Postdoctoral Positions in Behavioural & Cognitive Neuroscience
University of Toronto Scarborough
March 29, 2018
Full Time - Experienced
Academic / Research
Two full-time postdoctoral positions are available in the Department of Psychology at the University of Toronto Scarborough under the supervision of Dr Rutsuko Ito (www.itolimbiclab.com) and Dr Andy Lee (www.leemtllab.com) starting from Fall 2018 (start date negotiable). The successful applicants will work on a Canadian Institutes of Health Research-funded cross-species research program examining the role of the hippocampus and related structures in approach-avoidance conflict processing, and interactions with memory, perception, motivation, and decision-making. One position will be focused on rodent research and the other on human work, with opportunities to contribute to both lines of inquiry. The positions are initially for two years, with possible renewal for a third year. Salaries will be in line with University of Toronto post-doctoral stipend levels, starting at CAD40,000 (commensurate with qualifications and experience).
The successful applicants will have a PhD in Behavioural/Cognitive Neuroscience, Psychology, or a related field, with a relevant theoretical background. The rodent-focused postdoctoral fellow will have proven experience in stereotaxic surgery, in vivo pharmacology, immunohistochemistry and behavioural testing of rodents. Previous experience in one or more advanced behavioural neuroscience techniques such as in vivo optogenetics, chemogenetics or other in vivo monitoring/recording techniques will also be highly desirable. The human-focused postdoctoral fellow will have a proven track record in conducting behavioural and fMRI studies, with expertise in advanced analysis techniques (e.g. multivariate statistics, functional connectivity) and excellent programming skills (e.g. Matlab, Python, R).
To apply, please send a CV, a statement describing research interests and relevant background, and the names of three individuals for letters of recommendation to Dr Rutsuko Ito (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Dr Andy Lee (email@example.com). Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled.
The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. Employment as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Toronto is covered by the terms of the CUPE 3902 Unit 5 Collective Agreement. This job is posted in accordance with the CUPE 3902 Unit 5 Collective Agreement.
Internal Number: 156070-2018
About University of Toronto Scarborough
The University of Toronto Scarborough is a part of the University of Toronto tri-campus system, alongside the University of Toronto St George and Mississauga campuses. With its connections to multiple research hospitals and departments across three campuses, the University of Toronto is a thriving, research-intensive institution, with rich opportunities and resources for neuroscience research. Moreover, Toronto is consistently ranked as one of the most liveable and diverse cities in the world.