A position is available for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Reid Laboratory at the Krembil Research Institute, University Health Network, affiliated with the University of Toronto.
This post-doctoral scholar position is available immediately to participate in a CIHR-funded project on experimental post-traumatic epilepsy. The mission of our research program is to characterize animal models of post-traumatic epilepsy, gain a better understanding of mechanisms involved in the development of epilepsy, and develop therapeutic strategies to prevent epilepsy.
• Applicants must possess a recent PhD (within past 4 years) or an MD with significant basic science research experience, focused on either whole animal models of traumatic brain injury or epilepsy. Experience in a combination of the two areas would be ideal.
• Experience in intracranial electrode implantation surgery for long-term video-EEG monitoring and EEG data analysis is highly desirable. Programming in Matlab would be an asset.
• Other desirable skills include: in vivo MRI or PET imaging, intracerebral microdialysis, immunohistochemistry, Western blots, and ELISAs.
• Must have excellent communication and technical writing skills (English).
• Competitive applicants should have a record of first-authored publications in quality peer-reviewed journals.
TO APPLY: Please apply electronically at UHN Careers to Job Posting #806598. Please include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and the names, phone numbers, and email addresses of three references.
Additional Salary Information: Salary will be commensurate with experience
About University Health Network/University of Toronto
University Health Network (UHN) is a research hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto and a member of the Toronto Academic Health Science Network. The scope of research and complexity of cases at UHN have made it a national and international source for discovery, education and patient care. The Krembil Research Institute is the research arm of the Toronto Western Hospital. The overall g...oal of Krembil’s research program is to develop innovative treatments for chronic debilitating conditions that include chronic neurological disorders (e.g., Parkinson’s disease, stroke, epilepsy, spinal cord injuries, dementia, concussion, pain and depression), ophthalmologic disorders (e.g., glaucoma, macular degeneration and retinopathy) and musculoskeletal system disorders (e.g., osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus and ankylosing spondylitis). Krembil’s laboratories are located in the Toronto Western Hospital and the Krembil Discovery Tower.