A postdoctoral position is available in the Khoutorsky laboratory at McGill University. We are interested in studying cell-type-specific gene expression in mouse models of chronic pain and neuropsychiatric disorders (Fragile X syndrome and autism) at both transcriptional and translational levels and linking changes in gene expression to structural plasticity, alterations in neuronal circuitry and animal behaviour. We use advanced approaches to profile gene expression (ribosome footprinting, translating ribosome affinity purification), as well as biochemical, imaging, electrophysiological and behavioural analyses. Several exciting projects are available in the lab and are funded by recently awarded CIHR grants. More details can be found here: http://arkady-khoutorsky.lab.mcgill.ca/
McGill University provides numerous opportunities to collaborate with leading researchers in the field of pain and neuropsychiatric disorders. Montreal is a vibrant, cosmopolitan, and affordable city with one of the strongest neuroscience communities in North America.
Highly motivated and independent individuals with a solid publication record are encouraged to apply. Experience in patch-clamp electrophysiology is an advantage.
Interested candidates should send a letter of interest, a CV, and names & contact information of at least two referees to firstname.lastname@example.org.