Open Vacancies

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: 2018/02/01

Computational Neuroscience

The Faculty of Science is inviting applications from exceptional investigators for two probationary (tenure-track) faculty positions at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor in Computational Neuroscience. The rank of the successful applicants will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. These unique appointments are initially funded through BrainsCAN (, a $66M initiative funded by the Canada First Research Excellence Fund at Western University, and allow a research-intensive focus for the first 5 years of the appointment. Successful candidates will be provided a yearly research budget for this period, and will be eligible for further internal funding including research accelerator awards, and support for postdoctoral research fellows and PhD students. Given this unique federally funded research-intensive stream, candidates are not eligible to hold Canadian federal Tri-council funding as a PI for the BrainsCAN funded period, but may hold other grants. Candidates are expected to transition to a well-funded research program including Tri-council sources by the end of the 5-year period.

Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled. Review of applications began December 1st, 2017.

Vacancies: 2 Review In Process