Posting End Date: May 7, 2021
The Department of Zoology at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, British Columbia, invites applications for a Research Associate in the Altshuler Lab. This is a one-year term appointment.
Description: The Research Associate will be involved in neurophysiological recordings from the midbrain and cerebellum of birds and training of new graduate students in electrophysiology.
• Provide leadership, strategic direction, and translational research pertaining to the midbrain and cerebellum.
• Investigation into the encoding of visual signals in the midbrain and cerebellum.
• Investigation into neurophysiology of optic flow encoding.
• Plan, perform and coordinate experiments/studies pertaining to the above.
• Foster research collaborations and work jointly with academic, industry, and other partners.
• Scientifically document lab experiments, data analysis, interpretations.
• Train and mentor junior research trainees.
• Write manuscripts, present results at internal and external meetings.
• Identify funding opportunities and write provincial and national grant proposals with supervisor as a co-applicant.
QUALIFICATIONS: The candidate should have a solid scientific and technical background with excellent communication, interpersonal and organizational skills. In addition, the candidate will be highly motivated, willing to learn, and comfortable with responsibility.
- Ph.D. in neuroscience
- Minimum 5 years of previous postdoctoral research experience in neurophysiology.
- Excellent research funding history in provincial, national, or international competitions.
- Applicants with experience and a strong track record in vision in the midbrain and cerebellum are especially encouraged to apply.
- A proven track record with a minimum of 8 first author publications in reputable journals in neuroscience.
- Proficiency in stereotaxic surgery, juxtacellular recordings, inactivation methods with simultaneous electrophysiological recordings from connected brain areas, and visual motion perception.
- Some experience in optogenetics and intracranial viral injections.
- Experience with statistical analyses and scientific writing. The candidate must excel in both written and oral communication. Previous experience with grant writing will be considered an asset.
- Social and networking skills are desirable.
Applicants should apply online at https://ubc.wd10.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/ubcfacultyjobs/job/UBC-Vancouver-Campus/Research-Associate_JR1827
Apply with a single PDF document containing a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references. Any questions regarding this position should be addressed to Dr. Douglas Altshuler at email@example.com.
UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply. 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.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.