Postdoctoral position to study auditory and somatosensory perception in songbirds – McGill University

The Woolley lab (www.sarahwoolleylab.wordpress.com) in the Department of Biology, McGill University is seeking a postdoctoral researcher for a 2-3-year position studying somatosensory and auditory representations in the songbird forebrain. Our lab uses awake-behaving electrophysiology, behavioral assays, pharmacology, gene expression, and computational approaches to study song preference and individual recognition in female songbirds. We have also recently received funding (in collaboration with an aeronautical engineer and a slice physiologist) to study somatosensation: how do birds feel the air during flight?

Interested candidates should have a Ph.D. in neuroscience or related field and a strong record of peer-reviewed research publications. Experience with electrophysiology and an interest in developing new behavioral assays are strongly preferred. Please submit a C.V. and the names of two references by email.

Contact information

Sarah C. Woolley
sarah.woolley@mcgill.ca

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Postdoctoral Fellow in axon regeneration – Montreal Neurological Institute, McGill University

We are looking for a highly motivated postdoctoral researcher to join our team at the Montreal Neurological Institute (McGill University, Montreal, Canada). The postdoc will be under the primary supervision of Prof. Alyson Fournier and will be collaborating with the lab of Molly Shoichet at the University of Toronto to test the effects of pro-regenerative and anti-scarring reagents in axon regeneration.

Interested candidates should have a solid background and publications in molecular neuroscience and some experience in small animal surgeries. Experience in the optic nerve lesion model would be an asset.

Interested persons should send their CV and two reference contacts.

Contact information

Alyson Fournier
Email: alyson.fournier@mcgill.ca
https://fournierlab.mcgill.ca/

Posting end date: 2022-01-15

Postdoctoral Fellow identifying exosomal biomarkers in Multiple Sclerosis – Montreal Neurological Institute, McGill University

We are looking for a highly motivated postdoctoral researcher to join our team at the Montreal Neurological Institute (McGill University, Montreal, Canada). The postdoc will be under the primary supervision of Prof. Alyson Fournier and will collaborate with Dr. Jack Antel’s group and other members of the neuroimmunological diseases group (https://www.mcgill.ca/neuro/people/field_mprofile_research_areas/neuroimmunological_diseases). The project includes the analysis of protein and RNA content of exosomes derived from neurons and oligodendrocytes from human iPSC-derived neurons and oligodendrocytes and from human patient plasma samples. The aims of the project are to identify markers of neuronal and oligodendrocyte damage and repair as diagnostic and prognostic tools in Multiple Sclerosis.

Interested candidates should have a solid background and publications in molecular and biochemical neuroscience techniques with an interest in neuroimmunology and neurological disease. Experience in basic bioinformatics assessments would be an asset. Interested persons should send their CV and two reference contacts.

Contact information

Alyson Fournier

Email: alyson.fournier@mcgill.ca

Postdoctoral fellowship in machine learning and human vision – York University

Richard Murray (Centre for Vision Research, York University; yorku.ca/rfm), David Brainard (Department of Psychology, University of Pennsylvania; color.psych.upenn.edu), and Marcus Brubaker (EECS, York University; mbrubake.github.io) are seeking a postdoctoral fellow for a collaborative project. The successful candidate will work with the PIs on developing machine learning approaches to intrinsic image estimation, with the additional goal of creating new computational models of human visual perception of lightness, lighting, and shape.

We are looking for a candidate with a strong background in deep learning, Markov random fields, or other relevant machine learning methods. Experience with human visual perception (computational modelling, psychophysics) and programmatic rendering in Blender are also beneficial but not necessary.

The candidate will apply for a VISTA Postdoctoral Fellowship at York University (vista.info.yorku.ca/opportunities/postdoctoral-fellowships) with our support. This two-year fellowship and supplements from the PIs will provide CAD$65K to CAD$80K per year in salary (depending on qualifications), and an additional CAD$8.5K per year for research expenses and networking.

The successful candidate will be based in Richard Murray’s laboratory at York University, and there will also be opportunities to travel to work in David Brainard’s laboratory at the University of Pennsylvania. The starting date is flexible but will be in early 2022.

The Centre for Vision Research at York University (www.cvr.yorku.ca) is a dynamic and interdisciplinary research cluster with over 40 faculty members investigating biological and computer vision, in departments ranging from physics and computer science to psychology and design. The Department of Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania (www.psych.upenn.edu) is the oldest continuously functioning psychology department in North America and provides a stimulating intellectual environment for the study of the mind and brain. Brainard’s laboratory is also affiliated with Penn’s Computational Neuroscience Initiative (https://cni.upenn.edu) and MINDCore (Center for Outreach, Research, and Education; https://mindcore.sas.upenn.edu).

For further information, feel free to write to Richard Murray (rfm@yorku.ca), David Brainard (brainard@psych.upenn.edu), or Marcus Brubaker (mab@eecs.yorku.ca).

To apply, send a cover letter, c.v., and contact information for references to Richard Murray (rfm@yorku.ca) by September 10, 2021.

Both host institutions value diversity, and we encourage applications from talented individuals of diverse backgrounds.

Contact information

Richard Murray, rfm@yorku.ca

Neurologists & Locum Neurologists – Windsor Regional Hospital

Our client, Windsor Regional Hospital (WRH), is a multi-faceted health services organization operating from two main sites, the Metropolitan Campus and the Ouellette Campus. With 500 beds and an operating budget of over half a billion dollars, WRH is the regional provider of advanced care in areas that include complex trauma, renal dialysis, cardiac care, stroke and neurosurgery, intensive care, acute mental health, family birthing centre, neonatal intensive care, paediatric services, and regional cancer services. WRH provides a broad range of medical and surgical services required to support these specialized areas for more than 400,000 people in Windsor and Essex County. Windsor Regional Hospital is seeking: Neurologists & Locum Neurologists

With increasing volumes, program development, and growing demands for service, WRH is seeking top tier Neurologists to join their team to contribute to service delivery excellence in the Neuro-Interventional Program. This is an exceptional opportunity to join an innovative, collegial, and mutually respectful team to contribute to neurology service delivery excellence.

There is a need to expand the group of neurologists which would include general neurologists who have interest in supporting inpatient endeavors. Full time, part time, and locum opportunities are available. WRH is also interested in recruiting subspecialty neurologists to bring unique skills to the group and community.

As a designated Enhanced District Stroke Centre, Windsor Regional Hospital provides specialized services for stroke and TIA patients offering timely hyper-acute treatments like tPA and endovascular therapy (Thrombectomy and Coiling), as well as neurosurgical services. The hospital has neurologists, neurosurgeons, and interventional radiologists on staff providing expert care for stroke patients. Following intervention and post procedure recovery and stabilization in the ICU, patients are transferred to the Acute Stroke Unit, a designated 16-bed unit dedicated to the care of Stroke patients. Inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services for Windsor-Essex are offered locally through Hotel-Dieu Grace Healthcare. Outpatient Rehab options direct from hospital also includes the Intensive Hospital to Home Rehab program and E-Rehab services provided through the Erie St. Clair LHIN.

Physicians at WRH have the opportunity to educate and mentor residents from the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, with professional staff members eligible to hold a University appointment.

Candidates must be certified, or eligible for certification, by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in Neurology and hold, or be eligible for, licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario. Offering great flexibility and work/life balance, these positions include an attractive compensation and relocation incentive package.

The Windsor-Essex area is ecologically rich with extensive parkland combined with a southwest location that extends warm weather activities such a golfing, gardening, and water sports. Windsor offers the unique opportunities of a larger metropolitan area and the benefits of a smaller community. Living directly across the border from Detroit, Michigan places you on a cosmopolitan stage where arts, culture, big league sports, and entertainment are just moments away. Best of all, you can enjoy access to all of these big-city advantages while living in the tranquility and beauty of the Windsor region.

Please forward a CV in confidence to:

Robb Callaghan, E-mail: rcallaghan@medfall.com Tel: 289-238-9079

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Post-doctoral fellow or Research Associate position – The Ottawa Hospital Civic Campus

We are looking for a post-doctoral fellow or research associate in the laboratory of Dr. Adam Sachs at The Ottawa Hospital Research Institute to conduct research in intracortical human brain computer interfaces as part of the NeuroCognitive Communicator Trial and human basal ganglia neurophysiology during deep brain stimulation surgery. Please visit our lab website (sachslab.ca) for more details of the work we do.

The candidate will be offered a competitive salary and benefits as per OHRI policy.

Candidates should have a PhD with experience in in vivo extracellular neurophysiological recordings in behaving animals or humans. The candidate is expected to be highly motivated and to have a record of publications in the area of electrophysiology and neuroscience.

Signal processing, data processing and analyses, and computer programming skills are expected. The candidate needs to have a strong ability in verbal and written scientific communication.

Candidates interested in these positions should send their CV and cover letter to: asachs@toh.ca and seljaji@toh.ca .

Contact information

Dr. Adam Sachs – asachs@toh.ca

Suzanne Eljaji – seljaji@toh.ca

 

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Postdoctoral Associate – Plasticity following sensory loss – Western University

The Neuroplasticity in Sensory Systems Lab (NiSSL.ca) at Western University is seeking a postdoctoral associate interested in how profound hearing loss gives rise to reorganized function in ‘auditory’ cortex. This may involve optogenetic/pharmacological methods to manipulate neural projections between brain areas, and the use of fiber photometry, extracellular electrophysiology and/or behaviour to quantify the effects. Previous experience in one or more of these approaches is considered an asset. The successful candidate will also be encouraged to develop independent projects that build upon the laboratory’s ongoing work.

Our lab is in the Department of Psychology and the Brain and Mind Institute, and is part of highly- productive and interdisciplinary group of researchers spanning a wide breadth of topics in cognitive neuroscience. We strongly value the principles of open science, and collaboration across labs and departments is highly encouraged; the successful candidate will have the opportunity to work with established collaborators, and to form new partnerships. Our group is firmly committed to the support of equity, diversity, and inclusivity in neuroscience, and applications from underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged.

The successful candidate should have a PhD in neuroscience, psychology, physiology, or a related discipline, with evidence of the ability to conduct independent research. In addition, quantitative and programming skills in Python, MATLAB or similar are expected. The successful candidate will work collaboratively with animal care staff and will be expected to complete training in and participate actively in animal handling as required for data collection. That said, previous experience with animal work is not mandatory.

Funding is available for two years with the possibility of renewal contingent on funding. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Interested applicants should contact Dr. Blake Butler (bbutler9@uwo.ca) and provide the following:

  1. A cover letter describing your current research, and interest in our lab
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Names and contact information for 2 references

Post-doctoral fellow or research assistant in behavioural neuroscience of reward – Samaha laboratory – Université de Montréal

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31953370/

I will hire someone i) whose primary expertise is in the behavioural neuroscience of reward, and ii) who has demonstrated experience with optogenetic manipulations in vivo.

This profile is required. Please only apply if you have it.

Training in complementary techniques such as DREADDs, electrophysiology, voltammetry and in molecular biology assays is also desirable. Being able to speak French is an asset, but not required.

Our lab is dynamic and very collaborative. We are part of several research groups and networks, with many opportunities for collaborations. I will also support you in gaining visibility for your research work and in learning the skills necessary for a career in science.

See also
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/?term=samaha+AN+montreal&sort=date

To apply, please send your cover letter, CV, representative publications and contact details for two references to Dr Mike Robinson mike.robinson@umontreal.ca & Dr A Samaha anna.samaha@umontreal.ca

Candidates in Canada or who can easily travel to Canada will be given preference.

Postdoc position in Neuroscience-University of Calgary

A Postdoctoral position in neuroscience is available in the laboratory of Dr. Derya Sargin at the University of Calgary. Work in our lab is focused on understanding how chronic stress disrupts brain function. Two major lines of research ongoing in the lab are investigating the long-term impact of early life stress and chronic social isolation on behavior and brain circuits/networks. We are using transgenic mouse models and a variety of techniques ranging from in-vivo calcium imaging, electrophysiology, optogenetics, emotional and social behaviour, and machine learning-based data analysis. With these tools, we are able to visualize brain activity in real time and investigate how brain function deteriorates in response to developmental and chronic stress. The ultimate goal of our work is to build towards novel treatment strategies for stress related disorders.

We are looking for motivated and enthusiastic candidates, with a PhD degree in neuroscience or a related field, who are eager to work in a collaborative lab environment. Applicants with a strong background in neuroscience and a proven publication record are invited to apply. Experience in any of the techniques including fiber photometry, optogenetics, rodent behavior or patch clamp electrophysiology is advantageous. Our lab, department and university are committed to fostering and enhancing diversity, equity and inclusion. We welcome all applicants of diverse backgrounds. Applications from underrepresented Indigenous, black and minority ethnic populations are particularly encouraged to apply.

Dr. Sargin’s research group is a part of the Department of Psychology, Hotchkiss Brain Institute, Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Institute and the Mathison Centre for Mental Health Research and Education. Our group is in a highly collaborative, interdisciplinary and international research environment that provides opportunities to develop new skills and collaborations.

To apply, please send a cover letter describing research background and interests along with a CV to Dr. Derya Sargin at derya.sargin@ucalgary.ca