Watt Lab at McGill University seeking postdoctoral research fellow

We are currently seeking an outstanding candidate to study cerebellar circuits in health and in disease, in particular in models of motor coordination diseases like ataxia. The applicant should be experienced in either in vivo recording techniques and/or in vivo imaging techniques. Candidates should have doctoral experience in neuroscience, biology, or a related field. Preference will be given to candidates with expertise in in-vivo electrophysiology and/or 2-photon imaging, and the ideal candidate will have authored high-profile publications using these techniques. Duties will include performing experiments, analyzing and presenting data at local, national and international conferences, writing manuscripts as well as occasionally providing training to other lab members. Collaborative work with other members of the neuroscience community is also welcome.
The Watt lab is located at McGill University in beautiful Montreal, Canada. Montreal is a vibrant, multicultural city that provides an excellent quality of life. McGill and its neighbouring universities provide an exceptionally rich neuroscience community.

The initial appointment would be for 2 years, with the possibility of extension. This position is fully funded with a competitive salary. In addition, applicants would be encouraged to apply for independent funding, which is available for both Canadian and international applicants.

Full applications, including a cover letter, a full CV, a brief outline of current research, and the names and contact details of three academic referees should be sent to Dr. Alanna Watt at alanna.watt@mcgill.ca. In the subject line, please enter Postdoc Research Fellow and your name.

Closing date: 15 January 2024 Start date is flexible.

Both the Watt lab and McGill University are committed to diversity and equity in employment. We welcome applications from: women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, persons of minority sexual orientation or gender identity, visible minorities, and others who may contribute to diversification. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

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