08/10/2020

Systems Neuroscience Postdoctoral Position

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  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    The University of British Columbia (UBC)
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Biological sciencesLaboratory animal science
    Biological sciencesZoology
    NeurosciencesNeurobiology
    NeurosciencesNeurophysiology
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    Recognised Researcher (R2)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    07/12/2020 22:00 - Europe/Brussels
  • LOCATION
    Canada › Vancouver
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    40
  • REFERENCE NUMBER
    EU-54429

OFFER DESCRIPTION

A postdoctoral position in systems neuroscience is available at the University of British Columbia. The specific research will focus on midbrain-cerebellar circuitry related to the encoding of optic flow signals, and their transformation into motor programs for flight control in hummingbirds, zebra finches, and pigeons. Techniques will involve some combination of electrophysiology, immunohistochemistry, optogenetics, and free flight tracking in virtual reality environments. Experience in these specific topics is not as important as an interest in mechanisms of animal behavior and expertise in data analysis and manuscript composition. The research will be supervised by Doug Altshuler (UBC) and Doug Wylie (University of Alberta).

Applicants should send a single PDF document containing a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references.

Email addresses: doug@zoology.ubc.ca and dwylie@ualberta.ca.

Doug Altshuler
Department of Zoology
University of British Columbia
Vancouver, B.C. V6T 1Z4
Canada
 

Details on how to apply at https://altshuler.zoology.ubc.ca/opportunities.html

This posting is for the UBC Vancouver campus in British Columbia, Canada.

Please refer to reference number EU-54429 during correspondence about this position. Please visit the researcher profile of the supervisor for this position to learn more about their research.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

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Offer Requirements

  • REQUIRED LANGUAGES
    ENGLISH: Excellent
Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
The University of British Columbia (UBC)
Canada
British Columbia
Vancouver
V6T 1Z4
2329 West Mall

EURAXESS offer ID: 566129
Posting organisation offer ID: 54429

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