[Comp-neuro] Mouse MRI postdoctoral opening in BL Kieffer lab - Douglas/McGill University

Colleen Carter colleen.carter at douglas.mcgill.ca
Thu Jan 31 15:05:46 CET 2019


Laboratory of Pr. Brigitte L Kieffer
Douglas Research Centre, McGill University, Montréal Canada

We are seeking a Post-doctoral fellow with a strong background in neuroscience and computer programming who is interested in studying brain network activities and communication non-invasively using functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) in mice. Our group is a multidisciplinay team, and studies the role of G protein coupled receptors, including opioid and orphan receptors, in brain function and disease with an emphasis on reward/aversion processing, addiction and mood disorders. The laboratory develops customized genetic mouse mutants with targeted gene mutations to model of psychiatric disorders, and for drug discovery programs. Mice are characterized using sophisticated behavioral methods, optogenetics and neuroimaging approaches translatable to human research. The postdoctoral researcher will use fMRI in living mutant animals to characterize receptor function and drug effects on brain connectivity. Implications are in both basic and biomedical research. The postdoctoral fellow will design resting-state and pharmacological MRI-based experiments, implement existing and further develop state-of-the art post-processing methods, and the research will take place at the Douglas Research Center affiliated to McGill University. The Center has a state-of-the art brain-imaging center including a 7T animal scanner with cryoprobe, and a vibrant community of neuroimaging specialists and researchers for both animal and human research.

The successful candidate must have:
Ph.D. in Neuroscience /Computer Science
Experience in fMRI methods development
Excellent programming skills in one or more of the following: Matlab, Python, C/C++, R.
Excellent writing and communication skills
A record of scientific publication consistent with his/her stage of career development
Project leadership skills

Preferred Qualifications:
Experience or interest in pre-clinical neuroscience research in the field of mental health
Ability to work in a team

Start date: 1 March 2019

Applicants are invited to submit their cover letter, CV and reference letters via email to: colleen.carter at douglas.mcgill.ca<mailto:emmanuel.darcq at douglas.mcgill.ca>
Please indicate "Postdoc applicant for Kieffer team" in the subject line.
We thank all applicants. Only selected candidates will be contacted.

Colleen Carter
Agente administrative - Divisions neurosciences et psychosociale, Coordonnatrice FACC, USER et Biosafety | Centre de recherche de l`Hôpital Douglas | 6875 boulevard LaSalle, Perry E-2102, Verdun, QC, H4H 1R3 | 514.761.6131 poste 3929 | Fax 514.762.3034 | colleen.carter at douglas.mcgill.ca<mailto:colleen.carter at douglas.mcgill.ca> | (http://douglas.research.mcgill.ca<http://douglas.research.mcgill.ca/>)
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