Current Opportunities

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Gender and Body Image on Pain

 

Description: 

The Centre for Multimodal Sensorimotor and Pain Research is seeking a postdoctoral fellow in pain neuroimaging and gender health to join our group. The New Frontier in Research Fund – Exploration funded project encompasses qualitative data analysis, psychophysical testing, psychological assessments and experimental studies. Methods involve questionnaire, psychophysiological, and brain imaging. The appointment is for 1 year and is renewable for 1 year. We are seeking a highly motivated investigator that will be devoted to our pain neuroimaging program, with a particular focus on women and trans health. The successful candidate should have experience working with vulnerable or marginalized communities, ample experience in performing fMRI experiments and analyzing functional as well morphological data. Roles include experiment design, study visit implementation, data analysis pipeline development and oversight, and primary analysis of neuroimaging data integrating psychophysiological and questionnaire methods.

Information on the project can be found here.

 

Description of duties: 

The selected candidate will be involved in all aspects of the project, including experimental design, study visit implementation, patient recruitment, data collection (including questionnaire,  psychophysics, and brain imaging), data curation, data preprocessing and analysis pipeline  implementation and oversight, and primary analysis of neuroimaging data integrating psychophysiological and questionnaire methods.

 

PDFs will also be expected to become a member of the University of Toronto Centre for the Study of Pain​. 

Salary: 55,000-60,000 CAD per year, commensurate to experience

Please note that should the minimum rates stipulated in the collective agreement fall below the rates stated in this posting, the minimum rates stated in the collective agreement shall prevail. 

 

Required qualifications:

1) An advanced degree (PhD, MD, or related)

2) Experience with vulnerable populations

3) Experience coding in various languages (C++, BASH, etc)

4) Experience with neuroimaging acquisition (clinical and/or healthy individuals);

5) Prior publication (minimum in press)

6) Strong written and verbal communication skills.

Desired qualifications:

1) Extensive experience with neuroimaging analysis software (FSL, SPM, AFNI, etc)

2) Prior publication using neuroimaging methods

3) Lived experience as non-binary or trans.

 

Application instructions: 

Interested applicants should send the following information to Dr. Massieh Moayedi (m.moayedi@utoronto.ca):

1) Cover letter describing research interests and experience; 

2) Updated CV; 

3) Three letters of reference; 

4) Two representative publications by the closing dates.

***Informal enquiries are encouraged.***

Closing date: August 31, 2021

 

Supervisor: Dr. Massieh Moayedi

Expected start date: Negotiable -- Ideally October 2021

Term: 1-year term, renewable for an additional year

FTE: 100%         

 

The normal hours of work are 40 hours per week for a full-time postdoctoral fellow (pro-rated for those holding a partial appointment) recognizing that the needs of the employee’s research and training and the needs of the supervisor’s research program may require flexibility in the performance of the employee’s duties and hours of work. 

 

Employment as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Toronto is covered by the terms of the CUPE 3902 Unit 5 Collective Agreement.

 

This job is posted in accordance with the CUPE 3902 Unit 5 Collective Agreement.

 

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

 
 

Graduate Student in Gender and Body Image on Pain

 

Description: 

The Centre for Multimodal Sensorimotor and Pain Research is seeking a graduate student with interest in pain neuroimaging and gender health to join our group. The student will enter as an MSc, with the intention of continuing on to a PhD, or will be a direct entry PhD student. The New Frontier in Research Fund – Exploration funded project encompasses qualitative data analysis, psychophysical testing, psychological assessments and experimental studies. Methods involve questionnaire, psychophysiological, and brain imaging. The studentship is for 2 years in the case of an MSc student, and 4 years for a PhD student. We are seeking a highly motivated student that will be devoted to our pain neuroimaging program, with a particular focus on women and trans health. The successful candidate should have experience working with vulnerable or marginalized, excellent undergraduate marks, and have some familiarity with fMRI experiments and analyzing functional as well morphological data. Roles include experiment design, study visit implementation, data analysis pipeline development and oversight, and primary analysis of neuroimaging data integrating psychophysiological and questionnaire methods. The student must also perform required coursework as per degree guidelines (https://www.dentistry.utoronto.ca/prospective-students/postgraduate/research-masters-phd).

Information on the project can be found here.

Description of duties: 

The selected candidate will be involved in all aspects of the project, including experimental design, study visit implementation, patient recruitment, data collection (including questionnaire,  psychophysics, and brain imaging), data curation, data preprocessing and analysis pipeline  implementation and oversight, and primary analysis of neuroimaging data integrating psychophysiological and questionnaire methods.

 

Trainees will also be expected to enrol in the Collaborative Program in Neuroscience and become a member of the University of Toronto Centre for the Study of Pain​. 

Salary: $18,500 + Tuition for the duration of the program. You may be eligible for top-ups if you obtain external funding

Required qualifications:

1) An minimum cGPA of 3.85 (or equivalent)

2) Experience with vulnerable populations

3) Some experience coding in various languages (C++, BASH, etc)

4) Strong background in Neuroscience

5) Familiarity with neuroimaging acquisition (clinical and/or healthy individuals)

6) Strong written and verbal communication skills.

Desired qualifications:

1) Lived experience as non-binary or trans

Application instructions: 

Interested applicants should send an informal enquiry to Dr. Massieh Moayedi (m.moayedi@utoronto.ca).

Formal Applications should be submitted as per instructions on the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Dentistry website. 

***Informal enquiries are encouraged.***

Closing date: August 15, 2021

Faculty Interviews Dates: To be determined (Fall 2021)

 

Supervisor: Dr. Massieh Moayedi, Co-Supervisors: Dr. Cassandra Lord, Dr. Craig Dale, Dr. Emery Potter

Expected start date: January 4, 2022

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.