University of British Columbia
Murphy lab: PDF and Graduate students wanted,
automated in vivo
imaging and optogenetics in mouse cortex.
The Murphy lab at the University
of British Columbia is looking for both graduate students
and postdoctoral fellows to join a dynamic research team
focused on the function of mouse cortex in both normal brain
as well as models of stroke and neuropsychiatric disorders.
Applicants should have
experience in quantitative methods and computer programming
and/or behavioral neuroscience. Software systems
include both data acquisition and analysis using Python
or/and Matlab. Current projects evolve around automated
brain imaging using mouse home cages
The lab has a fully equipped maker space with a 3D printer
and electronics and other hardware fabrication facilities.
Future work includes integration of behavioral tasks,
including go-, no-go- and fine motor control with automated
brain imaging and optogenetic stimulation or inhibition.
Projects are focused around two major disease areas, which
include stroke and mouse models of neuropsychiatric
disorders. The laboratory is part of the UBC Centre for
Brain Health and the Graduate program in Neuroscience. These
entities form a vibrant research community. Applicants are
encouraged to apply directly to Tim Murphy and after an
initial application are expected to include 3 letters of
reference plus an undergraduate and graduate transcript.
Salary and stipends are consistent with Canadian granting