Positions available

Currently, the lab has the current openings:

1. Computational modeller

The lab is searching for a honours undergraduate or a graduate student interested in using computational methods to study the neural mechanisms at the level of the spinal cord by which locomotor activity is generated. A basic understanding of how neurons communicate is preferred. Experience writing code and/or performing computer simulations are required.

2. Electrophysiologists

The lab is searching for a graduate student interested in using electrophysiology to study the operations and development of the zebrafish nervous system as it relates to the control of movement. Prior electrophysiology experience is preferred but not required. However, a strong background in membrane biophysics and/or neurophysiology is required.

NEW! 3. Postdoctoral Fellow in Electrophysiology of the Cortico-Basal Ganglia- Thalamic Loop in the context of Parkinson’s Disease

Dr. Tuan Bui is looking to hire a postdoctoral fellow/associate in Parkinson’s Disease research. The incumbent will help develop and lead a project investigating plasticity in the cortico-basal-ganglia-thalamic loop using electrophysiology and optogenetics. Key to this project are electrophysiological and optogenetic techniques, particularly in rodent brain tissue. The incumbent must have a PhD and a strong track record with preferably electrophysiology research, as witnessed by excellent peer-reviewed publications.

Our labs are located at the Department of Biology at the University of Ottawa in Ottawa, Canada. It is part of the Brain and Mind Research Institute of the University of Ottawa. Further details about working as a postdoctoral fellow/associate at the University of Ottawa and about living in Ottawa, Canada can be found here.

Specifics
Annual salary depends on level of experience but will be no less than $37,500 per year. Funding is currently available for up to 3 years. Start date is negotiable but ideally would be no later than September 2018. Reimbursement for moving expenses will be available.

Process
Applications marked with reference number TVB-PD-2018 should be submitted electronically as a single PDF file to tuan.bui@uottawa.ca. Applications will be considered until a suitable candidate is found. Please include:
1. A personal statement describing research interests, experience, and goals (<2 pages)
2. A complete curriculum vitae
3. Names and contact information of three references

Contact Info:

Dr. Tuan Bui
Neural Motor Control Lab
Department of Biology
University of Ottawa
30 Marie Curie, Ottawa, K1N 6N5
Email: tuan.bui@uottawa.ca
Website: http://bui-lab.com
Phone: 613-562-5800 x7888