A new Integrative Experimental and Computational Neuroscience Program in the Canadian Centre for Behavioural Neuroscience at The University of Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada, is seeking applicants for a Postdoctoral and Graduate Student positions.

The program was established under the sponsorship of a $20M Polaris Award from The Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research. The faculty members of the program include Bruce McNaughton, David Euston, Artur Luczak, Masami Tatsuno and Aaron Gruber.
Areas of interest include (but are not limited to) information coding and self-organization of neural systems, memory consolidation, decision making and reward systems, neural network modelling, neural activity imaging, brain dynamics and information processing in sleep and waking, brain – machine interface, psychiatric illness, aging of the brain and other conditions that affect learning and memory systems (for sample research see: Takehara-Nishiuchi K, McNaughton BL. Science. 2008; Euston DR, Tatsuno M, McNaughton BL. Science. 2007; Guzowski et al. Nature Neuroscience 2, 1120-1124; Gruber AJ et al. J Comput Neurosci. 2006; Luczak A et al. Neuron 2009).
Preference for positions will be given to candidates with demonstrated quantitative skills and/or with experience in electrophysiological recordings. Successful candidates will be expected to play a major role in experimental projects with electrophysiological (50-200 simultaneously recorded neurons) and/or optical imaging recordings and the analysis of forthcoming data.
Candidates should email a letter of interest describing their research career goals, skills and experience, their C.V., and the names of three references (please do not have reference letters sent unless requested) to the search coordinator, Masami Tatsuno – tatsuno(at)uleth(dot)ca.
Applicants should put “CCBN Polaris recruitment” in the header of their email. Salary scales will be competitive with NIH standards for
postdoctoral and graduate trainees.
Lethbridge is located two hours from Calgary (see http://www.hbi.ucalgary.ca/ ), 90 minutes from the Canadian Rockies ( http://www.watertonpark.com/ ;
http://www.pc.gc.ca/pn-np/ab/banff/index_e.asp ) and is a safe, family friendly environment.

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