A postdoctoral research associate position is available for a collaborative project between the laboratories of Gwyneth Card (Janelia Research Campus), and Andrew Dacks and Kevin Daly (West Virginia University). We are looking for a creative, motivated individual to study neural circuits that provide motor information to sensory networks in Drosophila melanogaster, using 2-photon microscopy. Specifically, the goal of this project will be to image these neural circuits during specific behaviors, as well as during optogenetic activation/inactivation of specific motor network elements. The successful candidate will join a collaborative effort hosted at the Janelia Research Campus in Ashburn, Virginia. Initial funding is for one year with possibilities for renewal.
- Develop and implement methods to image and control targeted neural circuits in Drosophila
- Experience with Drosophila
- Experience with advanced imaging
- Skills to manage and support interdisciplinary collaborations
- Ability work collaboratively
- Proficiency with Matlab and data analysis
Education and Experience:
- PhD in neuroscience or a related discipline
Required Skills and Abilities:
- Ability to perform extensive hands-on work at the bench, with minimal supervision
- Ability to fully document and substantiate scientific methods, procedures, and results
- Occasionally lifts and/or carries objects weighing up to 20 pounds
- Occasionally stoops and bends
- Occasionally reaches and grasps with arms and hands
- Work involves possible exposure to laser sources, malodorous vapors, animal allergens and other animal-borne hazards, viruses, experimental microbial agents, low dose radiation, contamination by toxic chemicals and acids and presence of carcinogenic substances
- Long periods of standing and/or sitting
To apply, please email your CV and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org and include the names and contact information of three references. If you have specific salary requirements, please include them in your e-mail; all information is confidential. Please include the job title "Motor Network Modulation" in the subject line.
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