Career Opportunities for Neuroethologists


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Lecturer in Discipline - Columbia University

Frontiers of Science is a one-semester course that integrates modern science into the Core Curriculum of Columbia College in order to introduce exciting scientific ideas and inculcate scientific habits of mind. The program invites applications for positions at the rank of Lecturer in Discipline for the academic year 2022-2023. We invite candidates with at least five years of experience teaching general science, multi-disciplinary courses to both science and non-science students.

The successful candidates will teach two seminar sections each semester, attend weekly course lectures, faculty meetings and pedagogical seminars, participate in curriculum development, which includes course-wide assessments, and carry out research in their field of interest. Additionally, the candidate will coordinate other course-wide assessments, organizing student-faculty interaction opportunities, and public outreach via special events. Frontiers of Science lecturers receive a competitive salary and benefits.

Visit our online site to apply.

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

(posted May 10, 2022)


One Postdoctoral Fellow Opportunity – University of Chicago

The London Lab at the University of Chicago is positioned to hire a highly motivated, creative, and enthusiastic postdoctoral researcher to join my neuroethology lab at the University of Chicago.

We investigate how early life experience is encoded in neural circuits that control behavior. Our studies combine molecular, genomic, epigenomic, anatomical, and behavioral measures and manipulations to test the intersections of genes, brain, and behavior. We consider males and females, and are testing for sex differences in the neural mechanisms by which juvenile experience modifies adult behavioral patterns.

The successful applicant will lead projects that test neural mechanisms that promote and limit the ability to learn from juvenile experience, using behavior as a functional readout. Experiments will utilize a suite of molecular, epigenomic, genomic, in vivo, and behavioral methods. In addition, the postdoc will be encouraged to develop their own research ideas along the lines of the research interests of the lab. The postdoc will be positioned to advance lab and analytic methods, gain mentorship in manuscript and grant writing, and be supported in career advancement.

Ideal candidates would be interested in rigorously testing the connections between epigenomic regulation of molecular processes, learning, and behavioral outcomes of neural circuit function and have significant experience in the application of molecular biology, genomics and/or epigenomics to answer behavioral questions. Added expertise in behavioral analysis, microscopy, genomics, anatomical methods, or physiology is a plus, as this is an integrative lab that synthesizes across levels. I will especially consider applicants who are independent, have a drive to succeed, are genuinely excited about the research, and can work positively as part of the lab team.  Candidates must have a PhD in biology, neuroscience, molecular biology, or related disciplines, and no more than 2 years of postdoctoral experience.

The position is slated to be available starting July 1, 2022. For more information or to discuss potential projects, please email Dr. Sarah London at londonlabpostdoc-2022@gmail.com with "Postdoc Inquiry" in the subject; official application details can be shared following the initial inquiry. To ensure that your inquiry is received, all application emails must have "Postdoc application" as the subject.

(posted May 3, 2022)

One Research Technician position – University of Chicago

The London Lab at the University of Chicago has the opportunity to hire a research lab technician to provide key technical support for my neuroethology lab at the University of Chicago. Our research aims to understand how regulation of the genome, including molecular and epigenetic mechanisms, influence complex natural behavior.

We seek an engaged, detail-oriented, responsible, reliable, and careful student to perform a combination of behavioral and molecular duties; the research technician is considered a full scientific member of the lab, and will assist in collecting primary data. The job involves handling small songbirds and performing molecular, epigenetic and genomic, and possibly in vivo measures and manipulations. The position is available to start July 1, 2022. Prior biology lab experience is required. To apply, please send an email to Dr. Sarah London (london@uchicago.edu) with "Technician Position" in the subject; the message body should outline your interest and qualifications for the position, and please ask any questions you might have. Lab website: londonlab.uchicago.edu.

(posted May 3, 2022)


One PhD and One Postdoctoral Research Position at the Museum für Naturkunde, Berlin

The multiplEye lab is a newly established research group at the Museum für Naturkunde in Berlin, led by Dr Lauren Sumner-Rooney. We are interested in many-eyed visual systems, how they work, and why they have evolved in so many groups. We work with model systems including spiders, echinoderms and molluscs, and use a wide range of techniques from comparative morphology to behavioural experiments, and from transcriptomics to development.

We are currently recruiting a postdoctoral researcher (2 years) to work with tomographic scan data to model how animals sample the visual environment, and form and test hypotheses about how information is combined between multiple eyes. Focal groups will be spiders and molluscs (chitons, onchidiid gastropods).

We are also offered a funded PhD project examining the evolution of spider visual systems, using scan data, morphometrics and phylogenetic methods to reconstruct morphological and functional changes over >400 million years of spider evolution. The position is funded for up to 3.5 years (2 years intially, with an additional 1.5 years released following a funding review).

For further information and application details, see links below.

Postdoc: Deadline 22nd May 2022.
PhD: Deadline 31st May 2022

You can read more about the lab here. Email me for more details at lauren.sumner-rooney@mfn.berlin.

(posted April 26, 2022)


Two Research Fellow Opportunities - Sainsbury Wellcome Centre in London

The Sainsbury Wellcome Centre has two exciting opportunities for outstanding Research Fellows to join project teams within the Branco and Margrie laboratories.

You will be responsible for organising training and dissemination workshops for new technology, setting up and maintaining experimental equipment as well as writing and contributing to scientific reports, presentations and experimental records. You will be expected to have a keen interest in working on novel animal models that are ideally suited for understanding the physiological mechanisms of ego- and allo-centric based navigation.

A PhD in neuroscience or a cognate area and extensive experience in cellular and/or systems neuroscience are essential. Experience in the hardware and software development required for the design and control of behavioural assays and recordings either in vitro or in vivo is desirable.

For further details and to apply visit UCL's vacancy listings and search for the advert using reference number 1883947.

(posted April 20, 2022)


Two PhD Positions - Ecology of Vision Lab, Bristol, UK

1.   Visual ecology of mantis shrimp (international applicants only)
Mantis shrimp (Stomatopoda) are marine crustaceans with extraordinary eyes, boasting up to 12 channels of colour sensitivity, 6 channels of polarization, and incredible ranges of eye movement. These colourful crustaceans are thought to use their remarkable vision for detecting prey, navigating their home range, and communicating with each other. Much of what we know about their vision comes from lab-based studies, so this project will take what we have learned into the natural environment and study these animals in their home ranges as they go about their daily tasks.

The student will use underwater colour and polarization video cameras to study mantis shrimp behaviour, use telemetry tags to monitor animal activity over long timescales, and conduct behavioural experiments in natural and semi-natural conditions to explore the function of visual cues and signals in different contexts. The student will be embedded in the internationally renowned Ecology of Vision Lab in the School of Biological Sciences, Bristol, and will benefit from access to mentors and colleagues in one of the leading departments for sensory ecology in the UK. The student will make use of established fieldwork sites, including the Great Barrier Reef, Australia; Kri Island, Indonesia; and the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Panama. In 2024, the student will participate in the leading Sensory Ecology postgraduate training course held at Lund University, Sweden.

Applications are welcome from international candidates and would ideally suit a student with SCUBA diving and fieldwork experience. For more information, please contact Dr. Martin How.

2 - Comparing navigation strategies in mantis shrimp and bull ants (UK nationals only)
Many species of mantis shrimp are central-place foragers, making excursions from a burrow to locate food and conspecifics, then returning for refuge. In a terrestrial context, this shows some similarities with the movements of worker ants, who must make regular excursions from a nest to forage. Both these species are known to make use of polarization cues as a compass sense to orient along their route. This PhD project will investigate how both mantis shrimp and bull ants detect polarization-based compass cues and compare how these distantly related species make use of it for navigation.

The project will run as part of a cotutelle scheme, and the student will split their time between the Ecology of Vision lab at Bristol and the Dr Ajay Narendra's Ecological Neuroscience group at Macquarie University, Australia. Applications are particularly encouraged from UK nationals, but international candidates may also be considered. Please contact Martin How for more details.

(posted March 21, 2022)


The Department of Biology at Emory University - Three Lecture Track Faculty Positions

We seek candidates with a Ph.D. in the biological sciences with a strong commitment to pedagogy and a specific interest in teaching and advising undergraduates from a diversity of backgrounds. Applicants having prior experience with evidence-based teaching practices are encouraged to apply; postdoctoral experience is preferred.

Faculty appointments will be made at the lecture track rank of Lecturer or Senior Lecturer commensurate with current academic standing and achievement. Established over 20 years ago, Emory College has one of the strongest and longest-running teaching tracks in the country with over 100 lecture track faculty.

We seek candidates with a Ph.D. in the biological sciences with a strong commitment to pedagogy and a specific interest in teaching and advising undergraduates from a diversity of backgrounds. Applicants having prior experience with evidence-based teaching practices are encouraged to apply; postdoctoral experience is preferred. 
Faculty appointments will be made at the lecture track rank of Lecturer or Senior Lecturer commensurate with current academic standing and achievement (see description of ranks and terms at http://college.emory.edu/faculty/documents/lecture-track/ltf-policy-appointment-review.pdf). Established over 20 years ago, Emory College has one of the strongest and longest-running teaching tracks in the country with over 100 lecture track faculty.
Successful candidates will demonstrate experience and ability to teach introductory biology and/or upper level lecture and lab courses including, but not limited to, comparative vertebrate anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, or genetics. In addition to teaching, commonly four courses per year, successful applicants will be expected to contribute to the academic life and governance of the Department, College of Arts and Sciences, and the University.

We seek candidates with a Ph.D. in the biological sciences with a strong commitment to pedagogy and a specific interest in teaching and advising undergraduates from a diversity of backgrounds. Applicants having prior experience with evidence-based teaching practices are encouraged to apply; postdoctoral experience is preferred. 
Faculty appointments will be made at the lecture track rank of Lecturer or Senior Lecturer commensurate with current academic standing and achievement (see description of ranks and terms at http://college.emory.edu/faculty/documents/lecture-track/ltf-policy-appointment-review.pdf). Established over 20 years ago, Emory College has one of the strongest and longest-running teaching tracks in the country with over 100 lecture track faculty.
The appointee will join a cohesive group of tenure track (27) and lecture track (11) faculty working collaboratively in the teaching, research, and service missions of Emory University. Department of Biology faculty are committed to creating a respectful community of educators and scholars and seek colleagues who are eager to nurture and support growth of students, staff, and faculty, including BIPOC, LGBTQ+, first generation and international community members, as well as community members with disabilities, among others.

Emory is a top 20 research university located in Atlanta, a culturally diverse city of historical significance in the modern civil rights movement. Atlanta offers a variety of cultural, social, and recreational opportunities with a mild climate.

(posted March 21, 2022)


Postdoctoral Opportunity at Case Western Reserve University

There is a fantastic opportunity to be part of the inaugural class of the Case Western Reserve University Presidential Society of STEM Post-doctoral Fellows. This three-year experience is geared towards mentoring stellar researchers and teachers. During your time at CWRU, you will gain invaluable research and teaching experience at a premier research institution. There is a guaranteed salary of $75,000/year and the appointment also provides a $5,000/year stipend for travel, research, and professional development. The Wolff Lab is eligible for training participants in this program. We have several potential research tracks in arthropod brain evolution and function. More information on our research can be found at www.wolfflaboratory.com. Please consider applying for this great opportunity.  This is a guaranteed, multi-year position located in the heart of Cleveland’s vibrant University Circle, a major medical, academic, and art hub. For further information contact Gabriella Wolff.

(posted March 14, 2022)

Postdoctoral Position for Conducting Neuronal Electrophysiology and Optimizing Biohybrid Devices

Dr. Angela Dixon leads a multidisciplinary research program that employs an arsenal of diverse tools to model neurological diseases, replicate nervous system architecture and organization, and create health-monitoring sensors inspired by central and peripheral nervous system physiology. Ongoing research efforts involve the use of insect and mammalian models to study olfactory sensory neurobiology and develop complex olfaction-based biohybrid systems to assess human health conditions. The interdisciplinary research team comprises members with varied expertise in biology, engineering, and other relevant areas.

There is one opening for postdoctoral researcher to conduct olfaction-related studies and build chemical sensing devices. The ideal candidate will have extensive experience in neuronal electrophysiology and neural activity data analysis. Knowledge of olfaction, electroantennography (EAG), immunohistology, programming languages (especially Python and Matlab) and computer-aided design is an advantage. The postdoctoral researcher is expected to be open to creativity and learning new skills, occasionally train graduate and undergraduate lab mates, and significantly contribute to the drafting of research papers and proposals.

The initial appointment is for one year with a possible extension, based on performance and funding. Salary will be commensurate with experience and University guidelines. Women and underrepresented minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Interested and qualified candidates should send their curriculum vitae, a cover letter outlining research experience and interests, and the contact information of two references to Dr. Angela Dixon at angela.r.dixon@case.edu.

(posted March 10, 2022)
The initial appointment is for one year with a possible extension, based on performance and funding. Salary will be commensurate with experience and University guidelines. Women and underrepresented minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.
The initial appointment is for one year with a possible extension, based on performance and funding. Salary will be commensurate with experience and University guidelines. Women and underrepresented minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Fully Funded 3-Year PhD Studentship

A fully funded 3-year PhD studentship has been advertised in the research group of Tom Smulders, Ph.D., Director of the Centre for Behaviour and Evolution at Newcastle University. The studentship is intended to study how neural activity relates to seasonal plasticity in the hippocampus of food-hoarding birds. Follow this link for all the details of the project and how to apply.

Applicants from around the world are eligible.

(posted March 10, 2022)


Tenured Senior Lecturer - Lund Vision Group, Sweden

We have the pleasure of announcing a new tenured Senior Lecturer position that is currently being advertised at the Lund Vision Group (in the Department of Biology at Lund University in Sweden). For over three decades, the Lund Vision Group has been an internationally leading centre of comparative vision science, and host to the renowned International Conferences of Invertebrate Vision and the acclaimed international PhD student course “Sensory Ecology."

We now seek to strengthen the group with the addition of a new permanent member having a scientific competence within the field of biological vision research, with a research profile that is related to, and complements, the research programs currently pursued by tenured academic staff within the Lund Vision Group. We strongly encourage you to apply if you feel that you are such a person, or to pass this message on to anyone you think might be suitable.

(posted February 10, 2022)


Research Technician – Behavioral Plasticity Research Institute

The Behavioral Plasticity Research Institute (BPRI) is a NSF Biological Integration Institute focused on understanding how behavioral plasticity in grasshoppers (i.e., locust phase polyphenism) leads to locust plagues and its ecological implications. The BPRI has a Research Technician (RT) position available in the laboratories of Dr. Gabbiani and Dr. Dierick in the Departments of Neuroscience and Molecular and Human Genetics at Baylor College of Medicine. The Research Technician will participate in a project focused on characterizing the electrophysiological properties of an identified neuron involved in collision avoidance behavior across several locust and grasshopper species. Additionally, we aim to characterize the gene expression profile of this neuron and to generate transgenic grasshoppers using cutting edge molecular biology techniques. The methods that will be used have been debugged but require a broad range of skills. The position is therefore best suited for a committed and inspired person, for example a recent college graduate that is looking for experience before applying for graduate school in a Neuroscience or Genetics program.

The BPRI is committed to training the next generation of interdisciplinary biologists to tackle complex, multidisciplinary problems. One of the goals of the BPRI is to broaden diversity by fostering the careers of individuals with unconventional backgrounds. Interested candidates should email a Curriculum Vitae, a brief statement of interests, and the contact information of at least two references to Herman Dierick and Fabrizio Gabbiani (dierick@bcm.edu, gabbiani@bcm.edu).

The vision of the BPRI is predicated on integration through collaboration. We recognize the scientific and societal impacts are maximized when groups of people with diverse backgrounds and experiences come together to work towards shared goals and the common good. This philosophy will inform all BPRI activities.

(posted February 8, 2022)


Postdoctoral Position – Behavioral Plasticity Research Institute

The Behavioral Plasticity Research Institute (BPRI) is a NSF Biological Integration Institute focused on understanding how behavioral plasticity in grasshoppers (i.e., locust phase polyphenism) leads to locust plagues and its ecological implications. The BPRI has a Postdoctoral Fellow position available in the laboratories of Drs. Dierick and Gabbiani in the Departments of Genetics/Neuroscience at Baylor College of Medicine. The Postdoctoral Fellow will be involved in cutting edge research studying how epigenetic changes related to locust phase polyphenism affect the properties of neurons in the visual system of locusts. The techniques involved will encompass electrophysiology, fluorescence imaging, genetic engineering and genomics. The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. in the biological sciences, preferably in an area related to Neuroscience or Genetics. The applicant will be interested in learning new techniques and be able to collaborate with scientists with a broad range of backgrounds. Prior experience with single cell recordings, advanced molecular genetics, and/or insect transgenesis are considered advantageous.

The BPRI is committed to training the next generation of interdisciplinary biologists to tackle complex, multidisciplinary problems. One of the goals of the BPRI is to broaden diversity by fostering the careers of individuals with unconventional backgrounds. Interested candidates should email a CV, a statement of research interests and the contact information of at least two and preferably three references to Herman Dierick and Fabrizio Gabbiani (dierick@bcm.edu, gabbiani@bcm.edu).

The vision of the BPRI is predicated on integration through collaboration. We recognize the scientific and societal impacts are maximized when groups of people with diverse backgrounds and experiences come together to work towards shared goals and the common good. This philosophy will inform all BPRI activities.

(posted January 28, 2022)


PhD Student Position at Technische Universität München - Germany

The Chair of Zoology of the Technische Universität München (TUM, Germany) invites applications for a PhD student position (3 years) in experimental neuroscience. In the auditory cortex of echolocating bats (P. discolor), the distance to an object is represented in a neuronal map. In contrast to so-called structural maps, which simply reflect the topographic organization of the epithelial surface of a peripheral sensor, this so-called map of target distance is a computational map. Therefore, spatial resolution of this map cannot be derived from neuroanatomical or morphological features of the sensory epithelium. The project aims to understand the representation and limits of spatial resolution of multiple objects in the map of target distance in the auditory cortex of the bat Phyllostomus discolor. The experiments will employ extracellular recordings from single cortical neurons as well as neuronal activity of larger areas of the auditory cortex measured by multi-electrode arrays.

Responsibilities:
  • Designing and conducting electrophysiological experiments in anesthetized bats
  • Analyzing data Preparing results for publication
Desirable Qualifications:
  • Neuroscience background
  • Experience with Matlab
Work Environment:
The project is located at the Chair of Zoology, TUM, in Freising/Munich. The TUM is among the leading universities in Germany. The TUM was one of the first “Universities of Excellence” of the nationwide Excellence Initiative in 2006. Research at the Chair of Zoology focuses on sensory processing in the central nervous system, using different animal model system and a wide range of methodological approaches including in-vivo and in-vitro electrophysiology, imaging and neuroanatomy.

To inquire, please contact:
Dr. rer. nat. habil. Uwe Firzlaff
uwe.firzlaff@tum.de
Lehrstuhl für Zoologie, TU München
Liesel-Beckmann-Strasse 4
85354 Freising, Germany
Tel: +49 (0)8161 712803
http://zoologie.wzw.tum.de/index.php?id=113&L=1

(posted January 5, 2022)
The Chair of Zoology of the Technische Universität München (TUM,
Germany) invites applications for a PhD student position (3 years) in
experimental neuroscience. In the auditory cortex of echolocating bats
(P. discolor), the distance to an object is represented in a neuronal
map. In contrast to so-called structural maps, which simply reflect the
topographic organization of the epithelial surface of a peripheral
sensor, this so-called map of target distance is a computational map.
Therefore, spatial resolution of this map cannot be derived from
neuroanatomical or morphological features of the sensory epithelium. The
project aims to understand the representation and limits of spatial
resolution of multiple objects in the map of target distance in the
auditory cortex of the bat Phyllostomus discolor. The experiments will
employ extracellular recordings from single cortical neurons as well as
neuronal activity of larger areas of the auditory cortex measured by
multi-electrode arrays.


12 Research Assistant Opportunities - University of Kassel

The University of Kassel is a modern and growing University with round about 25.000 students. It has an extraordinary wide section with expertise of nature, technique, culture and society.

The University of Kassel establishes the interdisciplinary Research Training Group (RTG) “Biological Clocks on Multiple Time Scales”, which is funded by the German Research foundation from April 2022 on. The RTG aims at investigating the principles of timekeeping in living organisms, enabling to orchestrate periodic processes with very different frequencies ranging from infradian over circadian to ultradian rhythms. The unique approach is to combine the expertise of biologists, physicists, chemists, mathematicians, and engineers to advance the understanding of biological clocks.

In the first phase, the RTG seeks to fill the positions of:

12 Research Assistants (m/f/d)
- starting from April 1, 2022, or soon thereafter. The positions according to the pay-scale EG 13 TV-H modified according to the requirements of the different disciplines are limited to 36 months (§ 2 Abs. 1 Satz 1 WissZeitVG).
- Closes: 31.01.2022
- Date of Hire: 01.04.2022
- Reference: 34676

Please send your application with the usual informative documents, stating the reference number in the subject line, via the online form. We have compiled further information for you in our FAQ. In exceptional cases, we will also accept your application documents in paper form addressed to: The President of the University of Kassel, 34109 Kassel, Germany, or via mail to bewerbungen[at]uni-kassel.de, stating the reference number. In the case of postal applications, please submit only copies of your documents (no folders), as these cannot be returned. All documents will be destroyed after completion of the selection process in compliance with data protection regulations.

Descriptions of the 12 specific research projects of this phase can be found HERE.

We encourage applications of candidates with dedicated interest in any of the projects, and with background in (bio-)physics, (bio-)chemistry, system and control theory, mathematics, neurochemical biology, neurobiology, molecular biology, or related disciplines. Applicants should specify in their application a first (and possibly a second) choice of individual research project according to interest and qualification. The candidates are expected to work towards their PhD degree.

Tasks:
- Scientific work on the research project. 
- Active participation in the workshops and events of the RTG and collaboration with the PIs and other PhD candidates. 
- Completion of a study program according to the curriculum of the graduate school.

Required Profile:
- Excellent Master degree or other respectively related academic degrees (such as Diploma or Magister) in one of the above-mentioned disciplines. 
- Commitment to interdisciplinary research and education. 
- Strong skills in English.
- Advantageous are experiences thematically related to the scope of the RTG.

The University of Kassel is a midsize university with about 25.000 students, located in the city of Kassel, known for the DOCUMENTA, the most important international exhibition of contemporary art. The university is dedicated to interdisciplinary research, and it offers educational programs in the life sciences, humanities, fine arts, social sciences, education, and engineering. The university also offers different employment benefits, such as free public transport and no tuition. Furthermore, housing in Kassel is affordable.
The University of Kassel is a midsize university with about 25.000 students, located in the city of Kassel, known for the DOCUMENTA, the most important international exhibition of contemporary art. The university is dedicated to interdisciplinary research, and it offers educational programs in the life sciences, humanities, fine arts, social sciences, education, and engineering. The university also offers different employment benefits, such as free public transport and no tuition. Furthermore, housing in Kassel is affordable.
The University of Kassel is a midsize university with about 25.000 students, located in the city of Kassel, known for the DOCUMENTA, the most important international exhibition of contemporary art. The university is dedicated to interdisciplinary research, and it offers educational programs in the life sciences, humanities, fine arts, social sciences, education, and engineering. The university also offers different employment benefits, such as free public transport and no tuition. Furthermore, housing in Kassel is affordable.

For further information please contact the head of the RTG, Prof. Dr. Monika Stengl, E-Mail: stengl@uni-kassel.de, or the project manager Dr. Thordis Arnold, E-Mail: thordisarnold@uni-kassel.de.

You can find more jobs at stellen.uni-kassel.de

The protection of your personal information is very important to us, so we will handle your personal information with care. By your application, you allow us the storage and use in the sense of the Hessian Data Protection and Freedom of Information Act. You can object to this at any time. Your personal data will be deleted.

Information according to Art. 13 DSGVO for the application process at the University of Kassel can be found HERE.

The University of Kassel is very interested in the professional satisfaction of its employees. It is distinguished as a family-friendly university and, in the interests of equal opportunities, strives to offer everyone the same opportunities for development and to counteract existing disadvantages. It promotes the Family Welcome Service and also the Dual Career Service for positions that are scientifically and academically filled. One of the strategic goals of the University of Kassel is to significantly increase the proportion of women in research and teaching. Applications from women are therefore particularly welcome. Seriously handicapped and equivalent applicants are given preference if they have the same suitability, qualifications and professional performance. Full-time positions are generally divisible (except when filling civil servant positions). Applications indicating the Position Number, which may be in digital form, should be sent to the President of the University of Kassel, 34109 Kassel, Germany or bewerbungen@uni-kassel.de, quoting the applicable reference number.

(posted December 27, 2021)

Visiting Fellowships Program For Young Researcher - France

The 26th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) or COP26 took place from 31 October to 12 November in Glasgow (United Kingdom). France, as a major actor in the fight against climate change and guarantor of the spirit of Paris Agreement, implements a new MOPGA visiting fellowship program that aims to take part in the strengthening of science contribution to the challenges raised by the COPs. 

France’s Ministries of Europe and Foreign Affairs (MEAE) and of Higher Education, Research, and Innovation (MESRI) in collaboration with Campus France, have implemented a visiting fellowships program for young researcher, Make Our Planet Great Again (MOPGA), to welcome young foreign researchers wishing to conduct further research in France.

The MOPGA Visiting Fellowships Program for Young Researchers will be supporting researchers working on topics related to: 
  • earth system sciences, 
  • climate change and sustainability sciences, 
  • energy transition, 
  • societal challenges of environmental issues, 
  • human, animal and ecosystem health as part of a "One Health" approach.

The postdoc candidate, in conjunction with the host scientist, should propose an ingenious project that uses neurobiological research to address climate change and sustainability, and/or human, animal and ecosystem health as part of a "One Health" approach. The hosting NeO team is embedded in the Sensory Ecology department of iEES-Paris, where the postdoc will benefit from in-house expertise on neuroscience, genomics and chemical ecology. A candidate with strong problem-solving skills and prior experience in Drosophila or moth/bee neurobiology is preferred.

More information on the fellowship

More information about the host and can also be found here.

France’s Ministries of Europe and Foreign Affairs (MEAE) and of Higher Education, Research, and Innovation (MESRI) in collaboration with Campus France, have implemented a visiting fellowships program for young researcher, Make Our Planet Great Again (MOPGA), to welcome young foreign researchers wishing to conduct further research in France.
The MOPGA Visiting Fellowships Program for Young Researchers will be supporting researchers working on topics related to:
(posted December 7, 2021)


Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Position in Neuroethology/Behavior Neuroscience

Position # 002363TT-2022-IBIO

The University of Windsor’s Department of Integrative Biology invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the area of Neuroethology/Behavioural Neuroscience at the Assistant Professor level, commencing July 1, 2022. We are looking for candidates whose research uses an integrative approach in the areas of neuroethology, behavioural neuroscience, cognition, sensory biology, and/or motor systems. We encourage applicants with a research approach that involves field-based studies, and/or lab-based studies of natural systems. Preference will be given to candidates that complement and strengthen current research programs in our department. This position is subject to final budgetary approval.

The Department of Integrative Biology has 15 faculty and a large undergraduate and graduate student complement. The Department maintains a strong research and teaching profile with special expertise in Ecology, Evolution, Genetics, Genomics, Neuroscience, and Physiology, with undergraduate degrees in Biological Sciences, and Behaviour, Cognition and Neuroscience (BCN). The department has a strong network of expertise in tropical to temperate to polar field environments, diverse study species, state-of-the-art infrastructure managed by faculty and staff, equipment to facilitate collaborative field studies, as well as on-campus analytical facilities in the areas of genetics, genomics, transcriptomics, flow cytometry, imaging. In addition to being directly connected to the University of Windsor central animal care facility, the Department has a close association with the Great Lakes Institute for Environmental Research (GLIER), with many faculty members cross-appointed to this research institute.

The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in a relevant area of expertise. Successful candidates will be expected to mount a productive and integrative research program, obtain external funding, and participate actively in graduate training and undergraduate teaching.

Application Requirements: 
  • a letter of application, including a statement of citizenship/immigration status; 
  • a detailed and current curriculum vitae; 
  • a 1-2 page statement of research interests, and plans for future research activity; 
  • a 1-2 page statement of teaching philosophy, and evidence of teaching effectiveness; 
  • names and contact information for three (3) referees. References will only be required if the candidate is shortlisted.
Only those applicants selected for interview will be contacted. The short-listed candidates may be invited to provide further information in support of their applications. To ensure full consideration, complete an online application and ensure letters of reference are submitted by the deadline date of January 30, 2022. Although applications may be considered after the deadline date, acceptance of late submissions is at the discretion of the Appointments Committee.

Questions and Reference Letters to be sent to:
Dr. Isabelle Barrette-Ng, Head
Department of Integrative Biology
University of Windsor, 401 Sunset Avenue, Windsor Ontario N9B 3P4
Phone: 519-253-3000 ext. 5402
E-mail: biosci@uwindsor.ca

The University of Windsor is a comprehensive research and teaching institution with more than 16,000 students. We are a welcoming community committed to equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility in our teaching, learning, and work environments. In pursuit of the University's Employment Equity Plan, members from the designated groups (women, Indigenous/Aboriginal (First Nations, Metis, Inuit) persons, racialized persons/visible minorities, persons with disabilities, and persons of a minority sexual orientation and/or gender identity) are encouraged to apply and to self-identify. If you need an accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the Faculty Recruitment Coordinator (recruit@uwindsor.ca). Should you require further information on accommodation, please visit the website of the Office of Human Rights, Equity & Accessibility (http://www.uwindsor.ca/ohrea). All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

(posted December 6, 2021)
The Department of Integrative Biology has 15 faculty and a large undergraduate and graduate student complement. The Department maintains a strong research and teaching profile with special expertise in Ecology, Evolution, Genetics, Genomics, Neuroscience, and Physiology, with undergraduate degrees in Biological Sciences, and Behaviour, Cognition and Neuroscience (BCN). The department has a strong network of expertise in tropical to temperate to polar field environments, diverse study species, state-of-the-art infrastructure managed by faculty and staff, equipment to facilitate collaborative field studies, as well as on-campus analytical facilities in the areas of genetics, genomics, transcriptomics, flow cytometry, imaging. In addition to being directly connected to the University of Windsor central animal care facility, the Department has a close association with the Great Lakes Institute for Environmental Research (GLIER), with many faculty members cross-appointed to this research institute.
The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in a relevant area of expertise. Successful candidates will be expected to mount a productive and integrative research program, obtain external funding, and participate actively in graduate training and undergraduate teaching.


Postdoctoral Position - University of Minnesota

Are you interested in understanding how animal brains process information about moving prey? We have a postdoctoral position available to carry out functional calcium brain imaging in predatory insects. This is a joint post in the laboratories of Asst. Prof Trevor Wardill and Assoc Prof Gonzalez-Bellido, based at the Ecology, Evolution and Behavior Department.  The University of Minnesota.

The initial contract is 1 year, with extension based on performance. Details for the post:
  1. Visit https://humanresources.umn.edu/jobs
  2. Click on the tab in the center of the page that corresponds to their situation
  3. Search Job ID 344437
For more information, visit out website.

1) Visit https://humanresources.umn.edu/jobs
2) Click on the tab in the center of the page that corresponds to their situation
3) Search Job ID 344437
(posted December 2, 2021)


Assistant Professor, Department of Biology – Western Kentucky University

The WKU Department of Biology invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position at the level of Assistant Professor in Molecular/Cellular Biology.

Candidates for the Molecular/Cellular Biology position will investigate prokaryotic and/or eukaryotic cells in areas including, but not limited to, cellular signaling, cell-cell interactions, organelle biology, intracellular trafficking, bioinformatics, and/or gene expression. Courses to be taught may include introductory biology, molecular/cellular biology for undergraduates and graduate students, and upper-level courses in area of specialty.

The successful candidate will deliver high-quality instruction in both undergraduate and graduate courses, including courses in the Biology Department's pre-health curriculum, based on the expertise of the candidate.  Each position will require development of an active, biomedically-relevant, research program attractive to M.S. students and to undergraduates in our pre-health programs, as well as career and academic advisement of pre-health professions students. The KY INBRE program provides a network of support for biomedical researchers and educators within the Commonwealth of Kentucky and presents many opportunities for collaboration as well as competitive funding programs. Opportunities are also available to collaborate on clinical research projects with physicians, residents, and fellows of Med Center Health and the University of Kentucky College of Medicine - Bowling Green Campus.

Requirements:
  • Completion of a Ph.D. in Biology or related discipline by time of application 
  • A record of publishing in peer-reviewed journals and of writing grant proposals 
  • Evidence of strong communication, interpersonal, and team-building skills 
  • Evidence of enthusiasm for teaching and working with undergraduate and graduate students

To view the full advertisement, visit our website.

(posted November 30, 2021)



Assistant Professor, Department of Biology – Western Kentucky University

The WKU Department of Biology invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position at the level of Assistant Professor in Animal Physiology.



The WKU Department of Biology invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position at the level of Assistant Professor in Animal Physiology.
The WKU Department of Biology invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position at the level of Assistant Professor in Animal Physiology.

Candidates for the Animal Physiology position will investigate areas that may include but are not limited to neurophysiology, thermoregulation, osmoregulation, pathology, endocrinology, and/or muscle physiology. Courses to be taught may include introductory biology, animal physiology for undergraduates and graduate students, and upper-level courses in area of specialty.

The successful candidate will deliver high-quality instruction in both undergraduate and graduate courses, including courses in the Biology Department's pre-health curriculum, based on the expertise of the candidate.  Each position will require development of an active, biomedically-relevant, research program attractive to M.S. students and to undergraduates in our pre-health programs, as well as career and academic advisement of pre-health professions students. The KY INBRE program provides a network of support for biomedical researchers and educators within the Commonwealth of Kentucky and presents many opportunities for collaboration as well as competitive funding programs. Opportunities are also available to collaborate on clinical research projects with physicians, residents, and fellows of Med Center Health and the University of Kentucky College of Medicine - Bowling Green Campus.

Requirements:
  • Completion of a Ph.D. in Biology or related discipline by time of application
  • A record of publishing in peer-reviewed journals and of writing grant proposals
  • Evidence of strong communication, interpersonal, and team-building skills
  • Evidence of enthusiasm for teaching and working with undergraduate and graduate students
To view the full advertisement, visit our website.

(posted November 30, 2021)

The WKU Department of Biology invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position at the level of Assistant Professor in Animal Physiology.
Candidates for the Animal Physiology position will investigate areas that may include but are not limited to neurophysiology, thermoregulation, osmoregulation, pathology, endocrinology, and/or muscle physiology. Courses to be taught may include introductory biology, animal physiology for undergraduates and graduate students, and upper-level courses in area of specialty
Postdoctoral Research Associate - Bridge to Faculty - Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Illinois at Chicago

The Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) invites applications for a Bridges to the Faculty Postdoctoral Research Associate beginning August 16, 2022. Applicants may work in any area of biology, including but not limited to: molecular biology, cell biology, developmental biology, biochemistry, neuroscience, ecology, evolutionary biology, environmental biology, and computational biology, as well as research in the learning of biology at the college level.

Bridge to the Faculty is a UIC postdoctoral program designed to recruit underrepresented scholars with the goal of transitioning them to tenure-track faculty members after two years. This recruitment initiative aims to attract and retain promising scholars to UIC, as well as diversify our faculty to better serve the cultural wealth of our students, our community, and the nation.

Full details on this opportunity can be found HERE.

(posted November 29, 2021)

Frontiers of Science Program - Columbia College

Frontiers of Science is a one-semester course that integrates modern science into the Core Curriculum of Columbia College in order to introduce exciting scientific ideas and inculcate scientific habits of mind. The program will appoint a number of post-doctoral fellows in the natural sciences for the 2022-2023 academic Year. We invite applications from qualified candidates who have received or expect to receive the Ph.D. by December 31, 2021 and have demonstrated teaching experience. The fellowship is renewable for three additional years based on satisfactory performance.

Fellows teach two seminar sections each semester, attend the weekly course lecture, faculty meeting and pedagogical seminar, participate in curriculum development for the course, which includes course-wide assessments, and carry out research in their field of interest. 

Science Fellows receive a competitive salary supplemented by an annual research allowance. To apply, please visit our online site.

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

(posted November 22, 2021)



The Invertebrate Neuroethology Laboratory in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Manitoba is seeking one or two talented MSc or PhD students starting in the Fall term of 2021. Our laboratory is interested in how brains select appropriate behavioural responses to varying conditions, how different brains produce different behaviours, and how brains change with age and experience. Using primarily honey bees and cockroaches, we employ immunohistochemistry, microscopy, electrophysiology, and a wide variety of behavioural assays. 
 
Application deadline for Canadian and US applicants: June 1, 2021.
Application deadline for international applicants: March 1, 2021.
 
For more information, please contact Dr. Byron N. Van Nest at byron.vannest@umanitoba.ca at least two months prior to these deadlines.