The Department of Biology at West Virginia University is looking for a Post-Doctoral Researcher interested in understanding the role of serotonin in olfactory coding in Drosophila. The position is within the lab of Dr. Andrew Dacks, which studies the cellular and molecular mechanisms by which neuromodulators affect olfactory processing and odor-guided behavior. The position will involve molecular genetics, neuroanatomy and neurophysiology. Strong candidates will have a background in a neuroscience-related field and demonstrated experience performing neurophysiology (this can include electrophysiology or optical imaging). Experience working with Drosophila is preferred, but not required. Compensation is contingent upon experience and follows NIH guidelines.
West Virginia University is an R1 Research Institution situated in scenic Morgantown, West Virginia. Morgantown was ranked as 43 in Livability’s Top 100 places to live in the US and is within short driving distance of many outdoor recreation activities including hiking, kayaking and rock climbing, as well as several large metropolitan cities.
To apply, please use the internal link provided and include 1) a cover letter with a statement of research interests 2) a CV, and 3) contact information for 3 references. For more information about the position, please feel free to contact Dr. Andrew Dacks (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Application review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
1) PhD (or about to defend) in Neuroscience or related fields
3) Experience working with Drosophila melanogaster is preferred, but not required.
Internal Number: 09007
About West Virginia University
West Virginia University is a research-intensive, land-grant institution with roughly 30,000 students nestled in scenic Morgantown, WV. Morgantown offers a “small town feel” with many outdoor recreation activities, while still being in close proximity to several large cities. Research in the Department of Biology at WVU (https://biology.wvu.edu/) spans the full breadth of biological organization, from molecular biology to ecology. Several groups in the Biology Department study diverse topics in the field neuroscience and are members of the WVU Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute, which is comprised of a community of over 50 labs (https://neuroscience.wvu.edu/).