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Post-doctoral position in Montreal/Canada

21 July 2020

Post-doctoral position in Montreal/Canada

Job ID
27413
Place
Montreal/Canada

Description

Postdoctoral Position on Astrocyte-Inhibitory Interneuron Interactions.

Postdoctoral position, Dept Neurosciences, Université de Montréal, Montreal, Canada.

A postdoctoral position is immediately available in the laboratory of Dr Richard Robitaille at Université de Montréal to study the role of astrocytes in the regulation of inhibitory synaptic circuits and hippocampal function. The project is funded by a NSERC Discovery grant and involves a collaboration with the laboratory of Dr Jean-Claude Lacaille.

The research focuses on the mechanisms of astrocyte regulation of inhibitory interneurons and their impact on hippocampus-dependent learning and memory. Our multidisciplinary approach uses brain slices and in vivo transgenic mice, and combines state-of-the-art molecular biology, synaptic physiology, 2-photon imaging, opto- and chemogenetics and behavioral assays.

Requirements are PhD in Neuroscience or related discipline, with expertise in single cell electrophysiology. Experience is also desirable with any of the following techniques: patch-clamp, optogenetics and calcium imaging. Successful candidates will be highly motivated, have strong work ethics, and ability to work independently as well as part of a team.

Interested applicants should submit a statement of research experience and career goals, a current CV and the names of three references to:

Dr Richard Robitaille, richard.robitaille@umontreal.ca

Job Information

Institution:
University of Montreal
Department:
Neurosciences

Contact Information

Dr Richard Robitaille
Department of neurosciences
Université de Montréal
C.P. 6128, Succ. Centre-ville
Montreal, Qc H3C 3J7, Canada

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