A postdoctoral fellow position is available immediately in the laboratory of Professor John G. Howland (Department of Physiology, University of Saskatchewan; https://research-groups.usask.ca/johnhowlandlab/). Professor Howland’s laboratory is part of an active neuroscience community in the College of Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan. The Howland lab is interested in determining the patterns of cortical and striatal activity that underlie the performance of behavioral tasks designed to measure learning, memory, and decision making in rodent models. These models are typically assessed in the context of early life adversity, acute stress, and absence epilepsy.
The CIHR and NSERC funded laboratory is equipped with multiple in-vivo recording systems and it is anticipated that experiments will be conducted with touchscreen-equipped operant conditioning chambers. Therefore, experience with multi-site electrophysiology in freely moving rodents and the analysis of these data is highly desirable.
Applicants must have a PhD and some experience with the analysis of multisite electrophysiological recordings in rodents using MATLAB. The Howland lab is highly collaborative and applicants should be willing to travel internationally to interact with Professor Howland’s collaborators. Candidates who meet these criteria and are less than 2 years from finishing their PhD with an interest in mentoring graduate students will be the focus of the search.
This CIHR-funded position is renewable for 2 years, pending satisfactory annual evaluation. Interested applicants should email a one page cover letter outlining research interests and relevant experience, CV, and the names of two references to Professor Howland (firstname.lastname@example.org). Applications will be reviewed until a suitable candidate is found.
John G. Howland, PhD
Post date: 2017-07-12