A postdoctoral position is available immediately in the laboratory of Dr. Mihaela Iordanova in the Department of Psychology at Concordia University, Montreal, Canada. The position will focus on studying how the brain updates expectations about fear and reward. The Iordanova lab uses a variety of behavioural paradigms (e.g. extinction and overexpectation) that drive changes in previously established outcome expectations. We couple these informative behavioural paradigms with innovative neuroscientific methods including high-density electrophysiological recordings during behaviour, optogenetecis and chemogenetics in the Th:cre and Fos-lacZ rat lines. The Iordanova lab space is newly renovated and consists of 20 fully automated behavioural boxes, 8 of those boxes are set up for behavioural electrophysiology and 8 for optogenetics. We have a separate two-station surgery suite and a histology lab.
The lab is part of the Centre for Studies in Behavioural Neurobiology (CSBN), which unites behavioural neuroscience researchers across Montreal. It is a centre that is rich in expertise and collaborative links, and provides outstanding professional development opportunities.
The successful applicant will have a PhD in Psychology/Neuroscience or related discipline with a strong focus on electrophysiological recordings during behaviour and MATLAB experience. Strong interest in learning and behaviour is critical. To apply, please send a CV, brief statement of current and future research interests, and the names and contact information of 2-3 referees to email@example.com
Concordia University is strongly committed to supporting and fostering novel research. It is located in Montreal, which is a fun, vibrant, and a multicultural city where Europe meets North America. It is home to a number of Universities (McGill, University of Montreal, UQAM, Universite de Sherbrooke) and is part of the intellectual hub of the north-east.