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Postdoctoral Scholar, Clinical Neurosciences

Job ID: 29968

Updated: September 19, 2023

Location: Foothills Campus

We would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the traditional territories of the people of the Treaty 7 region in Southern Alberta. The City of Calgary is also home to Métis Nation of Alberta, Districts 5 and 6.

Position Description

Area: HRIC Building at Foothill Campus

Duration: 2 years (renewable)    Jan 2024 (negotiable) 

Salary: $45, 000 - 50,000/ year (based on experience) plus benefits. Appointments as Postdoctoral Scholars must be started within 5 years of PhD

The Department of Clinical Neuroscience in the Cumming School of Medicine at the University of Calgary is accepting applications for a Postdoctoral Scholar in Neuroscience.

Job Description:

The Kiss lab has several opportunities for post-doctoral training. One project involves focused ultrasound (FUS) neuromodulation imaging/electrophysiology and modeling, participating in a recently funded NSERC grant. The aim of the project is to learn how FUS applied in animal models alters neural function, using in vitro and in vivo techniques. Another project involves electrophysiology in humans undergoing deep brain stimulation (DBS) for movement disorders. The goal of this project is to learn how DBS works using neuroimaging and EEG in various conditions. We will investigate new brain targets as well as how it alters brain-wide connectivity in patients who have DBS implants.

The candidate will join a dynamic team that uses imaging and electrophysiology. The candidate will perform experiments, analyze data, write and present her/his research findings. They can expected to participate in planning and intellectual development of projects, and will use multidisciplinary approaches to satisfy research objectives. While the positions are fully funded, all trainees will be expected to apply for external fellowships. 


Applicants should have a recent PhD with a strong background in murine models, electrophysiology, and immunohistochemistry. Candidates must be highly self-motivated, enthusiastic and adaptable, with good oral and written communication skills. 

Applications Details:

Please send CV and the contact information of 3 referees (do NOT send pdfs of previous letters of reference) to:

Zelma HT Kiss, MD, PhD
Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Cumming School of Medicine 
University of Calgary
Room 1AC58 Health Research Innovation Centre
3280 Hospital Drive NW
Calgary, Alberta T2N4N1
Email: [email protected] 


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Additional Information

To learn more about postdoctoral scholar opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view our Postdoc Careers website. For more information about the Cumming School of Medicine visit Careers in the Cumming School of Medicine.

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