Not Your Average C. elegans Postdoc (University of Toronto)
Are you a C. elegans expert (recent or soon-to-be PhD) looking for a change of pace for your postdoc? My group and I recently developed a new tool for probing behaviour in C. elegans – microfluidic mazes (http://www.chem.utoronto.ca/staff/WHEELER/worms.htm). I am looking for a postdoc with expertise in C. elegans who like to come to Toronto to help me apply this tool to a new project probing the molecular basis of memory. Although I am a chemist/engineer, my lab is located in the U of T medical school, and we are supported in this work by two world-class C. elegans scientists (molecular biologist, Peter Roy, and psychologist, Catharine Rankin).
If interested, please send me an email to awheeler at chem.utoronto.ca. If we hit it off, I will support you in applying for a Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP) postdoctoral fellowship (http://www.hfsp.org/how/appl_form.php). The program manager at HFSP has indicated to me that an application proposing to study the neurobiology of learning using microfluidic mazes would be very competitive.