Gustavo Turecki awarded BBRF Outstanding Achievement Prize

Gustavo Turecki awarded BBRF Outstanding Achievement Prize

Gustavo Turecki, Director of the McGill Group for Suicide Studies,has been named one of seven recipients of a 2020 Outstanding Achievement Prize in Mental Health, as awaded by the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation, the world’s largest private funder of mental health research grants. Get the full story.

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Funding, Jobs and Other Announcements:

Jobs and Other Opportunities:

  • Post-doc opportunity at Harvard’s Division of Genetics and Genomics: Postdoctoral Position at Boston Children’s Hospital.
  • MITACS –  Accelerate Industrial Postdoc: 1, 2 or 3 years at $55,000/year with $25,000 from the partner and $30,000 from Mitacs
    – Postdocs must be named
    – Open to research collaborations with companies and eligible non-profits in Canada
    – Deadline for Mitacs submission of complete applications with all signatures: November 25, 2020.
    – If applying, make sure to send Noha Gerges (ngerges@mitacs.ca) all application documents by November 4th at the latest.
  • MITACS – Elevate2 years fixed at $60,000/year with $30,000 from the partner and $30,000 from Mitacs
    – Postdocs must be named
    – Open to research collaborations with companies and eligible non-profits in Canada
    – Deadline for Mitacs submission of complete applications with all signatures: February 10, 2021.
    – If applying, make sure to send Noha Gerges (ngerges@mitacs.ca) all application documents by January 20th at the latest.
  • Postdoctoral Position in Genomics of Skin Cancer: The Shain lab is seeking to fill an open position for a postdoctoral scholar.

Awards – Call for Nominations:

  • N/A

Funding Opportunities:

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October 2020

  • October 27, 2020Setor Amuzu’s Ph.D. Oral Defence entitled “Candidate markers of Olaparib sensitivity and resistance from genomic data analyses of human cancer cell lines”. To be held via Zoom (closed session). Supervisor: Dr. Ioannis Ragoussis.
  • October 29, 2020 Mathieu Mancini’s Ph.D. Oral Defence entitled “The c-Rel transcription factor regulates host defence against neurotropic and cardiac virus infections”. To be held via Zoom. Supervisor: Dr. Silvia Vidal. Watch it live, on GPS YouTube channel at 1 pm EST.

Canadian Career Symposium for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows

GPS is sponsoring the inaugural Canadian Career Symposium for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows, hosted by the Graduate and Postdoctoral Development Network (GPDN), from November 2nd to November 6th 2020.

Topics include: career self-assessments, labour market research, informational interviews, networking, research impact, negotiation and identity development, and career panels on government, consulting, and teaching.

Here is an overview of the agenda. Students can view the detailed agenda and register here: https://cags.ca/gpdn/symposium/

SPACES ARE LIMITED: Capacity for each session is limited per sponsoring institution. Due to the limited number of places, participants should only register for sessions they intend to attend.

For more info, contact Lorna MacEachern (lorna.maceachern@mcgill.ca).


Sanger Institute Four-Year PhD Studentships

Fully funded 4-year PhD studentships available at the Wellcome Sanger Institute. More information here.


Opportunity for Graduate Students – 16th Research Data Alliance Plenary Meeting, 9-12 November 2020, Costa Rica (Virtual)

Research Data Canada is pleased to offer registration scholarships (value of $100 US) for the 16th RDA Plenary to Canadian university or college graduates who have an interest in the field of research data management or data science. More information here.


Jewish General Hospital Medical Grand Rounds, November 2, 2020 at 12:55 PM, via Zoom

PULMONARY GENETICS: MOVING FROM THE LAB TO THE CLINIC
Benjamin Raby, MD, MPH
Leila and Irving Perlmutter Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Chief, Division of Pulmonary Medicine, Boston Children’s Hospital
Director, Pulmonary Genetics Center, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

More information here.

 

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