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Post-Doctoral Research Position

Posted by: University of Western Ontario

Posted date: Aug-07-2018

Location: London, Ontario

 A Post-Doctoral Research Position is currently available in the Laboratory of Dr. Steven Laviolette, Depts. of Anatomy & Cell Biology and Psychiatry, at the University of Western Ontario, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. Our laboratory uses an integrative combination of neuroscience research techniques, including molecular biology, behavioural pharmacology, in vivo single unit and multi-unit neuronal recordings during behavioural conditioning, fast-scan cyclic voltammetry, synaptic plasticity and neuormetabolomics. We are currently examining the role of cannabinoid signaling and the effects of phytocannabinoid and biosynthetically produced cannabinoid compounds in the context of addiction, post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety and depression. (see J. Neurosci.28:8025-33; PNAS, 109(8):3101-6; J. Neurosci. 31(31):11172-83; Scientific Reports. 2017 Sep 12;7(1):11420.). In addition, we are exploring how cannabinoid signaling within the mammalian brain controls the encoding and processing of emotionally salient information and how disturbances in these pathways may lead to neuropsychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia (see J. Neurosci. 31(14):5300-12; Cerebral Cortex, 20(6):1486-96; Biological Psychiatry. 2016 Aug 1;80(3):216-25.).

A background in neuronal electrophysiological recording techniques or behavioural pharmacology/stereotaxic surgery (either in vitro or in vivo) would be of benefit for this position. Experience with molecular protein assays and/or immunohistochemistry would also be a strong asset. 

The tentative start date for the position is Sept. 2018 but could be later. Applications should include a CV and publication list. Please send applications directly to Dr. Steven Laviolette (SRLaviolette(at)gmail.com), Dept. of Anatomy & Cell Biology, University of Western Ontario.
Job Title Post-Doctoral Research Position
Post Details
Email steven.laviolette(at)schulich.uwo.ca
Employer's Website www.uwo.ca
Job Discipline Job Discipline -> Neuroscience
Job Classification Job Classification -> Postdoctoral Researcher
Job Type Job Type -> Full-time
Location London, Ontario
Key Words Post-Doc, Cannabinoids, Mental Health, Electrophysiology, Behavioural Pharmacology
Start Date TBD
Salary please enquire
Deadline Dec-31-2018