Postdoc position in Translation Dysregulation and Synaptic Dysfunction in Autism/Fragile X – Lacaille laboratory, Université de Montréal

Postdoctoral position – Dept Neurosciences
University of Montreal, Montreal, Canada

A postdoctoral position is immediately available in the laboratory of Dr Jean-Claude Lacaille at University of Montreal to study dysregulated translation and synaptic dysfunction in Fragile X Syndrome and Autism. The project is part of a Team/Group Program with Dr Nahum Sonenberg at McGill University, and is funded by grants from Brain Canada/Azrieli Foundation and CIHR.

The research focuses on mechanisms of dysregulated protein synthesis causing synaptic dysfunction in Fragile X Syndrome and autism spectrum disorders, and development of treatment strategies targeting these mechanisms. Our multidisciplinary approach uses transgenic mouse models and combines state-of-the-art molecular biology, synaptic physiology, 2-photon imaging, optogenetics and behavioral assays, in a variety of preparations (cultured cells, brain slices and in vivo).

Requirements are PhD in Neuroscience or related discipline, and demonstrated expertise with patch-clamp electrophysiology. 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 Jean-Claude Lacaille

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Date posted: June 27th 2016