Research Associate – University of Guelph – Khokhar laboratory

The Khokhar Lab ( researches the interactions between substance use and serious mental illness, with an eye toward treatment of these disorders using a variety of behavioural and circuit-interrogation methods.

The Research Associate will conduct behavioural experiments assessing the effects of cannabinoids in a variety of animal models of addiction (e.g., drug withdrawal and self-administration/free-access intake) and serious mental illness (e.g., prepulse inhibition, latent inhibition). Previous experience with these behavioural paradigms is an asset. In addition, previous experience with in vivo electrophysiology (local field potential recordings or single unit) will be beneficial.

The research associate will also provide input with respect to appropriate methodology, procedures, equipment and standards to produce required research data and apply specialized knowledge and principles to review, appraise and interpret published literature, summarize research findings, and draft scientific/technical reports, manuscripts, grant proposals while establishing and maintaining effective relationships with trainees, staff and external partners, which may include coordinating of project plans, presenting research findings (may include presenting findings at conferences).

Minimum Qualifications: Master’s degree in relevant discipline, with some related research experience (behavioural methods outlined above) or equivalent combination of education and experience (some roles may require more extensive experience or training in a particular area of research).

At the University of Guelph, fostering a culture of inclusion is an institutional imperative. The University invites and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in employment, who may contribute to further diversification of our Institution.

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50 Stone Rd. E
Guelph ON

Posting end date: 2020/02/29