Postdoctoral Fellow

Hospital Toronto Baycrest Center for Geriatric Care

Postdoctoral Fellow

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The Rotman Research Institute at Baycrest has opportunities for




Two years - 70.00 Hours bi-weekly – Non-Union


The Rotman Research Institute at Baycrest (RRI) is seeking nine (9) outstanding postdoctoral fellows.   A sub-set of the prospective fellows will be selected to be sponsored as the institutional candidates for a Banting Post-Doctoral Fellowship, and will work together with their prospective supervisors on the applications.    The Rotman Research Institute (RRI) of Baycrest is a premier interdisciplinary, international centre for the study of human brain function. Our core research themes are: Cognitive Neuroscience, Aging and Brain Health, Alzheimer’s and Related Diseases, Computational Modeling and Neuroinformatics. Our research focuses on cognitive brain functions (including memory, executive function, attention, perception, and language), both in normal aging and in the presence of diseases and conditions that affect the brain, such as Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, stroke, and traumatic brain injury.  The Rotman Research Institute supports behavioral, neuropsychological, neuroimaging, and neurocomputational studies with state-of-the-art facilities, including eye-tracking, electroencephalography, and magnetoencephalography laboratories and a research-dedicated Siemens 3 Tesla MRI in-house at Baycrest.


Rotman scientists who are currently recruiting Postdoctoral fellows are: Jean Chen, Brian Levine, Randy McIntosh, Jed Meltzer, Morris Moscovitch, Rosanna Olsen, Jennifer Ryan, Allison Sekuler and Eugenie Roudaia, and Stephen Strother.



The postdoctoral fellows will conduct research on topics related to the areas of expertise of their prospective supervisors. In addition, fellowships at the RRI offer ample opportunities for collaborations both within the institute and with other researchers in Toronto. To find out more about recruiting scientists’ research areas, as well as a list of all scientists at the RRI, please follow individual links from here:


The Banting Fellowships are open to Canadian citizens, Permanent Residents and Foreign Citizens.  Starting dates are negotiable with the respective supervisors.  To apply, please contact directly the scientist you wish to apply to, with a CV and cover letter, no later than JUNE 10, 2019


Responsibilities and research opportunities may include but are not limited to:

  • Experimental design, data collection and analysis, manuscript preparation
  • Behavioural studies, including eyetracking
  • Structural neuroimaging with an emphasis on markers of learning-related changes
  • Multimodal functional neuroimaging, including fMRI, MEG, and/or EEG
  • Neurostimulation including tDCS, TMS
  • Data analysis using advanced, multivariate statistical tools applied to neuroimaging data

 Qualifications include but are not limited to:

  • D., M.D. or equivalent degree with an emphasis on neuropsychological theory
  • Experience in multivariate statistical techniques for data exploration, presentation, and analysis with advanced statistical software (e.g., R, MATLAB, Python)
  • Experience recruiting and testing research participants and patients
  • Experience with MRI, EEG, or MEG data collection and analysis



Internal applicants: It is preferred that you submit your application online via our intranet.  Please ensure that your updated resume is submitted with your application.  Failure to submit your resume, may affect your candidacy for this position.

External applicants: Please submit your application online by clicking the Apply button below. 

Internal Expiry Date: May 31, 2019

Posting # 19-0330










     Remarkable people of Baycrest Health Sciences are changing the future of brain health and aging.




     Thank you for your interest in joining Baycrest. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. All successful candidates will be required to complete a police reference check/vulnerable sector screen. As staff we all share in maintaining a safe care environment for clients, families, and visitors and a safe work environment for staff, students, researchers, physicians and volunteers. Baycrest is committed to providing accessible employment practices that are in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (‘AODA’). If you require accommodation for disability during any stage of the recruitment process, please notify Human Resources at 416-785-2500, ext. 2961.




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