Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of British Columbia, Vancouver Canada

A postdoctoral fellowship position is available for a multidisciplinary project on neonatal pain and stress in relation to brain function at school age in children born very prematurely. The successful applicant will hold a PhD in neuroscience, biopsychology or a related discipline and have a background in neuroimaging (preferably MEG and/or MRI).  The available position is at the BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute in Vancouver Canada, a campus of the University of British Columbia (UBC). The successful applicant will work under the supervision of Dr Ruth Grunau at UBC, an expert on the impact of neonatal pain/stress on neurobehavioral development in children born very preterm, and Dr Sam Doesburg at Simon Fraser University, an expert in MEG imaging in clinical child populations. A potential focus is to examine stress hormone levels in relation to brain function, and targeted genetic variation as moderators of early pain/stress in relation to cognitive outcomes in this vulnerable population. Interested applicants please send your CV and a cover letter to Dr. Grunau email: [email protected]. Salary $50,000 CAD per year plus medical benefits. Start date is flexible.