Positions are available for postdoctoral fellows at the Brain Repair Centre (www.BrainRepair.ca), in the Faculty of Medicine, Department of Medical Neurosciences, Dalhousie University, under the directorship of Professor Victor F. Rafuse.
The Rafuse lab (https://rafuselab.com) studies various aspects of neuromuscular development, motor neurons diseases such as ALS, and ways to restore function to paralyzed skeletal muscles. We utilize multiple techniques ranging from mouse electrophysiology to in vitro studies using stem cell-derived motoneurons and muscle fibers. One postdoctoral fellow would focus on a translational research project designed to restore function to paralyzed muscles using light-activated ion channels (see publication: NatureCommunications. The other fellow would study synaptic dysfunction at the neuromuscular junction using in vivo and in vitro models systems of ALS (see publications: JournalNeuroscience and PlosOne).
Candidates must have a PhD in the biological or biomedical sciences. Experience in viral technology, molecular biology, tissue culture, and an interest in conducting electrophysiological and behavioral studies in mice is preferred. Successful candidates will become part of a highly successful and collaborative team of investigators studying neural circuitry in a new interconnected laboratory space housing state of the art equipment. Within the group, there is a strong commitment to mentorship and collaboration.
If you are interested in this exciting career opportunity, located in beautiful Halifax, Nova Scotia (HalifaxNS), please email, in PDF format, a (1) cover letter describing your research experience and interests, (2) curriculum vitae and contact information for at least two reference letters to email@example.com.
Candidate must have a PhD in neuroscience or related field