A postdoctoral position in the cellular and circuit mechanisms of depression and stress susceptibility is available at McGill University, Montreal, Canada with Dr. Rosemary C. Bagot. Research in the Bagot lab centers on probing endophenotypes of stress susceptibility with the ultimate goal of developing interventions to prevent the emergence of stress-related pathologies such as depression. We employ a multi-disciplinary approach to elucidate the circuit-level adaptations and underlying gene expression networks implicated in stress-induced dysregulation of neural networks and behavioural dysfunction. Our research integrates a wide range of experimental approaches including optogenetics, in vivo fiber photometry and calcium imaging, ex vivo electrophysiology and transcriptional profiling with diverse rodent behavioral paradigms and stress models to uncover circuit, synaptic and molecular mechanisms of susceptibility to stress-related psychopathologies. We are seeking a highly motivated applicant with a PhD in neuroscience or a related field. Experience in slice electrophysiology is required and experience in mouse behavior and a strong interest in learning and applying novel techniques to answer high impact questions is highly desirable. The successful candidate should be eager to both lead their own independent research project as well as contribute to ongoing collaborative projects in the lab and participate in mentoring graduate students and undergrads. Interested candidates should send their CV, a brief statement of research interests and contact information for 3 references to Dr. Bagot at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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