Current available positions
A Postdoctoral Fellow position is available immediately in the laboratory of Dr. Sandra Davidge, at the University of Alberta (Edmonton, Canada). The focus of the Davidge laboratory is to understand the mechanisms of cardiovascular dysfunction due to complicated pregnancies. A variety of pre-clinical models, using both in vivo and in vitro experimental approaches, are used to study endothelial vascular function. Prior experience in using animal models in reproductive sciences and/or vascular biology is desired. The laboratory has three complementary programs that include: the investigation of the causes and consequences of preeclampsia, determining the consequences of maternal aging on pregnancy outcomes, and addressing the mechanisms of cardiovascular pathophysiology in offspring born from complicated pregnancies [a field termed the Developmental Origins of Health and Disease (DOHaD)].
Applicants will be required to have a PhD degree in physiology, or equivalent qualification. The successful applicant will be expected to participate in all aspects of their research projects, including experimental design, data collection, data analysis, preparation of graphs and figures, and preparation of manuscripts. Strong written and oral communication skills are highly desired. Applicants are expected to be motivated and self-driven and should work well both independently and as part of a team.
Postdoctoral Joint Position in Developmental Psychology at McGill University, Montreal, QC and Western University, London, ON
Start date: Immediately.
McGill University’s newly formed Developmental Research in Environmental Adversity, Biological Susceptibility and Gender (DREAM-BIG) research group (http://dreambigresearch.com/) invites applications for a two-year postdoctoral position on a research project funded by the Healthy Brains for Healthy Lives Research Initiative under the direction of Dr. Ashley Wazana, Associate Professor at the Department of Psychiatry at McGill and Co-Director of the Child Day Hospital Program at the Jewish General Hospital and Dr. J. Bruce Morton, Professor at the Department of Psychology and Director of the Cognitive Development and Neuroimaging Lab at the University of Western Ontario.
Job description: The postdoctoral fellow will lead analysis on the gender-specific prenatal programming of ADHD and its underlying neuro-cognitive deficits and brain-based anomalies in a large international research collaboration that includes 5 Canadian and international birth cohorts (U.K., Netherlands, Singapore). It is hence a unique opportunity to work with large-scale, complex datasets and be exposed to interdisciplinary research including neuroimaging, genomics, and behavioral and clinical data across the lifespan. The postdoc will have a number of roles including but not limited to the coordination of research activities between the collaborating sites at all levels, development of research protocols, acquisition of datasets, analyses, publication, presentations and development of longer-term funding.
Since the analyses of behavioral data will take place at McGill University/Jewish General Hospital, while the analysis of neuroimaging data at Western University, the position involves paid travel between the two locations as well as some travel to the University of British Columbia, and possibly the sites of the imaging datasets (Bristol, Rotterdam and Singapore). Details to be clarified.
Qualifications: The successful applicants will hold a doctoral degree in developmental or clinical psychology, epidemiology, neuroscience or a related degree in social and behavioral or health sciences. The applicant should demonstrate great organizational skills and familiarity in working with multiple platforms and modalities of data. Additionally, the candidate should also be flexible to travel to the various sites, especially the collaborating partners in Canada (UBC and UWO). Background in any of the following areas will be an asset: prenatal development, psychiatric genetics, neuroimaging, ADHD and/or executive functions.
To Apply: Please send a cover letter outlining your relevant training and prospective career goals, CV, research statement, up to three representative publications and contact information for three references to Ashley.Wazana@mcgill.ca or Eszter.Szekely@mail.mcgill.ca. For more information, please contact Dr. Wazana or Dr. Szekely by email.
Start date: Immediately.
Postdoctoral positions are currently available in the Bale lab, University of Maryland School of Medicine: Center for Epigenetic Research in Child Health & Brain Development
The Bale lab’s research focuses on understanding the role of stress dysregulation in development and disease, and the sex differences that underlie vulnerability using mice as the model organism. Their research is particularly interested in developing models of parental stress (preconception and pregnancy) and dissecting germ cell involvement and epigenetic programming.
Positions are available for translational projects related to the impact of stress on male germ cell maturation and the unique role of extracellular vesicles, and for placental epigenetic regulation of sex-specific responses to stress in utero. Molecular expertise required.
Links to recent papers that describe much of the Bale lab’s work:
Post-Doctoral Position Available
Joint appointment at The University of Cambridge & The University of Manchester
Jan 2019 – Jan 2022
Maladaptive Cardiac Remodelling in Adult Offspring from Hypoxic Pregnancies: Role of Cellular Calcium Homeostasis
Applicants must have a PhD in cardiac biology or a discipline of physiology. The successful applicant will have relevant extensive experience in the coordination of projects with small animals models, such as rats, and the assessment of
cardiomyocyte structure and function. Ideally, the candidate will have advanced practical understanding and experience of cardiac cell isolation techniques, fluorescent microscopy and electrophysiology. The project will require a good
understanding of the interaction between cellular structure, intracellular calcium regulation and cellular function. Animal husbandry experience and Home Office Training would be a distinct advantage.