PhD student position: neural circuits of anxiety – CHU Sainte-Justine Research Center, Montréal

PhD student position is available in the laboratory of Dr Bénédicte Amilhon at the CHU Sainte-Justine Research Center, Montréal (QC) Canada (https://research.chusj.org/en/Research/Research-Axes/Brain-and-Child-Development-Axis). The proposed PhD project aims to investigate modulation of hippocampus brain rhythms and associated behaviors by serotonergic inputs from the raphe nuclei. Our laboratory uses multidisciplinary approaches including optogenetics, in vivo electrophysiology, fiber photometry and calcium imaging.

Highly motivated applicants must hold a MSc degree in Neuroscience or related fields. Skills in mouse brain surgery, in vivo electrophysiology recordings and MATLAB programming/analysis is an advantage but are not required.

Contact information

Applicants are required to send a letter of interest, a CV, 2-3 reference contacts and past degree transcripts to the following address: benedicte.amilhon@umontreal.ca