Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience postdoctoral position
A CIHR-funded postdoctoral position is immediately available in the Magoski laboratory at Queen’s University in the Department of Biomedical & Molecular Sciences and the Centre for Neuroscience Studies. The present position concerns the function of transient receptor potential cation channels and innexin gap junction channels in both native neurons and expression systems. The applicant will hold a PhD and have cell & molecular biology experience, such as PCR-based cloning & genetic manipulation, real-time PCR, mammalian cell culture, immuostaining, fluorescence microscopy, Western blotting, microarray, and transcriptomics. The initial appointment will be for one year, with possibility of renewal, at a minimum salary of $40,000 CDN/year plus benefits (as per the Collective Agreement between Queen’s University and its Postdoctoral Fellows; see https://www.queensu.ca/facultyrelations/post-doctoral-fellows/collective-agreement). Depending on prior experience and qualifications, there is potential to exceed the minimum salary upon start. Please send Curriculum vitae and the names of three references to Dr. Neil Magoski by email; only individuals deemed qualified will be contacted for an interview. The application deadline is June 30th, 2019, athough later applications will still be considered if the position is not immediately filled.
Queen’s University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Queen’s is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ persons. Queen’s has policies in place to support its employees with disabilities, including an Accommodation in the Workplace Policy and a policy on the provision of job accommodations that take into account an employee’s accessibility needs due to disability. The University will provide support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant's accessibility needs. If you require accommodation during the interview process, please contact Dr. Magoski by email.
Potential graduate students or undergraduates seeking research opportunities should contact Dr. Magoski by email. The availability of positions depends on the extent to which the laboratory is occupied by more senior students.
Techniques available in the Magoski laboratory
• cell culture (invertebrate neurons, human cell lines)
• molecular biology
• immunocyto and immunohistochemistry
• imaging (intracellular calcium, epifluorescence)
• electrophysiology (single-channel, whole-cell, sharp-electrode, extracellular, capacitance tracking)