Latin American Brain Health Institute (BrainLat)

The Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez in Santiago, Chile, is excited to announce the launching of the Latin American Brain Health Institute (BrainLat) in 2021.

The BrainLat mission

The mission of BrainLat will be to empower a new generation of brain health leaders to break down disciplinary boundaries and forge innovative approaches for promoting brain health research and reducing the regional impact of dementia. BrainLat will be hosted by the Universidad Adolfo Ibañez (at School of Psychology, in collaboration with the Faculty of Engineering and Science, the School of Government, and the Business School). BrainLat will bring together leading national and international institutions in brain science, including the UAI community, and local associated institutions (the Geroscience Center, and the Memory and Neuropsychiatry Clinic of the University of Chile). BrainLat is also aimed to be affiliated with the Global Brain Health Institute (GBHI; www.gbhi.org) based at University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and Trinity College Dublin (Trinity).

BrainLat Focus

BrainLat will (a) conduct world-class interdisciplinary and translational research on brain health and dementia with real-world implications, (b) train new researchers and emergent leaders, and (c) disseminate evidence to broad audiences. BrainLat will provide a systematic investment in consolidate and expand brain health research, networking, and implementation science during the 2021-2025 period. The institute will be research-based, but geared to capacity building and implementation science, favoring regional commitment. BrainLat will also develop an educational & training program departing in the third year.

Call for applications

BrainLat is seeking highly motivated researchers and professionals. See the open calls:

Asistente de Investigación
(PROYECTO FONDECYT)

  • Carrera afín: Biología, Bioquímica, I. en Biotecnología, etc.
    Interés en enfermedades neurodegenerativas
  • Técnicas deseables: ELISA, WB, qPCR, manejo murino, histopatología
  • Importante: Organización, responsabilidad, motivación y capacidad de trabajo en equipo
  • Funciones: Realización de experimentos, Análisis de datos de los resultados obtenidos, Funciones administrativas y logísticas básicas
  • Lugar de trabajo: Santiago de Chile. Envía tu CV
  • Deadline for application: March 31, 2021.
  • Starting on: March-June 2021.
  • Contact: investigaciontraslacionalchile@gmail.com.

Full-Time Faculty Position
(Open Rank – 2 positions)

  • Deadline for application: February 28, 2021.
  • Starting on: March-June 2021.
  • Contact: brainlat@uai.cl.

Postdoctoral Positions
(2 position)

  • Deadline for application: March, 2021.
  • Starting on: April 2021.
  • Contact: brainlat@uai.cl.

Seed Grants for Brain Health
(Restricted for UAI, ReDLat, and GBHI community)

  • Deadline for Letter of intent: December 10, 2020.
  • Starting on: April-May 2021.
  • Contact: brainlat@uai.cl.

Project Manager

  • Deadline: December 10, 2020.
  • Starting on: January-February 2021.
  • Contact: brainlat@uai.cl.