Scientific Director, Centre for Neuroinformatics

Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Sep 27, 2016
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Big things are happening at CAMH: A paradigm shift driven by computation, algorithms and analytics.

This is an unprecedented, scientific leadership opportunity to shape a new centre and lead the next set of fundamental discoveries in brain research. Supported by a multi-million dollar philanthropic gift and fully-affiliated with the University of Toronto, CAMH’s Centre for Neuroinformatics will leverage the largest mental health patient database in Canada, and combine world-leading talent specializing in computational approaches to brain science, a robust data integration platform, and analytical tools to accelerate and revolutionize the world’s understanding of the brain and brain-based illnesses.

In the coming years, under your leadership as the inaugural Scientific Director, the Centre will be at the forefront of breakthroughs in brain science through the development and application of novel algorithms, computational models, integrative methods, and data visualization techniques. Scientist development, a key focus for the Centre, will help to address the scarcity of talent and propel sustainable, productive collaborations between local, national, and international research teams.

As Scientific Director, you will create a bold, global vision for the Centre that leverages the computational and analytical assets and strengths of CAMH, the University of Toronto, and the Canadian and international neuroscience community. You will lead and inspire a team of scientists and operational support staff, and champion excellence through local, national, and international collaborations.

As the ideal candidate, you are an internationally respected leader in neuroinformatics, bioinformatics, computational biology, computational modelling, statistical genetics, or a related field who has had great success in forming multi-centre collaborations and significant experience working with biological (molecular, genetic, and epigenetics) and clinical data in the context of brain-based disorders.

If you are interested in applying or learning more, please contact Brian Bachand: or Michael Naufal: For more about CAMH, Canada's largest mental health and addiction teaching hospital, as well as one of the world's leading research centres in the area of brain science, addiction and mental health, visit:  

As an employment equity employer, CAMH actively seeks Aboriginal peoples, visible minorities, women, people with disabilities, (including people with who have experienced mental health and substance use challenges), and additional diverse identities for our workforce.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those under consideration for the role will be contacted.  

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