Postdoctoral Fellow position in Autism & Alzheimer’s – University of Ottawa

Position available: Postdoctoral Fellow position in Autism & Alzheimer’s
Location: Neurosciences Division

Ottawa Health Research Institute,

University of Ottawa, Brain & Mind Institute

Ottawa, Canada

The Ottawa Hospital Research Institute (OHRI) is an Affiliated Research Institute of the University of Ottawa and the research arm of The Ottawa Hospital. The OHRI has grown rapidly to become one of the largest and most important hospital-based research institutes in Canada. Students will be affiliated with University of Ottawa, Brain & Mind Institute. uOttawa’s Neuroscience community is fast expanding, highly dynamic and offers a rich array of collaborative opportunities.

Description of the Position: Our lab is interested in understanding the neuro-immune mechanisms that affect synaptic plasticity and susceptibility to stroke, type 2 diabetes and neurological disorders. The techniques used including transgenic mouse models, combination of biochemistry, Molecular and cell biology and fluorescence microscopy imaging techniques, together with mouse behavior studies.

 

Two immediate focuses are:

1>  Alzheimer’s disease.

2>  Autism

 

The laboratory is equipped with molecular and electrophysiology (patch-clamp) equipment and a cellular biology imaging system. The Institute is equipped with a two photon-uncaging and imaging system to facilitate the study of synaptic plasticity. The trainees will have the opportunity to learn and perform animal surgery, animal behavior studies, electrophysiology and molecular biology.

 

For more details, see our recent publications:

Neuron 2015 (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25754825)

Cir Research 2015 (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26195219)

J of Neuros 2014 (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24381275)

J of Neuros 2012 (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22442089)

 

Eligibility Requirements: Postdoctoral candidates should hold a recent (2014 or after) PhD in life sciences and be committed to a career in neuroscience research. Candidate should be well-trained in electrophysiology (super welcome!) or molecular biology. The candidate is expected to be competitive for external fellowships.
   
Deadline: Until positions are filled.

 

Contact Please send CV, statement of research interest and names of three referenced to:
Dr. Hsiao-Huei ChenAssociate Professor and Senior ScientistNeurosciences DivisionCentre for Stroke RecoveryOttawa Health Research Institute451 Smyth Rd., Rm 2422Ottawa, OntarioK1H 8M5hchen@uottawa.cahttp://www.ohri.ca/profiles/chen.asp