Graduate student position – Computational neurobiology of spine structural plasticity, Université Laval, Hardy lab

We are seeking a highly motivated candidate to lead a modeling project in computational neurobiology. The candidate will be tasked with the development of computational models to study the structural plasticity of dendritic spines in neurons of the olfactory bulb. Experiments have shown that activity-dependent synaptic wiring depends on dynamic structural plasticity. With mathematical modeling, we will study the interaction between cytoskeleton dynamics and biochemical signaling. This project involves a close collaboration with the Saghatelyan group at CERVO ( and another research partner, the Laboratory for Molecular Neurobiology of Memory at Haifa University (, with iterative interactions between experiments and modeling. An important goal of the project is to produce experimentally testable hypotheses.

Trainees in biochemistry, computational biology/bioinformatics, molecular or cell biology, or neurobiology are encouraged to apply. Experience with quantitative reasoning is required.

The laboratory is located in the CERVO Brain Research Center affiliated to Université Laval, Quebec City. It is a part of Neurophotonics Centre, a vibrant research environment bridging together neuroscience and photonics.

Interested applicants should send CV, statement of research interest and the names and contact information of 2-3 referees to Dr. Simon Hardy

Post date: 2017-06-16