[Comp-neuro] Postdoctoral Fellowship in System Neuroscience

Majid Mohajerani mhmohajerani at gmail.com
Wed Oct 5 21:40:57 CEST 2016


A position as Postdoctoral Fellow is now open for an outstanding
postdoctoral associate to conduct research in the field of neural network
functions at the Canadian Centre for Behavioural Neuroscience at the
University of Lethbridge, Alberta. Our goal is to understand cellular and
brain system mechanisms of memory and cognitive processing in animal models
of healthy brain and memory disorders associated with aging and brain
damage. Our research focusses on information coding, neural dynamics and
system level neural interactions among diverse brain regions (e.g.,
hippocampus, prefrontal, retrosplenial, parietal and anterior cingulate
cortices). This research will be supported by state-of-the-art facilities
including advanced two-photon imaging, microendoscope imaging, wide-field
voltage and calcium imaging, and high-density multi-unit
electrophysiological recording and optogenetic techniques.

The project is a collaborative effort between the research groups of Prof.
Bruce McNaughton and Dr. Majid Mohajerani. Successful candidates will join
the highly collaborative and interdisciplinary Canadian Centre for
Behavioural Neuroscience
(http://www.uleth.ca/artsci/neuroscience/our-faculty) and Brain Dynamics
group (http://lethbridgebraindynamics.com/), which has outstanding research
strengths in the areas of learning and memory, decision making, information
coding and related diseases such as Alzheimer's, schizophrenia, addiction
and stroke. Salary scales will be competitive with NIH standards for
postdoctoral researchers. The position will be initially for 1 year with
possibility of renewal depending on performance review at the end of the
first 9 months.

QUALIFICATIONS

Preference will be given to candidates with strong quantitative and
neuroscience methodological backgrounds such as neural ensemble recording,
2-photon or other in vivo neural activity imaging or in brain mapping. Good
verbal and written communication skills are a must. Experience in MATLAB
will be an asset. Candidates should be prepared to learn and use
cutting-edge physiological, anatomical, and computational techniques, such
as virtual reality-based rodent behavioural systems, optogenetic
manipulations, and statistical methods for the analysis and modelling of
data.

 

HOW TO APPLY

Interested applicants should send an email to Dr. McNaughton (
<mailto:bruce.mcnaughton at uleth.ca> bruce.mcnaughton at uleth.ca) with cc to Dr.
Mohajerani ( <mailto:mohajerani at uleth.ca> mohajerani at uleth.ca ) and include
a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a brief statement of research interests,
and contact information of three references. Applications are encouraged
from women and minorities.

 


 

 


 

 

 

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