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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 on April 3rd, 2020

President & Chief Executive Officer

This is a unique opportunity to lead 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 President & CEO, you lead a team and support a Board that is committed to enhancing knowledge of the brain as a single, complex system with commonalities across the range of neurological disorders, mental illnesses, brain and spinal cord injuries. Seeing the brain as one system underscores the need for collaboration across diseases, disciplines and institutions - leading to smarter, outcomes-focused research funding that contributes to the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure of nervous system disorders.

Your mandate: to set, communicate, and deliver a bold vision and strategy that builds on Brain Canada’s success.  You are a compelling and authoritative voice for brain science, actively engaging partners in government, academia, healthcare and the business community. You lead and empower a lean, high-performing team, make the case for ongoing investments in brain health and research, ensure sound resource stewardship and governance support, and drive philanthropy across the nonprofit, public and private sectors. 

As the ideal candidate, you are a globally minded, forward-thinking leader in the research community who embodies integrity, authenticity and a passion for scientific excellence.  Peers and partners know you to promote meaningful collaborations and to inspire teams to excel. You appreciate the value of a strong board-management dynamic.  A skilled and persuasive communicator, you can interact effectively in both official languages.  Your graduate degree in neuroscience or a related discipline (Ph.D., MPA, MBA, etc.) would be a valuable asset, as would your understanding of federal government research policies, processes and funding and their intersection with the Canadian research environment.

For more information or to apply in confidence to this unique national leadership role, please reach out to Michael Naufal or Collin Ritch at and