Postdoctoral position on Somatostatin Interneuron Synaptic Plasticity in Hippocampal Learning and Memory
University of Montreal
A postdoctoral position is immediately available in the laboratory of Dr Jean-Claude Lacaille at University of Montreal to study the role of somatostatin interneuron synaptic plasticity in hippocampal learning and memory. The project is funded by a CIHR Project grant and Canada Research Chair.
The research focuses on mechanisms of translation-dependent synaptic plasticity in inhibitory interneurons in the regulation of hippocampal network activity during learning and memory. Our multidisciplinary approach uses brain slices and in vivo transgenic mice, and combines state-of-the- molecular biology, synaptic physiology, 2-photon imaging, optogenetics and behavioral assays.
Requirements are PhD in Neuroscience or related discipline, with expertise in patch-clamp electrophysiology. Experience with optogenetics and calcium imaging is desirable. 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