Postdoctoral Researcher - Systems Neuroscience

Type of Position: 

Post Doc



Application Deadline: 

Tuesday, August 6, 2019


Posting Date: July 23, 2019


Department of Psychology
University of Toronto


Area of Research: Systems Neuroscience

Description of duties: We are looking for a highly motivated applicant to lead a collaborative, HFSP-funded project. The successful applicant is expected to lead a research project focusing on the neural mechanisms of fear generalization in mice. The project will include experiments spanning behaviour, slice electrophysiology, stereotaxic surgery, fiber photometry and optogenetics. The successful applicant is expected to run experiments, analyze data, manage their project and fulfill all other requirements of a successful research project under the supervision of the PI.

Please visit our lab website to learn more about our group:

Salary: $40,000 commensurate with qualifications and experience

Required qualifications: PhD in neuroscience, biology, psychology or closely related field. Experience with rodent research is necessary. Experience with slice electrophysiology (whole cell patch clamping) and stereotaxic surgery is sought but not a requirement.

Application instructions: All individuals interested in this position must submit a CV, statement of interest and a list of references to

Closing date: An initial review of applications will occur on August 6, 2019; candidates should submit by this deadline to receive full consideration.  The position will remain open until filled.

Supervisor: Dr. Maithe Arruda Carvalho

Expected start date: September 2019 (negotiable)

Term: 1 year, renewable for 2 or more years depending on funding

FTE: Full time / 100%

The normal hours of work are 40 hours per week for a full-time postdoctoral fellow (pro-rated for those holding a partial appointment) recognizing that the needs of the employee’s research and training and the needs of the supervisor’s research program may require flexibility in the performance of the employee’s duties and hours of work, which in this case may include weekend work depending on experimental schedules.

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.

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.

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