Postdoc Positions at Laval University

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Institute: Centre de recherche du CHU de Québec-Université Laval

Location: Quebec, Canada

The Positions

The Topolnik Lab at the Neuroscience Axis of CRCHUQ at Laval University is seeking outstanding applicants for Postdoctoral positions in Neural Circuits and Cellular Neurophysiology. Various CIHR-supported projects are available to work on the functional organization of hippocampal inhibitory circuits, with a focus on circuit disinhibition, interneuron dendritic integration and the role of these mechanisms in animal behavior. 

The Lab

The Topolnik Lab studies hippocampal inhibitory circuits using a variety of optophysiological approaches such as whole-cell patch clamp electrophysiology, two-photon and miniscope-based Ca2+ imaging and optogenetics in brain slices in vitro and in awake animals during learning and memory tasks. The laboratory is equipped with state-of-the-art installations completely dedicated to our research.

For more information about our lab, please visit our website at

The Candidates

Successful candidates should have a PhD in Neurobiology or a related discipline, and at least two first-author papers (published or accepted) to demonstrate their expertise. Prior experience with patch clamp electrophysiology, optogenetics or Ca-imaging (in vitro or in vivo) is required

How to Apply

To apply, send your Research Interests Statement, CV and transcripts to Prof. Lisa Topolnik: [email protected]. In your cover note, highlight the particulars of your background and give the names and contact information of two individuals for references.

Please mention that you saw this job on Scientifica's website when applying.

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