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We offer a dynamic work environment and attractive compensation and benefits.

Brain Canada is an equal opportunity employer that offers a dynamic work environment and attractive compensation and benefits. To apply for an open position, please send your cover letter and resume to

We thank you for your interest in joining our team. That being said, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Published onJune 2nd, 2020

Chief Research and Programs Officer

This is a unique opportunity to join a collaborative and innovative organization that is enabling excellence in brain research across Canada and around the world.

Since 1998, Brain Canada has had a positive impact on brain research and health outcomes. The organization and its supporters have invested $250 million in 300 research projects at 115 institutions across the country.

As Chief Research and Programs Officer (CRPO), reporting to the President & CEO, you are a key mission ambassador who champions and supports an aspirational and bold future for Brain Canada. You develop and deliver on Brain Canada’s long-term strategic research priorities and goals. Your mandate includes engaging regularly with the Canadian research community, the Government of Canada, partners and research funders, universities, and the international brain research community. You lead a dedicated program team, overseeing the design, implementation, and delivery of all research funding programs and initiatives. You drive program innovation and ensure they meet the standards of excellence that have defined Brain Canada’s success over two decade.

As the ideal candidate, you have in-depth knowledge of design, implementation, and delivery of scientific funding competitions. You have developed and promoted best practices in research administration and in the management of funded projects, research, and training programs. You are an excellent relationship-builder, team player and communicator who is comfortable interacting in both official languages. A graduate degree in neuroscience or a related discipline (Ph.D., MPA, MBA, etc.) would be an asset.

This is an exciting opportunity for a talented professional and respected leader from in a mission-driven healthcare, research or science organization. For more information or to apply in confidence to this unique national leadership role, please reach out to Michael Naufal or Marie-Hélène Gaudreault at and, and state the title of the position in the subject line of your email.

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