We are currently seeking a talented and motivated postdoctoral candidate who loves science and is fascinated by dendrites, synapses and neural circuits.
The applicant should have a strong background in cellular electrophysiology with an interest in applying physiological techniques towards cell biological questions in synaptic function.
The research focuses on mechanisms of a synaptic proteins involvement in synaptic plasticity, synapse maintenance and its dysfunction in 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.
Starting date is negotiable.
Interested candidates should submit submit a statement of research experience and career goals, a current CV and the names of three references to:
Prof. R. Anne McKinney, Ph.D
McGill University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
Posting end date: 2017-03-01