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A Unique Training Opportunity for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows

     The CIHR Group in Sensory-Motor Systems at Queen’s University invites undergraduate and graduate students to join a cross-disciplinary team of investigators committed to building a unique training environment. To realize this goal, we have developed a research plan that integrates molecular, cellular, systems and computational strategies devoted to the study of sensory-motor behaviour.  This plan emphasizes the critical need for studies that cross traditional boundaries in sensory-motor neuroscience.  For example, one of the primary research missions of this group is to exploit state-of-the-art laboratories designed specifically to study coordinated eye, head, arm and hand movements at the basic science, clinical science and therapeutic science level.  This objective is designed to take advantage of expertise related to eye, head, arm and hand motor systems in physiological and pathophysiological states.  It also provides a special opportunity for research projects that lie at the interface between eye and limb motor control, basic and clinical science, and molecular/cellular and systems/computation neuroscience.  Trainees will therefore gain expertise in multiple facets of sensory-motor control and emerge at the forefront of their discipline.

     Our team of investigators is composed of seven principle investigators.  Their research expertise is briefly summarized below.  More comprehensive information can be found on our website at

  • Randy Flanagan (Psychology and Physiology)
         Visual guidance of hand movements
  • Doug Munoz (Physiology and Psychology)
         Cortical and brainstem circuits controlling visual fixation and saccade generation
  • Martin Paré (Physiology and Psychology)
         Role of parietal cortex in visual behaviour: perceptual and motor processes
  • Ken Rose (Physiology)
         Input/output properties of intact and injured spinal neurons
  • Stephen Scott (Anatomy and Cell Biology)
         Coordination of multi-joint movements: role of motor cortex
  • Mike Dorris (Physiology and Psychology)
         Understanding how the brain acquires and updates information about its environment to guide appropriate motor actions.

     The CIHR Group in Sensory-Motor Systems and Queen’s University offer a unique environment to pursue graduate and postdoctoral studies in Neuroscience.  All members of the CIHR Group are part of a new and dynamic umbrella organization, the Center of Neuroscience Studies (see The goal of CNS is to foster cross-departmental training and research in Neuroscience at Queen’s.  Moreover, Queen’s University is located along the shores of Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River, in Kingston, Ontario.  Kingston is a very attractive, mid-sized city with many of the amenities of our larger neighbours, Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal, but without the drawbacks of traffic gridlock and high living costs.

      Please submit your C.V., a brief summary of your research interests and goals, and the names and addresses of three references (PDF applicants only) to Dr. Ken Rose, Director, CIHR Group in Sensory-Motor Systems (Rm 432, Botterell Hall, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON, K7L 3N6 or  Competitive stipends are available for the support of trainees, but we also encourage studentship/postdoctoral applications to CIHR, HSF, ONF, etc.