Ph.D. student and postdoctoral positions are available to study the mechanisms of dendritic integration and plasticity in GABAergic inhibitory interneurons. The projects will require the combination of electrophysiological patch-clamp recordings and two-photon calcium imaging in acute hippocampal slices.

To apply for these positions send a single pdf file addressed to Dr. Lisa Topolnik (lisa.topolnik@bcm.ulaval.ca) containing 1) a cover letter stating your research goals, 2) your CV and transcripts (for Ph.D. student position), 3) the contact information of two individuals for references.

Required skills and experience:

  • Experience in whole-cell patch clamp recordings in acute brain slices.
  • High level of autonomy and motivation.
  • Excellent writing skills in English.

Applicants are not required speaking French, but a basic knowledge of French language would facilitate local community integration.

The Topolnik lab is part of the Neuroscience Axis of the CRCHUQ at the Faculty of Medicine, and the Dept. of Biochemistry, Microbiology and Bio-informatics at the Faculty of Science and Engineering at Laval University located in the heart of Quebec City. The lab is hosting the NeuroWire platform bringing circuit-minded neuroscientists from all over the world: www.neurowire.ca