAL ENGINEERING, REGENERATION and REHABILITATION

The Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering and the Department Electrical and Computer Engineering jointly invite applications for a Tenure-track position (all ranks) in one or a combination of the fields of neural engineering, neural-prosthetics or neuro-modulation systems. Of particular interest is research at the interface of these areas and systems biology, with a focus on system and component design, signal processing, sensory-motor integration, neuro-muscular-sensory and cognitive control systems, and/or communications technology.

Applicants are expected to have a Ph.D. or equivalent, a strong background in electrical or biomedical engineering or a closely related field, excellent teaching skills, demonstrated excellence in research and success in collaborative and inter-disciplinary research at the interface between engineering and medicine/dentistry. The successful candidate will be expected to initiate and lead an independent research program of international caliber. The successful candidate will also be expected to teach at the undergraduate and post-graduate level in biomedical, electrical and computer engineering. Collegial interaction will be an important element in success. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Toronto has one of the most concentrated Biomedical Research communities in the world with >5,000 principal investigators affiliated with the University and its hospital network and an ˜ $800M in annual research investment. The successful applicant will be expected to contribute to collaborative research initiatives with IBBME’s affiliated neural research centres at the Toronto Western Hospital and the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, where Internationally recognized research in the areas of deep brain stimulation, Parkinson’s disease, epilepsy, dystonia, spinal cord injury, cognitive disorders, neural regeneration and other neural related challenges are pursued. Exceptional candidates may be nominated for a Canada Research Chair.


Applicants should send a curriculum vitae and a statement concerning research and teaching interests (three to five pages), and should arrange to have sent directly three letters of reference to:

Professor Willy Wong (c/o Susan Reeves), Chair of the Biomedical Engineering Search Committee at director.ibbme@utoronto.ca.

The search will continue until the position is filled. To ensure consideration, interested individuals should deliver their application before February 20, 2011.

Information: http://www.ece.utoronto.ca and http://www.ibbme.utoronto.ca.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, priority will be given to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents.