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Post-doctoral position in Saskatoon/Canada

11 January 2016

Post-doctoral position in Saskatoon/Canada

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The Taghibiglou Lab at the Department of Pharmacology, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada, has two openings (starting April1, 2016) for Postdoctoral Research Fellows interested in Molecular Neuroscience, Neuroimaging and Electrophysiology. One project relates to molecular mechanisms involved in traumatic brain injury (TBI), the characterization and roles of cellular prion protein in glutamate receptor trafficking. The second project will address the role of lipid transcription factors, SREBPs, in the pathogenesis of neurodegenerative diseases in human, rodent and c. elegans models. The third project will examine the role of glutamate excitotoxicity in temporal lobe epilepsy in post-operational human brain samples and a rodent model of epilepsy.

Candidates with a Ph.D. degree and a strong background in molecular/cell biology, and/or molecular neuroscience as well as electrophysiology are encouraged to apply. Additional requirements include adequate fluency in written and spoken English, and at least three first author publications in relevant peer-reviewed journals. The position will be funded for at least 2 years with a possible extension for the third year subject to availability of funding.

To Apply: Interested applicants are invited to apply by sending an email message containing a cover letter outlining their research interests, future plans together with their curriculum vitae and names and contact details of three referees to: Dr. Changiz Taghibiglou (

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2 years
University of Saskatchewan

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Dr. Changiz Taghibiglou
107 Wiggins Road, Health Sciences Bldg. College of Medicine,
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, S7N 5E5 Canada

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