Connecting European Neuroscience

Ph.D. Student in Quebec City/Canada

12 July 2019

Ph.D. Student in Quebec City/Canada

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Quebec City/Canada


Various exciting projects are available for highly motivated students to study functional organization of hippocampal circuits, with a particular focus on disinhibition mechanisms involving VIP interneurons. A broad spectrum of methods will be involved including patch-clamp electrophysiology, patch-sequencing, optogenetics, two-photon microscopy and behaviour. Visit our website to learn more about our research.

The projects are conducted in collaboration between the NeuroWire Lab of Dr. Lisa Topolnik at Laval University ( and the Lab of Computational Neuroscience at the Krembil Research Institute, University of Toronto (PI: Dr. Frances Skinner, The lab of Dr. Topolnik is located at CRCHUQ Research Center of Laval University, one of the 10 most important research centres in Canada (

Quebec City is a very beautiful and vibrant city in eastern Canada, with a treasured UNESCO old town, unique culture, numerous carnivals and festivals all year round and amazing food.

Applicants should have a MSc degree in neuroscience or equivalent area. Prior experience with patch-clamp electrophysiology, molecular biology techniques and gene expression will be an asset.

The successful candidate will receive a competitive fellowship according to the standards established by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. The candidate will also be expected to apply for independent research fellowship.

To apply send your cover letter, a curriculum vitae, Bac and MSc transcripts, and the names of 2 references to Lisa Topolnik ( with the title: ''PhD position in cellular neurophysiology'' in the subject line. The position will be available starting from Winter session 2020.

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Contract length:
3-4 years
Laval University, CRCHUQ-CHUL
Neuroscience Axis

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Lisa Topolnik

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