Graduate position in neurosciences at the CRIUSMQ – Proulx laboratory Université Laval

Program : My laboratory is currently seeking highly motivated candidates to work on projects aimed to characterize neural pathways important for the processing of affective signals in normal state. An important aspect of our program is also directed to reveal molecular and synaptic dysfunctions underlying psychiatric disorders.

Description : Specifically, combining state-of-the-art calcium imaging fiber photometry (1), optogenetic manipulations, electrophysiological recordings and a diverse set of behavioral tasks in rodent, the successful candidate will be involved in the functional characterization of the neural pathway between the lateral habenula (LHb) and the serotonergic dorsal raphe nucleus (DRN).
1 Gunaydin LA et al. Natural neural projection dynamics underlying social behavior. Cell (2014), 157(7), p1535-51

Location : My lab is located at the Center de recherche Institut universitaire en santé mentale de Québec (CRIUSMQ). At the CRIUSMQ, we can find students, postdocs, and professors from diverse fields such as in neurobiology, medicine, physics, science of materials and chemistry who contribute to make the CRIUSMQ one of the best research center in neuroscience and neurophotonics in Canada. Important emphasis is placed in supporting and fostering a rich, multidisciplinary and productive learning and training environment for graduate students.


  • Degree in Biology/Neurobiology or equivalent
  • Good skills in Matlab programming
  • Autonomy
  • Highly motivated
  • Ability to work with others
  • Good communication skills

Interested candidates who want to pursue graduate studies in neurosciences are encourage to send a motivation letter, an update CV, transcripts and contact information of two references directly to
Dr Christophe Proulx.

Contact information

Christophe Proulx, PhD
Assistant Professeur, Faculty of Medicine
Department of Psychiatry and Neurosciences
Centre de Recherche Institut universitaire en santé mentale de Québec (CRIUSMQ)
418-663-5000 (x4146)