Postdoc Position – Hotchkiss Brain Institute, University of Calgary

Position: Postdoctoral research fellow
Institution: Libin Cardiovascular Institute, Hotchkiss Brain Institute
Employment location: Calgary, AB, Canada
Duration: Two years (possibility of extension)
Start date: Immediately
Lab Website:

Libin Cardiovascular Institute and Hotchkiss Brain Institute are world-leading research organizations focused on cardiovascular health and neuroscience respectively. We are seeking a postdoctoral research fellow to join the translational research team of Dr. Aaron Phillips. Successful applicants will join an interdisciplinary team that includes personnel enrolled in undergraduate, graduate, and MD/PhD programs, as well as biomedical engineering and clinical staff. The team has several international collaborative projects with major partners located in Switzerland and Croatia. Dr. Phillips’ lab is independently supported by Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) Project Grant, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Discovery Grant, Compute Canada, and Rick Hansen Institute.

The Phillips Lab uses a combination of integrated physiology and neuroscience, with the aim of deeply understanding autonomic and cardiovascular function. Currently, the laboratory is aimed towards developing a neurostimulation therapy to restore healthy autonomic and cardiovascular function in those living with a spinal cord injury.

Research tools include CLARITY-optimized light-sheet microscopy, sympathetic and brainstem neuronal recordings, telemetry arterial cannulation and sympathetic recording, spinal cord transection/contusion, and a variety of genetic strains (e.g., Th-Cre, PV-Cre). The lab is also employing a novel computational pipeline for managing large data-sets of physiological metrics.

Within the University, School of Medicine, and Institutes, there is extensive support to progress your career/training. These include numerous fellowships, travel/publication awards, and opportunities for professional development.

Positions are open for strong candidates with interest in preclinical neuroscience or physiology in the areas of cardiovascular and/or autonomic physiology, and/or biomedical engineering/computer science.

Applicants should:

  • Have a strong interest in neuroscience, neurophysiology, or cardiovascular physiology. Applicants should also be able to proficiently write in English independently.
  • Have a PhD or MD and have at least one first-authored paper in a peer-reviewed journal with an impact factor above 2

To apply, please send your CV, statement of research interests, any spinal cord related publications, and
the names and contact information for three references to Mrs. Courtney Hubl @

Additional information about the. Phillips Lab, University of Calgary, the Libin Cardiovascular Institute and the Hotchkiss Brain Institute can be found at:

Review of applications will be ongoing.

Contact information:

Courtney Hubl. Administrative Assistant to Dr. Aaron Phillips, Heritage Medical Research Building G72 ·